Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis this spring, protests, riots, and looting erupted across the United States, dominating the nation’s discourse over the course of the summer. The United States has a history of violent protests in response to instances of police brutality dating back decades. In Canada, we have neither the same history of violent protests nor of police brutality. Across Canada, approximately 30 people are killed by the police annually – Canadians are more likely to be struck by lightning than die at the hands of police. By comparison, more than 1,000 Americans are killed by police every year. Canadian leftists, however, desperate for an excuse to join their American counterparts in mass demonstration, managed to find a reason to do so.