Trudeau Cracks Down on Freedom Convoy

Trudeau Cracks Down on Freedom Convoy

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…

Editor writes…

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?  

Comments (46)

  • gabriel syme

    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.

    February 22, 2022 at 10:56 pm
    • Lily

      Gabriel Syme,

      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.

      February 23, 2022 at 9:06 am
    • editor

      Gabriel Syme,

      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.

      February 23, 2022 at 10:46 am
  • Gerry Glover

    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.

    February 23, 2022 at 5:08 pm
  • editor


    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.

    February 23, 2022 at 5:37 pm
  • Lily

    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!

    February 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm
    • Josephine


      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.

      February 24, 2022 at 12:11 am
  • Josephine

    This is a short extract from a senator’s address at a conference in the USA, where he takes a dig at Justin Trudeau.

    February 28, 2022 at 8:04 pm

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