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Protesters to End Border Blockades as Trudeau’s Threats Hit Home

  • ‘We didn’t think he was going to enact that,’ protester says
  • Police negotiating departure of Manitoba demonstrators
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Canada's Trudeau Invokes Emergency Powers to End Trucker Protests
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Vaccine-mandate protesters at two border crossings in Western Canada plan to leave after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government invoked emergency powers that could freeze their bank accounts and suspend their insurance.

A border crossing between Coutts, Alberta, and Sweet Grass, Montana, that had been closed Monday has partially reopened to traffic, Corporal Gina Slaney of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday by phone. Demonstrators have been at the border post since late January in a protest against vaccine mandates and Covid-19 restrictions.