Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau evoked the Emergencies Act to declare the trucker convoy a public emergency. This means that the federal government can use its full strength to clear them out.
Reminder: the truckers are not protesting Covid vaccines. They are protesting vaccine mandates. They can now be subject to law enforcement if the government finds them disrupting everyday life, which they have been. They have been requesting an audience with the Prime Minister but he has refused.
“I want to be very clear, the scope of these measures will be time-limited, geographically-targeted, as well as reasonable and proportionate to the threats they are meant to address,” Trudeau said. To those still holding the line, the PM says that “the time to go home is now.”