Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau argued on Monday that he needs the powers given under the Emergencies Act despite already removing the Freedom Convoy protesters and no active protests taking place.
“This state of emergency is not over. There continue to be real concerns about the coming days,” Trudeau said on Monday.
“People [are] out there indicating that they are ready to blockade, to continue their illegal occupations to disrupt Canadians’ lives. We feel that this measure needs to remain in place,” he added.
He’s got it, he’ll never let it go.
Canada: Justin Trudeau Insists on Emergency Powers Despite No Active Protests https://t.co/HDeFERopdX
— Elizabeth Howe (@howe887) February 21, 2022
Trudeau amazingly accused the Freedom Convoy protesters of harassment, holding a city hostage, and depriving people of their jobs, all things he is doing with his pandemic restrictions.
“You can’t harass your fellow citizens who disagree with you. You can’t hold a city hostage. You can’t block a critical trade corridor and deprive people of their jobs,” he said during the press conference.
The latest words show a leader on the edge who has lost the respect of the people he leads. He has also lost the respect of many others worldwide who now see Trudeau as someone who is taking away the voice of the people.