Parliament Jeers Prime Minister Trudeau During Speech About “Emergencies Act”
Trudeau confronted by Conservative Party interim Leader Candice Bergen, who suggested that Prime Minister’s antics were unneeded & making the situation worse.
Yesterday, I noted that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would have to get approval from the Canadian Parliament to enact the odious “Emergencies Act.” Given the fact he heads a minority government and that many Canadian citizens support the goals of the Freedom Convoy protest, Members of Parliament may not be too keen to grant it.
It appears I was right. Less than 24-hours after declaring wide-ranging powers, including terror finance laws to defund the trucker, Trudeau came to parliament to persuade them to support his move.
The video clip, which is not making its way to mainstream media news for some strange reason, shows the Prime Minister being jeered and booed.
It beings with the Trudeau being confronted by Conservative Party interim Leader Candice Bergen over his invocation of the Emergencies Act.
“The Prime Minister invoked the Emergencies Act and 24 hours in, there are more questions than answers,” Bergen said. “Questions about whether this is justified, questions around if the criteria is met, questions around what this means to Canadians’ rights and freedoms.”
“Parliamentary approval is required in order for the prime minister to use this unprecedented sledgehammer,” she noted. “So can the prime minister tell us when will parliament be debating this? Will it be coming to us on Friday? And does he expect that we will look at it Friday, but then rise, take a week off, and not actually deal with this until March?”
Trudeau responded with blather, completely dodging Bergen’s pointed queries. Bergen even noted that there were significant developments that negated the need to invoke the Act:
- The Coutts border between the US and Alberta has been cleared.
- The Ambassador Bridge is fully open.
- Ontario is ending its vaccine mandate.
When Trudeau explained he was implementing the “Emergencies Act” for the safety of Canadians, he was booed loudly. When he said he was demonstrating exemplary leadership, there were laughter and jeers. The Speaker of Parliament had to step in to quiet the uproar several times.
Interim Conservative Party leader Bergen made one exceptional point: What if what Trudeau is doing makes things worse?
Indeed, the situation appears to be poised to be far more problematic as the truckers remain defiant.
Harold Jonker – who led the first convoy of truckers into the Canadian capital – defiantly declared to DailyMail.com: ‘I am not worried about it.
‘What Trudeau is trying to do is scare us more than anything. Because at the end of the day he has no means to actually shut us down.
‘We are a peaceful protest and we are also legally here. And if he actually does try to seize our accounts it’s going to backfire on him because the public is going to back us up.
‘No matter what he tries to do, the Canadian public right away adjusts how they support us and they will support us.
‘Whatever he throws at us we can handle. We have been getting from the public an outcry of hope, joy and excitement because of what we are doing here.
As I noted in my earlier assessments, going full federal on the Freedom Convoy would be a foolish move. Today’s session in parliament shows that the truckers have enormous support from regular Canadians.
Trudeau is being drowned out in Parliament as he speaks. There is no applause or positive reaction from his own side.
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“Harold Jonker – who led the first convoy of truckers into the Canadian capital”
My stars, what an aptronym. All it requires is a Spoonerism.
Jonker the Honker meets Justine Castreau
I think that would qualify.
Thanks for the expansion of my vocabulary.
It’s time for a vote of (no) confidence.
He survived one last. But, his approval has cratered since then. so, who knows if he could survive another right now.
Maybe Justine should stomp his foot and hold his breath.
He did not answer Bergen’s question: when will he bring this issue up,for,a,debate for Parliament?
IIRC, Mr. Hepplewhite, there must be a vote within 10(?) days. Trudeau cannot risk a “no” vote. Until a vote is taken, he is only making an idle threat. The truckers and the conservative party have called his bluff. The drama continues.
Wiki actually has a reasonable review of the Act:
It is not clear in that description how long the Parliament has to review the declaration (hence Ms. Bergen’s statement about ‘March’) but it is clear that Parliament must do so, and that a ‘no’ vote to confirm the declaration ends it.
It appears that until Parliament votes, Mr. Trudeau has the power under the Act to do as he is doing.
It’s not clear that he consulted with the provincial councils as the Act requires, but here in the states we don’t get all the news from Canada, so perhaps he did.
If only there was a speaker who actually forced politicians to answer the questions they were given instead of the questions they want to answer (I believe the convention is questions are provided ahead of being asked on the floor??).
I’m not familiar with Canada Parliament law but I don’t believe that is the Speaker’s job. He only gavels for quiet when the person speaking sits down in response to the booing. It seems to work evenly in both directions but it’s the conservatives who do most of the booing and laughing. And Candice Bergen is hot!
Canada is a Westminster parliament that functions more or less identically to the UK. The Speaker’s sole authority is to maintain decorum in the House, which means quieting disruption and censoring anyone who insults another member. Note that outright lying or ducking questions is entirely acceptable.
Trudeau’s plan to seize bank accounts of his political enemies has spooked the financial industry, which now regards Canada as unreliable and lawless as Venezuela. A requirement to spy on customers and seize funds without a hearing or legal recourse.
If I lived in Canada and wasn’t a lefty I’d start pulling my money out of Canadian banks. And I doubt I’d be alone. Probably have plenty of company.
And if I wasn’t Canadian and had any money in a Canadian bank it wouldn’t be there there tomorrow.
The Canadian bank run has started. All are offline
There are reports that accounts are being frozen.
Evidently Justin Castro already has the power the act grants. At least the banks think so.
Apparently it’s up to parliament to take it away from him.
Which means that Canada is effectively a dictatorship until or unless parliament acts.
Ironically, a bank run effectively freezes everyone’s accounts to some extent. If you do not have access to your money your account is effectively, at least temporarily, frozen.
I wonder if the boy dictator anticipated that unintended consequence.
Of course not. He’s still a kid. Kids are unable to look ahead to atempt to see the consequences f their decisions. Nor are tnhey very open to taking counsel with more experieinced and wiser men.
I’ve read that mnay drivers are emptying their accounts. Some have had hassles in doing so but persisted. Sad, though,they will be hodling their wealth in $CDN. If my guess is correct, that currency will soon enough be tanking. One more form of TrueDough Fallout.
“I’m a leftist. How dare you call me to account.”
She hasn’t aged a day since Murphy Brown.
Changing the spelling of your first name can have that affect, you know!
A technique he has recently fine tuned by watching Brandon.
The dementia patient method of responding to questions will work as long as the leftwing media pretends it’s normal and the peasants buy it.
Perhaps blather somehow makes sense to Brandon supporters. Nothing else seems to register with them.
Well, they did vote for a literal mental retard.
And a pedophile, don’t forget that Biden is a pedophile.
Trudeau is demonstrably mentally deficient and there are credible allegations about why he left his job suddenly as a teacher at a private high school.
I started following Legal Insurrection years ago when it closely followed several upstate NY political dramas so perhaps there are some upstaters around who can tell us whether the trucker protests have had any impact at the Thousand Island or Northway or any of the New England border crossings? I did a cursory search and didn’t find any news about the NE crossings.
By NE I meant northeastern – New England is encompassed.
Five provincial governments, representing an overwhelming majority of Canada’s population, are opposing Fidelito’s emergency powers move.
The goose-plop is about to hit the fan.
Awesome news! Hopefully a good sign that the Canadian Parliament will tell Trudeau “yyyyyyyeaaaah, no.”
Wouldnt it be something if COVUD ends up having him ousted from office.
Even granting government has a role in protecting its citizens (which nobody doubts, people just differ as to the degree of protection the govt is obligated to provide), what if the people don’t want the protection? Isn’t the government’s obligation to protect the people satisfied once the people say, “No thanks”?
We would think so, but we know that individuals have agency.
Leftists think that anyone not actually wielding the power of the All-Knowing State, is too intellectually deprived to make such decisions.
I’ve seen it argued that the government can mandate vaccination because it’s providing the vaccines free of charge. What??? There’s a huge chasm between affording something and being able to force people to accept what you’re offering.
That’s how it’s supposed to work….but rarely ever does. If you look at the history of governments that have collapsed and fallen into some form of tyranny, particularly in the 20th century, a common theme adopted by those rising to power is that they’re doing it to ‘protect the people.’ Then, 50-years later, that person is still in power.
A rule of thumb free people everywhere need to embrace is that ANY power ceded to government will be abused by those who govern. It’s simply human nature. This is something our Founders understood very well and went some way (but clearly not far enough) in writing in specific proscriptions on government power by only allowing government to wield power that has been enumerated by the people. Canada wasn’t that lucky….which we’re learning was a birth defect in many of the Commonwealth countries.
Not only should some authority be kept from government, but they should also be kept from employing some technologies altogether. They want our guns. We should be insisting that some tech be kept out of their hands.
That will be possible on the same day that gun control is possible.
Alcohol prohibition didn’t work,
drug prohibition isn’t working,
gun prohibition will never work.
I think you misunderstood my post. I’m not in favor of gun control, nor do I think it would accomplish anything to reduce gun violence. (And we know that’s not the objective.) I know prohibitions don’t work. At least prohibitions on private persons. If government were barred by law from possessing and utilizing certain technologies, any surreptitious acquisition and use of same would be revealed whenever they tried to use their fruits against individuals (so long as we have access to due judicial process). For instance, acquiring evidence by using a banned technology would result in the evidence being barred from court. (It would also reveal the use by government of tech that has been banned.) I’m not naïve enough to believe that a ban on government’s use of tech would actually keep them from using the tech, but it could prevent them from deploying it as effectively as they might otherwise.
The US Constitution specifies a small handful of areas in which FedGod is charged to protect us. Agaisnt foreign invasion, on the high seas (as agaisnt piracy), to SECURE our borders, to establish a uniform pathway to citizenship, to keep a navy, make the Post Office andpost roads work, to coin money and establish the vaue of it, to estalbish uniform weights and measures, to make sure trade/commerce between the states functions well, and to set the rules for naitonal elections.
That’s about it. If it win’t on that short list, FedGov CANNOT do it. No stanidng army, no medical stuff, no regs on any of the alphabet soup agencies that pester us and eat out our substance.. not booze, tobacco, drubs, guns, cars, car seats, tyres, aigplanes, chainsaws or lawnmowers, internet, telephones, stock s or bonds, fuel other energy, shorline issues, climate, NOT to own any federal lands…. no labour or workforce issues, not internet radio cell phone…. ALL that stuff is let to the states, or to the people. And one state canot impose requriements on, say, vehicles, that make ones made in another state illegal to be owned and used in the first state. (yes, Calirofnia I’m looking yuor way…)
Holy moly. They are going LEGIT banana republic.
“Trudeau’s Justice Minister on convoy supporters: “If you are a member of a pro-Trump movement who’s donating… you ought to be worried” about your bank account being frozen.”
Once a dictator and his junta have seized dictatorial power they cannot resist using it in every way they possibly can.
Evidently, the Emergency Act grants Castro Jr the dictatorial power immediately. No vote by parliament required. He and his junta are wasting no time using it.
Parliament can put a stop to it if they choose by voting to take it away. Not clear on this but apparently they must be proactive and vote in 5-10 days to take it away. If they do not he has the power for, theoretically, 30 days. So, apparently, unless parliament acts he will have it for as long as he wants it.
Canada is a dictatorship until further notice.
A banana republic is one in which the government is corruptly controlled by a foreign corporation (it refers to companies like Dole controlling the governments of Latin American countries where they sourced their bananas_ In that sense Canada isn’t a banana republic, although the government is corruptly controlled by domestic corporations like Bombardier, SNC-Lavalin, Bell and Rogers.
A better analogy would be Romania, and by the grace of God things here will end the same way.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the nation on Tuesday to announce the mobilization of the Canadian Armed Forces against Poland, which he intends to invade and annex as part of the Canadian Empire.
“Oppressing our truckers has given me an insatiable taste for power,” said Trudeau. “So I’m directing our generals to strike Poland since it worked out so well for Germany.”
The foreign office has confirmed troops are already assembling at the Polish/Ukrainian border in preparation for a land invasion.
Putin has reportedly become spooked by Trudeau’s sudden imperialist agenda and has ordered Russian troops to retreat.
According to sources, Putin held a virtual meeting with President Biden to discuss Trudeau’s recent actions. “Trudeau is a dictator,” Putin allegedly told Biden. “Kind of makes me feel bad about the whole Ukraine thing, so I’ve decided to drop it.”
Canadian troops are reportedly being equipped with rations of maple syrup and hockey sticks since Trudeau doesn’t believe in guns or real food.
At publishing time, President Biden was happy to announce that he had single-handedly resolved the Ukrainian crisis as Canada annexed Poland.
Hat tip to our friends at the Babylon Bee