Justin Cracks Down


Unfortunately for the truckers, the government crackdown began early in the week of February 13th, when the Canadian Prime Minister invoked Canada's Emergencies Act, enabling law enforcement agencies to declare the blockades illegal, tow away their trucks, arrest the drivers and suspend their licenses. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said the government began locking truckers out of their bank accounts as threatened. She stated, "It is happening. I do have the numbers in front of me."

Two of the organizers -- Tamara Lich and Chris Barber -- were arrested, but officers did not force the demonstrators into compliance with the law.

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