(Natural News) When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the “Emergencies Act” earlier this month to provide him political cover so he could crack down on Freedom Convoy truckers protesting his insane COVID-19 vaccine mandate, he must have calculated that the leftist-dominated Parliament was going to side with him.
And it did.
Earlier this week, the country’s two main left-wing parties joined together in order to approve of his actions in a vote that essentially transforms Canada from a Western democracy into a socialist autocracy, or worse.
“Trudeau’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act passed a vital vote in the House of Commons on Monday thanks to the parliamentary support of Jagmeet Singh and the New Democratic Party (NDP),” True North news reported, adding that “185 MPs voted in favour of the act with 151 against.”
The outlet went on to report that had the vote failed then Trudeau’s powers would have been immediately revoked because, under the Emergencies Act, the prime minister’s actions must be approved by Parliament within seven days.
Again, Trudeau obviously calculated that he would be declared ‘justified’ under the declaration.
“The passing of the motion in the House of Commons will keep the emergency measures in place until mid-March at the latest. The Senate must also vote on the government’s request, although this will serve more as a formality,” the outlet reported.
Some Canadian members of parliament, however, are not sitting idly by, including Conservative Party leader Candace Bergen.
“We will continue to fight this power grab by the Prime Minister and his government,” Bergen said in a statement following the vote.
“That’s why immediately following the vote, Conservatives gave notice of a motion to revoke the Prime Minister’s emergency. Liberal and NDP MPs will need to explain to Canadians why they are continuing to enforce a national state of emergency that gives the federal government far-reaching powers and authority.”
She makes a good point: The Freedom Convoy protest is over; police have cleared the truckers and their supporters out of Ottawa. There is no reason to continue operating as though an emergency still exists when it clearly does not.
But Trudeau and his administration are already trying to use the extra time to make aspects of the Emergencies Act permanent, as noted by Revolver News, to include thought crimes.
“…[T]he Trudeau government is also mulling a bill that would let people be sued or criminally charged for thought crimes. Incredibly, the bill would allow people to be targeted for allegedly ‘contemplating’ a ‘hateful’ act or statement,” the outlet reported, going on to cite The Economist:
Mr. Trudeau’s government has expressed shock that racist symbols were displayed during the protest. It appears to be planning to reintroduce an “anti-hate” bill that could lead to the imprisonment of people who use racist speech. This could include a clause which would allow individuals to take other people to court if they fear that they may be about to say something which falls under the definition of “hate propaganda.”
They could also be charged for contemplating an offence “motivated by bias, prejudice or hate based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other similar factor.”
“If you feel North America’s two great Anglo ‘democracies’ have taken a dark, decisive turn in the last few weeks, you aren’t alone and you aren’t mistaken,” Revolver News continued.
“The Globalist American Empire is crumbling, and as it crumbles it also trembles, shrieks, and lashes out. As Western nations abandon even the pretense of being free-societies, our corrupt ruling class will ever-more enthusiastically embrace the naked language of compulsion, intimidation, and force.”
The extreme left in Canada and the U.S. are making a concerted, coordinated push to destroy the last vestiges of republican self-government. It is obvious.