Canada’s increasingly fascistic prime minister said that even though the protestors in Ottawa’s downtown core have been cleared by police and there are no longer any blockades at any ports of entry, Canada will remain in a state of emergency, and that the government will retain its Emergencies Act powers for the time being.
The prime minister said that this was due to the possibility that protestors could eventually come back and cause a new protest.
Trudeau: "Even though the blockades are lifted … this state of emergency is not over." pic.twitter.com/X3xyboWQUj
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Trudeau said that the act was used due to weeks of “dangerous and unlawful activities,” despite the protests being mostly peaceful.
“We didn’t want to use the Emergencies Act,” said Trudeau. “After weeks of dangerous and unlawful activities, after a flood of misinformation and disinformation washed over Canada, after these illegal blockades received disturbing amounts of foreign funding to destabilize Canada’s democracy, it became clear that local and provincial authorities needed more tools to restore order and keep people safe.”
Trudeau has frequently made subtle comparisons between the peaceful Canadian protests and the events of January 6 in Washington, DC, in hopes of framing the event as a Canadian insurrectionist movement.
“The Emergencies Act is not something to undertake lightly. It’s something that needs to be momentary, temporary, and proportional,” the prime minister continued.
“We’re reflecting on how much longer the emergencies act needs to be in place. We don’t want to keep it in place a single day longer than necessary, but even though the blockades are lifted across border openings right now, even though things seem to be resolving very well in Ottawa, this state of emergency is not over.
“There continue to be real concerns about the coming days, but we will continue to evaluate every single day whether or not it is time and we are able to lift this state of emergency,” he concluded.