The premier of the Canadian province of Ontario, Doug Ford, recently went postal in his attempt to lock down the province, but fortunately this is still a democracy and police pushed back against his tyranny.
Premier Ford was forced to modify his police state lockdown after 39 (now updated to 43) of the province’s 45 police departments told the government that they would not enforce his new restrictions.
Premier Ford recently implemented new lockdown rules that would allow police, without cause, to randomly check anyone driving a car or out walking. If people refused to tell the police where they were from, why they were out of their homes or did not provide identification they were to be immediately arrested.
Though Premier Ford is the face of the tyranny, I suspect it is senior health officials who are pushing for it.
The Blaze writes:
The new health order also significantly empowers police to enforce the restrictions, essentially allowing police to stop people without cause or reason.
“We have made the deliberate decision to temporarily enhance police officer’s authority for the duration of the stay-at-home order. Moving forward, police will have the authority to require any individual who is not in a place of residence to, first, provide their purpose for not being at home and provide their home address. Police will also have the authority to stop a vehicle to inquire about an individual’s reason for leaving their residence,” Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones explained.
Jones also suggested that neighbors should “snitch” on one another if they don’t abide by the new restrictions.
After triggering widespread criticism and opposition, Ontario officials backtracked on some of the extreme restrictions and enforcement measures.
Premier Ford is also setting up his iron curtain at his provincial borders to prevent people from
Of course, Ontario officials used such words as “enhanced” to try to redefine their ‘new’ tyranny. But someone who lived through communism used slightly different adjectives: