Canada Lawmakers Vote to Extend Emergency Powers Targeting Freedom Convoy

OTTAWA—Canada’s legislature on Monday authorised extending the use of the particular crisis powers invoked very last week by Key Minister Justin Trudeau to quell protests from Covid-19 mandates, which had paralyzed the cash and disrupted cross-border trade.

A movement looking for acceptance of a cupboard purchase that invoked powers readily available under the country’s Emergencies Act for a full 30-day period handed Canada’s lessen house of parliament by a 185-151 vote. Mr. Trudeau, who qualified prospects a minority Liberal governing administration, been given guidance from the country’s remaining-leaning New Democratic Celebration to increase the unexpected emergency powers. The Conservative Get together and Bloc Quebecois opposed, arguing that the invocation of unexpected emergency powers threatened civil liberties.