CBC, “As the blockades have shown, anarchy is usually bad for business”

Disregarding the law is tempting when you’re fed up with rules. But chaos has economic consequences

By Don Pittis, February 14, 2022

It seems pretty clear that even as a break from Ottawa mid-winter ennui, any thrill offered by wall-to-wall occupation of the streets around Parliament Hill got old very quickly.

After experiencing a state of what many, including at least one Conservative member of Parliament, have described as anarchy, there are no doubt many Canadians currently ruminating on the advantages of boring old parliamentary democracy, despite its many drawbacks.

“I ask that we clear the streets and that we stop this occupation controlled by radicals and anarchist groups,” tweeted Quebec Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus in frustration.

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