Canadian politician charged by Ottawa police over Freedom Convoy truckers’ protest
Canada MPP Randall Hillier, facing nine new charges, accuses Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of attempting to silence his political opposition
A Canadian elected member of provincial parliament was arrested Monday in connection to last month’s “Freedom Convoy” protests in Ottawa against vaccine and coronavirus-related mandates.
The Ottawa Police Service announced the arrest of Randall Hillier, 64, of Perth, Ontario. He’s served for the past 15 years as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston.
The nine new charges include two counts of mischief/obstruction of property exceeding $5000, three counts of counseling an uncommitted indictable offense, one count of obstruction related to resting a person aiding a public/peace officer, two counts of obstruction related to resisting a public officer and one count of assault against a peace or public officer. He is scheduled to appear in court later Monday…