In a press conference held in Vancouver, Pierre Poilievre, the leader of the federal Conservative Party, outlined his party’s plans to address the high cost of living in Canada. The conference, which took place on Friday, October 13, was attended by Rebel News reporter Drea Humphrey, who had some crucial questions for Poilievre regarding the allocation of Canadian tax dollars.
One of the key issues raised by Humphrey was the funding of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) by the Trudeau Liberals. Many Canadians believe that this agency should not receive millions of dollars in funding, considering the evidence that some of its schools and hospitals have been discovered housing rockets and weapons intended to harm Israelis on behalf of Hamas, the terrorist organization ruling the Gaza Strip.
The timing of the conference was significant, as Vancouver’s Jewish community was on high alert due to planned anti-Israel demonstrations taking place on the same day. Khaled Mashal, a former Hamas terrorist leader, had called for a global “Day of Rage,” further increasing tensions within the community.
In addition to addressing the issue of UNRWA funding, Rebel News also questioned Poilievre about the double standard regarding the right to protest in Canada. The Freedom Convoy, a peaceful protest against COVID measures and vaccine mandates, was suppressed through the invocation of the Emergencies Act. Meanwhile, pro-Hamas demonstrations have been allowed to continue without consequences. Humphrey highlighted the fact that one of the organizers of the pro-Palestine rally in Vancouver had been deemed a terrorist organization by the Israeli Ministry of Defense in 2021.
During the press conference, Poilievre reassured Canadians that if his party forms the government in the next election, they will address these issues. He emphasized the importance of protecting Canadians’ freedom of assembly and freedom of expression, while also condemning celebrations and demonstrations supporting organizations like Hamas. In Poilievre’s view, Hamas is an “evil, sadistic terrorist organization.”
The full video report of the press conference captures Poilievre’s response to the questions regarding Hamas and the allocation of Canadian tax dollars. It is clear that if the Conservatives come into power, there will be a focus on putting an end to foreign aid to terrorists, dictators, and international bureaucracies that serve no useful purpose. This stance aligns with the party’s commitment to helping Canadians bring home powerful paychecks and tackle the high cost of living.
In conclusion, Pierre Poilievre’s press conference in Vancouver shed light on his party’s plans to address the high cost of living in Canada. The questions posed by Rebel News provided an opportunity for Poilievre to address the concerns of Canadians regarding the allocation of tax dollars to the UNRWA and the double standards in the right to protest. Poilievre’s commitment to ending foreign aid to terrorist organizations and focusing on the well-being of Canadians demonstrates the Conservative Party’s priorities if they come into power in the next election.