While it was clear and undisputed that the three week long protest was entirely peaceful, the Trudeau government felt that trucks parked on a few city streets near Parliament were a threat to national security. He felt it was a threat of such magnitude that he invoked the Emergencies Act to give himself the power to call in police from across the nation to disperse the protest using whatever force they felt necessary.
The aggressive police actions were effective and the protest dispersed. The trucks left on their own accord or were towed. Yet, days later, with no protest to be found, the Trudeau government still felt that the country was under such threat that the Emergencies Act was still needed and went to the required vote within the House. As expected, the alliance between the NDP and Liberal parties saw the Act passed with a vote of 185 – 151.
In a prior post we identified members of the Federal Government that are also members of the World Economic Forum. How many of those MP’s voted in favour of the Emergency Measures Act?
Justin Trudeau – Liberal – Yes
Chrystia Freeland – Liberal – Yes
Jagmeet Singh – NDP – Yes
Pierre Poilievre – Conservative – No
Terry Beech – Liberal – Yes
Marie-Claude Bibeau – Liberal – Yes
Randy Boissonneault – Liberal – Yes
Francois Philippe Champagne – Liberal – Yes
Michelle Rempel Garner – Conservative – No
Karina Gould – Liberal – Yes
Ahmed Hussen – Liberal – Yes
Dr. Helen Jaczek – Liberal – Yes
Melanie Joly – Liberal – Yes
Blake Richards – Conservative – No
Andrew Scheer – Conservative – No