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“Diagolon” founder Jeremy MacKenzie testified at the public inquiry into the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act on Friday, after petitioning the commission to share his testimony privately.
MacKenzie, who spoke from a correctional facility in Saskatchewan where he is being held on unrelated charges, testified about his role in the “Freedom Convoy” protests last winter.
Diagolon is a controversial online community that the Canadian Anti-Hate Network describes as a far-right separatist movement and an anti-government movement.
The commission also heard from former RCMP officer Daniel Bulford, who testified that he “never had any active-duty officers leaking me any sensitive information,” despite testimony Wednesday from Keith Wilson, a lawyer for the protesters. Bulford said former officers and officers on leave, as well as former military, had helped him with some security tasks.
Prominent “Freedom Convoy” faced cross-examination on Friday as part of the inquiry, in her second day of testimony. Other protesters on the witness list were Chris Deering and Maggie Hope Braun.
The inquiry is investigating the events leading up to the federal government’s emergency declaration Feb. 14, weeks into demonstrations that had gridlocked downtown Ottawa and spilled into border blockades elsewhere.
00:00:00 – Tamara Lich testifies
02:23:30 – Chris Deering and Maggie Hope Braun testify
04:40:54 – Jeremy MacKenzie testifies
07:05:30 – Daniel Bulford testifies
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