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'I don't think anyone was more concerned than me': PM Trudeau tells convoy commission

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Taking the stand before the federal inquiry examining the federal government's decision to invoke the Emergencies Act to shut down last winter's "Freedom Convoy" protests, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it was clear early on that it would be "a different brand" of demonstration, and as it progressed the pressure ramped up for him to step in.
Published 2 months ago · Ottawa, Canada

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Trudeau says emergencies powers use 'right choice'

The emergency powers were used to help bring an end to Canada's "Freedom Convoy" last winter.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Canada's Trudeau defends use of emergency powers in 'Freedom Convoy' protests

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday defended invoking emergency powers to end anti-government protests that paralyzed the capital earlier this year, citing the threat of violence and lack of a credible plan by police.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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'I don't think anyone was more concerned than me': PM Trudeau tells convoy commission

Taking the stand before the federal inquiry examining the federal government's decision to invoke the Emergencies Act to shut down last winter's 'Freedom Convoy' protests, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it was clear early on that it would be 'a different brand' of demonstration, and as it progressed the pressure ramped up for him to step in.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Trudeau 'serene' about invoking Emergencies Act, says police plan to clear protest 'wasn't a plan at all'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today dismissed claims that police in Ottawa were on the verge of executing a plan to clear the anti-COVID-19 restrictions occupation last winter, arguing that the plan "wasn't a plan at all."

2 months ago·Canada
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Emergencies Act ‘in the back of our minds’ early but ‘seriously’ weighed later: Trudeau - National

As the protests continued, Trudeau testified, law enforcement "lost control" of the situation and it became clear, he described, "that there wasn't a plan at all."

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Trudeau defends using emergency powers against trucker protests

A public inquiry in Ottawa has offered an unusual inside look at police and government decision-making. Few witnesses have emerged unscathed.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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