Daily Tech News, Interviews, Reviews and Updates

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked Emergencies Act, led to protest

For the first time in 50 years, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act on Monday (local time) to give the federal government additional powers to deal with ongoing trucker blockades and protests against COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invoked emergency powers to deal with truckers and other protesters blocking parts of Ottawa, the capital, for more than two weeks. The move may halt a sharp recent drop in Trudeau’s approval ratings, but he may not recover his former popularity, an analyst says. Justin Trudeau’s father, Pierre, invoked the War Measures Act to disperse Quebec separatist protesters in 1970. His son has invoked emergency powers but says he will not deploy the military to disperse them. There are widespread doubts that he will ever run for re-election.

The unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act gives police more tools to restore order in places where public assemblies constitute illegal and dangerous activities, such as blockades and occupations.

The government is also identifying and securing critical infrastructure, such as border crossings and airports. Invoking the act will also allow the government to ensure that essential services, such as towing to remove trucks, are provided, according to Trudeau.

The act also allows the federal government to direct financial institutions to provide essential services in response to the situation, as well as prohibit the use of the property to fund or support illegal blockades. Trudeau stated that the act will also allow the RCMP to enforce municipal and provincial ordinances.


Polls show that most Canadians support the truckers’ push for vaccine mandates and other restrictions. One pollster likens the protests to an Occupy Wall Street movement that won’t leave the House of Commons.

Readers like you help support The Tech Outlook. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. We cannot guarantee the Product information shown is 100% accurate and we advise you to check the product listing on the original manufacturer website. Thetechoutlook is not responsible for price changes carried out by retailers. The discounted price or deal mentioned in this item was available at the time of writing and may be subject to time restrictions and/or limited unit availability. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates Read More
You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More