Trudeau Officially Enacts Autocratic ‘Emergency Powers,’ Gives Surreal Press Conference – Opinion

As RedState reported earlier, Justin Trudeau announced on Monday plans to enact so-called “emergency powers” under Canada’s Emergency Act to target the Freedom Convoy. For their part, the truckers have pledged to “hold the line” in the face of government aggression.

Trudeau now has officially followed suit, and gave a bizarre press conference outlining the steps that will be taken.

As a father I am like a son.

It’s not an overstatement to call this move communistic and Orwellian. I’m confident in saying that if this were a non-Western country, there’d be an international outcry and calls for sanctions. It’s amazing, just think about it. Canada literally labels peaceful protesters terrorists, and it enacts emergency powers to crush dissent through imprisonment.

Just to illustrate how crazy that is, I miswrote “China” for “Canada” three times in formulating the first few paragraphs of this article. That’s how dictatorial Trudeau’s move is. Not only are martial-law tactics such as imprisonment without a trial on the table, but they are also going to broaden “terrorist financing” laws to seize bank accounts and stop all fundraising activity with no due process.

No matter how you feel about truckers they are not terrorists. The law should give them the same protections that everyone else. Freezing bank accounts without a court order is the stuff of autocracies, not free countries (which Canada obviously isn’t anymore).

Further, Canada is justifying these moves by claiming that the truckers are spreading “hate.” That’s the part of this that is so Orwellian. They want you to think that peaceful protesters dancing, grilling hot dogs and dancing together are traders of something so dire and dangerous that they must have their rights suspended. Again, if this situation were happening in China, there’d be an international outcry.

When asked about tow-truck companies refusing to cooperate in towing the trucks in the convoy, Trudeau claimed that his emergency powers also give him the “power to compel” their service. There are apparently no limits to this cosplaying clown’s overreach.

Christina Pushaw is the press secretary of Gov. Ron DeSantis from Florida really brought it home with this analogy.

I will say it: A conservative who speaks out repeatedly against China or Russia, but makes excuses about Canada’s actions is hypocritical. I’ve already seen a few examples of that, and those people should never be listened to again. They obviously can’t be counted on to stand up when it matters.

Canada is a Western country, but this does not mean that its leaders can become tyrants. It is important to oppose left-wing authoritarianism in any form. Even if you think the truckers shouldn’t block roads, there are peaceful, reasonable ways for the government to deal with that. Trudeau has used force to create fear in a population that believed it was free. If that isn’t pushed back on now, there will be no limits to what these wannabee totalitarians can do in the future.

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