Canada: Trudeau abandons the state of emergency over Covid protests
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday revoked emergency powers used to dislodge weeks-long trucker-led protests in Ottawa and blockades of border crossings to the United States, as he declared the crisis over.
“Today, we’re ready to confirm that the situation is no longer an emergency,” the prime minister told a news conference. “Therefore, the federal government will be ending the use of the emergencies act.”
The emergency powers were used to arrest protestors, freeze their bank accounts and confiscate their trucks.
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** This post was originally published on February 24, 2022 **