Canada's parliament approves Trudeau's emergency powers
"OTTAWA, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Canada's parliament on Monday backed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to invoke rarely-used emergency powers to end pandemic-related protests that have blocked streets in the capital Ottawa for more than three weeks.
The Emergencies Act was approved in parliament by 185 to 151, with the minority Liberal government getting support from left-leaning New Democrats.
The special measures, announced by Trudeau a week ago, have been deemed unnecessary and an abuse of power by some opposition politicians...
Earlier on Monday, Trudeau told reporters his government still needed temporary emergency powers citing "real concerns" about threats in the days ahead. "This state of emergency is not over. There continue to be real concerns about the coming days," Trudeau said."
I'm happy not to be a Canadian.
Can you effin imagine what would have happened, in 020, had Trump had declared our version of martial law in Portland or effin Minneapolis!!!!!?
Americans of every political stripe would have gone bonkers.
I believe that even most Big Brother Blue MAGA progressives here have their consciousness raised by the very existence of the Bill of Rights.
I do wonder what "meagain" from the old forum would be saying about this.
Also, my guess is that most on this board support Trudeau. But, would have gone bonkers if Trump had done the equivalent.