Vancouver: Elections Canada says it is ready to take action to ensure the safety of voters as they vote on Monday. It comes amid a campaign that has been fueled by aggressive and disruptive anti-vaccine and anti-mask protests, not to mention the recent nationwide so-called “freedom protests”. Thousand Block Hospital, roads and government buildings.
Now, just days before the election, questions are being raised about whether the protesters can make their own efforts to take the vote to the polls.
“You don’t have a right to go in and disrupt, you don’t have a right to intimidate voters, those things come under election actDiane Benson with Elections Canada.
He said more security personnel could be seen at the polling stations and if any problems arise, the local police would be called.
“When they go to vote they will be able to vote in a safe and secure environment,” she promised. He said there were some sporadic incidents during the advance voting and hoped Monday would go smoothly.
Election Day comes after weeks of security concerns for candidates, primarily Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.
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Trudeau was confronted by protesters throughout the campaign, most of them protesting against vaccine mandates, COVID-19 restrictions and mask policies. In August, Trudeau had to cancel a campaign event because the RCMP determined he could not keep the attendees safe. rcmp Two of them are also investigating separate incidents, alleging that a protesters threw stones In Trudeau during a campaign stop in London Ont. in September.
The aggression and harassment have prompted comparisons to Trump supporters, and questions have been raised about whether the protesters are organized. A man was seen assaulting the party leader two separate provinces over the course of two days. Asked if he was being paid to follow the leader across the country, he replied, “Maybe.”
Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh have both raised their voices against harassment during the campaign.
O’Toole warned supporters last month that he was not welcome in the Conservative campaign if he indulged in harassment and intimidation of other party leaders.
With files from the Canadian Press