Apparently, Justin Trudeau is in a competition with Joe Biden to see who can be the most authoritarian.
After all, the Biden administration launched the first assault on conservatives by blasting parents who dare to question a primarily CRT and transgender curriculum as “domestic terrorists.”
Trudeau, however, has upped the ante by declaring a national state of emergency across Canada, the first time in history such an order has been proclaimed.
For reference, such a declaration would have been appropriate in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on par with 9/11/01.
However, peaceful protestors in 2022 are apparently just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, to authoritarians.
Needless to say, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association is not impressed.
“The federal government has not met the threshold necessary to invoke the Emergencies Act. This law creates a high and clear standard for good reason: the Act allows government to bypass ordinary democratic processes. This standard has not been met,” the association remarked coolly on Twitter.
“This standard has not been met.” One could certainly say that again, especially since Trudeau himself is violating Canada’s own Charter of Rights through his absurd, China-like tactics, like potentially calling in the military to deal with protestors.
While China’s influence on Canada has been abundantly clear for decades now, Trudeau doesn’t need to be that eager to please his ultimate paymasters.
The association also didn’t stop with the standards remarks; it went on to basically educate Trudeau about things he should have known about long before assuming “leadership” of Canada.
“The Emergencies Act can only be invoked when a situation ‘seriously threatens the ability of the Government of Canada to preserve the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada’ & when the situation ‘cannot be effectively dealt with under any other law of Canada.’”
Well, Trudeau has plenty of other ways to “deal with” protests.
For instance, he could try actually speaking to the truckers.
Oh wait, that involves him actually speaking to the people he represents … Can’t have that.
Often to convenient COVID quarantine he goes! Except he apparently can’t quarantine forever; at some point, he needs to actually deal with the mess that he’s created.
“Governments regularly deal with difficult situations, and do so using powers granted to them by democratically elected representatives. Emergency legislation should not be normalized. It threatens our democracy and our civil liberties. #cdnpoli,” the association concluded on Twitter.
One thing is for sure: The more authoritarian Trudeau gets, the less he is going to help his particular cause, as noted by more than one trucker who has doubled down in the face of Trudeau’s authoritarianism.
Edward Martyrosya, for instance, was rather blunt about the Trudeau impact:
“The more they are trying to put us to the corner, the more we are willing to stand our ground.”
“I think it’s wonderful,” trucker Csaba Vizi chimed in. “I’ll tell you why: because even more Canadians who have been looking at the whole thing passively from their home, their couch … they might want to wake up and stand up with us.”
Double amen! After all, when the trucks receded, protestors stepped in to fill their place.
“[Trudaeu] just gained more freedom fighters,” Vizi added.
May those freedom fighters continue to grow …
Author: Ofelia Thornton