Trudeau Revokes Emergency Act: faces criticism
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has revoked the emergency act deployed in the state of Ottawa. He says the act can now be revoked as the situation has calmed down and the situation is under control.
“We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are now sufficient to keep people safe,” said Trudeau in a press release.
For the first time, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act last week, saying that police needed additional aid to terminate protests against COVID-19 restrictions in downtown Ottawa for weeks. The protests spread to key Canada-U.S. crossing points.
Trudeau announced on Wednesday evening that the threat is still there, but the situation has improved than before.