In an unprecedented move, the Canadian government has invoked the Emergency Measures Act to address PEACEFUL Canadians that are exercising their constitutional rights to protest and peaceful assembly at Parliament in Ottawa.
I had the opportunity to personally attend the rally and can vouch first hand that the assembly is peaceful, loving, filled with joy and fellowship. Canadians danced in the street, children played on bouncy castles and enjoyed daily road hockey. Protestors busied themselves shovelling streets and sidewalks and ensuring that everyone was fed. Perfect strangers acted like long time friends and “high five’s” from passers by on the street were the norm and spontaneous choruses of our national anthem filled the streets. Monuments were covered with flowers and small thoughtful gifts. Tents were set up that either offered food or shelter from the elements and everything was open to everyone.
I also had the opportunity to speak to several truckers who were prepared to stay as long as needed to protect the rights of Canadians. Without exception, the truckers were friendly and welcoming. They worked cooperatively to ensure that everyone had their needs met.
My trip to Ottawa to attend the rally was one I will remember for my lifetime. I have never felt such incredible energy and love.
For the sake of archiving, following are media reports of the invocation of the Emergency Measures Act. It must be noted that while the Act takes effect immediately, within 7 sitting days it must also pass by vote in both Parliament AND the Senate. As of today’s writing (Feb 18, 2022), Parliament and Senate have been shut down for today because they felt that the police action underway right now against peaceful Canadians at Parliament was a danger to them. Both votes are currently scheduled for Monday, February 21, 2022.
As always, these media reports are archived in our library.