Trudeau says he invoked Emergencies Act to protect a grandmother
On the final day of the Public Order Emergency Commission, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unironically said he invoked the Emergencies Act to prevent a grandmother from being run over by a truck — apparently forgetting that mounted police acting under powers granted by the act trampled an elderly lady. 

TCS Wire

November 25, 2022

On the final day of the Public Order Emergency Commission, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unironically said he invoked the Emergencies Act to prevent a grandmother from being run over by a truck — apparently forgetting that mounted police acting under powers granted by the act trampled an elderly lady. 

Trudeau says he invoked Emergencies Act to protect a grandmother
Trudeau says he invoked Emergencies Act to protect a grandmother.

“How would I explain it to the family of a police officer that was killed, or a grandmother who got run over trying to stop a truck, or a protestor who was killed if I hadn’t used the tools?” Trudeau asked.

“If one of the protestors — if one of the occupiers had been killed in a violent clash with someone else? Getting the situation under control and protecting the safety of all Canadians is a priority,” he said.

A murmur was heard in the crowd immediately after Trudeau responded. His Emergencies Act infamously resulted in a grandmother being trampled by a police officer on a horse.

The lawyer asked Trudeau whether he thinks invocation of the Emergencies Act would set a precedent for future prime ministers to invoke the act without proper justification.

“Do you worry about the precedent this sets, that by doing this, you’ve unleashed the Kraken?” the Commission lawyer asked.

Trudeau said he has faith in Canadians and institutions that this wouldn’t happen. 

The Commission is investigating whether the Freedom Convoy protest met the threshold to invoke the Emergencies Act. 

The CSIS definition of national emergency was not met according to official records, but CSIS director David Vigneault said that he told Trudeau he supported the use of the act. 

On Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland claimed she froze the bank accounts of ordinary Canadians opposed to draconian Liberal government COVID-19 mandates to avoid “blood on the face of a child.” 

Share this story

Help Keep your News Free

Share this story

It's crucial we stay in touch

Big Tech wants to censor us, that’s why you need to stay in touch.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE THESE...

Trending News

The federally-funded Toronto Star, which once wrote “let them die” referring to unvaccinated people, published an article claiming Canadians haven’t lost any freedom.

Alexa Posa

June 21, 2024

Trending News

A new Ipsos poll found that the majority of Canadians want Trudeau to step down before the next election, but Trudeau is totally indifferent.

TCS Wire

June 19, 2024

Trending News

In an interview, Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly said, “Listen, when I hear these loaded words, I feel that it’s really hurting our democracy. Because fundamentally, foreign interference is a real thing.”

TCS Wire

June 18, 2024

Trending News

Trudeau said he’s not worried about Canadians hating him before the next election because people aren’t really in decision mode yet.

TCS Wire

June 18, 2024

Trending News

Trudeau announced he’s sending another $52.4 million to Ukraine but is holding off on sending CAF members.

TCS Wire

June 17, 2024

Trending News

According to Abacus polling data, 26% of Canadians now list immigration as one of their top three issues.

TCS Wire

June 17, 2024

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.