Some members of Ottawa’s “Freedom Convoy” — which urges Canada’s government to drop pandemic-related vaccine mandates and restrictions — dismissed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to use a federal Emergencies Act against the peaceful protest as a “scare tactic” on Wednesday, the Canadian Press reported.
“Members of the Ottawa blockade that has kept the capital at a standstill for nearly three full weeks are calling the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act a scare tactic,” according to the news agency.
Trudeau invoked Canada’s Emergencies Act on February 14 for the first time in Canadian history to crack down on the “Freedom Convoy,” which has maintained an ongoing presence in Ottawa, Canada’s national capital. The law grants Canada’s federal government “temporary additional and necessary powers” to deal with a “national emergency…”
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