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- Trudeau says he heard and understood the concerns of the protesters but thought de-escalation would not be possible
- Trudeau says he had had no confidence in RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki’s plan to have trucks moved on Feb 13
- Trudeau describes a threat to Canada as outlined in the CSIS Act
- Trudeau says the Emergencies Act did not suspend the fundamental rights and freedoms of Canadians
- Trudeau says that there was consensus among the Integrated Response Team to invoke the Emergencies Act
- When asked when the Emergencies Act came into play as a possibility, Trudeau replied, “from the very beginning”
- Trudeau explains his February 11 phone call with US President Joe Biden
- Trudeau says the Freedom Convoy protests were illegal because they didn’t have permits and were violating parking laws
- Trudeau says protests are part of a robust democracy but can’t be used to demand “changes to public policy”
- Trudeau explains his definition of protest
Comment: So, Trudeau believes that there could be some violence and that de-escalation was not possible. What if the citizens have good reasons to believe that policies introduced by the government are based on lies, manipulation, and fear-mongering media campaigns, as means to implement mandates and policies that violate our Constitution and put at risk our health in the interest of foreigh or international entities? Do they have the right to protest then? Do they have the right to self-defence? Do they have the right to demand that the government changes these policies or resigns? Last time I checked, in democracy the voters, taxpayers and citizens are in charge. They elect and pay their government to REPRESENT them and to implement public policies that reflect their aspirations. Trudeau’s approach, based on the belief that governments know better and people have to comply or face repressions and aggression by government forces, reminds me of the Soviet system. It is the opposite to democracy.