The Canadian government has made vaccination mandatory. Truck drivers are protesting against this decision of the government. This forced Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to declare a state of emergency to crack down on protesters. At the same time, he said that the bank accounts of the protesters would also be frozen. The Emergency Act came into force in Canada for the first time in 50 years.
Citing the country’s economy and public safety, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau imposed emergency in Canada.
Trudeau said the measures taken by the government would be time-limited, appropriate and proportionate in scope. The military will not be deployed during the emergency, but officers will be given more powers to arrest protesters and seize their trucks, as well as ban funding of protests. Banks will be able to freeze the personal accounts of the protesters without the order of the court.
The government will get more powers from the emergency,
PM Trudeau said it is to keep Canadians safe, protect people’s jobs. He said police would be given more tools to imprison or fine protesters and protect critical infrastructure. Trudeau said the law would be implemented temporarily and in a highly specific manner. He said the emergency would empower the federal government to take “special temporary measures” for the next 30 days.
Police will get more freedom of action.
Vehicle insurance will also be suspended,
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said, adding that banks will be able to freeze the personal accounts of anyone linked to the protest without the need for a court order. He said that the vehicle insurance of any person involved in the protest could also be suspended.
In fact, in view of the increasing threat of Kovid
19, the Canadian government has ordered that it will be mandatory for truck drivers on the US-Canada border to get the corona virus vaccine, only then they will be able to cross the border and enter Canada. Canadian truck drivers are opposing this mandate, after which thousands of truck drivers have started a protest named ‘Freedom Convoy’.
Truck drivers continue to protest against the necessity of the vaccine.
Demonstration started from 29 January
Angry truck drivers crossing the US-Canadian border sparked protests that turned into widespread protests against COVID-19 health restrictions and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. The protesters had reached the capital on 29 January to protest against the government’s mandatory vaccination. They parked their trucks in the middle of the city streets and built tents and makeshift shelters. This caused panic among city officials and frustration among residents, leading to chaos in the capital.