Update (1715ET): As expected, Canadian PM Trudeau invoked sweeping emergency police powers Monday in his latest attempt to stamp out dissent from citizens protesting vaccine mandates and other COVID restrictions.

This is not a peaceful protest,” the Canadian leader told reporters in Ottawa alongside top cabinet officials. “The federal government is stepping in because local police authorities have had difficulty enforcing the law,” he said.

This is about keeping Canadians safe, protecting people’s jobs and restoring confidence in our institutions.”

Enacting the new never-before-used law gives Trudeau, in effect, martial law control over everything and everyone; and not all of Canada is behind him…

His first act, it appears, was to choke off any funding for the protesters by broadening its anti-money-laundering rules to cover crowdsourcing sites, threatening them with financing “terrorism”.

We are broadening the scope of Canada’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules so that they cover Crowd Funding Platforms and the payment service providers they use,” Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said.

This is about following the money. This is about stopping the financing of these illegal blockades.”

Canada authorizes banks and financial institutions to “temporarily cease providing financial services where the institution suspects that an account is being used to further the illegal blockades and occupations.”

This new law applies to personal and corporate accounts and covers all forms of transactions including cryptocurrencies:

“A bank or other financial service provider will be able to immediately freeze or suspend an account without a court order

Banks “will be protected against civil liability for actions taken in good faith.”

Is it just us, or does Freeland look excited to be wielding this new-found power?

This seemed to sum things up rather well for the ‘peaceful protesters’…

Republished from ZeroHedge.com with permission

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