Tom Marazzo – An Open Letter to Canadian Law Enforcement: The Crisis of Confidence

Canadian Police handcuff visibly pregnant mom behind the back for refusing to reveal her medical vaccination status while watching her son play hockey.

“If the trust between law enforcement and the public isn’t re-established soon, we will find ourselves in a society where the concept of policing by consent is a relic of the past”

Let’s have a real talk about a real issue that’s affecting our beautiful nation from St. John’s to Vancouver. I’m a part of a brave group of people—current and former EMS, military and police officers called Police On Guard For Thee, or POG for short.

We stand for the principles embedded in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But what’s happening now in our nation is an affront to these principles.

“What do you do when the very institution that is designed to protect your freedom starts to erode it… When unchecked power becomes the gateway drug to corruption and government overreach?”

Make no mistake; this is not an isolated phenomenon. It’s widespread, and it’s terrifying. If our law enforcement officers can disregard the rule of law with zero repercussions, then what does that say about the state of justice in Canada? The POG Officers have seen this devolution and are vocal in their opposition to what they rightfully see as an abuse of power.

I pose a question to those in the ranks of our so-called “law enforcement”… If you disregard our Constitution, our Rule of Law, and our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, then why should any Canadian citizen continue to respect your authority?

It’s simple: they shouldn’t.

To the virtuous officers who have been on the side of justice, I say this: Your time to be silent is over. If you truly honor your oath to serve and protect, then you must become vocal in your opposition to the unions and the managers who allow this to continue. You see, the silence of the good is more damaging than the brutality of the bad.

It’s time for a reckoning. If the trust between law enforcement and the public isn’t re-established soon, we will find ourselves in a society where the concept of policing by consent is a relic of the past. This is a reference to the Peelian Principles, the foundational ethical guidelines for law enforcement that stress the importance of a mutually respectful and consensual relationship between the police and the public.

Canada, we are at a crossroads.

For the police who still hold a sense of duty and righteousness, the time is now. Take a stand, be heard, and act in a manner that reflects the principles upon which our great nation was built. We need you now, more than ever.


Guest Column by Tom Marazzo

Tom Marazzo was a volunteer for the Canadian Trucker Freedom Convoy 2022 and was integral in helping to coordinate truck movements and logistics, as well as negotiations with Police Liaison Teams from the city of Ottawa. A retired officer of the Canadian Army, his advice on how to safely and responsibly achieve the objectives of the Convoy was instrumental in the success of the Convoy which can be measured by the mandates removed in the province of Ontario. Tom acted as the main spokesperson, doing press conferences, almost daily, on behalf of the Freedom Convoy.

Witnessing Canadians losing their inalienable human rights is not something to ignore or abide by. Tom’s unwavering commitment to Canadians is the reason he’s written a highly person and detailed account of his life experiences leading up to, during and in the after math of the Freedom Convoy.

Tom’s Book – The People’s Emergency Act: Freedom Convoy 2022
 – Available on Amazon Now


  • Well written. Our Constitution, our Rule of Law, and our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, have been trampled on. Many people are scared of the police after witnessing all that occurred with the truckers in Ottawa. I am sick at heart to see what is going on in our beautiful country. Stories I heard from my grandparents in Germany, in my childhood, are flashing through my mind as I see Canadians becoming more and more divided. Something I never would have believed could happen here in Canada. We have entered dark times. We need to see some light, some hope that we will recover from all that has transpired in the last few years. I pray for that day.

    Immigrant 1961

  • Thank you Tom and Donald, for continuously fighting to save Canada from the grips of evil tyranny.

    I hope this letter reaches the few good men left in Canada and wakes them up, before it is too late.

    I am a Canadian mother of two, one of my boys has already left the country, we are planning on leaving Canada as well if the truth, justice and the rule of law is not brought back to our, what was once, a great nation.

    If any officer still on duty reads my comment, please, the time is now, to be courageous, stand up for our children and their children.

    Don’t let Canada become Chinada

  • Great picture to use for an amazing thought provoking essay. All law enforcement should be sickened by the actions of certain police during the pandemic of lies and fraud. A dark time of nazi mentality running unbridled.

    Tom Marazzo was a very soft spoken well mannered voice of the legal charter protected protest. There is no way they can cirvumvent the legality of the protest without stepping into the realm of crimes against humanity. In fact under the UN Declarations whivh articles protect all humans especially pregnant females and children crimes against humanity is rendered when human rights abuses occur and government actions remove the human rights protections including the Nuremberg code of which the UN Declaration on Human Rights further encompassed Bioethics in 2005 was established. Crimes against humanity co not need to be an establish policy but are tolerated by governmental authority, Crimes against humanity do not have to occur in the context of war. It is acts carried out by governmental agencies or on behalf of governmental authorities so all companies who mandated these experimental injections and police who enforced these mandates better think serious on the legal ramnifications. The police job is to uphold the UN Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights and Canadian Charter. Violation is a human rights issuec and crime against humanity.