By Ian Miles Cheong
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has broken its silence to condemn the Trudeau government’s move to restrict personal liberties for protesting truck drivers who participate in traffic blockades.
Earlier today, Justin Trudeau and his cohorts in the federal government invoked the Emergencies Act, effectively curtailing freedoms for Canadians that comes with the ability for banks and other financial institutions to freeze personal and corporate funds without a court order, the targeting of cryptocurrencies, and many other restrictions.
Some of the measures are permanent.
In a series of posts on Twitter, the CCLA declared that Trudeau and his government failed to meet the necessary requirements to invoke the Emergencies Act, which has never been invoked prior. Its precursor, the War Measures Act, was invoked by Trudeau’s father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, in 1970 in response to terrorism.
“The federal government has not met the threshold necessary to invoke the Emergencies Act. 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,” the CCLA wrote.
“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’ [and] when the situation ‘cannot be effectively dealt with under any other law of Canada,’” the civil rights organization continued.
“Governments regularly deal with difficult situations, and do so using powers granted to them by democratically elected representatives. Emergency legislation should not be normalized. It threatens our democracy and our civil liberties,” it concluded.
Ironically enough, the CCLA’s remarks came just an hour after the New York Times published an article describing Trudeau’s actions as a move to “temporarily suspend civil liberties.”
Following pushback from pro-Trudeau journalists, the publication retracted its description with a correction.
Trudeau needs to be removed from Office as soonas possible and releived of his Job
He praised China’s dictatorship over environmental progress….
Yes he did, knelt for BLM, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, in 1970 in response to terrorism. we know about this story too, a member of RMCP arrested later charges dropped. just following orders….
IT’S UNSTOPPABLE and THEY KNOW IT – Max Igan 2022
He supports BLM but does not negotiate with those who “express hateful rhetoric, violence against fellow citizens”. No doubt the irony is lost on liberals.
The book “Red Handed” exposes the adoration Pierre Trudeau had for the dictatorship in communist China. A dictatorship was the way to go, according to Pierre, and he extolled the vast benefits of a harsh, brutal dictatorship while ignoring the atrocities. The CCP, of course loved it.
They also loved it when Justin became Prime Minister, and Justin didn’t disappoint. Justin carried on the tradition of dear old dad and touted the dictatorship pluses while giving the atrocities no mention. And he wasn’t just following his heart; cheering on communist China has proven very lucrative for the Trudeau’s.
Poor little Justin has fallen from favor when the Parliament denounced China for their treatment of the Uyghurs. But, he has not lost his love of dictatorship, as we can clearly see.
By the way, after the Reichstag fire, Hitler got the Enabling Act passed that suspended civil rights and the rule of law. It wasn’t repealed until May 8th, 1945.