Justin Trudeau’s attempt to use police violence in Ottawa for a low budget remake of the Odessa Steps has flopped. He’s announced he is pulling the plug on the Emergencies Act.
The original Odessa Steps sequence is part of Serge Eisenstein’s propaganda masterpiece Battleship Potemkin. In the end, it appears that Trudeau’s propaganda efforts did more to expose the true nature of his Potemkin village government than anything else.
The biggest concern I have about a government’s decision like this is, are they making this decision because:
A) It’s what’s best for the citizens, or;
B) It’s what’s best for the politicians.
To ask the question is to answer it.
In this case, as all cases, Trudeau believed it was best for the politicians, and that the plebs would not stand in his way.
Once he was (quickly) disabused of the second notion, he swiftly reconsidered the first.
I also think he may have worried that the Senate, that usually rubberstamps passed bills, would have stood up and rejected this one Sockboy only managed to get the bill to pass by saying he considered it a non confidence vote; so even his own party dissenters has to follow him or cause the government to fall. The Senate could reject without that happening