The Canadian Prime Minister made the comments earlier today during a speech after a weekend of brazen violence and police brutality directed against the protesters.
“Even though the blockades are lifted across border openings… the state of emergency is not over,” said Trudeau.
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The PM is refusing to relinquish the draconian powers he assigned to himself presumably over fears that demonstrations will pop up once again.
This completely goes against what Trudeau promised last week, when he stated that the powers would “be time-limited, geographically-targeted, as well as reasonable and proportionate to the threats they are meant to address.”
The ongoing blockades and occupations are presenting serious challenges to law enforcement’s ability to effectively enforce the law. Because of that, the federal government is invoking the Emergencies Act to supplement provincial and territorial capacity.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 15, 2022
Trudeau went on to justify the extension of powers by citing issues with “misinformation” and “foreign funding,” once again invoking the ludicrous and baseless claim that Russian agents helped to incite and bankroll the protests.
When asked what powers from the Emergencies Act Trudeau’s government is looking to make into permanent powers, Trudeau responds “there needs to be a reflection about misinformation… and foreign funding” in this country.
— Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) February 21, 2022
As we previously highlighted, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced that measures used to freeze bank accounts of the protesters and their supporters would become permanent.
“We used all the tools that we had prior to the invocation of the Emergencies Act and we determined we needed some additional tools,” Freeland announced
“Some of those tools we will be putting forward measures to put those tools permanently in place,” she added.
Once again, Reagan was correct.
“Nothing lasts longer than a temporary government program.”
Meanwhile, it has emerged that even some family members of demonstrators who didn’t directly donate to the protests have had their bank accounts frozen too.
**By Paul Joseph Watson