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Bloc Québécois leader slams Trudeau’s use of Emergencies Act to deal with freedom protests

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be enlisted to enforce bylaws “where required,” according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is the latest voice to object to the Trudeau government’s use of the Emergencies Act to respond to the ongoing “Freedom Convoy” protests in Ottawa and elsewhere across the nation. 

“Let’s understand clearly that Quebec, Quebec government and us do not want this law to be implemented on the territory of Quebec. It is not legitimate, and it is useless,” he said Monday. 

Blanchet joined the premiers of Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Quebec in opposing Trudeau’s “temporary” measures. As with prior “temporary” measures, the Emergencies Act can be renewed indefinitely as long as Parliament supports it at every 30 day review.

As previously reported by B.C. Rise, Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act to respond to the protests.

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