Canadian PM Trudeau invokes emergency powers, claims anyone donating money to Freedom Convoy truckers is engaged in “terrorist financing”
02/16/2022 // JD Heyes // Views

The longer left-wing Western leaders use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to become authoritarians, the less legitimacy their governments will hold with the citizens they mean to rule, and chaos will ensue.

That's what's coming to Canada, of all places, thanks to the creeping tyranny of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has proven now that he only approves of protests if they support his left-wing political views.

On Monday, Trudeau invoked emergency authorities meant for wartime so he could crush the ongoing Freedom Convoy protests against his insane COVID-19 vaccine mandate, drawing immediate criticism from one of the country's top civil rights groups.

Among the actions Trudeau is taking include freezing bank accounts of anyone associated with the protests, including Canadians who provide the truckers with any material support -- an action normally reserved for dictatorships.

"This is not a peaceful protest," Trudeau lied during a press conference, adding: "The federal government is stepping in because local police authorities have had difficulty enforcing the law."

Then he lied again: “This is about keeping Canadians safe, protecting people’s jobs and restoring confidence in our institutions.”

“We are broadening the scope of Canada's anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules so that they cover Crowd Funding Platforms and the payment service providers they use,” Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland added.

“This is about following the money. This is about stopping the financing of these illegal blockades," she said, adding: "A bank or other financial service provider will be able to immediately freeze or suspend an account without a court order."

Literally, by abusing his authority, Trudeau and his government toadies are undermining "confidence" in Canadian government institutions; Trudeau has effectively implemented martial law in the country, but according to Human Events editor Jack Posobiec, not all Canadian leaders are on board with the tyranny.

"BREAKING: Premiers of Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, and Saskatchewan oppose Trudeau decision to invoke the Emergencies Act on the truckers," he tweeted.


In a series of tweets, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association notes:

The federal government has not met the threshold necessary to invoke the Emergencies Act. This law creates a high and clear standard for good reason: the Act allows government to bypass ordinary democratic processes. This standard has not been met.

The Emergencies Act can only be invoked when a situation "seriously threatens the ability of the Government of Canada to preserve the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada" & when the situation "cannot be effectively dealt with under any other law of Canada."

Governments regularly deal with difficult situations, and do so using powers granted to them by democratically elected representatives. Emergency legislation should not be normalized. It threatens our democracy and our civil liberties.

It should be plain to more people that their ruling 'liberal democrats' are not democratic at all but are instead closet authoritarians using a virus as a means to permanently change the form of government.

If liberty-minded people throughout Western societies don't stand up now while they can, there will come a time in the not-too-distant future when they won't be able to at all without bloodshed.

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