‘No longer an emergency’: Trudeau revokes controversial Emergencies Act

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday he is revoking the extraordinary emergency powers police were given to break up demonstrations and end border blockades triggered by government-sanctioned COVID-19 restrictions.

“The situation is no longer an emergency, therefore the federal government will be ending the use of the Emergencies Act,” Trudeau said in a televised news conference. “We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are sufficient to keep people safe.”

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