Trudeau defends invoking Emergencies Act as debate

2022-04-05
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended invoking the controversial Emergencies Actwith preassigned seating can operate with a limit of 2,500 people, saying it was?“for the good of all Canadians,” as the House of Commons kicked off what’s expected to be a raucous debate Thursday morning over his government’s decision to trigger the rare legislationThe pandemic fatigue right now is so strong,.

The Liberal government?formally tabled its declaration of an emergency?in the House of Commons Wednesday night.

The move gives the governmentThe over-55 age bracket will be eligible fo?new powers to address anti-mandate protesters tying Ottawa and other parts of the country in knots —?including the authority to ban?travel to certain zones and prohibit?people from bringing minors to unlawful assemblies.

The prime minister said his government invoked the law because blockades threaten Canada’s economy and the situation could not be dealt with under any other law in Canada.

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