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(LifeSiteNews) – On the weekend leading up to the Emergencies Act (EA) vote that took place on Monday night in Parliament, Canadians from all over the country took to the streets to protest COVID policies and in support of the Freedom Convoy movement.

The EA was supported by the House of Commons, and will be in place – unless there is a new development – until 30 days have passed from February 14.

Gruesome scenes took place in Ottawa last weekend, including an elderly indigenous woman being trampled by a police horse and a female journalist being tear-gassed and shot in the leg with a riot gun.

These events took place in conjunction with the arrests of multiple convoy organizers and supporters.

Despite the events in Ottawa, protests in support of the freedom movement in Canada took place in various provinces and cities.

Also, Premiers are now taking the feds to court or considering doing so in light of the EA.

Quebec City was home to a smaller convoy and a protest that had fireworks and live music.

Not to be outdone, Winnipeg has a protest of its own that doesn’t look like it is slowing down. The organizers are now demanding to meet the prime minister in the same fashion that Ottawa protesters did.

Premier Heather Stefanson said that she does not want the EA to apply to her province, even though her own province experienced protests at the border.

The streets of Calgary, Alberta were also filled with tens of thousands over the weekend protesting government overreach.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has no intention of quashing the protests with emergency powers and has even decided to take the federal government to court as a way of pushing back against what he sees as government overreach.

On Vancouver Island, protesters lined the streets of the provincial capital in Victoria, British Columbia. Residents of the city honked in support and were greeted with loud affirmation. 

Toronto saw the streets flooded with demonstrators who walked in huge numbers waving Canadian flags, despite Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s support of the federal government’s EA.

In Saskatchewan, Premier Scott Moe is considering legal action against the federal government like his Albertan neighbor.

As things heat up in Ottawa, with the EA now being debated in the Senate, it looks like Canada is showing no signs of declining activity against Trudeau and his policies.