Emergency Act implemented in Canada for the first time in 50 years, PM Justin Trudeau took steps to stop the protests-
As CBC News reports, the sudden enactment of the Emergency Act gives police more powers to restore order in places where public gatherings constitute illegal and dangerous activities, such as blockades. The government is also designating and securing important areas like border crossings and airports.
Trudeau said invoking the Emergency Act would also allow the government to ensure that essential services – such as towing services for unloading trucks – are provided.
“It is now clear that there are serious challenges to law enforcement’s ability to effectively enforce the law,” Trudeau said at a news conference on Parliament Hill. The measures would be geographically targeted and appropriate and appropriate for those threats. will be proportional to what they are meant to overcome or eliminate.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he has used the Emergency Act to deal with protests by truck drivers and others who have paralyzed Ottawa and disrupted cross-border traffic against the coronavirus restrictions.
Protests continue in Canada against the restrictions imposed for the prevention of the corona epidemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has to take strict steps to stop these protests. Emergency has been imposed for the first time in the last 50 years to stop the continuous demonstrations against the sanctions of the Canadian government.
Protesters have set up tents, a stage, a large video screen and even a hot tub on various streets. Despite a state of provincial emergency in Canada’s capital, protesters ignored threats of arrest and prison and gathered in the city center over the weekend. The Emergency Act replaced the War Measures Act, which came into force in the 1980s.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he has used the Emergency Act to deal with protests by truck drivers and others who have paralyzed Ottawa and disrupted cross-border traffic against the coronavirus restrictions. Trudeau ruled out the possibility of using the military.
He said that emergency measures will be taken for a fixed time frame, will be implemented on a geographical basis and will be implemented in a proportionate and logical manner to deal with the threat to which they have been implemented.
Ottawa’s roads are blocked for two weeks
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergency Act on Monday (local time). Trudeau’s move is to give the federal government additional powers to handle the ongoing blockade and protests by truckers against the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The Emergency Act came into force in Canada for the first time in 50 years.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has so far rejected appeals to call in the army to remove the protesters. However, he had said that all other options have been considered.
Thousands of protesters in trucks and other vehicles have blocked the streets of Ottawa for the past two weeks. These protesters are protesting the necessity of getting the corona vaccine and other restrictions implemented due to the pandemic.
The convoy of trucks jammed the Ambassador Bridge
Not only this, a convoy of trucks has blocked the Ambassador Bridge connecting Windsor in Ontario with the American city of Detroit, disrupting the import and export of auto parts and other products between the two countries. Trudeau said at a news conference on Parliament Hill that it is now clear that there are serious challenges to law enforcement’s ability to effectively enforce the law.
Measures will be geographically targeted and appropriate and proportionate to the threats they are intended to address or eliminate.
Emergency is in the interest of citizens
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the emergency act would enable the RCMP to enforce municipal bylaws and provincial offenses where necessary. He further said that this move is to keep Canadians safe, protect people’s jobs and restore confidence in our institutions.
Replacing the War Measures Act
The Emergency Act replaced the War Measures Act, which came into force in the 1980s. The Emergency Act defines a national emergency as a temporary “urgent and critical situation” that seriously endangers the life, health or safety of Canadians and is of such a nature or It is too heavy on the capacity of any province.
The Emergency Act gives special powers to respond in emergency scenarios affecting the public welfare (natural disasters, disease outbreaks), public order (civil unrest), international emergencies or war emergencies, reports CBC News.
Protesters not even afraid of arrest
According to Ottawa police, they are more than a crowd protesting the vaccine mandate in the Canadian capital. Despite the provincial state of emergency, protesters ignored threats of arrest and prison and gathered in the city center over the weekend. The protesters took various roads
The streets have tents, a stage, a large video screen and even a hot tub. These streets also include Wellington Street, which passes in front of Parliament House and the Prime Minister’s Office.