Posted originally on the conservative tree house on February 16, 2022 | Sundance | 492 Comments
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has triggered domestic travel restrictions against Canadian citizens in an effort to stop protests against his authoritarian government.
In a handout today, by Ottawa officials, it is noted that any travel deemed destined for “any regulated specified area” is now under federal control. Specifically, anyone coming into Ottawa to protest against the government is now “breaking the law.”
At the same time, Justin Trudeau’s Covid Compliance Minister, Marco Mendicino, said today that any Canadians joining convoy protests in Ottawa or traveling to the area for support of the ongoing protests, risk being defined as domestic extremists connected to “dangerous criminal activity.”
According to the ministers carrying out the Emergency War Measures Act, any Canadian citizen who travels into a restricted zone, as defined by the Canadian government, will face a fine of up to $500 on summary conviction, or imprisonment for six months for their noncompliance. An indictment against a dissident subversive comes with a $5,000 fine and up to five years in jail.
Additionally, the Canadian federal government has announced they will seize the children of any citizen who travels with a minor child for the purposes of entering one of the federally defined no-go zones. Reunification will be dependent on re-education at one of the jails, compounds or institutions of incarceration.
According to Canadian State Media:“To those who may be thinking to come to Ottawa this weekend — don’t,” said Mendicino. “At best, the residents of the city have made it clear that this is not the time. And at worst, you may be tying yourself to dangerous criminal activity.”
The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa put out a statement Wednesday urging parents at the demonstration to make alternate care arrangements “should they become unable to care for their children following potential police action.”
“CASO has a mandate to protect a child when their parent becomes unavailable to exercise their custodial rights over the child and the parent has not made adequate provision for the child’s care and custody,” said the statement.
“If parents and children are separated following police efforts in ending the demonstration in the downtown core, CASO will work to reunite families as soon as possible.”
The new measures came into effect Monday and prohibited public assemblies that disrupt the movement of people, goods and trade, or that support the “threat or use of acts of serious violence against persons or property.”
The temporary measures also include:
- Fines amounting to thousands of dollars or jail time for those bringing children under the age of 18 to participate in an unlawful assembly.
- The same penalties for anyone who participates in the blockades or brings aid — such as food or fuel — to people involved.
- A ban on foreign nationals entering Canada to participate in or facilitate an illegal assembly.
- Authorization for the RCMP to enforce municipal and provincial laws.
- Authorization for banks and insurance companies to freeze participants’ accounts and cancel their vehicle insurance.
Those in violation could face a fine of up to $500 on summary conviction, or imprisonment for six months. An indictment comes with a $5,000 fine or up to five years in jail.
The measures define the protected areas where protesters cannot go as Parliament Hill and the parliamentary precinct, hospitals, airports, trade corridors, bridges and the area around infrastructure for water, gas, sanitation and telecommunication utilities. (LINK)