There have been many concerns about Justin Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act by Canada’s Prime Minster. The Act was not used since its inception in 1988.
He can use it to smash the protest or any other form of dissent, to seize and freeze bank accounts, vehicles and travel records and ban public assemblies and restrict travel.
It goes as far as it can. This allows the government force drivers of tow trucks to comply with government orders to chase protesters.
Tow-truck operators, who have been reluctant to cooperate with the police, will now be compelled to work with law enforcement agencies to clear Ottawa’s streets and the border crossings at Coutts, Alberta, and Emerson, Manitoba.
Not only is the government conceding that the tow truck companies weren’t going along with them, but if they refuse, they’re going to make them do it. I can’t think of a more concerning aspect. Talk about violating civil liberties. This peaceful protest features bouncy house and dance parties.
But now remember, this is just “temporary,” Trudeau assures them. Like the temporary mandates Trudeau refused to take away or even talk with the protesters. And it wouldn’t violate anyone’s “fundamental rights” he claims (as long as you comply).
Trudeau’s actions have been slammed by multiple premiers including Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, who said they had the power they needed and didn’t need that. Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson said it was “not helpful.” Both had blockades in their provinces. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said they did not support Trudeau’s action, and Quebec Premier François Legault also spoke out against it. Trudeau’s father infamously invoked the war powers act in crackdown in Quebec in 1970.
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) declared that Trudeau “has not met the threshold necessary to invoke the Emergencies Act.
“This law creates a high and clear standard for good reason: the Act allows government to bypass ordinary democratic processes. The standard was not met. The Emergencies Act can only be invoked when a situation “seriously threatens the ability of the Government of Canada to preserve the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada” and when the situation “cannot be effectively dealt with under any other law of Canada. Governments deal regularly with complicated situations using the power granted them by democratically elected officials. Not to be allowed to use emergency legislation. It threatens our democracy and our civil liberties.”
Premiers and the CCLA know well that the consequences of the protest could have serious negative effects on everyone. These rules and regulations have been created without the need for legislation, or any vote by representatives. It’s all just on edict, from Trudeau, and who knows how long and to who it might be applied. It actually inflames things because they are oppressive, and that is why people protest, they have just increased their power.
They’re also saying the effort to apply these rules to crowdfunding and cryptocurrencies is going to be permanent.
NOW – Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister:
“We’re expanding Canada’s anti-money laundering, terrorist financing and rules to cover Crowd Funding Platforms (and the payment service providers that use them)”
— The Vigilant Fox 🦊 (@VigilantFox) February 14, 2022
A court injunction was issued by the government against GiveSendGo, which had millions of dollars in donations to Freedom Convoy. They were told to “pound the sand.” TD Bank now has also taken control of the Convoy accounts.
Just before Trudeau announced his plans, GiveSendGo had been hacked. Information about donors was then leaked online.
The first half is uploaded by Hackers who targeted GiveSendGo.pic.twitter.com/uisu2xjG2U
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) February 14, 2022
The information was spread on Twitter, but Twitter hasn’t taken down the tweets or suspended the main blue-check who was spreading the information. Their principles are admirable.
But now, Ezra Levant of Rebel News is also alleging that “Trudeau’s CBC state broadcaster is combing through the illegally hacked database of GiveSendGo donors, and emailing donors asking them to explain themselves.”
BREAKING NEWS: Trudeau’s CBC State Broadcaster is combing through an illegally hacked GiveSendGo database and emailing donors to ask them questions.
— Ezra Levant 🍁🚛 (@ezralevant) February 15, 2022
This is incredibly concerning, if true — media going in with the government to try to harm people for political support. We’re going to dig into it more, but again, talk about turning into China with how the state media would work to enforce the government’s will.
Will Trudeau feign incompetence while Canada burns to the ground?
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) February 15, 2022
No, he’s not ‘fidel-ing,’ but he is pouring a lot of gas on the fire.