Trudeau Cracks Down on Freedom Convoyeditor
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invoked the Emergencies Act to crack down on Freedom Convoy protests against vaccine mandates and Government overreach over COVID-19. It is the first time the extreme legislation has been triggered since it was enacted in 1988, and it empowers banks to freeze the personal accounts of protestors without the permission of a court. The Government is also extending “terrorist financing” rules to cover the protestors. BBC News has more.
Mr Trudeau said the scope of the measures would be “time-limited”, “reasonable and proportionate”. The military will not be called to assist.
Without a court order, banks will be able freeze personal accounts of anyone linked with the protests.
Mr Trudeau faces widespread criticism for his handling of the protests.
“This is about keeping Canadians safe, protecting people’s jobs,” he said.
He said the police would be given “more tools” to imprison or fine protesters and protect critical infrastructure.
The extraordinary move by Mr Trudeau comes as demonstrations across Canada enter their third week. It is his most aggressive move since the protests began.
On Sunday, law enforcement cleared anti-mandate protesters at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor – a critical pathway for Canada-US trade – after a week-long stalemate.
Hundreds of protesters remain in Canada’s capital city.
Last week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford called for a state of emergency in the province in response to the protests.
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said banks will be able freeze personal accounts of anyone linked with the protests without any need for a court order.
Vehicle insurance of anyone involved with the demonstrations can also be suspended, she added.
She said they were broadening Canada’s “Terrorist Financing” rules to cover cryptocurrencies and crowdfunding platforms, as part of the effort to clamp down on the protests.
“It’s all about following the money,” she said.
The Emergencies Act, passed in 1988, demands a high legal bar to be invoked. It may only be used in an “urgent and critical situation” that “seriously endangers the lives, health or safety of Canadians”. Lawful protests do not qualify.
Speaking on Monday, Canada’s Justice Minister David Lametti said the Government believes these conditions have been met, saying the current crisis is national in scope and exceeds the power of existing laws and Canada’s provinces to respond.
Mr Lametti and Mr Trudeau stressed that the enormous power of the legislation would be applied temporarily, and in a highly specific manner. But the decision has already been met with criticism.
The BBC draws attention to the fact that last year, Trudeau angered the Indian Prime Minister by supporting farmers in India who blocked major highways to New Delhi. “Canada will always be there to defend the right of peaceful protest,” he said at the time.
Worth reading in full. Click here to see Trudeau breaking this news on camera…
We’ve posted evidence before of Trudeau expressing his admiration for the Chinese Communist Party form of Government, which is probably why he’s decided to give it a try… Yet, even now, the Canadian hierarchy remains silently complicit. Three questions hang in the air … how is this going to end? Is Canada now a full-blown dictatorship? Is the Church – bishops and priests – doing anything to help the truckers fight this oppression?
Trudeau was trained by Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum “Young Global Leaders” programme (like Ardern in NZ, Macron in France, Hancock and Johnson in England, Devi Sridhar in Scotland, etc.). They all work for the “Party of Davos” regardless of whether they feign to be on the Left or Right and won’t let a little thing like democracy get in the way. The Globalist Ecumaniac -and pretty Godless – mainstream Church leadership are allies and supporters.
Anyone tainted by WEF should be barred from office. They aren’t working for the good of their people. They are building surveillance states where every aspect of non-elite lives is monitored and controlled. It’s digital serfdom.
If you read the comments over on the YouTube platform, under the video of Trudeau’s press conference (which I’ve linked in the introduction above) breaking this “emergency powers” news, one commentator has written about the Deputy PM, Chrystia Freeland, whom you can see nodding her head all through Trudeau’s remarks:
Look at Christia Feeland..nodding, moving back and forth. She is on the Board of Young Global Leaders, Davos, Economic Forum.
You are, of course, correct to say that membership of such a group should debar anyone from holding public political office in any allegedly democratic country – they are – self-evidently as Trudeau has just demonstrated – trained enemies of the State.
That is very revealing – Swab is obviously a Communist. However, I’m finding that when I say to people that this is all about Communism, a lot of the time they shrug their shoulders and say “so what?” In Scotland we have been brainwashed into hating capitalism and that means Socialism/Communism is the way to go. It’s really incredible. Everyone who thinks Communism is a good idea should read that Burning Platform article.
I’ve had that self-same experience. People think Communism is really just about sharing wealth, making the rich pay more taxes etc. They’ve no idea what it’s really about. Maybe it will start to dawn on them now!
I don’t think there’s any such thing as “left” or “right” any more. Even “fascism” and “Marxism” have morphed. There’s just “freedom” or “tyranny” – that’s the divide now and from where I’m standing most of the western world is led by authoritarian politicians who have chosen to rule by tyranny. Sadly, Scotland is an outstanding example of it in these parts. Sturgeon and Swinney are determined to keep us living under their thumbs for as long as possible. The compliance in the population beggars belief, but that’s the reality – most people seem to want the government to supervise them and keep control of their lives. It’s really incredible to watch.
Who in their right mind would Vote for an Idiot in a Wig and False Eyebrows.
O I don’t suppose there’s any need actually to answer that ED because it’s the same ones over here who Vote for Sturgeon and Her LGBTQ2 mob.
Anyone with Half a Brain can see that this Moron is a Puppet of Gates and Schwab. His whole Family are on the take and Boy their taking plenty.
Just as an afterthought to this another Good Catholic , COVID seems to have done Trudeau the World of Good. I mean His Hair is darker and thicker along with His eyebrows.
No wonder President Trump had no time whatever for this Horrible Human Being.
Of course though He’s only bothered about the Health of Canadians.
Faith of our Fathers,
I laughed at your description of Trudeau – he really is very effeminate. I wonder if he’s an embarrassment to his wife and kids?
Faith of our Fathers,
Unless I’m misunderstanding, you seem to be saying that Trudeau is a Catholic. I was so surprised to read that, that I Googled and found this answer to the question on Quora:
“Trudeau’s father was a devout Catholic and his mother converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism just prior to their wedding. As a child, he attended Mass each Sunday and said his prayers each night before bedtime. He became a lapsed Catholic at age 18, as he felt that much of his day-to-day life was not addressed by the formality and structure of the church. Trudeau described his faith during this period as “like so many Catholics across this country, I said, ‘OK, I’m Catholic, I’m of faith, but I’m just not really going to go to church. Maybe on Easter, maybe midnight Mass at Christmas.'” After the death of his brother Michel in 1998, Trudeau was persuaded by a friend to participate in an Alpha course, during which he regained his faith. In 2011, Trudeau stated, “My own personal faith is an extremely important part of who I am and the values that I try to lead with.”
The idea that anyone could remain their faith after the terrible Alpha course is a joke. He’s obviously an atheist – if he truly believed in judgment, hell OR heaven, he wouldn’t be pushing the globalist agenda and tyrannising the Canadian people.
Sorry about typo in the first line of the final paragraph. “remain” should be “regain”.
It’s absolutely disgraceful that Trudeau has invoked this emergency act. This whole Covid scam has brought out into the open the fact that so many world leaders are actually dictators-in-waiting, only the waiting is over and they are now ensconced in their little fiefdoms. Trudeau (and Sturgeon) won’t be worrying about re-election – I’m now convinced that elections around the world are rigged. That’s clear from the 2020 USA election and I do not think, for a second, that that was an exceptional case.
This is the leader of the opposition in Canada’s Parliament – she seems very reasonable.
I’ve just watched a conversation on GB News where two of the panel were opposed to the truckers. One was a supposed “lefty” woman, although I don’t know about the other young man, who was just opposed on the usual stupid, unthinking grounds, they’re a nuisance sort of thing. No doubt these two would defend any trade union here which called a strike. The lefty female kept saying that the truckers were blocking ambulances etc from getting to hospital and even claimed they set up their protest deliberately around hospitals – total rubbish yet she was not corrected by the presenter, Michelle. I’m very disappointed with GB News. It’s like the rest of the channels – for the most part they only invite the establishment types onto their shows.
Maybe that “lefty woman” will think again when she hears that the police chief has resigned. It’s not clear if it’s because he’s been criticised for his “handling” of the protests or because he objects to the emergency powers being thrust upon them. I’m hoping it’s the latter.
I’ve just been comparing the truckers’ peaceful protest with what we saw in America last year, where Antifa and BLM burned cars and buildings and people were killed. In this clip, the police are hugging the protesters!
Trudeau is being mocked all over the world. Tucker Carlson really goes for him.
This is an interesting article, comparing Justin Trudeau with his father and why his father chose “Justin” for his name – Justice. LOL! As the writer of the article says, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Thanks for that American Thinker article, Michaela. Very interesting. Food for thought in spadefuls!
That was a very interesting article indeed. The Trudeau father and son are dreadful people.
Abp. Vigano’s stirring speech to the Canadian truckers:
I wonder if the truckers will get to see Archbishop Vigano’s message to them? It’s a very powerful video message, and I hope they get to see it.
This is how Sky News is reporting the police crackdown as they arrest truckers
It has been awhile since I commented here; but, events here in Canada have alarmed me. To those who do not know Canada, it is a very pleasant place to live until politics erupts. We have 3 major political parties. 2 are socialist/ communist, though they would vigorously deny it and 1 conservative. Who knows what the conservatives believe anymore. When I was a lad in the 1950s, liberals were supported mainly by Catholics and Protestants mainly supported conservatives. The new democrat party formed to oppose the other two by being a worker party with socialist leanings. Trudeau has a minority control of parliament , but is buttressed by the new democrats. So 2 socialist parties oppose the conservative party and Trudeau skates, to use a Canadian metaphor, through the middle to POWER. The new democrat party will not join the liberal party to oust Trudeau in a non-confidence vote. Hence what one sees is an autocrat, Trudeau, bullying Canadian people. Two of my children have lost their jobs because they refuse to take the vax-oops the genetic experimental jab that is killing people. Trudeau is a globalist, /elitist who takes his orders from the Davos people. Isn’t that grounds for treason? Canadian people are supine. The Church has joined forces with the secular state. Isn’t that the definition of abomination of desolation?
Great to hear from you – it’s been a very long time.
This has just come into my inbox from Rebel News. The crackdown is turning very violent, it seems – on the police side, that is…
I pray for you and for Canada. I have relatives there. Trudeau is an evil narcissistic sociopath.
God bless you all and may Our Lady of Fatima protect you
Gerry et al
I’ve just watched this video – packed with facts about Trudeau’s potential for criminality as well as his hypocrisy, with clear double standards about protests depending on whether he agrees with them or not. The one thing I found a tad irritating is that the presenter (himself a member of the Parliament) doesn’t seem to realise that when speaking about very serious matters, it doesn’t help if the speaker is smiling and apparently very happy throughout. It may suggest that the speaker is more concerned about personal image than the tyranny he is reporting OR it might be that that’s his general demeanour, in which case, I’m jealous. In any case, I was very pleased to see the crucifix behind him!
Editor: That is the problem in a nutshell. Everyone over here, i.e. the supine Canadian public, including politicians, seem to think that this is a problem just related to Ottawa.The real problem which is far more serious if not fatal is the union of our Church with the state. We now have a state church with ceo bishops over- seeing comrades. Is it the Catholic Church in Canada or the Canadian Catholic Church. Well Catholics will say it is the Canadian Catholic Church because it follows the norms of secular governments. Jump says our premiers and they say How high. The Catholic mind has disappeared. We have lost our minds. and this has been going on for years.As an example, one priest here has put a limit of50 people in his church and stops people from entering if they are the 51 or 52 etc. Why? Because bishops have said no more people. It use to be that you went to Mass out of love and faith and to communion if you were in a state of grace. Now you just have to be a body that gets there early. What one believes doesn’t seem to matter. Secularity dominates our Church.You know editor, I have had a wonderful, fulfilling life as a teacher and husband and father of 12 children, but I understand St. Thomas More’s desire to go to God in his prison. The only thing that makes sense to me is our Holy Faith, one that you and others on your site share.If Canadians allow this fascist dictator to continue, I believe persecution of those of us who are Catholic will ensue.I am sorry but I can not even listen to this sycophantic politician. Their names are legion. I guess I haven’t suffered enough.
Actually, that politician in the video, although annoyingly grinning throughout, was speaking quite harshly against Trudeau – at least relatively speaking. That was why the perpetual smile irritated me so much – it contradicted what he was saying. But for the fact that I’m shadow banned on YouTube (thanks, no doubt, to our nasty resident troll, who drew YouTube’s attention to us), I’d go on and comment underneath his video.
The compliance of the entire hierarchy – from the Pope down – throughout this past two years, actually welcoming and enforcing, with apparent delight, the draconian, unnecessary restrictions, is truly diabolical. It’s not just your bishops in Canada – it’s bishops everywhere and nowhere more enthusiastically than in Socialist Scotland.
I mentioned to your readers, years ago, that if there were any reporters in Judea at the time of our Lord they would be hanging around Pilates house looking for a word from the powerful, and would have missed the greatest story ever . The death and resurrection of Jesus. A similar thing happened in England in 1529 at Blackfriars when a phony synod was enacted to justify the adultery (ies) of one Henry Tudor. I have read many histories of the period and bios of St. Thomas and all gloss over it as though it were not important and yet, it was pivotal. Henry was seated, lording over Catholic Bishops, and the Apostolic delegate was there representing the pope. The farce was carried out and everyone but Bishop Fisher, played their roles, all the world really is a stage isn’t it, until the door opened and majestically entered the queen Catherine. I guess no-one told her it was only play-acting. She said “you know sire when I married you, I was virginal.” yeah sire you did know. At that moment a question should have been asked his sireness, is that true. No one asked t! The lie was perpetuated, the excuses given, the consequences awaiting. Those bishops failed the English Catholics and they failed us, because we are the ones living with the religious consequences. The bishop of Ottawa ought to have taken to task his “parishioner”, one Justin Trudeau, for his inflammatory, unjust, and lying words. Like the papal legate of Henry’s time, he has said nothing. What is the lie. That these men, women, and their children are terrorists.
That Trudeau is a Catholic (albeit a nominal Catholic, obviously) is scandalous beyond words, and you are entirely correct – his bishop should have jumped to attention when he witnessed Trudeau’s dictatorial behaviour working against his own people. Such negligence in both the temporal and spiritual realm will haunt them at their judgment. No question about it.
Not only did the bishop/ archbishop not question this pseudo- Catholic but the lie was ignored by the pressitutes- men and women who commit adultery with the world-under the guise of journalism. All the reporters had to do, like Henry’s bishops was to ask -is it true! These truckers are good decent working men and women who are telling Mr. T. that they will NOT have a dangerous, experimental drug injected into their bodies and suffer the physical consequences.Only a Hitler-like individual would command such a thing while at the same time obviating the very reason for Nuremberg.But what of politicians who sit in the House of Commons and do nothing about his lies and bluster. The lie goes forth and Canadians smugly stand with their great leader. The play goes on, the actors assume their roles. In and out of the stage,. the masks go on and off like a Greek tragedy. As scripture says all is vanity, the evil one collects his people. Is it so hard to ask a question of the high and mighty- the elite, the one percent. What is truth a Roman Procurator once said to Our Lord, but that question is asked through the ages until it falls now to our Mr. Trudeau. At this point he appears, like his followers, and they are legion, to prefer the great lie.
Hitler – like Reichstag Law Trudean’s stunning subversion of democracy – is opening sentence from the The Catholic Monitor. Seems like history is repeating itself, laws being made to trample upon the people of Canada.
This politician seems to be a candidate for next Prime Minister of Canada – I do hope he wins!
Yes the mask is off Mr. T. He has suspended Parliament which by its very definition means a place to speak, discuss, and balance judgements, Mr. Poilievre has distinguished himself, but he too is a politician and our problem as in Scotland, is ultimately a spiritual one. It may well be in God’s providence that our present Prime Minister’s role was to open our society up to divine scrutiny. Quebec used to be a very Catholic province until, you guessed it, the opening to the world of Vat. 11. So there is no visible Catholic presence there to moderate the pagan culture. The rest of our country never was Catholic and most of the residual Catholics have accepted the culture , including its political structures. The fissure opened by Mr.T. is what the world sees, but like pus hidden beneath the skin must be lanced. If the present occupier of the Holy Chair, however he be worthy, the bishops ,as well, refuse to do their jobs, the scab forms over the pus and poisons. St. Paul, a real saint, unlike modern ones, spoke about this in Galatians 5 re, flesh and spirit being at war within oneself and the need to be purified by Holy Mass and Confession.This is denied by most. Who would have thought that here in tranquil Canada, a sword would open the country to expose its evils. The jabbed versus unjabbed has been the catalyst. It has sliced clean through the Catholic Church to expose believers. God’s balm is sacramental the world wants to use peroxide.
To say the least, the mask is off Justin Trudeau. He is an out and out tyrant. Sky News Australia has been outspoken about this but – as made clear in this clip – the silence from western leaders en masse is nothing short of disgraceful…
Justin Trudeau is here hold a press conference and I truly have never seen anyone that I think is so patently evil – I know we’re not supposed to judge anyone as evil so I maybe should change that to someone who is so obviously enjoying doing evil, but whatever, he is a nasty piece of work.
editor: I too have a serious problem with smirking politicians whose very raison d’être is to stay in the middle, keep accumulating more, and of course get re-elected. It’s quite a gig! But what I can not stomach are Catholic Bishops laughing and gleeful and I include here one Bishop Barron who acts like we’re at a party. The Catholic Church is Dying, and this is no time for fun and games. The human component of our church is apostatizing, this from 2 Popes and corroborated by any honest person with eyes to see. Servile media, servile clergy, servile Catholics have brought us to this juncture. The writer of the book of Hebrews warned first century Catholics to take to heart the example of God’s treatment of the Jews in the Old Testament so they wouldn’t incur the same treatment. What about us?I know friends who are so distressed by events here in Canada that they want to leave. Where does one go that is better? All I see and have seen for quite some time is a cross. Today it appears much closer.
I’m not sure if you mean the American Bishop Barron or if Canada has one as well.
The Catholic bishops and pope have been a disgrace, sitting watching as our freedoms have been removed and, in fact, in our case (and probably yours) actively helping the government to take away our liberty. It’s a scandal but we need to remember that Jesus promised to be with his Church until the end of time and that the gates of Hell would never prevail. They will attack, but they won’t win!
Nicky: I mean the Bishop of U.S. I do not refer to his orthodoxy but to a problem of understanding the no. of persons entering .heaven. I do not subscribe to the “are you saved brother view of fundamentalism” but Christ’s view of a narrow road and few find it. Our Lord spoke of two main instances that would arise in the end times, whenever that occurs, that describe our situation today. When the Son of Man comes, will He find any Faith and the Love of most will grow cold. The Catholic Church has described herself as one with 4 marks- one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic. The apostolic refers to Her foundation but I suggest that we are heading, quickly, to a time when priests and bishops will have to act apostolically, and that doesn’t mean offering people cheap grace as Bonhoffer once stated. He gave his life for Christ. I once taught in a Catholic high school and I noted there wasn’t enough faith there to start a small fire. As for love, look at Canada today. I see most prelates blinded by the state we are in; something that J.P.2 and Benedict didn’t agree with. If we are in a state of apostasy, the greatest Love we can exhibit is to love our Lord in Holy Mass and that is what most Catholics since the council refuse to do. The Church will last to the end of time, but it may not be institutional. Ireland survived its penal era with masses said in caves and outdoor spaces.Having a beautiful Cathedral doesn’t make a vibrant Church.I am afraid I am with the 2 Popes and not people like Bishop Barron.
I have long thought Trudeau is a sociopath and that Canada under his leadership is one of the most deranged places around.
And so I am completely unsurprised to see his extreme, totalitarian and brutal reaction to peaceful protest which he does not like.
Hopefully this will be the end of him; it is unthinkable how he could survive after this.
What is very disappointing is the lack of comment from other Western Leaders. You can imagine their reaction at scenes of Russian or Chinese Police brutalising people.
He looks so young and has done so many stupid things, turned out to be stupid in the woke culture we have now (e.g. blackface) that I have never taken him seriously. There is a clip online showing him at one of the major leaders’ gatherings where he is childishly trying to get Donald Trump’s attention. I think he’s very immature and he’s being used by Klaus Swab to turn Canada into a dictatorship. I think he’s confident because he has the Davos people behind him but things can change, they can turn on a sixpence, so he won’t be a happy man at the end of all this.
I think the silence from other Western Leaders in the face of Trudeau’s shocking behaviour, is sinister in the extreme, although I’m not so sure about your assertion regarding their likely response if the brutalising were happening in Russia or China. When the Chinese President came to the UK in recent years, he was protected from protesters and we are told that all conversations about human rights violations take place in private. Yeah right. I can just imagine it; “You know, Mr President of China/Russia, that I am expected to raise your human rights violations, so would you be aware that our populations really don’t approve?”
After two years of lockdowns and restrictions, I don’t think our own so-called leaders would think twice about following Trudeau’s example, given half the chance. The problem here is that any pro-freedom protests have been low key, with minority participation and not reported in the mainstream news outlets. The Truckers’ Freedom Convoy was a brilliant strategy which forced politicians and press alike to sit up and take notice – and see where that led… full blown dictatorship with the brainless pro-Government population cheering on their own enslavement.
The other night as expected, Mr. T. got his way with the support of the new democrat party. We are now officially in a state of intellectual martial law, whereby by my money, as little as it is, my car, etc can be confiscated for opposing him. As noted above, my faith means far more to me than material things as I still have responsibilities. My concern has been what has been transpiring in our Church, for quite some time, and I have been teaching against the errors.I have seen, however , I can not fight a battle on 2 major fronts, as stupidly as Hitler and Napoleon did by marching east. So I am ending my comments on this post. If it has been of any benefit to anyone, praise God, if not blame me. I will say one last thing though, if our country can be overthrown by globalists, it can happen to your country. Our Church too has been invaded but, that will end when our Lord deems His will complete. Countries have no guarantee of permanence but the Catholic Church does- built on a ROCK.
I can not fight a battle on 2 major fronts…
With respect, this is to misunderstand the nature of the Church, and the Christian life. There is only ONE front – that of the rule of Christ the King, which is being usurped by the globalists in our time, determined to do away with the nation states, where Christ must reign as the head of every nation under Heaven (a basic tenet of Catholic Social Teaching).
No need, anyway, to announce withdrawal from this blog. You haven’t been here for a number of years, has been nice to welcome you back, but you must choose how to spend your time; blogging is not the 11th Commandment 😀 and since you consider the removal of our God-given freedoms to be a political issue at variance in some way from our Catholic Faith – instead of at the centre of it – we can only wish you well.
Please pray for our humble efforts, as we work the best we can to alert our fellow Christians to the important spiritual and religious truths which lie at the heart of the ongoing world tyranny – most clearly evidenced in your beautiful country.
“Man has abandoned God. That is why all this is happening.” Alexander Solzhenitsyn
God bless you.
The Dictator has now revoked the emergency act.
I think his power grab has backfired – you just need to listen to his excuses in the video in the above article. The global community has shown its disapproval and he’s caved. Thank God!
Please tell me Trudeau isn’t wearing eye make up in that video press conference! I can’t believe it. What a clown, and his attempts to explain why he’s revoking the emergencies act are really funny. He’s such a boy.
This is a short extract from a senator’s address at a conference in the USA, where he takes a dig at Justin Trudeau.
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