Under Pressure, Trudeau Gives Up Emergency Powers Invoked To Tackle Truckers' Protests

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a news conference about the situation in Ukraine, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 22, 2022. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle
February 23, 2022

(Reuters)—Canada is ending rarely used special measures invoked nine days ago to tackle weeks-long protests that shut some border crossings and paralyzed Ottawa since late-January, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday.

"After careful consideration, we're ready to confirm that the situation is no longer an emergency. Therefore, the federal government will be ending the use of the Emergencies Act," Trudeau told a news conference.

(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru and Steven Scherer in Ottawa, Editing by Franklin Pa

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