“These charges have no merit, but represent our disturbing new reality, where political opposition to the regime will be punished with the full power of the state,” Hillier said in a statement released Wednesday.
“I have been released on bail, and must abide by significant conditions imposed by the court. These conditions preclude me from freely expressing myself on social media, preventing me from commenting on public policy that is of the utmost importance to the public interest,” the politician added.
The statement, written by his office, continued by stating that “a substantial population of Canadians are awakening to this brave new world,” adding that “Hillier is being publicly targeted for holding what our Prime Minister claims are unacceptable views that represent a small fringe minority.”
“By targeting an elected representative, the establishment is attempting to intimidate and discourage all further dissent against their abuse of power.”