Wednesday 16 February 2022

Canada protests: Emergencies Act prohibits bringing children, food or fuel to blockades

Global News in Canada shows new details have been released on what the Emergencies Act, invoked Monday by the Canadian government in response to ongoing protests against COVID-19 mandates, will actually do. 

The emergency powers prohibit several activities that could result in fines including bringing children, food or fuel to the blockades.

Breaking this rule could result in a person getting a fine of $5,000 or five years in prison. 

The same punishment would also apply to anyone participating the protests directly, or bringing aid such as food or fuel to those involved. 

Abigail Bimman has more details on what we know so far about the orders under the Emergencies Act and what's happening with the protests outside Parliament in Ottawa, including the resignation of city's police chief.

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