Trudeau government invoked Emergencies Act despite ‘potential for a breakthrough’ with convoy protesters, documents show

Trudeau government invoked Emergencies Act despite ‘potential for a breakthrough’ with convoy protesters, documents show

Vehicles block a road during a protest by truck drivers over pandemic health rules and the Trudeau government, outside Parliament in Ottawa on Feb. 15.ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images On the night before the federal government imposed the federal Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history, the Prime Minister’s national security and intelligence adviser, Jody … Read more

Freeland accused of being evasive during committee appearance on Ottawa’s use of Emergencies Act

Freeland accused of being evasive during committee appearance on Ottawa’s use of Emergencies Act

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland takes part in the Special Joint Committee on the Declaration of Emergency surrounding the government’s use of the Emergencies Act in Ottawa on June 14.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland was repeatedly accused of providing evasive responses Tuesday evening as she appeared before a … Read more

‘Rolling Thunder’ biker convoy leaves Ottawa after weekend of demonstrations

‘Rolling Thunder’ biker convoy leaves Ottawa after weekend of demonstrations

Protesters in Ottawa on April 30. The Ottawa Police Service did not specify how many officers it had on hand for rallies that organizers had branded as the ‘Rolling Thunder’ demonstration. Spencer Colby/The Globe and Mail Ottawa residents and police breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday after protesters who had prompted a large security … Read more

Climate activist’s self-immolation stirs questions on faith, protest

Climate activist’s self-immolation stirs questions on faith, protest

Wynn Bruce in Longmont, Colo.Jeffry Buechler/The Associated Press Wynn Bruce, a 50-year-old climate activist and Buddhist, set himself on fire in front of the US Supreme Court last week, prompting a national conversation about his motivation and whether he may have been inspired by Buddhist monks who self-immolated in the past to protest government atrocities. … Read more