How far will Justin Trudeau go?
Trudeau called an emergency meeting with the provincial Premieres in Canada for January 10, 2022. What could be on the agenda and when will the public be informed?
COVID Variants Timeline
January 2020 – ALPHA Variant
March 2020 – State of Emergency declared across Canada
July 2020 – BETA Variant
March 2021 – GAMMA Variant
July 2021 – DELTA Variant
November 2021 – OMICRON Variant
January 2022 – IHU Variant (with 46 mutations) detected in France
Talk of Mandatory Vaccines – January, 2022
Tara Henley – Speaks Out After Leaving BC
The unvaccinated are being scapegoated: a person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place.
Scapegoats – Looking Back
“Back in October of 1970, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, father of a PM yet to be born, defiantly invoked the War Measures Act to deal with Canada’s first brush with contemporary terrorism.” https://torontosun.com/2017/02/04/pierre-trudeau-just-watch-me
How far would he go? “Just watch me,” said Pierre Trudeau.
“Pierre Trudeau took a lot of heat from the civil libertarians and liberals of the day, who accused him of using a heavy hammer in the War Measures Act that affected and restricted all Canadians, just to bring down a small but violent gang of separatists primarily hunkered down in Montreal.”
COVID-19: Can they do that? The Emergencies Act
The following information is quoted in part from: https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/articles/covid-19-can-they-do-part-ii-emergencies-act:
- The Emergencies Act empowers the federal Cabinet to proclaim a “public welfare emergency” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Cabinet can only proclaim a “public welfare emergency” if other federal laws and the provinces’ combined efforts are inadequate to respond effectively to the crisis.
- If Cabinet proclaims a “public welfare emergency” in response to COVID-19, it would immediately enjoy sweeping powers under the Emergencies Act. Parliament would need to be recalled to confirm the proclamation.
- Cabinet’s exercise of its extraordinary powers under the Emergencies Act would be subject to limited judicial oversight.
Understanding the Emergencies Act
- In 1988, Parliament repealed the War Measures Act. In its place, it enacted the Emergencies Act.
- This legislation is the Government of Canada’s most powerful tool in confronting a national emergency, such as a pandemic.
- To date, however, the Emergencies Act has never been invoked.
- It has not yet been invoked in response to COVID-19, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and senior Cabinet ministers have confirmed that its use is under consideration.
- On the basis of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal Cabinet could proclaim a “public welfare emergency
To declare a “public welfare emergency”, the federal Cabinet must determine that:
- COVID-19 “may result in a danger to life or property, social disruption or a breakdown in the flow of essential goods, services or resources
- COVID-19 seriously endangers the lives, health or safety of Canadians and,
- is of such proportions or nature as to exceed the capacity or authority of a province to deal with it; and
- cannot be effectively dealt with under any other law of Canada (“national emergency”).
Growing Civil Unrest
Canada’s image as a peaceful subdued people is changing as more people attend the freedom rallies. As we enter the third year of the pandemic with continuing restrictions the people are growing stronger and bolder. Could Trudeau be worried?
Despite -37C degrees the crowd gathers outside City Hall:
City Hall, Calgary, AB
Where is this Headed?
When is it enough? From two weeks to flatten the curve to face masks on again off again and schools in rotating lockdowns where is the line? Frustration and anger are growing. Justin Trudeau would have the populate believe that the frustration and anger is coming from the vaccinated towards the unvaccinated. But is this true?
Not that long ago fully vaccinated meant received two injections. Now it means receiving the “full series”. In some parts of Canada this means receiving the fourth shot.
When Will We be Fully Vaccinated?
Dr. Brian Conway in this video, an infectious disease expert and medical director of the Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre, says it’s too early to say whether a fourth dose might be needed any time soon. Still, he said it’s likely that an annual booster shot will be necessary to strengthen the body’s immune response, something he anticipates will be seen in the fall to coincide with flu season.
When is Enough Enough?
With rising inflation, pandemic fatigue and growing unemployment where is the tipping point? We are used to waiting for instruction from the politicians but mistrust is growing and people are stressed. We have just entered into 2022. Where are we headed? Do we wait for Justin Trudeau to steer us or will people take over and decide the direction of Canada?