Roger Stone, former President Trump’s longtime political adviser, is now helping conservative efforts across the border in Canada, accepting a position as a strategic adviser with the Conservative Party of Ontario.
“As a seasoned veteran of hard-line politics, Roger’s insights into campaign strategies designed to take back Ontario will be invaluable to our grassroots campaign going forward,” said the Ontario Party. statement mentioned.
Stone praised Canadians who protested COVID-19 mandates and restrictions throughout Ottawa’s three-week ‘freedom convoy’, which ended when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked powers urgently to quell disturbances. According to the statement, the protest inspired Stone to associate with the party.
“They [protestors] came there for a purpose and when you protest you may not get everything you want, but you at least expect the government to listen to what you are talking about,” Stone said in the “The Stew Peters Show”. “The government has only shown contempt towards these people.”
The party was founded in May 2018, according to its website, but did not have a leader until December 2021 when Derek Sloan, a former Tory MP, took control.
“In the fall of 2021, with the launch of vaccine passports, citizens who demanded respect for their right to freedom of conscience, informed consent, medical confidentiality and bodily autonomy, saw their request rejected” , specifies the mission of the party. “In the absence of sufficient cause, they were banished from public life, fired from their jobs or removed from their college or university programs.”
Sloan spoke at the Freedom Convoy, announcing the party as an alternative to the Conservative Party, which he said has moved “so far to the left.”
“I can’t wait to see the incredible effect Roger’s genius will have on our campaign to take Ontario back,” Sloan said in a statement.
Stone was the focus of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol because of his role in planning the protests that preceded the riot and other efforts to overturn President Biden’s victory. . He appeared before the committee but pleaded the Fifth.
Trump pardoned Stone in December 2020 after he was indicted for lying to Congress during his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The Hill reached out to Stone for comment.