Just when you think that authoritarian Canadian Prime Minister Justin “Blackface” Trudeau couldn’t double down on his mandates any harder, he goes and does something like this. To be fair, this really isn’t a doubling down. It’s more of a quadrupling or quintupling.
The government-funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported on Monday that Trudeau will enact the Emergencies Act — an act that has never been used before - to “give the federal government extra powers to handle the anti-vaccine mandate protests.
NOW - PM Trudeau invokes the Emergencies Act, the successor to the War Measures Act, to quell protests in Canada. pic.twitter.com/9LcMjj2i8x— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) February 14, 2022
According to the CBC:
The Emergencies Act, which replaced the War Measures Act in the 1980s, defines a national emergency as a temporary "urgent and critical situation" that "seriously endangers the lives, health or safety of Canadians and is of such proportions or nature as to exceed the capacity or authority of a province to deal with it.”[…]
The act gives special powers to respond to emergency scenarios affecting public welfare (natural disasters, disease outbreaks), public order (civil unrest), international emergencies or war emergencies.
It grants cabinet the ability to "take special temporary measures that may not be appropriate in normal times" to cope with an "urgent and critical situation" and the resulting fallout. It is still subject to the protections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Related: Amnesty International Really Doesn't Like the 'Freedom Convoy': 'Largely White-Dominated Protest Group'
Rebel News publisher Ezra Levant tweeted about the move by Trudeau, saying his actions will "suspend civil liberties."
Trudeau calls everyone he doesn’t like a “Nazi”. But he’s the one who is about to suspend civil liberties to crush a peaceful protest led by moms and dads across the country.— Ezra Levant 🍁🚛 (@ezralevant) February 14, 2022
The Freedom Convoy protests have been going strong all across Canada for about a month now, with the epicenter being Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. Canadians from all over the country have descended upon Ottawa as well as other major border crossing points along the U.S./Canadian border.
While politicians, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and establishment corporate media have done their best to smear the protests as a number of things, with Trudeau going so far as to call the protesters a “small, fringe minority,” it doesn’t appear to have discouraged those participating in said protests.
The protests have actually been pretty successful, as “Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island provinces have all announced plans to eliminate or roll back some or all measures, as reported by The Daily Wire.
It’s also being reported that the province of Ontario, of which Ottawa inhabits, will be lifting vaccine passport requirements beginning March 1.
With many Canadian provinces cutting back on COVID-related requirements, it’ll be interesting to see what Trudeau will do with his newly enacted “emergency” powers.
From the MRCTV Twitter timeline:
ICYMI: These students reacted after being told that they would not longer have to wear masks in school. pic.twitter.com/M529cjFleO— MRCTV (@mrctv) February 14, 2022