It looks like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just blinked big time in his fight with the Freedom Convoy over COVID mandates.
Trudeau is now backing down and has revoked the Emergencies Act that he called on Feb. 14, and that he just asked the House of Commons to pass on Monday. As we reported earlier, he needed approval from the nation’s Senate and it looked like a lot of the senators had big questions about passing it. I’m thinking it means that he got tipped that he wasn’t going to get it past the Senate, so it was better to revoke it rather than be embarrassed when they shot it down.
As we also noted , he was getting a lot of criticism from around the world, such as from the Romanian member of the European Parliament Cristian Terhes who called him a “tyrant,” and compared him to a Communist dictator.
Trudeau’s polls had also gone straight into the toilet. A poll from four days ago found more Canadians opposed the Act than were for it, and the Conservatives have gained 10 points in polling because they have been against it and for the rights of the protesters.
The Emergencies Act measure included things like freezing people’s bank accounts for the ‘crime’ of donating 20 dollars to the Freedom Convoy, and conscripting tow truck drivers, forcing them to work for the government to clear out the protesters in Ottawa.
BREAKING: Justin Trudeau revokes the Emergencies Act pic.twitter.com/Pzm2cDgwhF
— True North (@TrueNorthCentre) February 23, 2022
Trudeau now said that he no longer thought it was necessary because the standing Ottawa protests have largely been cleared out. But the standing protests had been largely cleared out on Monday, when he was pushing the measure to be passed in the House. “We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are now sufficient to keep people safe,” Trudeau said during a press conference.
As this is breaking news, RedState will provide updates as they become available.
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