The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau will inform the Prime Ministers of the Canadian provinces of his intention to activate the special powers of the federal government in order to put an end to the protests that blocked some border crossings with the United States and paralyzed parts of Ottawa, the capital of Canada.
According to CBS News, citing unnamed sources, Prime Minister Trudeau said he planned to invoke the Emergency Law, a rarely used legal option that allows the federal government to introduce special temporary security measures in the provinces in which emergencies was part of the state.
That power has once been exercised by Trudeau’s father, Pierre Trudeau, a former prime minister, during the so-called “October crisis” of 1970. This provision was activated twice during the two world wars as a legal act for military measures.
The Prime Minister of Ontario, Doug Ford, announced today that the most populous Canadian province will repeal the regulation of mandatory possession of vaccination certificate against Covid-19 in two weeks, but not because of the protests that blocked the border and paralyzed Ottawa, but because “it is safe “.
In Canada, meanwhile, there has been an increase in the number of Omicron strains of the coronavirus.