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Canadian PM defends use of emergency powers to end ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for an emergency law, a February 2022 blockade of free transport vehicles, truck driver protests against covid-19 directive restrictions, and an investigation by the Public Order Emergency Commission.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for an emergency law, a February 2022 blockade of free transport vehicles, truck driver protests against covid-19 directive restrictions, and an investigation by the Public Order Emergency Commission.

The Public Order Emergency Commission is investigating the Canadian government’s decision to invoke the state of emergency law for the first time in history on February 14, ending the Freedom Convoy’s anti-COVID-19 restrictions protests.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has lashed out at people questioning the government’s move to use special emergency powers. blockade February 2022.
Canada’s Prime Minister told the Unstable Emergencies Committee that he was “calm and confident” truck driver protest Launched in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slumped in a “what if” game during his testimony on Friday, recalling that he invoked the Emergency Act of 1988 on February 14.

“What if the worst happened in the days that followed? What if someone got hurt? What if a police officer was in the hospital? was it?” he asked.

According to Trudeau, his responsibilities as prime minister meant he had to be prepared to “make tough calls and keep people safe.”

He cited advice received from the Cabinet, senior officials and opposition leaders. The decision to choose an unprecedented course It would “keep Canadians safe.”

Prime Minister Trudeau admitted that he had finally made up his mind by 3:40 p.m. I informed him that the ‘threshold’ for a reasonable basis for ‘threat’ had been met.

“The formal recommendation by public service chiefs to invoke the Emergency Act and declare a state of public order and morals emergency was no small thing, but a big one. It had never been done before in Canada.” Trudeau said.

Canadian lawmakers expand emergency law powers to tackle ‘freedom convoy’ blockade

The prime minister said the measures invoked, which had been in place until 23 February, were necessary and “deliberately used children as human shields.” This was a real concern, both in terms of the fact that people didn’t know what was in the truck, whether it was children, weapons, or both.”

Prime Minister Trudeau questioned whether he thinks President Joe Biden is overly concerned about the protests over reports that Canada is under international pressure over the aftermath of the protests and the impact on trade between Canada and the United States. When asked, I answered “no”.

“I think he was very worried, but I don’t think anyone was more worried than me,” Trudeau testified.

The words Freedom Convoy 2022 can be seen on a truck that is part of a demonstration against COVID-19 restrictions in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Sunday, February 13, 2022. - Sputnik International, 1920, 25.11.2022

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The prime minister’s testimony capped the public hearings phase of the commission’s investigation, which it called to question dozens of witnesses from among Ottawa residents, local officials, police, protesters, and federal cabinet members serving as senior government officials. spent 31 days on The next week, the committee will hear input from academics and experts, and Commissioner Paul Rouleau will eventually draft a final report, which will be submitted to the Canadian Parliament in February.



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