Canadian PM Invokes Emergency Powers to Forcefully Stop Trucker Protests

Canadian PM Invokes Emergency Powers to Forcefully Stop Trucker Protests

(TargetLiberty.org) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has activated the nation’s emergency powers for the first time ever, in a dramatic reaction – many are saying overreaction – to the ongoing truckers’ protest in Ottawa.

Canadian capital Ottawa is now into its 19th day of disruption, as the Freedom Convoy protesters demand an end to the country’s restrictive anti-COVID rules. However, the government is refusing to back down. On February 14, Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history, in his latest attempt to crush the protest.

 

The Emergencies Act was passed in 1988 but no prime minister has ever attempted to use it. It allows the Federal Cabinet to declare a national emergency to deal with any urgent, critical situation that isn’t covered by any other laws. Additionally, it gives the federal government the power to restrict movement, freeze bank accounts and cryptocurrency transactions – including personal accounts – and orders citizens to carry out other tasks. For example, Trudeau can now order recovery companies to tow trucks out of Ottawa.

Canadians are saying the restrictions have gone on long enough. Trudeau needs to decide if he’s going to choose freedom or tyranny. So far, the signs aren’t good with the protests now spreading beyond Ottawa and Canadian truckers showing no indication of ending the protests.

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