Saturday, April 23, 2022

T is for Justin Trudeau invokes the Emergencies Act

This year's theme for my A-to-Z Blogging Challenge is Significant Events from 2021 and the first 3 months of 2022.

At the end of today's post is a teaser for Monday's U post.  Enjoy! 

On February 14, 2022, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history, to quell the nationwide protests and blockades in Canada against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions.

Truckers established an economic blockade in Ottawa and other cities, and on bridges connecting the US and Canada, halting trade.  The Emergencies Act allowed the government to shut down several crowdfunding sites and freeze bank accounts, so money could not flow to the protesters.

Here's a teaser for Monday's U post.  Remember, to avoid spoiling the answer for the next blog visitor, please comment on something related to the answer without giving the actual answer.


  1. And I always thought that Canadians were a more sober people. The rise of Populism is getting scary.

    Tomorrow: watching it reminds of a Jimmie Buffet album.

    1. That Jimmie Buffet album is reaching middle age!