Things suddenly escalated in Canada.
As I’ve been reporting, Canada’s government very well could fall right now at any time.
And it looks like they’re starting to panic.
This just broke (and I have a feeling it will not end well for them):
JUST IN – Mayor of #Ottawa declares a state of emergency in the city due to the ongoing protest.
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) February 6, 2022
BREAKING: Ottawa has declared a state of emergency in response to ongoing protests in the city's downtown core. https://t.co/RWrwea4RlQ
— CBC News (@CBCNews) February 6, 2022
Here are more breaking details, from Canada’s CBC News:
The City of Ottawa declared a state of emergency Sunday afternoon in response to ongoing protests in the downtown core, soon after police announced they would boost enforcement and crack down on the demonstrators’ supply of fuel.
In a statement, the city said the declaration “reflects the serious danger and threat to the safety and security of residents posed by the ongoing demonstrations and highlights the need for support from other jurisdictions and levels of government.”
City solicitor David White told city councillors on Saturday that the declaration of a state of emergency “does little” in terms of legal authority and does not give more power to Ottawa police.
A local state of emergency will allow Ottawa to work more efficiently to manage essential services and make procurement more flexible, the city said. Provincial legislation grants mayors powers during an emergency to make orders “not contrary to law to implement the emergency plan of the municipality and to protect property and the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the emergency area.”
Earlier in the afternoon, Ottawa police announced they would ramp up enforcement on protesters in the city’s downtown core, handing out tickets and announcing that anyone looking to bring “material aid,” such as fuel, to protesters could be arrested.
Here’s more, watch this from Rumble (live on the scene):
A state of emergency has been declared by the city of Ottawa to make it easier to buy stuff.
Not kidding. It’s in the release and one of the main powers the city administration gets as a result of this.
Mayor Watson is trying to look like he is doing something. pic.twitter.com/717PaeulUo
— Brian Lilley (@brianlilley) February 6, 2022
As Ottawa's mayor declares a state of emergency due to the 'freedom convoy', Calgarians send a small convoy with supplies to Ottawa in support of the protest.
— Mocha Bezirgan (@BezirganMocha) February 6, 2022
And from CP24:
The mayor of Canada’s national capital declared a state of emergency in his city on Sunday in the face of ongoing protests that have overwhelmed local resources and strained the faith of local residents hoping for an end to the situation.
In a late-afternoon release, the city said Mayor Jim Watson’s decision reflected the “serious danger and threat to the safety and security of residents” from protesters encamped through much of the downtown core.
The move gives the city some flexibility to more quickly procure supplies, some of which the brief release noted could help purchase equipment required by frontline workers and first responders.
But anything beyond that isn’t clear, given that the city’s legal staff on Saturday told the police services board an emergency declaration, beyond its symbolic value, doesn’t give police or the city any new legal powers.
Watson’s declaration marked the end of the second weekend of the so-called Freedom Convoy taking over much of the capital’s downtown core, with trucks clogging streets and protesters occupying sidewalks in front of Parliament Hill and into nearby residential areas.
Similar scenes played out in other parts of the country Sunday, though on a smaller scale than the day before when thousands of people opposed to pandemic-related restrictions congregated in cities from coast to coast.
Hundreds of trucks and cars caused a backlog in downtown Halifax, but officers were working to clear that out, said Const. John MacLeod. He said the situation had been peaceful with no incidents to report.
Ah yes, looks very dangerous, we can’t have this:
Ottawa state of emergency pic.twitter.com/4zLUa3cVfg
— Wittgenstein (@backtolife_2019) February 6, 2022
BREAKING NOW: Ottawa Mayor @JimWatsonOttawa declares State of Emergency. Yesterday quoted:
"It's disturbing when you see the protest turning into what looks like some kind of a fun carnival, where they've got bouncy castles, and hot tubs, and saunas" pic.twitter.com/Hkio9G7AN2
— Unacceptable Rowan (@canmericanized) February 6, 2022
For more on the Canadian Trucker Freedom Convoy from a prophetic standpoint, you HAVE to see this:
Do you support the people of Canada and the truckers?
Please show them some love! 👇