Each new explanation for invoking authoritarian powers is weaker than the last.
From the beginning, the Trudeau government lacked justification for imposing the Emergencies Act.
The blockade at the Ambassador Bridge was cleared using existing government authority, and events in Ottawa never turned violent.
The powers already available to various federal, provincial, and municipal departments was more than enough to manage both illegal activity and the legal peaceful protests that took place.
But that truth didn’t serve the interests of the Liberal government.
Angered that Canadians ‘dared’ to push back, and desperate to keep the populace in a state of fear to enable a further expansion of government power, the Trudeau government decided to break with precedent and invoke the Emergencies Act for the first time in Canada’s history.
Use of Emergencies Act looks worse and worse
As mentioned above, the use of the Emergencies Act looked terrible from the beginning.
Amazingly however, it’s looking even worse over time.
Despite the inquiry into the use of the Act lacking credibility due to the Liberals focusing it on the protestors and appointing a judge who previously worked as a Liberal aide and contributed to the Liberal Party, the Liberals are still unable to get their story straight.
In the most egregious example, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino repeated the completely false claim that convoy participants set fires:
“.@GlenMotz calls out @marcomendicino for attempting to mislead a parliamentary committee by spreading fake news!”
— Sarah Fischer (@SarahFischer__) April 26, 2022
It can’t be emphasized enough that Marco Mendicino is flat out lying here.
He is attempting to claim that Freedom Convoy participants were involved in setting fires, despite the police having made clear that wasn’t the case.
Even CBC had to admit this:
“A second man has been charged after an attempted arson in a downtown Ottawa apartment building during the so-called Freedom Convoy, but police again say they haven’t uncovered anything linking the accused with the protest.”
And speaking of CBC, it turns out the Liberals were relying on CBC stories to ‘justify’ the use of the Emergencies Act, despite some of those stories being retracted:
“Attorney General David Lametti confirms that the government referred to CBC articles to justify its use of the Emergencies Act.
The CBC publicly retracted a news story about the convoy that erroneously claimed that support for the protests had largely come from foreigners.”
Attorney General David Lametti confirms that the government referred to CBC articles to justify its use of the Emergencies Act.
The CBC publicly retracted a news story about the convoy that erroneously claimed that support for the protests had largely come from foreigners. pic.twitter.com/xPDge6i2B0
— True North (@TrueNorthCentre) April 27, 2022
This seems very much like ‘information-laundering’.
Since CBC is government controlled, there is a high likelihood the government ‘hinted’ to CBC what they wanted them to report, the cited those ‘reports’ to justify what they already wanted to do.
The truth is against the Trudeau government
When you have the truth on your side, you don’t need to keep coming up with a bunch of new and easily-discredited ‘justifications’ for your actions.
Unfortunately for the Trudeau government, the truth is against them.
Hence, they flail around attempting to explain why they were so eager to take away the rights and freedoms of Canadians and use authoritarian state power to try and quash dissent.
The Trudeau government continues to reveal themselves as being deeply opposed to the rights and freedoms of the Canadian People, and no amount of dishonest spin can change that.
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