Multiple Canadian Premiers Oppose Trudeau Abuse of Power

Multiple Canadian Premiers Oppose Trudeau Abuse of Power [Details]

Multiple Canadian premiers have spoken out in opposition to authoritarian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s latest abuse of power.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has truly let the mask slip in recent days, showing his true colors as a tyrannical, despotic dictator. While many average Canadians have gathered to protest authoritarian COVID mandates and restrictions in his country, he has refused to meet with them to even listen to their thoughts. Instead, he has chosen to ridicule them and berate them on the national and international stage, calling them racists and other vile names, with no evidence to back up his ridiculous claims. Rather than speaking to the protesters, he has chosen to crack down on them in increasingly tyrannical ways, such as working with private companies to block their fundraising efforts, working with the courts to ban the truckers protesting from honking their horns, working with the courts to actually seize money from protesters bank accounts, and now he has invoked the Emergencies Act.

According to reporting by Rebel News, “Under the Emergencies Act, which replaced the previous War Measures Act, the federal government can override the provinces and authorize special measures to ensure security during national emergencies. The law was only used once before in its previous iteration in 1970 by Trudeau’s father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, during the October Crisis.”

Multiple Canadian premiers — similar to governors in the United States — have spoken out about Trudeau’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act.

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, who had previously made headlines for standing up in support of the truckers’ Freedom Convoy and for being the first premier in Canada to announce an end to vaccine passports in their province, is taking a stand against Trudeau’s authoritarian power grab.

In a statement on Twitter, Premier Moe said: “The illegal blockades must end, but police already have sufficient tools to enforce the law and clear the blockades, as they did over the weekend in Windsor. Therefore, Saskatchewan does not support the Trudeau government invoking the Emergencies Act. If the federal government does proceed with this measure, I would hope it would only be invoked in provinces that request it, as the legislation allows.”

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson, who also made headlines recently for announcing the planned loosening of COVID restrictions in her province, has stood up against Trudeau’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act.

She sent out an official statement on February 14th, sharing it on Twitter along with the caption: “I am proud of Manitoba’s law enforcement officials and have full confidence in them to protect our communities. The proposal from the federal government to use the Emergencies Act is not helpful to the situation at the Emerson Border.”

Surprisingly, even Quebec Premier Francois Legault, who has been much more strict on COVID restrictions and vaccine mandates than other premiers across the country, is taking a strong stance against Trudeau’s power grab.

“We don’t want it in Quebec territory,” Legault said, referring to the Emergencies Act.

Other premiers were expected to follow suit, and one did later in the day: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.

“This morning I told Prime Minister Trudeau that Alberta’s Government is opposed to the invocation of the federal Emergencies Act. We have all of the legal tools and operational resources required to maintain order. The Act would add no relevant additional powers or resources,” Kenney tweeted.

Rebel News, a Canadian news outlet that has been on the ground with the protesters since the beginning, writes:

“While the country waits with bated breath for potential military involvement and enforcement in Ottawa and elsewhere, some convoy supporters are now likely breathing a small sign of relief that their premiers do not support this federal overreach upon citizens.”

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