Canada has set a new precedence in its history. The last time that a Prime Minster of Canada invoked emergency powers was in 1970. Like father like son! BUT the situation was somewhat different then, even with its several similarities. “But at least three other provincial leaders — from Quebec, Alberta and Saskatchewan — warned the prime minister against taking emergency action, some of them cautioning that such a move could inflame an already dangerous situation.”
The United States’ Congress passed a National Emergency Powers Act in 1976. “In 1976, Congress passed a law giving the chief executive the power to declare national emergencies. Many of them have wielded that authority before and since.”
Trudeau Invokes Never-Before-Used Emergency Power Against COVID Mandate Protesters
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the never-before-used Emergencies Act on Monday in response to the “Freedom Convoy” COVID-19 mandate protesters, who have vowed to keep the demonstration going until all pandemic-related restrictions are lifted.
“The federal government has invoked the Emergencies Act to supplement provincial and territorial capacity to address the blockades and occupations,” Trudeau said on Monday.
According to the CBC, sources said Trudeau informed officials throughout Canada of his decision Monday morning, prompting multiple premiers to condemn the move….
…In 1988, the Emergencies Act replaced the War Measures Act, which Trudeau’s father, then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, used in 1970 during the October Crisis when Quebec separatists kidnapped and killed Quebec cabinet minister Pierre Laporte….
Reports said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spoke with their Canadian counterparts and insisted the Canadian federal government shut down the peaceful protest.
In the United States, we have had a Bill of rights since 1791 when they were adopted to the Constitution as the first 10 amendments. “The Canadian Bill of Rights, passed in 1960, was the first federal human rights law in Canada. It guarantees many basic rights and freedoms, including the “right of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property” and the right not to be deprived of any of those rights except in accordance with “due process,” meaning basic procedural fairness.”
In the United States, each State has its own Constitution and the individual State’s Government is modeled after the federal Government’s, however, there is the 10th amendment to the Federal Constitution reserving all rights to the several states and the people respectively not granted to the Federal Government by the Constitution. [If we’re supposed to be one nation under God, what happened to the Ten Commandments?] “A republic, if you can keep it.” someone said a long time ago. It’s not much different in the provinces of Canada, but it is for the territories.
“The major difference between a Canadian province and a territory is that provinces receive their power and authority from the Constitution Act, 1867 (formerly called the British North America Act, 1867), whereas territorial governments are creatures of statute with powers delegated to them by the Parliament of Canada. The powers flowing from the Constitution Act are divided between the Government of Canada (the federal government) and the provincial governments to exercise exclusively. A change to the division of powers between the federal government and the provinces requires a constitutional amendment, whereas a similar change affecting the territories can be performed unilaterally by the Parliament of Canada or government.”
Canada has not had a Civil War. Yet! With the way things are going in the USA, we could have a second if the Federal Government keeps hacking away at the 10th amendment. [Like the 10th Commandment, “Thou shalt not covet.”] Some journalists have even projected one from a one-sided point of view. Personally, I think it the other way around. Either way, the red horse will instill violence between brothers. (Eze. 38:21-23)
Stay strong and keep the faith. Pray for a coming out of this global Babylon of chaos and confusion.