Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to be concerned about democratic countries turning towards slightly more authoritarian leaders — or is it that the leaders of democratic countries are turning toward authoritarianism? We all just saw the Freedom Convoy protest play out in Ottawa. Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act, empowering banks to freeze assets without a court order, which was about keeping Canadian citizens safe. He said that any Parliamentarian who voted against extending the Emergencies Act was essentially saying they didn’t trust the government to make decisions.
Ottawa police told area travelers they’d have to explain themselves at one of 100 checkpoints that had been set up, and Ottawa’s interim police chief said the investigation into the trucker convoy would “go on for months to come.”
But yeah, Trudeau is seeing democracies slipping toward authoritarianism.
TRUDEAU: "we see a bit of a slippage in our democracies. Countries turning towards slightly more authoritarian leaders. Countries allowing increasing misinformation and disinformation to be shared on social media" pic.twitter.com/nnaMJdwHP1
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— steelcowboy (@travis553) March 5, 2022
— vinnycyberpunk (@vinnycyberpunk) March 5, 2022
— Brónagh Hayes (@BronaghHayes) March 5, 2022
🤣 is he serious? Did he look in the mirror recently?
— Rsq_Boss (@rsq_boss) March 5, 2022
— Super Happy Russian Bot 🇷🇺 (@happybutproud) March 5, 2022
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— SDE (@ShaneEl51447637) March 5, 2022
Wow. Thou doest protest too much.
— Desiderata (@Emily70Scott) March 5, 2022
The authoritarian warning about countries turning toward slightly more authoritarian leaders
— Brian Bickerstaff (@b_bickerstaff) March 5, 2022
We see government funding the CBC to provide their ideological viewpoints.
— Frank G. H. Jantzon (@Jantzon) March 5, 2022
Out of touch with reality or a liar. Probably both.
— Michael Fallon (@Dagdamor) March 5, 2022
A commie says what?
— D Sharpe 10 (@phillyd10) March 5, 2022
This is beautiful actually, he doesn’t even see the irony. Amazing.
— Ck (@CKatt83) March 5, 2022
— 👁 (@kirstengkwd) March 5, 2022
— 🔥🔥pissed off patriot🇺🇸.👊💪🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@GregGschecher) March 5, 2022
I’d say we see a lot of slippage in Canada.
— 😀 (@gollywog1963) March 5, 2022
And he’s just too damn thick to realize…..
— RORY CAMPBELL (@rorycam85011089) March 5, 2022
What a tool.
— Justin Manning (@4Rickety4) March 5, 2022
That’s the pot calling the kettle black face.
— Ivan Mectin (@MSMislying) March 5, 2022
As far as we know, the woman behind the GoFundMe account that kicked off the Freedom Convoy is spending yet another weekend in jail without bail for “counseling to commit mischief.” Murderers get out on cash bail, but political dissidents?
Woman behind GoFundMe campaign for Canadian truckers denied bail on belief that she would ‘re-offend’ https://t.co/64cjjI3E4S
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 22, 2022