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Canada’s Parliament Suspends Debate on Trudeau’s “Emergencies Act” Claiming Safety Concerns

Canada’s Parliament Suspends Debate on Trudeau’s “Emergencies Act” Claiming Safety Concerns

Conservative Party Interm Leader Candice Bergen plans to be back in session Saturday, doubling efforts to end “Emergencies Act”

As my colleague Mary Chastain noted yesterday, the Canadian elite declared all out war on the protesting truckers yesterday as police began to arrest leaders, manipulated the banking system to freeze funds for the demonstrations, and targeted pets.

I also noted that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has had several horrendous days in Parliament, especially the response to his statements addressing concerns about his “Emergencies Act” expressed by Conservative Party interim leader Candice Bergen and Toronto-area Member of Parliament (MP) Melissa Lantman.

It appears he will be spared further embarrassment in Parliament, at least temporarily. Parliament has been suspended over alleged security concerns, as police arrest Freedom Convoy demonstrators in Ottawa and aggressively move to end the protests.

MPs were told on Thurday night that due to the ‘exceptional circumstances’ of police closing in on Freedom Convoy protesters they needed to avoid the area around parliament for their own safety.

Trudeau continues to face tough opposition in Parliament as he battles to maintain his emergency powers in a crackdown on Freedom Convoy protesters.

On Thursday, legislation upholding Trudeau’s declaration under the Emergencies Act was presented in Parliament, where Conservative and Bloc Québécois MPs voiced fierce opposition.

The initial schedule called for debate through the weekend on the motion to confirm Trudeau’s emergency powers, followed by a vote on Monday night.

The suspension of Friday’s debate in the House of Commons was due to safety concerns, Speaker Anthony Rota said in notice to MPs, warning them that a police operation was expected and urging them to ‘stay away from the downtown core until further notice.’

House leadership of all parties agreed to the cancellation of Friday’s sitting, with a plan to resume debate on Saturday and vote ‘early next week’ on the motion.

Trudeaus’ Liberals, with the support of the New Democrats Party, have enough votes to ensure passage of the motion.

Bergen is moving to get the MPs back to the House of Commons on Saturday for a vote.

There is a great deal of pressure being applied to MPs of the New Democratic Party (part of Trudeau’s coalition) to vote against the “Emergencies Act”.

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has announced that it will sue the federal government over its decision to invoke the Act.

“Emergency powers cannot and must not be normalized,” said CCLA executive director Noa Mendelsohn.

She said use of the act “seriously infringes on the Charter rights of Canadians.”

…”Protest is how people in a democracy share their political messages of all kinds, whether they be environmental activists, students taking to the streets, Indigenous land defenders, workers on strike, people who know that Black lives matter, and others who oppose government measures of all kinds,” Mendelsohn said.

“Not every person may agree with the content of every movement.”

A reporter for a Canadian news outlet was pepper-sprayed during the Ottawa crackdown. The outlet plans on taking the police to court.

While covering the police action against the Freedom Convoy protesters in Ottawa, True North’s Andrew Lawton was pepper sprayed by police.

Candice Malcolm, the editor-in-chief of True North has now hired a lawyer to take the police to court.

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“The suspension of Friday’s debate in the House of Commons was due to safety concerns, Speaker Anthony Rota said in notice to MPs, warning them that a police operation was expected and urging them to ‘stay away from the downtown core until further notice.’”

YOU caused this mess. YOU are the only people who can clean it up.
Get back to work and do your damn jobs!

It looks like the deadline for voting whether to stop or continue the Emergency act is measured in days Parliament is sitting. If they cancel sessions of Parliament,Trudeau can keep his goon squads in action that much longer. (If I read that correctly.)

    randian in reply to billdyszel. | February 19, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    If they cancel sessions of Parliament,Trudeau can keep his goon squads in action that much longer

    Exactly. Parliament can support what he’s doing without the political fallout of voting yes by suspending debate.

The courts are not your friends

The Chancellor assured the Reichstag that ‘Emergency Powers’ will be relinquished after the mysterious fire perpetrators are brought to justice…

Lucifer Morningstar | February 19, 2022 at 10:26 am

House leadership of all parties agreed to the cancellation of Friday’s sitting, with a plan to resume debate on Saturday and vote ‘early next week’ on the motion.

Just what Trudeau wanted. A suspension of the debate on his power grab and eventual vote on the legality of his actions. I suspect now that the House leadership has suspended debate and left the chamber for “safety concerns” Trudeau will now orchestrate even more “incidents” and “safety concerns” to keep them away from the legislative chamber indefinitely while he tramples on citizen’s rights as defined by their constitution.

All for show

Parliament was suspended and could not debate the EA because invoking the EA created a dangerous situation.

Before the EA was invoked parliament met for three weeks without incident. There was no danger. There was no violence. The EA and the police created a violent dangerous situation. And they are the ones who are acting violently.

As I write this the government has stepped up the violence against the entirely, not just ‘mostly’, peaceful protesters. Batons are being wielded. Tear gas is being used. Announcements are being made that anyone who remains in the ‘zone’ will be arrested.

    CommoChief in reply to JHogan. | February 19, 2022 at 11:19 am

    How many people will actually be taken in by their circular logic? Oh it’s an emergency so the executive grants himself super duper authority but it’s such a big emergency that parliament can’t come to vote on whether the super duper powers are necessary as required in the statute authorizing the powers? Very dark and dangerous road Trudeau is going down.

      The Canadian dictator appears to have ordered his storm troopers to put an end to the protests and demonstrations today. The level of aggression and violence by the police is far greater than it was yesterday.

      He wants this over before parliament can revoke the EA. Polls are turning against him. He wants the police (cops from all over Canada — Toronto, Quebec, etc.) siege of Ottawa over ASAP. The occupation, though, will likely continue at some level. Just as it did in DC for many months after J6. He cannot risk the protesters returning.

        Edward in reply to JHogan. | February 19, 2022 at 12:22 pm

        Not quite “all over Canada”. Ottawa and Toronto are both in Ontario Province. Obviously the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP – essentially equivalent to State Police in the US) are empowered by the Province of Ontario. Quebec is also a power base for Castreaux so it wouldn’t be a surprise IF police from Quebec were being used. But I don’t think we’ll see Western Provinces like Saskatchewan or Alberta. contributing. RCMP, of course, are Castreaux’s to command.

Just as there are now two Americas, there are now two Canadas.

Marxists always divide people and set them against each other. It is how they operate. Some are oppressors and some are oppressed.

Their plan is to prevail and seize total power after the violence subsides and the bodies are buried.

And how is this different than our Jan 6th psy-op, another powder keg created by “authorities”?

Trudy Sponge Pants is banking on half the country for support. Truckers should call it good in Ottawa, pull out, go home, and park their trucks…give these cretins nowhere to go. Cannot arrest people for not doing their jobs, as the citizenry has been conditioned for the past two years by the very flip-flop elites demanding truckers get back to work.

Parliament needs to override this idiocy before people start getting murdered…by “authorities.”

    Under the powers of the act, they can arrest people for not doing their job. That’s why there are now tow trucks moving the semis out, reportedly with the names of the company owning the tow truck covered up, after the tow truck drivers previously basically said “no, I don’t think I’m going to cheese off my potential customers”.

      DaveGinOly in reply to Nohbody. | February 19, 2022 at 1:06 pm

      Under the powers of the act, they can arrest people for not doing their job.

      If that’s true, there’s a work-around. Quit. Send your license to drive a rig back to the issuing authority. Cancel your insurance. Destroy or return your plates. Then wait for them to beg for you to come back to work. No modern society can exist without fully-functional and reliable heavy transport.
      I’m pretty sure that even under the emergency powers that slavery is still illegal.

        Subotai Bahadur in reply to DaveGinOly. | February 19, 2022 at 5:15 pm

        Slavery is legal, and sometimes mandatory, in Leftist states. Canada is now functionally a Socialist dictatorship. And do not forget, just going home does not end the risk of arrest. Our country is providing the example of still seeking out and arresting people who were in DC on January 6. What I am waiting for is for those arrested in Ottawa, Coutts, and Windsor to either disappear, or be held without charge, trial, or legal counsel indefinitely like under our current regime. Will Canadians tolerate that? Is there anything to hint that they would not?

        Subotai Bahadur

          Well, non-truckers in the thousands are staging protest marches in Calgary, Quebec and other cities today. That’s a sign that more and more Canadians are not going to just sit around and let happen. Let’s see how long this lasts and what Fidel does about them. Declare all Canadians to be terrorists and declare martial law?

        malclave in reply to DaveGinOly. | February 19, 2022 at 9:26 pm

        Why such extremes? Just say you’ve been exposed to Covid and are quarantining yourself.

        Not difficult to put a truck you own out of commission. Wheels and driveline off and put it on blocks.

          SDN in reply to Andy. | February 20, 2022 at 7:42 am

          How many of those trucks are “owned” the way people own their house? Mortgage, taxes, etc. have to be paid. And if you deliberately damage the bank’s property you can go to jail just for that.

        daniel_ream in reply to DaveGinOly. | February 21, 2022 at 3:15 am

        Under the War Measures Act (yes I know it’s been renamed, but let’s just call it what it is) the government of Canada absolutely compel into service or appropriate for its needs any resident of Canada or any resources or materiel. They are required to compensate the resident or owner, but yes, they can draft you.

Conservative Beaner | February 19, 2022 at 11:22 am

In all governments is the possibility of tyranny.
armed citizens=limited tyranny
unarmed citizens=unlimited tyranny

Canada is no longer a Democracy

House leadership of all parties agreed to the cancellation of Friday’s sitting, with a plan to resume debate on Saturday and vote ‘early next week’ on the motion.

Presumably the “leadership of all parties” includes the Conservative Party. Sounds like Canada’s “Conservative” opposition is as crappy and useless as the GOP. Yes, they are outnumbered, but like the Franz von Papen Republicans they are barely going through the motions – and don’t care if everyone notices.

If they have not already, Canada will soon come to regret passing their own version of the Enabling Act of 1933.

    They seem as easily fooled, manipulated, and outmaneuvered as our GOP. They have not yet had their eyes opened to the treachery and duplicity and true nature of their enemy.

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to JHogan. | February 19, 2022 at 5:18 pm

      What basis do you have for assuming that either the CPC or the GOPe are being “fooled, manipulated, or outmaneuvered”? It could be that they are just following orders.

      Subotai Bahadur

        No assumption. I get your point. Most often the people being fooled and manipulated by the GOP are the people voting for them. Until Trump showed up and exposed much of the GOP for what they are.

        When they do occasionally try to take a semi-sincere stand they are ‘surprised’ when they are betrayed by the Dems, who they thought they had a deal with. But they get over it quickly.

        For example, Bush (Reaganomics is VooDoo economics) The First made a deal with the Dems to raise taxes NOW in exchange for the Dems’ promise to offset it by cutting spending some time in the future. Was he really surprised when they reneged? I have my doubts. His miscalculation was he thought he could still get re-elected despite betraying his ‘No New Taxes’ pledge by riding the wave of popularity he had from Gulf War I. Then Perot showed up. He didn’t plan on that or on Perot’s popularity.

        If you’ve been catching the Marjorie Taylor Greene interviews by TimCast, Tucker Carlson and elsewhere lately, the entire facade of two parties works on a script for public consumption while all deals are worked out in the back rooms. What has been irking “both” wings of the Uniparty is her habit of calling for floor votes on everything. That’s all we need to know about whether or not this is all kabuki theater.

        Also, read this from American Thinker and Townhall:

        https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/02/senate_republicans_fail_to_block_democratled_vaccine_mandates.html

        https://townhall.com/columnists/connortomlinson/2022/02/20/the-world-economic-forums-woke-war-on-business-n2603534

        It’s all about the New World Order being forced on the free world by that Davos Nazi Klaus Schwab. Same script everywhere, same tactics, and Schwab even brags about his success in “penetrating” various governments. He even wrote a book “predicting” the 2020 WuFlu and how governments should react. It truly is a global takeover and the US is particularly critical to takedown because without the US, the Third Reich would have succeeded. We were the last hope for a free world then and it is even more true now. So this is NOT about Republicans defeating the Democrats in November. It’s about defeating and destroying the Uniparty.

Justine Turdeau no doubt figures it’s easier to ask forgiveness than to ask permission.

Tyrants don’t need permission anyhow, “emergency” or not.

The Gentle Grizzly | February 19, 2022 at 12:00 pm

My takeaway in all of this is: Trudeau IS what the left SAID Trump was.

“Safety concerns??? Have the truckers ever threatened anyone? Of course not. Safety concerns? What a bunch of cow dung. Does anyone believe this crap?

    Edward in reply to dging. | February 19, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    Those involved in violence are the police, not the truckers or other demonstrators (well, with the exception of the Communists who were counter-demonstrating a few days ago). The government is telling the people and their MPs in the Ridings that it intends to use severe violence on the peaceful political adversaries.

Ottawa is the real Potemkin Village. Trudeau has made his mark as supreme leader in what was (sometimes fictional) Canada. Anyone support Julian is either living a lie or a devout totalitarian.

The acting “police” chief said no one was injured but a police horse was maybe harmed by a thrown bicycle. My advice? NEVER travel to Canada.

New emphasis and lyric in the national anthem:

Oh! Canada!! What have you done to me?
True obedience in all thy sons command.
With broken bones we see thee rise
The true North once was free.
From far and wide, O Canada,
Dictators follow thee.

Many truckers who have been there from the beginning are leaving. Honking and to cheers from the crowd.

I do not blame them. They have accomplished all they can. There is no upside to staying.

The Canadian dictator’s Stasi storm troopers are photographing their license plates as they leave.

They cannot afford to be sent to Justin Castro’s financial and economic gulag. To be basically left penniless and homeless with no future financial prospects other than a life of crime.

“MPs were told on Thurday night that due to the ‘exceptional circumstances’ of police closing in on Freedom Convoy protesters they needed to avoid the area around parliament for their own safety.”

Translation: The police don’t run to run down the MP’s with their big horsies.

I’m waiting for PHASE II – and hope there is a PHASE II. Regroup and formulate a new plan. This is FAR from over. I’d like to see a nationwide truck stoppage. Just park ’em – remove and hide key parts so the trucks can not be started by scabs – and let’s see what Truedope comes up with. Never give in to tyranny. Never.

    TargaGTS in reply to walls. | February 19, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    I’m very skeptical there will be a Phase II. Government has laid down their redline and crossing that redline means: Monetary assets frozen, tangible assets – including PETS – confiscated and potentially liquidated and criminal charges filed perhaps including domestic terrorism charges. The fact of the matter is most people simply aren’t in a position to financial endure that kind of onslaught particularly independent truckers who have a lot of big-ticket monthly expense.

    What amazes me if you stay away from political social media – like Twitter – and look at the more mainstream sites that have lifestyle or sports content, there is very little commentary from the bigger Canadian social media influencers on this subject. A similar dynamic happened in Australia when they were cracking skulls.

Spokesman for Convoy org, in a press conference, is calling for truckers to withdraw peacefully, due to the increasingly violent response from Justin Castro’s regime.

He opened the press conference with this…

“Then they came for the truckers, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trucker.

Then they came for the donors, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a donor.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

He said they will not voluntarily continue being punching bags for the police.

His accounts have been frozen. He is calling for a strategic withdrawal to plan their next move.

    JHogan in reply to JHogan. | February 19, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Correction…

    “First they came for the truckers…”

    JHogan in reply to JHogan. | February 19, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    His name is Tom Marazzo.

    The first organizer arrested, Chris Barber, has been charged, released, and muzzled. He cannot speak publicly.

    No word on Tamara Lich.

    Welcome to Chinada, comrades.

First concern of a government taking human rights is their own safety.

What about the concern for Canadian’s safety and freedoms? Get to work and remove your communist dictator!

They not only suspended debate on the Emergency Powers, they blocked a an MP from introducing a question about foreign interference by WEC Nazi Klaus Schwab and who in the Canadian government is working with him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFnFJI6Aqaw

The Speaker was fumbling until another MP asked him to disregard it as an attempt to introduce “misinformation”. Klaus is out there bragging about it and yet the government position is that it is misinformation.

There is a lot of kabuki theater going on in Canada too.

    For Marxists inconvenient facts are labeled ‘misinformation’ when they cannot be refuted. Because they are obviously true.

    The Marxists running our DOJ and DHS have created the term ‘mal-information’ for this. After they and their media allies were repeatedly caught trying to label indisputable facts as misinformation. ‘Mal-information’ is acknowledged to be true and factual but ‘misleading’ because, of course, ‘context’. Where ‘context’ means it must be viewed and interpreted through a Marx tinted lens.

“Trudeaus’ Liberals, with the support of the New Democrats Party, have enough votes to ensure passage of the motion.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10529061/Canadas-Parliament-SUSPENDS-debate-Trudeaus-Emergencies-Act.html

(somewhere in the middle of the article)

So after it’s APPROVED by Parliament, then the crackdown really starts. 🙁

    Arminius in reply to artichoke. | February 20, 2022 at 2:03 am

    There is a Canadian Senate, don’t forget. They’re not elected; they’re appointed to represent their provinces and territories. And upon appointment they serve until they’re 75 unless under very narrow circumstances they do something to disqualify themselves such as commit a serious crime. They can also reject legislation passed by the House of Commons. And they have rejected legislation with increasing frequency over the past 30 years. So they don’t simply rubberstamp anything the House of Commons passes. Perhaps that’s what Justine Castreau is worried about. After all, it this EA is wildly unpopular particularly in the western provinces why wouldn’t they reject it? I know for a fact that the people of largely rural Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan really resent being ruled by the liberal, enviro-whacko, anti-oil, anti-agriculture urban libs in Ottowa. Increasingly they see themselves as having more in common with states like Texas, North and South Dakota, or Montana than with Castreau and the NDP who are putting them out of business just like they’re threatening the truckers.

    The people of Quebec don’t seem to like Castreau and the NDP much either. Nor do they like the vaccine mandates. And it isn’t as if the Quebecois don’t enjoy sticking their fingers in the eye of the central government when they have the chance.

    The don’t have to fall in line with their party boss like the NDP is bending the knee to Castreau.

    Castreau apparently has the votes in the House of Commons to pass approve Castreau’s power grab but if he doesn’t have it in the Senate then his implementation of the EA is revoked the same day. Castreau is neutered. There are 105 seats in the Senate. They’re not evenlydivided among all the provinces and territories. I don’t pretend to be an expert on Canadian politics but I can see a scenario where the Senate rejects Castreau’s totalitarian power grab. How embarrassing would it be for his power grab in which he basically shreds the Canadian Charter of rights to be rejected by every province and territory except Ottowa? He’d be the Walter Mondale of the Great White North, only carrying his home province.

    https://www.canada.ca/en/department-justice/news/2022/02/canadas-emergencies-act.html

      artichoke in reply to Arminius. | February 20, 2022 at 5:16 pm

      Here’s what https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senate_of_Canada says about the allocation of seats in the Canadian Senate:

      Seats are assigned on a regional basis: four regions—defined as Ontario, Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and the Western provinces—each receive 24 seats, with the remaining nine seats allocated to the remaining portions of the country: six to Newfoundland and Labrador and one to each of the three northern territories. Senatorial appointments were originally for life; since 1965, they have been subject to a mandatory retirement age of 75.[2]

      I’m not terribly optimistic. It would be up to Ontario and Quebec. The western provinces (including BC!) would reject the measure, if the inland ones can overrule BC. It’s my sense that the coasts of Canada, and the frozen north, are lefty. The MP on Saturday who really got mad at the insensitivity of the Conservatives, or something, was from northern Ontario around Georgian Bay. I guess the far north likes the social programs. So several of those blocs are likely to go for full crackdown and fascism.

      Recall Stalin was the best thing that ever happened to Siberia.

Trudeau + Parliament = Hitler + the Reichstag: Comment.

Unvaxed Canadians are literally trapped. Biden won’t let them into the US. Trudeau won’t let them onto an airplane to go anywhere else.

angrywebmaster | February 20, 2022 at 8:47 am

Fleeing from the Trudeau tyranny, the last 18-wheeler, Molson, leads a rag-tag fugitive convoy of pickup trucks, campers, jeeps and minivans on a lonely quest…a shining state of freedom known as Texas

    artichoke in reply to angrywebmaster. | February 20, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    Not so lonely. Once they cross the border to either NY or Michigan, they’ll join other traffic headed that way as well — UHauls, moving vans, etc. But if they’re unvaxed will Biden let them enter the US? They’re the ones who need it the most.

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