Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently invoked the Emergencies Act, which gives the government sweeping powers to fight ongoing protests against the country’s Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine mandate and other restrictions as the U.S.-Canada Bridge reopens. The Ambassador Bridge serves as a trade gateway between Canada and the United States.

“World Alternative Media” CEO and host Josh Sigurdson told his viewers that the prime minister had said there were no plans to deploy the military during his meeting with the Liberal caucus. If that is the case, then “why did he find the need to unleash the Emergencies Act in the first place?” Sigurdson asked. He noted that the Canadian government is already loosening up some things, but it could get “crazier” before it gets better.

Trudeau said the Independent Regulators Group (IRG) discussed further actions that the government can take to help end the blockades and occupations.

According to Sigurdson, the government’s actions are shutting down the Canadian economy and destroying countless lives as people got shunned from their families or fired from their jobs over their defiance at getting vaccinated.

“We’re told that we’re the extremists when they’re the ones perpetrating all this stuff against us, against the truckers, against everyone,” Sigurdson said. 

The idea that the unvaccinated are hurting the vaccinated has not been quantified anywhere, Sigurdson said, especially because the COVID vaccines are not even real vaccines. He noted that COVID-19 is something that is 99.97 percent survivable based on PCR tests, which show false-positive results 94 percent of the time anyway.

The Emergencies Act gives the federal government a carte blanche to cope with a crisis, including the ability of the president to enact emergency powers that would allow it to prohibit travel within a specified area or remove personal property while imposing fines. It could also call jail time on people who contravene with the new orders. This ability is basically a sort of selective martial law.

Upon invoking the sweeping emergency police powers, the Canadian leader told reporters the protests are not peaceful. “The federal government is stepping in because local police authorities have had difficulty enforcing the law,” he said. He also insisted that he is calling for emergency powers to keep Canadians safe, protect people’s jobs and restore confidence in different institutions.

Canadians not fully behind Trudeau’s invocation of emergency powers

Enacting emergency powers effectively gives Trudeau martial law control over everyone, and many Canadians are not supporting his acts.

Trudeau’s first order was to choke off funding for the protesters by broadening the anti-money laundering rules to cover crowdsourcing sites and threatening them with financing “terrorism.” According to him, by broadening the scope to cover crowdfunding platforms, they are following the money and stopping the financing of the illegal blockades.

The new law applies to personal and corporate accounts. It also covers all forms of transactions, including cryptocurrencies. The anti-money laundering rules will also allow a bank or other financial service providers to immediately freeze or suspend accounts without a court order, while banks “will be protected against civil liability for actions taken in good faith.”

Canadian officials already cleared the roadway and arrested “Freedom Convoy” demonstrators, who held the line and blocked the busiest U.S.-Canada border for nearly a week. Officials also confirmed that the bridge reopened Monday morning, February 14, with Trudeau expected to squash protesters in the country. 

As the Ambassador Bridge reopens, protesters continue blockade movements across the country.

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