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Trudeau Revokes the Emergencies Act, Financial Institutions Can Unlock Accounts

Trudeau Revokes the Emergencies Act, Financial Institutions Can Unlock Accounts

Trudeau faced immense criticism, including a lawsuit from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, over his tyrannical behavior.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal government will end the Emergencies Act he invoked to end the Freedom Convoy. He only promised to keep it intact two days ago:

Today, after careful consideration, we’re ready to confirm that the situation is no longer an emergency. Therefore, the federal government will be ending the use of the Emergencies Act.

We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are now sufficient to keep people safe. Of course, we’ll continue to be there to support provincial and local authorities if and when needed. I want to reassure Canadians law enforcement agencies are prepared to deal with anyone engaging in unlawful or dangerous activities. Police officers will continue to be there to protect our streets and neighborhoods within their jurisdictions.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) told financial institutions the lenders can “unlock those accounts after law-enforcement officers successfully shut down the protest in Ottawa.”

Trudeau announced the decision as the Senate debated the use of the Emergencies Act after the House of Commons voted to keep it in place.

Trudeau also faced immense criticism using the Emergencies Act to end the Freedom Convoy protest, including from The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA):

Abby Deshman said the CCLA filed a lawsuit to hold Trudeau accountable for exercising the emergency act’s power, arguing the legislation should only be used for true national emergencies.

“They really refer to violent threats to overthrow the government,” Deshman told Hill.TV on Monday. “We’re really concerned about the use of this type of national security legislation on what we essentially see as a domestic [and] very, very difficult protest situation.”

Deshman also said Parliament did meet the strict and specific threshold needed to uphold it: “Protests are often disruptive, that doesn’t mean they are violent. But they are often disruptive: we’ve had protests that have blockaded railways, we’ve had protests that have taken over the streets of downtown cities for months at a time. All of those things have happened and been dealt with under normal policing powers.”

I bet this means the Senate was not going to vote in favor of keeping the Emergencies Act in place.

However, I doubt this means they’ll release the hundreds of people the police arrested. I doubt the police will stop gathering intelligence on those who attended to make sure they don’t come back!

I wonder if this means Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson can’t sell the vehicles and equipment the city confiscated from the protesters.


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This is a case of the workers of the world uniting.

The tyrant blinked. Paradoxically, this makes me have even less respect for him – and I had none to begin with!

If anybody has money in any Canadian bank, then they are a fool. The ease with which they did it makes me a little worried fornus down here.

The polling numbers must have been HORRID!

    Plus some in the Senate were signaling it may not pass.

    The poll, conducted by Mainstreet Research, showed that voter support for the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) has increased by 10 percentage points in the past month. The CPC would be the leading vote-getter if an election were held today, garnering 36% of ballots, compared with 28% for the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC), the survey found, Toronto99 reported.

    The polling was conducted last week, starting two days after Trudeau invoked Canada’s Emergencies Act. That move suspended civil liberties to quash the Freedom Convoy protests and take such actions as freezing the bank accounts of demonstrators without court orders, increasing police powers, and subjecting fundraising platforms to laws normally applied to money launderers and terrorist financiers.

      Unfortunately, popular vote means even less in Canada than in the US. It’s Parliamentary ridings (districts) you have to win. And Ontario and Quebec have a massive majority in ridings, and in tyrants.

      daniel_ream in reply to Leslie Eastman. | February 23, 2022 at 9:02 pm

      Polling companies in Canada are owned by the political parties; all polls are push polls. To the extent that result is true, it’s Liberals claiming they’d vote CPC. The CPC has completely lost its base in this country over their inaction and terrible response to the Freedom Convoy.

From Glenn Greenwald: “The Neoliberal War on Dissent in the West”

Don’t tell ME that the Truck Convoy didn’t work! Even dictators get the jimmy legs when citizens dare express their hatred and anger at them. Can we now expect Biden and his CDC/NIH dwarfs to follow suit?

Somebody other than 46 whispered in his ear. Wish I knew. #nepotism

    EFF joe biden* probably licked his ear. Simple mistake, at his age EFF joe biden* thinks anyone younger than 60 is fair game.

But….Tamara Lich is still in jail. At the hand of one of his hand picked Freisler judges.

No word on what happens to the confiscated trucks.

I bet he was getting some negative feedback from the banks, too.

The man-boy dictator wannabe shouldn’t have listened to Wicked Witch of the North Freeland.

The globalist Marxists running the WEF showed their hand too early. Arrogant academic authoritarians living on virtually guaranteed for life paychecks (funded by Other People’s Money) who have never lived in the real world are prone to do that.

    Negative feedback from the banks was probably key. People feeling unsafe depositing money in a bank account is fatal to banks, particularly the savings and loan banks. All this talk of taking all their money out and closing accounts hit home.

I read that only 15 people donated over a hundred dollars.

    I was just over at GiveSendGo … looking, just… looking… …and I saw at least one donation for $200 just today.

    I’ve passed $100 myself but not in a single donation.

Trudeau’s stated reason for revoking the art is a great deal of weasel scat. I know this because the blockades were pretty much over and the borders cleared before the act was even presented to the House of Commons. He knew this. He also knew there truly was no justification under the standards set by the act itself to invoke it and present it for passage. So why?

Simple, this was his test run to show those who opposed him and protested against policies authorized by the executive branch would be treated as a threat to the domestic order of Canada. That he would be using a salt the earth policy towards them and strip them of any rights of appeal. He is no doubt willing to do the same again as he sees fit.

We know this was a warning because in his announcement he spewed the same lies as he always had. The spin “I hated to do this but these unmentionable nutters with nefarious aims against the peace loving peoples of our great land left me no choice. I will now permit normal life to return to Canada.” Once again the population can be grateful to our Benevolent Betters.

Remember a benevolent dictator is still a dic.

The Gentle Grizzly | February 23, 2022 at 5:47 pm

Now, the little twink needs to resign.

I guess what actually happened was some of the Liberals in the Canadian Senate didn’t go along with it. Trudeau could see the Senate (similar to the English House of Lords) was going to reject it. It wasn’t any sort of softening or reasonableness by him, but just putting a spin on a well deserved defeat.

At this speech, it seems that he says at 13:15 that Trudeau was having some problem with the Liberal leader in the Senate.


It’s necessary to punish the leftists for this. Many leftists piled on and enjoyed the trouble of the truckers. Many Ottawa government bureaucrats called them crybabies.

I hope those people freeze or starve.

Truckers lost the battle, but they upset the status quo bigly.

Also, that Google maps showing the donors on the Ontario map is gone.

I wonder how close Trudeau’s government is to collapse? It has to be close for Trudeau to blink.

There was starting to be a run on the banks and he got some nasty phone calls from the central banking interests.

    pmpalmiero in reply to Tim1911. | February 23, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Is that really what happened? It was the banks who put a stop to his shit? Even still, I’d take all my money out of Canadian banks, but if you are a Canadian what are the alternatives?

Now we’ve seen how fast the Canadian system allows them to go full fascist. Anyone who leaves even one dollar of investment in their system is a fool.

Remember, allowing broads the vote put this little spawn of Castrohole retard into office in the first place. Ditto obama. The Founding Fathers had it right.

“Deshman also said Parliament did meet the strict and specific threshold needed to uphold it”

Missing the word “not”?

We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are now sufficient to keep people safe.

Ah, so the real purpose of invoking the Act was to get changes to law that they could never had gotten through Parliament, and they intend that those changes will survive expiration of the invocation.

Why bother with the vote then? This seems like a big ploy to play big and in charge by Trudeau.

Invoke the act, clear, vote, keep act, revoke act. It is a pathetic and weak attempt to look like he was in charge the whole time and the peasants will never again have a chance to rise against his mighty regime.

Subotai Bahadur | February 23, 2022 at 11:15 pm

One thing I would like to know. What happened to the promotion of the RCMP to Sicherheitsdienst? As I understand it, cities had their own police and the RCMP was for those areas without their own forces. The Emergency Act decrees, from what I heard, gave the RCMP direct command authority over ALL cops in Canada. Do they still have that, since I think they have a direct chain of command to the PM?

Having the national government in direct control of all police is a recipe for tyranny.

Subotai Bahadur

Bucky Barkingham | February 24, 2022 at 8:05 am

Could it be that Castreau revoked the emergencies Act in order to moot any court proceedings? As it stands he has successfully invoked the act with approval of the Commons in Parliament, so the precedent has been set – the bar has been lowered. Also he reportedly has the approval of a big majority of Canadians.

He has warned his opponents by his actions that he will come after them with everything he has if they openly oppose him.

    I saw that he had the support of less than 10% of Canadians, or another poll about 1/3. But after the emergency act was invoked, the support seemed to go up becuase a lot of them like tyranny esp. if it hits someone else the hardest.

    I doubt a “big majority” of Canadians ever approved.

The criticism from the CCP probably sent Soy Boy crying to mama. He had no choice but to drop the pretense for invoking the Emergencies Act. Now he needs to end the malicious prosecution of all protesters and return all private property to its rightful owner.

He should also apologize to all Canadians for his abuse of power. Of course, that will never happen. He’s a gutless wonder with no class.

I’ll tell you what happened here. This dumb ass almost crashed the Canadian banking system with this order because people were rushing to withdraw all their cash from the banks.

methinks justine was informed that he is in fact “touchable”