Canada’s Parliament backs government’s decision to impose emergency powers to deal with weeks-long protest blockades against Covid restrictions.

Written by on February 22, 2022

Canada’s Parliament has backed the government’s decision to impose emergency powers to deal with weeks-long protest blockades against Covid restrictions.

According to reports, the motion passed with 185 votes to 151 on Monday, with the support of the Liberals and the left-leaning NDP.

Over the weekend, police cleared the final protest site in Ottawa on streets around Parliament Hill.

According to reports, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act early last week.

Earlier on Monday, the Liberal prime minister defended the continued use of the temporary emergency measures, saying that the situation across the country is still fragile and they are needed to prevent new blockades.

 

Ameen J. Kantyok


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