Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada recently invoked the “Emergencies Act”, voted into law by Parliament in years past for national emergencies. It was invoked in response to continuing trucker protests (against vaccine mandates) and blockades in the city of Ottawa and certain Canada-US border crossings. Included are orders that certain financial service providers cease the provision of certain services that the Government believes are facilitating the blockades. This includes freezing bank accounts of persons related to the protest. This allows the Canadian government to bypass due process in penalizing protesters for alleged illegal acts and even extends to crowdfunding platforms. The Canadian government has made it clear that persons of a particular political persuasion that Trudeau does not favor, i e. Trump supporters, would come under particular scrutiny.
Mr. Trudeau has essentially criminalized a protest movement, deputizing financial institutions, to find and freeze personal accounts of blockaders and anyone who helps them. This is a clear abuse of power without due process of law. In 2020 Trudeau urged dialogue with pipeline blockaders and later joined in with the Black Lives Matter protests in violation of Covid rules, taking a knee in front of them even as they shut down Canadian cities with their protests. However, with the truckers, the Prime Minister refuses to meet or compromise even as province after province ends Covid restrictions.
These “emergency” laws are similar to Germany’s Enabling Acts of 1933. Established by Adolph Hitler soon after he gained power they allowed Hitler to issue laws without the consent of Germany’s parliament, laying the foundation for the complete Nazification of German society. It became the cornerstone of Hitler’s dictatorial powers and was the start that led to the Holocaust against the Jewish people. The Enabling Act allowed Hitler to bypass the system of checks and balances in the government and the prior Constitutional law that mandated certain individual rights that he could now override unilaterally.
We live in perilous times with the forces of Fascism raising their ugly head around the world. Trudeau could have simply enabled the police to arrest those that were breaking laws and in fact this is currently being done with order being restored thru due process. However, governments like Canada have no problem supporting violent liberal groups while using any pretext to persecute more conservative groups by extralegal means. If you are a supporter of Trump you can look for persecution in the future by these Fascist types unless they can be removed from office. For Christians, we look to God as our source of protection, but our world needs much prayer to remove from power these wicked people.