Apr. 10, 2020

Trudeau tries to grab more power, premiers reject irresponsible move

Trudeau Tries To Grab More Power, Premiers Reject Irresponsible Move 

Oh, Yes, the Trudeau hamaratia —the gragic flaw! 

Aristotle knew it well: hamaratia, the Greek word for Tragic flaw is hamaratia or hamartanein, which means to err. It was Aristotle who introduced this term first in his book Poetics, and his idea was that it is an error of judgment on the part of a hero that brings his downfall. A tragic flaw is also called a fatal flaw in literature and films.’

Hopefully, after this is over it will bring Justin Trudeau down. After breaking our law five times, obstructing justice, closing down a Parliamentary committee, muzzling people from testifying to the Ethics Commissioner, surely this latest Trudeau action shows the most reluctant that he must find another job. 

I referenced Papa Trudeau’s War Measures Act some blogs ago. This Emergencies Act Junior Trudeau is considering replaced his Daddy’s Act. 

Sure, many provinces and municipalities already have enacted their own emergency powers.

You get up in the morning and you are half afraid to read the news – because who knows what Trudeau and his totalitarian friends are going to throw at you next. 

When BC socialist Premier John Horgan reacts with an expletive you know things are gone off the rails.  

Even state owned CBC headlined this story – explained the powers in the Act:

‘The Emergencies Act,  which replaced the War Measures Act in 1988, gives the federal government sweeping powers to regulate or prohibit travel, requisition and use property, order qualified people to provide essential services, regulate the distribution of goods, resources and services, and establish emergency shelters and hospitals.’

Let us be clear. Let us not quote some other entity on this. Let’s go straight to the Act:

Orders and regulations

8 (1) While a declaration of a public welfare emergency is in effect, the Governor in Council may make such orders or regulations with respect to the following matters as the Governor in Council believes, on reasonable grounds, are necessary for dealing with the emergency:

(a) the regulation or prohibition of travel to, from or within any specified area, where necessary for the protection of the health or safety of individuals;

(b) the evacuation of persons and the removal of personal property from any specified area and the making of arrangements for the adequate care and protection of the persons and property;

(c) the requisition, use or disposition of property;

(d) the authorization of or direction to any person, or any person of a class of persons, to render essential services of a type that that person, or a person of that class, is competent to provide and the provision of reasonable compensation in respect of services so rendered;

(e) the regulation of the distribution and availability of essential goods, services and resources;

(f) the authorization and making of emergency payments;

(g) the establishment of emergency shelters and hospitals;

(h) the assessment of damage to any works or undertakings and the repair, replacement or restoration thereof;

(i) the assessment of damage to the environment and the elimination or alleviation of the damage; and

(j) the imposition

(i) on summary conviction, of a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or imprisonment not exceeding six months or both that fine and imprisonment, or

(ii) on indictment, of a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or imprisonment not exceeding five years or both that fine and imprisonment, for contravention of any order or regulation made under this section.’

Not that anything like this would even enter Trudeau’s mind given what has already been done across Canada by the provinces, the cities, the towns, and his own federal government is truly frightening.