Justin Trudeau Invokes Emergency: To end the protests in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has ordered the implementation of the Emergency Act. According to the news agency ANI, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has decided to impose a state of emergency on Monday in view of the nationwide furious protests of truck drivers in Canada. The Emergency Act is used in exceptional circumstances. He said that the opposition to the Corona Pandemic Act has become a threat to the country’s economy and public safety. Therefore, we cannot allow such risky activities to be carried out.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s move to implement the Emergency Act is aimed at giving the federal government additional powers to handle truck drivers’ blockades and protests against the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The Emergency Act came into force in Canada for the first time in 50 years.
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At a news conference on Parliament Hill, Trudeau said, “The move was necessary to maintain law and order. Truck drivers’ strike will have a bad effect on Canada’s economy. Removing this has become necessary in the interest of Canada. PM Justin Trudeau said the move is to keep Canadians safe, protect people’s jobs and restore confidence in our institutions.”
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. 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.
Let us tell you that despite the Emergency Act being implemented in the Canadian capital, the protestors are not ready to back down. Despite the arrest and the threat of jail, the protest continues. Protesters have set up tents, a stage, a large video screen and even a hot tub on various streets. These streets also include Wellington Street, which passes in front of Parliament House and the Prime Minister’s Office.