The Canadian federal government is getting desperate, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues to back himself into a corner.
On Monday, Trudeau invoked the never-used Emergencies Act to give his government enhanced authority to respond to the peaceful anti-mandate protests and blockades.
The controversial law gives Trudeau dictatorial powers for 30 days, which includes the power to prohibit public assembly, travel, and the use of specific property.
Although the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor reopened after its week-long blockade, demonstrators in Ottawa have started their third week of protests outside of Parliament Hill.
Canadian officials unable to discover violence at the demonstrations have decided to declare war on their own citizens protesting immoral, idiotic medical mandates.
Trudeau declares emergencies act amounting to near martial law in Canada.
One of the powers is they can immediately seize anyones bank account funds without any redress.
This is 'The Great Reset' in action. pic.twitter.com/VCVo79bsWE
— UNN (@UnityNewsNet) February 14, 2022
Oh my fucking goodness: Canada's Deputy Prime Minister says that, as part of the Emergencies Act, they are broadening Canada's "Terrorist Financing" rules so that they cover crowdfunding platforms and cryptocurrencies to the Canadian Freedom Convoy pic.twitter.com/35bXSu4k6j
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 14, 2022
Justin Trudeau is invoking the Emergencies Act because of the trucker convoy. Canada is not in an emergency – the politicians who want to push mandates on an unwilling population are.
— Andrew Lawton (@AndrewLawton) February 14, 2022
Invoking the Emergencies Act is Justin Trudeau's Saint Valentine's Day Massacre of democracy and freedom in Canada.
— Paul Mitchell (@PaulMitchell_AB) February 14, 2022
The Emergencies Act links to the definition of "threats to the security of Canada" given in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act. Lawful protests are explicitly excluded: pic.twitter.com/QFPjLossaH
— Joanna Baron (@jobearon) February 14, 2022
The BBC explained the powers Trudeau invoked with the Emergencies Act:
The Emergencies Act, passed in 1988, bestows the government with added powers in times of national crisis.
The situation must meet a high bar, specifically an “urgent and critical situation” that “seriously endangers the lives, health or safety of Canadians”.
And Cabinet may only invoke the legislation if the emergency cannot be addressed by any existing federal law and if it exceeds the capacity of the provinces to handle it effectively.
The Emergencies Act outlines four different types of emergencies: public welfare emergencies, public order emergencies, international emergencies and war emergencies. If the legislation is invoked this week, it will likely be under the ‘public order’ category. Again, the criteria here is strict – lawful protests do not qualify.
Instead, the situation must be considered a threat to the security of Canada, as defined by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act. This law outlines four possible scenarios:
- Espionage or sabotage
- Foreign-influenced activities
- Threats or use of acts of serious violence for political, religious or ideological objectives
- Covert, unlawful acts intended to undermine or overthrow the constitutionally established government
It is so far unclear which scenario Mr. Trudeau would rely on to justify the use of the Emergency Act – none of these four scenarios have been clearly present in Ontario.
Does this qualify as a national emergency?
A veteran describes how peaceful the freedom protest in Ottawa has been: "I don't know why the Prime Minister's not here with us, standing with us, saying 'Isn't it great that we're united?'"
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 12, 2022
A fiery but entirely peaceful performance at the freedom protest Ottawa.
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 14, 2022
Cop states he’s hearing good reports from Ottawa that the protest is peaceful.
Cops are working class too. I bet there are many closeted supporters among policemen.
— InsiderHCW 🇺🇸 (@InsiderHCW) February 13, 2022
Trudeau continues to shred any credibility he has left, and the world is watching him morph into a tyrannical dictator.
With the never-used Emergencies Act, could this be Trudeau’s last stand before an unfettered collapse of his regime?
The prime minister emphasized that the government would not use the act to call in the military. “We’re not suspending fundamental rights or overriding the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We are not limiting people’s freedom of speech. We are not limiting freedom of peaceful assembly, we are not preventing people from exercising their right to protest legally.”
Penalties under the Emergencies Act can be up to C$5,000 or a maximum of five years in prison or both. Under the Act, authorities can also obtain control over, for example, tow trucks for the removal of vehicles.
However, Jordan Schachtel notes in The Dossier the dangerous territory for Canadians to protect their civil liberties:
As the past few weeks have made clear, Canadians across the nation have had enough. The incredibly inspiring Truckers Protest has shown no signs of letting up. The working class wants to preserve their unalienable rights, and they do not seem to be intimidated by threats from the government.
Now, the overwhelmingly peaceful protesters in Canada are facing their greatest test yet. The Canadian regime continues to escalate to the point where Trudeau is now deploying the “Emergencies Act” to crush the protests.
The Emergencies Act has never been used, not even when the government decided to steal the rights of Canadians in enacting COVID-related draconian policies. The Emergencies Act is a modified version of the War Measures Act, which, during World War II, was used to detain and intern Japanese Canadian citizens. It was also utilized by Trudeau’s father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, to waive the civil rights of opposition groups and crack down on separatist and terrorist movements.
What does Quebec voters think of Trudeau invoking the War Measures Act? Are Quebec Liberal MPs happy to bring in the military like they did under Pierre Trudeau? pic.twitter.com/4KAH1Gftqe
— Dean Skoreyko (@bcbluecon) February 14, 2022
In 1970 Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act for the first time in Canadian history during a time of peace (ie no war). There was an assassination of a government official and 497 people were mass arrested. My guess is Justin does not want the comparisons to his father.
— Michelle Shaughnessy (@Michellesfunny) February 13, 2022
The elder Trudeau is famous for his “watch me” reply, when asked how far he was willing to take his fight against violent separatists and opponents of the government. Now, the younger Trudeau wants his “watch me” moment, and he is on the verge of suspending civil liberties to crush an almost unanimously peaceful truckers protest.
The world is watching Canada for what actions the Trudeau regime and peaceful protestors take next in this fight for bodily autonomy and medical freedom of choice.