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Trudeau Government Enforces Emergencies Act for the First Time in Canadian History

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet has invoked the Emergencies Act in the face of continuing trucker protests against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the country.

According to CBC News, the Act, which was passed in 1988 replacing the War Measures Act, has never been invoked and will afford the federal government the power to "take special temporary measures that may not be appropriate in normal times" in order to control an "urgent and critical situation."

This comes as law enforcement authorities failed to control the crowds of protestors, particularly in the nation’s capital of Ottawa, as they decried the recent vaccine mandates that require truck drivers to get the COVID-19 jab before continuing to transport goods across the U.S.-Canada border.

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