Feb 22, 2022 - World
Canada's Parliament extends Trudeau's emergency powers over protests
Lawmakers in Canada voted on Monday night to extend the emergency powers that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked last week in response to protests against the country's COVID-19 health measures.
The big picture: Ottawa police over the weekend effectively ended a weekslong blockade by protesters, some of whom harassed local residents. The parliamentary vote passed 185-151 hours after Trudeau told reporters there were "real concerns" about further threats in the coming days, per Reuters.