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Trudeau Blinks, Revokes Emergencies Act

February 2022

I’d like to ask all my Liberal friends, or for that matter, all Canadian Liberal supporters a question: how can you continue to support Justin Trudeau in the wake of his cancellation of the Emergencies Act, barely 48 hours after it was passed by Parliament?

The same question should also go out to supporters of Jagmeet Singh and the NDP, with whose support Trudeau was able to pass the Act.

Trudeau and his minions kept insisting during the five days of debate in the Commons that it was necessary, despite all the protests and blockades that caused Trudeau to insist that Act needed to be invoked, had all been resolved, ironically enough, without the powers that the Act gave authorities. Now two days later, after some Independent (but still actually Liberal) Senators, including Senator Pierre Dalphond, a former Quebec Superior Court Judge, pushed back and stated they would not pass the legislation, Trudeau has backtracked and abandoned his cynical power grab.

How many of you Liberal supporters out there used to call former Prime Minister Stephen Harper a dictator? How many of you applauded Trudeau when he quipped in that famous video where he professes his admiration of Chinese dictators, that Harper could only dream of having the dictatorial powers held by the Chinese Communist Party?

How would any of you felt if it was Harper who invoked the Emergencies Act under the same justification, or more correctly, lack of justification, that Trudeau did? How would you feel if it was Stephen Harper who was using these powers to target those who donated to the entities funding the environmentalist groups protesting Canada’s energy industry, including the pipelines that carry natural gas and oil? Be honest!

The cause you support today is the cause that is targeted tomorrow. We should all be horrified that Trudeau attempted this unnecessary power grab.

Sources: Okanagan MP glad to see Emergencies Act revoked, says extraordinary powers weren’t needed – Okanagan | Globalnews.ca, Federal government invokes Emergencies Act for first time ever in response to protests, blockades | CBC News, ‘No wonder we continue down this path’: Conservative, CSG Senate leaders say use of Emergencies Act stoked division – The Hill Times, Senate growing frustrated by pressure to rubber stamp Emergencies Act | National Post, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Rights Groups Say Standard Not Met to Invoke Emergencies Act (theepochtimes.com).

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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