Trudeau Has Declared Martial Law Against Freedom Convoy Protest — But Canadian Provinces are Fighting Back
"Trudeau is invoking an executive order that was formerly called the War Measures Act."
Justin Trudeau is making a declaration of "emergency" to suspend civil rights and impose a state of martial law due to the Freedom Convoy protests.
The Canadian Prime Minister made the announcement on Monday.
Trudeau is invoking an executive order that was formerly called the War Measures Act. The Emergencies Act is the rebrand used during two world wars and in 1970 when militant Quebec separatists kidnapped a British diplomat.
The military is poised to intervene against the truckers, according to Canadian media reports. Trudeau's arbitrary invocation of the Emergencies Act, rather than recognize the fundamental human rights of Canadian citizens, thus effectively suspends the Constitution, the Charter and even the International Covenant on Civil Rights.
Furthermore, Canada is going to be expanding anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules to cover the Freedom Cover protests.
However, a number of premiers have pushed back against Trudeau for invoking the Emergencies Act, rather than recognize the legitimacy of the Freedom Convoy protesters wanting their rights to be respected.