Source: Rachel Gilmore Global New, February 17, 2022
The Emergencies Act can be used in different ways depending on the kind of emergency it’s trying to address.
The federal government is giving itself never-before-used emergency powers in order to quash the ongoing blockades in Ottawa and elsewhere, and some Canadians have been left scratching their heads about the impact it will have on their lives.
Meanwhile, police are already notifying demonstrators in the downtown core that the new order will affect their blockade. In a pamphlet wedged into truck doorways and slapped under windshield wipers, police warned the blockaders that they “must leave the area now.”