Rand Paul Issues A Serious Warning To The American People Regarding Canada’s Newley Enacted ‘Emergencies Act’

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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has issued a caution to Americans following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent deployment of a rarely used legislation to disperse the “Freedom Convoy” trucker protest in Ottawa.

In an interview with a political podcast that was released on Sunday, Paul compared Canada’s “Emergencies Act” to equivalent laws in the United States, mentioning that a number of current “national emergencies” were declared years ago and are simply reauthorized by heads of state yearly without debate.

“I think rules that empower presidents or leaders of state to declare emergencies are quite hazardous,” Paul remarked on an edition of BASED Politics. “We have similar legislation here, and I have long been an opponent of them.” “In the United States, we really have an Emergency Act that permits the president to shut down the internet,” he explained.

The Kentucky senator further said in a tweet that Canada has been changed like Egypt, where President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has been expanding his emergency powers in order to arbitrarily imprison or target political opponents.

“And so the emergency edict that Trudeau has done in Canada allows him to do some horrendous things, allows him to stop travel, allows him to detain people without trial. Now we don’t know that he’s going to do that, but it is very, very worrisome what he might do,” he said.

Canadian organizations have also spoken out against Trudeau’s declaration of national emergency. According to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, notwithstanding the inconvenience created by the truckers’ demonstrations, it did not meet the standard required for the prime minister to use the Emergencies Act.

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According to the organization, the legislation exists to provide “the capacity of the Government of Canada to protect Canada’s sovereignty, security, and territorial integrity,” and only for conduct that “cannot be successfully dealt with under any other Canadian law.”

Nonetheless, the Canadian parliament voted Monday to back Trudeau’s proclamation, with two left-wing groups joining forces to pass the proposal.

“Even though the prime minister was allowed to use the powers authorized under the Emergencies Act immediately, parliamentary approval is required within seven days for the declaration to be valid. Canada’s Senate must also vote on whether it approves the use of emergency powers, though no date has been set,” According to the Washington Post.

“The Emergencies Act is not something to undertake lightly, and it’s something that needs to be momentary, temporary and proportional,” Trudeau said.

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