And just like that, "Blackface" Justin Trudeau, following in his father's footsteps, has turned Canada into a police state.
Remember how two years ago we were "all in this together"? Nurses were heroes. Truckers were heroes (Trudeau said so). Personal care home workers were heroes.
Two years later, nurses are being fired. Care home workers are being fired. Truckers demonstrating for the right to work are arrested and demonized. Snipers are stationed on the rooftops in Ottawa ready to kill protestors.
Police are roughing up anti-mandate teenagers in Steinbach with impunity while the "news" media turns a blind eye. During Black History Month politicians and pundits are extolling segregation.
Trudeau has seized absolute power in Canada as the Opposition parties sit silent.
Under the Emergencies Act Trudeau can prohibit travel to or from anywhere in the country; he can seize your bank account without notice, he can even assume control of all public utilities.
And he can force anyone to work for the federal government to provide "essential services" as defined by "Blackface" Trudeau. Did we mention Black History Month? How much cotton must be picked to be "essential"?
Watching a democracy like Canada turn into a police state to mollify the ego of a Trudeau has already shocked the world.
But Manitobans have living experience with authoritarian rule. Disgraced former Premier Brian Pallister tried on the jackboots and found them a perfect fit.
He took control of Manitoba by imposing the Emergency Measures Act which is literally a blueprint for dictatorship.
Like the federal Emergencies Act, the law has a 30 day time limit unless extended for an ongoing emergency. Pallister simply kept rolling over the act for 19 months, making a mockery of the legislated time limit. The taste of power was just too sweet to let go.
The Manitoba law states that anyone doing anything under the Act can't be held accountable. Authorities could enter any home or business without a warrant, remove the occupants using as much force as they wanted, and take them to "a safe place".
The Emergency Measures Act even has a section saying that it is above any other law. It says that no senior court can order the government to do or not do anything under the Act. Can you grant more power than that to an individual?
Pallister started a Stasi-style snitch line so neighbours could secretly report their neighbours for having too many people over for dinner. He held a news conference to declare how he intended to crush all dissent to his health policies in the province, from churches on up.
He outlined how police would ticket people and courts would impose huge fines. Someone must have whispered in his ear that even the Premier couldn't order police to do anything specific, for shortly after that infamous news conference, Pallister announced he had hired his own policing force, whose members would take orders from him.
Can you remember anyone in Canada ever who hired his own police force to harass his policy enemies?
Trudeau doesn't have to go that far. He has far more power under the federal Emergencies Act than Pallister had and he does have the RCMP at his beck and call, with the military in the wings.
But Pallister felt untouchable. Until he didn't.