Posted originally on the conservative tree house on February 14, 2022 | Sundance | 547 Comments
Rather than remove any of the Canadian government restrictions and rules surrounding COVID-19 mandates, media are reporting that at 4:30pm today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will instead invoke the Emergency Act, formerly the War Measures Act, to take emergency action to quell the ‘Freedom Protests’ taking place in Canada.
This is a rather remarkable development highlighting the severity of the totalitarian mindset behind the governing Liberal party in Canada. The current Emergency Act has never before been used.
(CANADA – via CBC) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told his caucus he will invoke the never-before-used Emergencies Act to give the federal government extra powers to handle anti-vaccine mandate protests, sources say. Those sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly, said the prime minister informed the premiers of his decision this morning.
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.”
Trudeau is expected to explain his decision during a news conference at 4:30 p.m. ET. CBC News will carry it live.
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. (read more)
In many ways this is the ultimate display of weakness from a national leader.
Think about it. The majority of Canadians want Justin Trudeau to do two things: (1) meet with the protest groups and come to a resolution for when the COVID mandates will end with a clear exit strategy; and (2) End the mandates.
Instead of doing either of the two things that most Canadian want to see happen, the regime doubles down on crushing the rebellion and maintaining their tenuous grip on the mandates.