For the first time in Canadian history, the Emergencies Act was invoked on February 14, 2022. In an unprecedented maneuver, Canada’s federal government granted itself with nearly limitless powers to quash peaceful protests and sociopolitical dissent by freezing the bank accounts and seizing the assets of people who don’t agree with its political modus operandi.
The aim is to end the civil rights movement led by the Canadian truckers’ Freedom Convoy. The movement began as a response to a federal vaccine mandate on the Canadian trucking industry which took effect on January 15, 2022. Since then, it has grown into an international movement for human rights and liberties, with freedom convoys converging at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, and in Brussels, Belgium – the seat of the European Union.