Updated 10 hours ago ·
Published on 15 Feb 2022 8:40AM ·





Policemen watch supporters near Parliament hill as truckers continue to protest in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on February 1, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invoked rarely used emergency powers to bring an end to trucker-led protests. – EPA pic, February 15, 2022.

CANADIAN Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday invoked rarely used emergency powers to bring an end to trucker-led protests against Covid health rules, after police arrested 11 people with a “cache of firearms” blocking a border crossing with the United States.

It marked only the second time in Canadian history such powers have been invoked in peacetime, and came as hundreds of big rigs still clogged the streets of the capital Ottawa, as well as two border crossings.


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