On Monday night, the Canadian Parliament voted 185-151 to uphold Prime Minister Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act.
The emergency powers will now remain in effect for at least the next 3 weeks, if not more, as Trudeau attempts to hunt down trucker convoy participants who escaped his grasp during this weekend’s brutal crackdowns.
Monday’s party-line vote saw every member of the New Democrat Party (NDP) and the Liberal Party band together to uphold Trudeau’s unprecedented use of the act, beating out Conservatives and Bloc Quebec, who all opposed.
Immediately after the tally was announced, Conservative Leader Candace Bergen asked to issue a motion for Parliament to reconvene and look again at repealing the Emergencies Act, but she was quickly interrupted by House Leader Mark Holland, who tried to shut her down and quickly adjourn the session. …