The Canadian people are becoming increasingly sympathetic to the Truckers views on the pandemic with every passing day and less impressed with Trudeau. He looks weak and out of step.
As a desperate face-saving maneuver — hypothetically (and pathetically) he could remove the mandates but disguise it with chest beating “action” — hoping he looks strong rather than defeated. That’s what Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario has just done. Ford announced he will end the mandates. So the Truckers won, but he will effectively punish them all the way home to make sure they don’t do it again, and it doesn’t look like they won. …
Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act after the FLQ terrorist group started kidnapping, murdering and putting bombs in mailboxes.
Justin Trudeau is invoking the same powers to deal with peaceful protests that he happens to hate.
But with polls shifting against him, especially among young progressive age groups, Trudeau is going to have to end mandates one way or another. And leaders all over the world are hoping he can Do It Fast, and without looking like the working class won. They’re all afraid their own deplorables will realize how powerful Truck Convoys are.
In mid January, as many as 67 per cent of Canadians wanted the government to impose further measures on the unvaccinated population, with nearly half (49 per cent) of the respondents blaming the unvaccinated. In another January poll, 37 per cent said it would be acceptable to deny the unvaccinated publicly-funded health care — and 27 per cent that it would be OK to go to put them in jail. How did it come to this?’
But now, “Two-thirds of Canadians believe it’s time to drop COVID-19 restrictions and begin living with the virus, according to a new poll.” And “56 per cent of Canadians say the unvaccinated should not be pressured into getting the shot.”
In an IPSOS poll, 46% now say the Truckers frustrations are legitimate and they are worthy of sympathy. Among the under 34 year olds that figure is an amazing 61%.
The ground was being pulled out from underneath Trudeau, and often by the younger demographic, his voters, who now see a faster way to get their freedom back than waiting for their fourth shot.
Ontario will stop up Vaccine Mandates on March 1 … Nothing to do with the Truckers. Just a coincidence:
Ford insisted the step is not a result of pressure from anti-vaccine mandate protesters.
“Today’s announcement is not because of what’s happening in Ottawa or Windsor, but despite it,” he said.
And to prove that Trucker-protests don’t have any effect on politicians, Ford declared a State of Emergency, and threatened to fine and jail people, and sieze their cars and licenses forever.
Ford: To those of you who are still there, there will be serious consequences,… Anyone who breaks the rules under the emergency order, such as by blocking up major travel areas like 400-series highways or international border crossings, may be subject to a fine of up to $100,000 and up to a year of jail time.
Let me be clear: If you choose to use your vehicle to create chaos, you will lose that vehicle, and your licence, plain and simple,” Ford said. And, according to the premier, these repercussions will be permanent.
So there. You’ll never work as a Truck driver ever again! As Ezra Levant points out, even murderers don’t lose their ability to earn a living “forever”.
I don’t recall BLM rioters ever being threatened with anything at all, and they caused $2 billion in property damage. But Justin Trudeau joined in their protests. I guess BLM were on the side of the bureaucratic ruling class.
Then, Trudeau went full Nazi, using the power of the state to crush his political opponents:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked emergency powers Monday to quell the protests by truck drivers and others who have paralyzed Ottawa and blocked border crossings in anger over the country’s COVID-19 restrictions.
In invoking Canada’s Emergencies Act, which gives the federal government broad powers to restore order, Trudeau ruled out using the military.
His government instead threatened to tow away vehicles to keep essential services running; freeze truckers’ personal and corporate bank accounts; and take further action to strike at their livelihoods and the sources of their financial support.
“Consider yourselves warned,” Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said. “If your truck is used in these blockades, your corporate accounts will be frozen. The insurance on your vehicle will be suspended. Send your rigs home.”
Freeland, who is also the finance minister, said the government will also target crowd-funding sites that are being used to support the blockades. …
Cadalin Valcea, a truck driver from Montreal protesting for more than two weeks, said he will move move only if forced: “We want only one thing: to finish with this lockdown and these restrictions.” …
At least three other provincial leaders — from Quebec, Alberta and Saskatchewan — warned the prime minister against taking emergency action, some of them cautioning that such a move could inflame an already dangerous situation.
You could just talk to the protestors Justin. And drop the immoral mandates — the vaccines don’t even work well, so why bother?
Canada is imposing martial law for a peaceful protest, designating them as terrorist, and there is no legal recourse available.
So I guess now we know why the Biden junta is designating opposition as domestic terrorism. Coming soon to the USA, probably under the patriot Act.
Tucker Carlson has an excellent commentary:
This is a defining moment in the history of Canada,; it is a history-defining moment in the history of the English-speaking West.
It’s not an emergency. It’s more like a dance party.
hat-tip Stephen Neil