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Canadian Convoy Protest: Judge Rules Ottawa’s Use of Emergency Powers ‘Unjustified’ | HNGN [Video]

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A Canadian judge ruled that Ottawa’s use of emergency powers during truckers’ convoy protests was “unjustified.”

The demonstrations were held in 2022 and were in protest of the local government’s COVID-19 restrictions. At the time, thousands of protesters clogged the streets of the capital of Ottawa and besieged Parliament Hill.

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(Photo : ANDREJ IVANOV / AFP) (ANDREJ IVANOV/AFP via Getty Images)A Canadian judge ruled that Ottawa’s invocation of the Emergencies Act in 2022 to quell the convoy protests was “unjustified” as there was no national emergency or threat.

They stood against the country’s vaccine mandates for truckers and other precautions while also slamming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government. The Emergencies Act allowed officials to declare certain areas as no-go zones.

It also gave law enforcement personnel the authority to freeze truckers’ personal and corporate bank accounts as well as compel tow truck companies to haul away vehicles that joined …

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