OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) – Canadian Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis said the Emergencies Act – triggered by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week – is being used to “financially attack” those who disagree with the government.
“The Emergencies Act is only about one thing: Justin Trudeau wants to financially attack and silence people he despises for disagreeing with him. This entire situation started when he refused to use common sense and cancel the cross-border vaccine mandate for the truckers. Instead, he continued to wedge, divide, and stigmatize Canadians,” Lewis wrote in a letter she published on Friday.
“It does not matter if you have opposed the protests, or if you supported the Freedom Convoy – if you are watching what is going on, one thing should be painfully clear: there is not a single action being taken today by the police that could not have been done previous to the implementation of the Emergencies Act.”
— Dr. Leslyn Lewis (@LeslynLewis) February 18, 2022
Yesterday Canada’s Members of Parliament voted in favor of maintaining the Emergencies Act, 185 votes for to 151 against.
The CPC along with the Bloc Quebecois were the only parties to oppose the continued use of the Emergencies Act. Trudeau’s Liberals passed the Act with the help of the New Democratic Party (NDP).
Trudeau took the unprecedented step of enacting the Emergencies Act on February 14. He claimed it was needed to deal with the truckers from the Freedom Convoy, which had been in Ottawa for three weeks protesting COVID mandates.
Trudeau’s new powers allow the government the power to freeze the bank accounts of anyone associated with the convoy without a court order.
Trudeau enacted the Act despite two border blockades against COVID mandates, one in Alberta and one in Ontario, having been cleared or were clearing before the Emergencies Act was invoked.
PETITION UPDATE (2/24/22)
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.
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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.
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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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Lewis noted that “every single border blockade was cleared without violent incident – before Justin Trudeau took this aggressive and unnecessary action, while clearly inflaming the situation with more divisive rhetoric.”
On Friday, February 18, under the direct orders of Trudeau through the Emergencies Act, police in Ottawa cleared out Freedom Convoy protestors and towed away the trucks of drivers who refused to leave. Many demonstrators were arrested.
Last week, Lewis, along with several other CPC MPs, rebuked Trudeau for his decision to trigger the Emergencies Act to deal with the truckers’ Freedom Convoy.
To trigger a motion to revoke the Emergencies Act, the support of either 20 MPs or 10 Senators is needed.
Canada’s Senate is now debating the Act, and a vote is expected to take place this week.
Canada’s Parliament will resume sitting on February 28.
Senate debates will be available for public viewing at senparlvu.parl.gc.ca.
A total of seven Canadian provinces oppose the Emergencies Act declaration made by Trudeau.
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