(Natural News) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has invoked the “Emergencies Act” in response to the trucker Freedom Convoy, which is demanding an immediate end to the country’s Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine” mandates.
With this invocation, Trudeau has authorized Canadian banks to unilaterally freeze people’s accounts based on suspicion alone – no order required and with full legal immunity.
“I hope everyone realizes how much more dangerous this is than the military,” tweeted the Viva Frei account.
The point, of course, is to try to deter the truckers and their supporters from continuing to peacefully protest against Trudeau’s tyranny.
According to Trudeau, the protests are not peaceful, though. They upset him, so he has ordered the police to criminalize free speech.
“The federal government is stepping in because local police authorities have had difficulty enforcing the law,” Trudeau announced.
“This is about keeping Canadians safe, protecting people’s jobs, and restoring confidence in our institutions.”
The Emergencies Act is new, by the way, and has never before been used. Trudeau’s invocation of it is a historic act that enables full martial law should he choose to go that route.
Premiers of Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec and Saskatchewan express opposition to Trudeau’s invocation of Emergencies Act
Not everyone is on board with Trudeau’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act, however, including the premiers of Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec and Saskatchewan.
On Valentine’s Day, they all denounced Trudeau for abusing his power in this way, treating those who oppose him like terrorists.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland basically admitted to this when she announced that Canada’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules are being “broaden[ed]” to cover Canadians who oppose Trudeau’s tyranny.
“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,” she said.
“This is about following the money. This is about stopping the financing of these illegal blockades.”
Thanks to Trudeau, banks and financial institutions can selectively block people out of their accounts under the mere suspicion that it might be getting used “to further the illegal blockades and occupations.”
“A bank or other financial service provider will be able to immediately freeze or suspend an account without a court order,” it was explained.
Banks “will be protected against civil liability for actions taken in good faith.”
Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair expressed his own excitement about Trudeau’s move, calling it an act of “appropriate caution” rather than “reticence.”
Under the Emergencies Act, Canadians can also be prohibited from traveling to certain areas of the country, or be forced to remain in a certain area at all times. Violators can have their property removed, be fined, or be put in jail.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), meanwhile, is openly condemning Trudeau for invoking the Emergencies Act, explaining that the Canadian federal government “has not met the threshold necessary” to legally do so.
“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,” the group tweeted.
“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.”
In a separate tweet, the CCLA added that governments everywhere regularly have to deal with “difficult situations,” but do not immediately jump to martial law the moment things get a little rough, which is what Trudeau has now done.
“Emergency legislation should not be normalized,” the group further said. “It threatens our democracy and our civil liberties.”
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