Yellow Vests

Burnaby counter-protesters confront yellow vests at city hall

National Citizens Alliance founder Stephen J Garvey faces off with Burnaby’s Alan Dutton, who leads the Canadian Anti-Racism Education and Research Society, on Saturday at Burnaby city hall. Photo: Jennifer Gauthier

Chants of “no one is illegal” were heard on the grounds outside Burnaby city hall on Saturday as a counter-protest was held to disrupt a rally organized by Canada’s yellow vest movement.

Anti-immigration 'yellow vests' staging Burnaby rally, candidate running in byelection

It is with great sadness that I report the yellow vests are not only coming to Burnaby on Saturday, but they are running a candidate in Burnaby South.

The National Citizens Alliance sent out a news release this morning that said a rally will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Burnaby City Hall. I reached out to the city to see if this group is actually allowed on city hall grounds for a political rally and they are. The city actually has a policy on this and have reminded the group to follow the guidelines, in case anyone was wondering.

Talking to Radio NL host Brett Mineer about so-called Yellow Vest protestors in Kamloops threatening him and his family

Talking to Radio NL host Brett Mineer about so-called Yellow Vest protestors in Kamloops threatening him and his family.

After tweeting about the Yellow Vests, Mineer received over 800 messages, overwhelmingly from Alberta and Ontario, which threatened his family and detailing how he should be murdered. In this interview (9:45), he discusses the threats and shows, for example, how much of the Yellow Vests Canada rhetoric aligns with Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer's criticisms of the UN Migration Pact. Mineer notes that Scheer is playing with fire. Indeed!

Yellow vests in Canada: ‘We’re not racist if you ignore the things we say and do’

EDMONTON – Setting the record straight, members of the populist yellow vest movement are claiming that they are tolerant and respectful if you ignore what they have been saying and doing.

“There are a few hundred-thousand bad apples who are demanding an end to immigration or peddling anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, but that shouldn’t discredit the movement,” said one organizer. “We’re sure to recruit more and more Canadians so long as our message is not heard or seen.”

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