3 Maritime premiers say Emergencies Act unnecessary, joining prairies & Quebec in opposition
The Epoch Times: 'The premier of Nova Scotia has joined the leaders of two other maritime provinces, along with those of Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Quebec to oppose the Emergencies Act invoked by the federal government.
'Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston banned blockades of provincial highways and roads on Jan. 28 and says the province doesn’t need the additional powers of the Emergencies Act. Nova Scotia also increased fines for blockades on Feb. 4 to between $3,000 to $10,000 for individuals and between $20,000 to $100,000 for corporations.
'“Given the nature of the protests to date in Nova Scotia—which have generally been peaceful and within the law, along with our two provincial government directives—which established significant fines to reinforce the message that Nova Scotia will not tolerate blockades, we did not need the federal government to enact the Emergencies Act in Nova Scotia at this time,” the premier told CBC News in a statement. '