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EDMONTON, Alberta (LifeSiteNews) – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said that his province will launch a court challenge against the federal government over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “unjustified” use of the Emergencies Act (EA).

“The federal government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act is an unnecessary and disproportionate measure that can violate civil liberties, invades provincial jurisdiction, and creates a very dangerous precedent for the future. And it’s not necessary,” Kenney said in a Twitter video posted Saturday.

“Alberta will be filing a court challenge to the government of Canada’s invocation of the Emergency Act.”

Kenney said that “illegal” blockages, such as the one at the Coutts border, were handled without the need for emergency powers.

Kenney added that the province will also be considering applying as an “intervener to support the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Constitution Foundation, so we need to take action to defend, yes, the law and order, but also civil liberties and our Constitution in Canada.”

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association announced last week that it will be suing the Canadian federal government over its invocation of the EA, due to violations of civil liberties.

Today in the Alberta Legislature, a motion was introduced to “condemn” the “unnecessary invocation of the Emergencies Act by the Government of Canada,” which is “an unnecessary intrusion into provincial jurisdiction under the Constitution of Canada.”

At least one other premier, Scott Moe of Saskatchewan, has said his government is considering suing the Trudeau feds over enacting the EA.

“Saskatchewan is carefully evaluating the impact of the unilateral invocation of the Emergencies Act, despite the province’s clear opposition to its application in Saskatchewan during consultation,” said Moe.

“At this time, legal recourse is under consideration and has not been ruled out.”

Seven out of 10 provincial premiers, including Kenney and Moe, oppose Trudeau’s Emergencies Act declaration.

Kenney was one of the first Premiers in Canada to denounce Trudeau’s unprecedented step of enacting the EA on February 14.

Trudeau claimed the EA was needed to deal with the truckers from the Freedom Convoy, which had been in Ottawa for the past three weeks protesting COVID mandates. His new powers allow the government the power to freeze anyone’s bank accounts associated with the convoy without a court order.

Kenney said the freezing of people’s bank accounts “creates a very disturbing precedent.”

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that his government will revoke the Emergencies Act (EA) despite it being approved by the House of Commons on Monday.

Trudeau had said at the beginning of the week that the EA was still needed because his government was worried about further freedom-oriented activity from Canadian truckers and patriots.

The drastic change in governance comes as the Canadian Senate has spent the last two days debating whether to approve the EA when a national emergency is not present.

Conservative Senator Leo Housakos has led the charge in the Senate, and he gave an impassioned speech today against using the EA under the circumstances.

“This country is deeply divided like I’ve never seen,” Housakos said. “It’s moments like this when the executive branch of government and every prime minister has an obligation to put the nations interests above the interests of himself, his party, and partisan politics.”

Thank you for signing this petition which urged world leaders to condemn Trudeau's use of the extraordinary powers in the Emergencies Act to suppress the Charter Rights of peaceful Canadians.

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The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, is using police-state tactics to attempt to suppress the civil rights of the Truckers' Freedom Convoy protesters, those brave men and women who have called for an end to the mandates and a return to freedom.

This past Tuesday, Trudeau took the outrageous step of invoking the Emergencies Act (EA) in his ongoing battle against the truckers (and freedom, in general), and has officially moved to FREEZE the bank accounts of participating protesters.

And, in the latest dramatic development, police - some in riot gear, others on horseback - have started to move in, to attempt to disperse what has been a peaceful, democratic protest.

This kind of authoritarian police-state action cannot go uncondemned.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which asks world leaders to CONDEMN these strong-arm tactics and urge Trudeau and his government to use restraint and allow the peaceful protests to continue.*

The EA, which replaced the War Measures Act in 1988, permits the federal government to take "special temporary measures to ensure safety and security during national emergencies," which the law defines as "an urgent and critical situation of a temporary nature" that either "seriously endangers the lives, health or safety of Canadians and is of such proportions or nature as to exceed the capacity or authority of a province to deal with it" or "seriously threatens the ability of the Government of Canada to preserve the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada."

But, of course, the truckers' nationwide protests have not in any sense risen to such a level that anyone's life or safety have been endangered!

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which asks world leaders to CONDEMN these strong-arm tactics and urge Trudeau and his government to use restraint and allow the peaceful protests to continue.

Trudeau's politically-motivated use of the EA, therefore, seems nothing more than an effort to violate the rights of protesters, and, for all intents and purposes, impose "martial law" as a means to quash the civil liberties of people he sees as political opposition, but who are, in reality, just normal, freedom-loving Canadians who want their freedoms back.

Indeed, Trudeau is now using tyrannical, authoritarian-style tactics to silence dissenters, and mercilessly attack the Charter rights of Canadians who are using their freedom of expression to protest his unjust war against citizens' medical autonomy.

Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this petition which asks world leaders to CONDEMN these strong-arm tactics and urge Trudeau and his government to use restraint and allow the peaceful protests to continue.

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'Trudeau uses Emergencies Act to freeze private bank accounts in latest attack on Freedom Convoy':  https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-uses-emergencies-act-to-freeze-private-bank-accounts-in-latest-attack-on-freedom-convoy/

'Separating fact from fiction: Here’s what Trudeau can and cannot do under the Emergencies Act':  https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/separating-fact-from-fiction-heres-what-trudeau-can-and-cannot-do-under-the-emergencies-act/

'Everything you need to know about Trudeau’s decision to invoke the ‘Emergencies Act’':  https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/everything-you-need-to-know-about-trudeaus-decision-to-invoke-the-emergencies-act/

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On Monday, Kenney said he plans to remove most of the remaining COVID rules in place in Alberta and will announce the details this coming Saturday.

Under Kenney’s “conservative” government, three Christian pastors, including Artur Pawlowski, were jailed for going against COVID rules. Pawlowski is still behind bars after a judge denied him bail.

MPs from Canada’s House of Commons on Monday voted 185 to 151 in favor of maintaining the EA.

This past Friday, police in Ottawa, under Trudeau’s direct orders through the Emergencies Act, cleared out Freedom Convoy protesters and arrested those who did not comply.

WATCH: Ottawa Police on horseback trample Freedom Convoy protesters

Conservative news sites True North and Rebel News are suing the Ottawa police for allegedly pepper-spraying their journalists. The latter alleges police also beat one of their female reporters.

To trigger a motion to revoke the Emergencies Act, the support of 20 MPs or 10 Senators is needed.

Canada’s Senate is this week debating the Emergencies Act, with a vote expected to take place as early as this Thursday.

Canada’s Parliament will resume sitting on February 28.

Senate debates will be available for public viewing at senparlvu.parl.gc.ca.

To contact your member of parliament, click HERE

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