Canada right to use emergency powers on truckers, says probe

A PUBLIC inquiry yesterday found Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government – facing circumstances that risked becoming “dangerous and unmanageable” – was right to use emergency powers to dislodge trucker-led protesters that jammed Canada’s capital last year.

The self-styled “Freedom Convoy” of truckers rolled into the city in January 2022 from across Canada to express anger at Covid vaccine mandates, blocking trade routes and distressing residents in downtown Ottawa.