Trudeau might’ve just blinked in his fight against the Freedom Convoy.
Thus far he’s been very heavy-handed and steadfast in his decisions, namely his controversial choice to enact the Emergencies Act, but now he just pulled a complete about-face by revoking the act.
According to reports, Trudeau is backing down from the Emergencies Act because it wouldn’t pass through the Senate, so he’s completely pulled it in order to avoid being further humiliated.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revoked police emergency powers authorized last week to clear truckers protesting COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday, after officials dispersed an occupation in the nation’s capital that had lasted since January.
The move came two days after lawmakers extended measures that gave the government broad powers to restore order, including freezing bank accounts of the protestors and barring them from entering certain areas.
With convoys cleared out of streets surrounding the Canadian Parliament and traffic flowing to and from the US on Wednesday, Trudeau said the acute emergency had ended, but warned the “threat continues,” as future blockades and occupations were being planned.
“The situation is no longer an emergency, therefore the federal government will be ending the use of the emergencies act,” Trudeau said. “We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are sufficient.”
The reversal of the executive order came as “Freedom Convoy” riders from British Columbia to Nova Scotia came to symbolize populist and right-wing anger in Canada and shook the nation’s reputation for decorum.
Authorities initially did little to remove protestors as they blocked the country’s largest trade route to the US for nearly a week, stifled other border crossings and staged a rowdy month-long sit-in outside key halls of government.
This guy is just an absolute weasel.
How much do you want to bet that this was his plan the entire time?
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