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OTTAWA, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) — Interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) Candice Bergen wasted no time in denouncing the passage of the Emergencies Act Monday as a form of “government overreach.”

“Conservative MPs stood up for Canadians and voted against this government overreach. The Emergencies Act was not necessary to clear the blockades. The government already had all the tools they need under current Canadian law,” wrote Bergen in a letter posted Monday. “We will continue to fight this power grab by the Prime Minister and his government.”

Bergen posted her letter just shortly after the House of Commons voted in favor of maintaining the Emergencies Act.

Trudeau took the unprecedented step of enacting the Emergencies Act on February 14. He claimed it was needed to deal with the truckers participating in the Freedom Convoy, which had been in Ottawa for the past three weeks protesting COVID mandates.

The CPC along with the Bloc Quebecois were the only parties to oppose the Emergencies Act.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals passed the Act with the help of the New Democrats.

“Liberal and NOP MPs will need to explain to Canadians why they are continuing to enforce a national state of emergency that gives the federal government far-reaching powers and authority,” wrote Bergen.

On Monday, right after the motion was passed, Bergen “gave notice of a motion to revoke the Prime Minister’s emergency.” This was immediately shot down by the house leader.

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

Canada’s Senate is now debating the Emergencies Act, with a vote expected to take place Thursday. If the Senate is to vote in favor of the Act, only 10 senators are needed to trigger a motion to revoke it.

Canada’s Parliament will resume sitting on February 28.

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VICTORY - Trudeau revokes Emergencies Act

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.”

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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!

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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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'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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Police in Ottawa on Friday today moved in military-style, under the direct orders of Trudeau through the Emergencies Act, to tow away vehicles as well as arrest many people from the trucker Freedom Convoy.

The police also warned the press they are not allowed in the area. Trudeau canceled a scheduled sitting of parliament Friday due to what was a calculated police operation.

The vast majority of protesters on Parliament Hill in Ottawa were peaceful. During the clear-out, at least one elderly lady was violently trampled by police.

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