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RCMP Says Emergencies Act Was Not Needed to Clear Border Blockades

The RCMP commissioner says that no powers granted by the invoking of the Emergencies Act were used to clear the border blockades in February.
“In RCMP jurisdiction, we successfully used a measured approach and existing legislation to resolve border blockades,” Commissioner Brenda Lucki told the special joint committee of parliamentarians reviewing the declaration of emergency on May 10.
After truckers from the Freedom Convoy arrived in Ottawa on Jan. 29 to demand the lifting of COVID-19 mandates and restrictions, solidarity border blockades started appearing across the country in B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act for the first time on Feb. 14 to remove the protests and blockades, citing the economic harm they were inflicting on the country.

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