Justin Trudeau says lockdowns 'lifted' but state of emergency 'not over'

The day after a tense weekend during which police regained control of Ottawa, Justin Trudeau spoke about the situation in the Canadian capital.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday, February 21, that the state of emergency was not “It’s not over, even though lockdowns have been lifted across the country and borders are now open, although things look like they’re doing well in Ottawa”He said at a press conference.

The prime minister also defended his choice, which was strongly criticized by the opposition, by activating an exceptional law, the Emergency Procedures Law, a week ago to end the obstacles. “illegal” Canada’s final weeks, which parliamentarians must vote on Monday night. “Invoking the Emergency Measures Act was necessary”he said, adding that he had “Real fears for the coming days”.

This provision is used for the second time in peacetime in Canada, and this provision allows the Federal Government to use it “Extraordinary measures” At a time ‘national crisis’.

Canadian parliamentarians have been debating the use of this measure since Thursday in the House of Commons (the House of Representatives), which was exceptionally suspended on Friday due to the extensive police operation to liberate the streets of downtown the capital. The latter has been paralyzed since the end of January by truck drivers and protesters opposing the health policy of Justin Trudeau’s government.

Confident in the fact that the motion on the law “will be approved”Calling all members of the European Parliament “Take Action Against Unlawful Blockades and Defend the Public Safety for Canadian Freedom”.


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