The Farfadaas plead ignorance: the leader of the group Steeve Charland poses as a victim of the freedom convoy

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<p> and Anne Caroline Desplanques MISE & Agrave; DAY </p>
<p><strong>OTTAWA | The leader of the Farfadaas group of Quebec agitators absolves himself of all responsibility for the actions of his group's supporters whom the Ottawa police consider a “major risk  » of the “freedom convoy”.</strong></p>
<p>“The Farfadaas movement is big, we don't have control over all the people who identify with the Farfadaas movement  ;”, said Steeve Charland before the Commission of Inquiry into Emergency Measures on Tuesday.</p>
<p>The anti-sanitary measures conspiracy group the Farfadaas, led by Steeve Charland, was the subject of an intense search for information by the police during the convoy which paralyzed Ottawa for more than three weeks. </p>
<p>“There wasn't really a common organization,” he added.</p>
<p>Like him, Chris Barber, a convoy organizer from Saskatchewan, said that the magnitude of the movement had exceeded him.</p>
<p>“Parking all over town was not part of the reason we moved,” Barber said, noting that the original plan was to protest in two downtown parks.</p>
<p> < p><strong>Distribution of funds</strong></p>
<p>In addition, Steeve Charland explained that he raised funds to distribute them to 42 Quebec truckers when the organizers of the western convoy were trying to convince them to break camp.</p>
<p> Steeve Charland </p>
<p>“Western convoy funding sites were frozen so we scooped up the money for” redistribute it to the demonstrators, he argued, saying that part of the funds were transferred to his bank account before his bank restricted its use.</p>
<p>Various police reports and testimonies have indicated from the start of the hearings that the Farfadaas were a problem because they were blocking the strategic intersection of Rideau and Sussex streets, in front of the Château Laurier, and refusing to negotiate.</p>
<p>But Mr. Charland said he never parked there, explaining that he was concentrating on his camp in Vieux-Hull, Gatineau, where the Farfadaas operated a popular kitchen.</p><!-- adman_adcode (middle, 1) --><script async=

Chris Barber, one of the organizers of the “freedom convoy”.

Since the start of the hearings, this small group has been singled out in various testimonies as a problematic and dangerous group that Ottawa police officers feared and associated with outlaw bikers.

But, despite being led by a former member of the far-right identity group La Meute, the Farfadaas are considered “a bunch of clowns” by Quebec police services, says André Gélinas, retired detective sergeant of the Montreal City Police Service.

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