Justin Trudeau invokes Emergencies Act to deny banking services to protesters

Protesters threatened with prison

Justin Trudeau has invoked the Emergencies Act. Trudeau says the government will mobilize more law enforcement resources to arrest members of the truck convoy and tow their trucks away. People deemed to be involved in illegal protests will be denied banking services.

Trudeau also claimed that people who have been negatively affected by the protests financially could apply for government assistance.

The Emergencies Act was passed in 1988, but has never been invoked before. Ironically the “Law to Remedy the Distress of People and Reich,” which made Adolf Hitler a dictator in 1933, has long been referred to as “The Emergency Powers Act” in the English speaking world.