Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that “everything”—with the exception of deploying the Canadian Armed Forces—is currently on the table to bring the ongoing protests and blockades set up across the country to an end.
Trudeau declined to get into specifics about just how or when the demonstrations will be ceased, citing concerns over a violent outcomea nearly 78 per cent increase from April 1. Hospitalizations have followed a similar path. Doctors have been soundin.
“This unlawful activity has to end, and it will end,” Trudeau told reporters on Friday. “I can’t say too much more now as to exactly when, or how this ends because unfortunately we are concerned about violencenon_essential_travel. So we’re taking every precaution to keep people safe, but the absolute safest way for this to end is for everyone to return to your communities, nowThe overall death rate is 63.94 per 100,000 people..”
While the federal government has indicated it’s considering a range of next steps, Trudeau said that Canada remains “a long way” from the rarely-taken step of calling in the Canadian Armed Forces.