I suspect a careful look will find that police didn’t ask for “the emergencies act”, specifically, but rather that certain needs and gaps were identified and articulated. I would guess that police said “here’s what we have / need to be able to do in order to resolve this”, and the government then looked at its options for how that could be achieved.Trudeau says the police asked for the emergencies act.
The police said they didn't.
I wonder who is lying.
LILLEY: Trudeau spreads misinformation after cops say they didn't ask for Emergencies Act
When it comes to how the Trudeau Liberals responded to the trucker convoy, misinformation might be the best word to describe it.torontosun.com
There was no new law necessary to empower the actual enforcement of clearing people out / arresting them / charging them. The moment the first vehicle went static and started blocking the road, offences were committed. The moment any person acted to obstruct police, they’re arrestable. So that wasn’t the issue. I suspect it came down to the logistics of being able to physically remove potentially hundreds of vehicles. When push literally came to shove, most of them actually turned tail and ran and took their vehicles with them, but it wasn’t anticipated that most of the trucks would actually withdraw under pressure. It was expected that many or most would have to be physically removed, and there were a friggin’ lot of them. It was known that some had been physically disabled, but not how many. At the very last minute, most of them flinched and reversed out of there. But that was definitely on the radar.
I’m not opining on the legitimacy of invoking the EA. I don’t have enough of the facts to speak to that. This is just my thoughts on what some of the considerations may have been.