Jim Watson, Ottawa’s Mayor, said on Sunday that he plans to sell trucks the trucks that the city confiscated from Freedom Convoy protestors who defied the vaccine mandates of the ruling class.
Watson announced his wishes during an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). He said that the “Emergencies Act” that Canada employed, gives the government near unlimited power to manage the “urgent and critical situation” which he claims “seriously endangers the lives, health… safety of Canadians” to “such proportions… as to exceed the capacity or authority of a province to deal with it.” He added that the aforementioned Act gives Ottawa the authority it needs to sell the trucks it stole from the Freedom Convoy.
Watson spit venom at the Freedom Convoy for having “disrupted the city,” and claimed that they harmed small businesses in the nation’s capital as well.
Watson said during his interview: “That’s one of the reasons why, under the Emergencies Act, that I’ve asked our solicitor and our city manager, how can we keep the tow trucks, and the campers, and the vans and everything else we’ve confiscated, and sell those pieces of equipment to help recoup some of the costs that our taxpayers are absorbing? That’s one of the provisions of the Emergency Act and we have been a beneficiary of the Emergency Act.”
“I asked the Members of Parliament to consider, it’s helped us a lot, things like confiscating vehicles,” he added.
Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson, in an interview with the state broadcaster(cbc) praises Trudeau's use of the Emergencies Act, and is looking into selling confiscated convoy protesters trucks and RVs.https://t.co/cTm6cKHpsA pic.twitter.com/zS3em5TAjf
— Efron Monsanto 🇨🇦🚜🚛 (@realmonsanto) February 20, 2022
Last week, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the country’s Emergencies Act, which also allowed the government to seize bank accounts of residents who were suspected of aiding the protestors. These bank seizures were carried out without warrants. Just in advance of Trudeau’s initiation of the Act, reports circulated that he was considering deploying the military against the truckers to remove them.
Despite Trudeau’s efforts, the convoy protest has spread to other regions of the country, including the Ambassador Bridge which connects Michigan and Ontario. Police struck the protestors and removed them while most of the nation was distracted with Super Bowl LVI.
The Canadian trucker movement has inspired American truckers to form a similar protest, with a Washington D.C. convoy being planned in the coming weeks, and other countries around the world seeing similar protests against government-imposed vaccine mandates.
Author: Mark Lewis