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Was the Emergencies Act required to end the Ottawa occupation?
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Posted on November 7, 2022
Was the Emergencies Act required?
The Emergencies Act Inquiry, which probes whether the federal government was able to utilize such powers to bring the Ottawa occupation to an end, has been running for about three weeks now with plenty more testimony to come.
From this vantage point the one thing that is very clear is that no level of government was competent in ending the occupation until the Act was finally implemented. A municipal government that was led by a questionable police force, a provincial government that sat on its hands and continues to do so. And a federal government with a front row view of the occupation that paralyzed the city for more than three weeks.
Through it all, the residents of Ottawa were tormented by the hundreds of truckers and thousands of protesters who initially came to demonstrate against vaccine mandates.
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I voted: YesFrom my perspective, the Ottawa Police service was unprepared and the province and RCMP did not have a coordinated team approach before this occupation. So, yes, in this one instance I believe the Emergencies Act was necessary. Now that the cracks are revealed, hopefully a special plan will be worked out for future events in Ottawa and other border crossings to ensure a line of command will be established to never use the Act again.
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I voted: NoThe use of the Emergency Act was the worst thing I have witnessed in my 60 years of life, I am not a proud Canadian at this time, Instead of hiding and vacationing, The PM could have faced the people instead he pulled the crime of the century by attacking the citizens.
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I voted: No#JustinTrudeauMustGo #Libranos
Even though the 'paid off' mainstream media did their very best to portray it as otherwise, the trucker convoy was a peaceful protest. The only violence that occured during the entire event was that done by the thugs... uhm I mean, the police.. Just doing their jobs of course, following orders from the PMO. Democracy is dead in Canada, slain by Justin Trudeau and his NDP lapdog coalition. The government proves yet again that it cannot be trusted.
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