What Actions Can the Government of Canada Take Against Truck Drivers After Invoking Emergencies Act

Protestos na região do Parlamento canadense na capital, Ottawa: manifestantes pedem revogação dos passaportes vacinais no país

Protests in the Canadian Parliament region in the capital, Ottawa: protesters call for the revocation of vaccination passports in the country

    On Monday (14), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act to end protests against health restrictions in the country (especially vaccine passports), such as those of truck drivers that have blocked traffic at border crossings with the United States and occupied public spaces in the capital, Ottawa.

    The Emergency Law, which was invoked for the first time since it was published, in 1988 , may apply when an “urgent and critical situation” cannot be resolved under any other Canadian law and is “seriously endangers the life, health or safety of Canadians and is of such proportion or nature that it exceeds the limit of a province’s capacity or authority to deal with it.”

    It is not yet known when these measures will be put into practice, because the declaration of emergency needs to be confirmed by the Canadian Parliament, but on Monday the government already indicated the paths it intends to follow.

    According to the BBC, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said banks will be able to block accounts of anyone linked to the protests without the need for a court order.

    In a statement released on Monday, the Canadian government said it could “authorize or direct specific financial institutions to provide essential services to alleviate the impact of lockdowns, including regulating and prohibiting the use of property to finance or support lockdowns.”


    Freeland also mentioned that the vehicle insurance of anyone involved with the demonstrations could also be suspended and that regulations on financing of terrorism in Canada will be expanded to cover cryptocurrencies and platform but crowdfunding.

    In Monday’s statement, the government Canadian pointed out that the emergency of public order, which will give the Trudeau administration extraordinary powers by 02 days if confirmed by Parliament, gives you authority to apply other temporary measures:

      regulate and prohibit public meetings, including lockdowns, except legal advocacy events, protests and manifestations of dissent;

    regulate use of specified property, including goods used in locks;

    designate and protect locations where lockdowns should be prohibited (e.g. borders, border posts and other critical infrastructure);

  • guide specified people to provide essential services to alleviate the impacts of bl Holes in Canada’s economy;
  • authorization to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to enforce municipal and provincial laws through incorporation by reference;

  • imposition of fines or imprisonment for violation of any of the measures declared within the scope of the public order emergency.
  • In messages on Twitter, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association criticized the Canadian government’s invocation of the Emergency Act. “The federal government has not reached the threshold required to invoke the Emergencies Act. This law sets the bar high and clear for good reason: the law allows the government to bypass ordinary democratic processes. This standard was not met”, he claimed.

    “The emergency legislation should not be trivialized. This threatens our democracy and our civil liberties,” he added.