Looks like Trudeau is getting all hot and bothered by Canadians daring to exercise the rights expressly guaranteed to them in the Charter, as he has apparently decided it’s a great idea to invoke the Emergency Powers Act against them.
“After discussing with cabinet and caucus, after consultation with premiers from all provinces and territories, the federal government has invoked the emergencies act to supplement provincial and territorial capacity to address the blockades and occupations,” Trudeau sniffed.
That’s interesting, considering premieres of more than one province have actually dropped COVID restrictions in response to the Freedom Convoy.
An option that Trudeau apparently can’t even begin to consider, much in the same way pandemic-addicted Biden and Fauci can’t.
“I want to be very clear, the scope of these measures will be time-limited, geographically targeted, as well as reasonable and proportionate to the threats they are meant to address. The emergencies act will be used to strengthen and support law enforcement agencies at all levels across the country,” Trudeau continued pompously.
By that, Trudeau means that his government now has the legal authority to freeze the funds of the Freedom Convoy, or essentially subject them to the same financial treatment as terrorist organizations.
Which was confirmed by Canada’s finance minister, Chrystia Freeland.
According to Ms. Freeland, the funds allocated for the Freedom Convoy would fall within “Canada’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules.”
So, anyone who donated to the Freedom Convoy apparently donated to a terrorist cause? Moreover, if the truckers are “terrorists,” surely this gathering is one of the least violent “terrorist” gatherings in history, as woke transgender snowflakes have demonstrated a vastly greater capacity for violence than these truckers.
Ms. Freeland may want to rethink her wording on that one.
Clearly, Trudeau at least rethought his wording from a couple nights ago. You know, the night that he basically implied he may use the military against his own people.
“We’re not using the emergencies act to call in the military,” Trudeau insisted.
Well, gee, how remarkable! Trudeau has magnanimously offered not to use the Canadian military against his own citizens. What a guy!
What exactly does Trudeau expect from making an admission like that? A standing ovation from the Freedom Convoy for deciding to not sic the military on them?
How about addressing the disturbing fact that the military was even floated in the first place?
Even more humorously, Trudeau followed his little declaration regarding the military with a bunch of other assertions that are not exactly supported by reality.
“We are not suspending fundamental rights or overriding the charter of rights and freedoms. We are not limiting people’s freedom of speech. We are not limiting freedom of peaceful assembly. We are not preventing people from exercising their right to protest legally. We are reinforcing the principles, values and institutions that keep all Canadians free,” Trudeau continued.
Well, Trudeau, since you just listed out “freedom of speech” and “freedom of peaceful assembly,” care to elaborate a bit further on which specific “principles, values, and institutions” are being referenced?
Plus, if Trudeau were so concerned about blocked roads, he sure did demonstrate the polar opposite position when weighing in on India’s road-blocking protests, which took place just a year ago.
In India, multipe farmers blocked major highways in protest of removing price floors from crops, which would prove to be financially devastating for many.
Despite blocking “critical infrastructure,” as the fear-mongering media likes to say, Trudeau had nothing but high praise for the Indians actively protesting economic injustices.
“Canada will always be there to defend the right of peaceful protest,” Trudeau declared in November 2020.
Apparently, Canada “will always be there” provided such protests don’t occur within its own borders.
Does this so-called leader ever think before he speaks?
Then again, he does take advice from Biden, so it’s probably best he doesn’t think too excessively anyway. Too dangerous.
Anyway, Trudeau’s rather brazen verbal hypocrisy was so egregious that none other than the New York Times called it out, which just shows you how authoritarian none other than Canada has become.
“We disagree with the protesters’ cause, but they have a right to be noisy and even disruptive,” the New York Times editorial board remarked, “Protests are a necessary form of expression in a democratic society, particularly for those whose opinions do not command broad popular support. Governments have a responsibility to prevent violence by protesters, but they must be willing to accept some degree of disruption by those seeking to be heard.”
You know things are going pretty bad north of the border when even the New York Times starts to side with the Freedom Convoy over the utterly empty-suited Trudeau.
Author: Jane Jones