PETERS – Yellow Vests group shot its credibility this week

(Image: CFJC Today)

YOU NEVER GET A SECOND CHANCE to make a first impression, so the slogan goes.

When I first heard of the Yellow Vests Canada group and looked into them a little bit a few weeks ago, the first thing I noticed on their official Facebook page was a fulsome discussion on the virtues of Adolf Hitler.

Even so, I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt, that this was just a few wackos.

After all, several components of the groups statement of values seem reasonable enough.

It includes positions on taxation and resource development that are widely held among many Canadians.

It includes opposition to the UN Migration Pact, and it’s just fine to have a rational discussion of immigration policy, based on facts and not stereotypes and overblown fears.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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