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Penticton man against trucker protests gets nasty note for flying Canadian flag

The flag on Alvin Moie's vehicle is not in support of the trucker protests, but somebody who thought it was has written him a mean letter.
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A Penticton man has been representing the Canadian flag on his vehicle long before the "Freedom Convoy" emerged, so he wasn’t happy to find a strongly-written letter under his windshield written by somebody opposed to the protests.

“I am just pissed,” Alvin Moie said in an online exchange.

“I have nothing to do with the convoy or protest. I have flown a Canadian flag for over 10 years and I get this on my windshield.”

The Canadian flag has been regularly used by anti-vaccine and anti-COVID-19 restriction protestors throughout the pandemic.

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The 430-word letter on Moie's windshield, which had no paragraph breaks, starts out with the words “small minds, big mouths” in capital letters.

"Thankfully, the large majority majority of citizens – some as young as 10 years old – have dealt with COVID mandates and restrictions with maturity, selflessness, compassion, and educated decision-making: they understand the importance of shared values by the common good," the letter reads.

"Your automobile 'decorating'(and) street corner protests exhibit a general lack of facts, a gullibility, an immaturity, and an inability to sift through information effectively that results in a never-ending display of negativity and self-pity... If this is the highlight of your life so far, then I truly pity you."

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Moie called the flyer crap.

“All I can say is that I hate being labeled. They have no right to automatically assume that just because I have a flag that I am one of the protesters,” he said.

Now he isn't sure if he wants to continue representing the Canadian flag on his vehicle. 

"I have been thinking about taking it off but then I won't be able to find my car in a parking lot."

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