Top Biden administration officials Their Canadian counterparts were pressed to clear truckers blockading parts of the United States’s northern border during protests in January.
A public inquiry into the Canadian government’s decision to You can use emergency powers to Clear the “Freedom Convoy” Washington placed frantic calls on Thursday, protestors revealed to Ottawa is a part of the effort to Reopen choked supply lines
“They are very, very, very worried,” Chrystia freeland, Canadian Finance Minister wrote in an email to After receiving a phone call from Brian Deese, Director of the White House National Economic Council, on February 10, her staff received the following: according to Politico.
“If this is not sorted out in the next 12 hours, all of their northeastern car plants will shut down,” Freeland continued with her email.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called Omar Alghabra (Canada’s Transport Minister) on the same day Deese called Freeland. to The report was compiled by Buttigieg, who also pressed Alghabra to clarify the matter. Canada’s “plan to resolve” The protests.
Alghabra informed the commission that Buttigieg initiated and initiated the call. “unusual.”
Brian Clow is the deputy chief of staff to Canada’s prime minister, also heard from White House aides, including National Security Council director Juan Gonzalez, who wanted to Connect Canadian national security officials With the US Department of Homeland Security.
The next day, President Biden called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau relayed his thoughts to Trudeau. to Ottawa was the commander-in chief. to End the blockades
Biden, according to reports, alluded to Trudeau during his conversation with Trudeau to Rumored trucker convoys to Never be afraid to Disrupt the Super Bowl in Los Angeles, and streets in Washington.
Freeland told staff in an email that the Deese wanted daily updates on the protests which never materialized because the Emergencies Act was invoked three days after Trudeau’s call with Biden.
Freeland said that she was concerned about Canadian investigators. Canada Was “in the process of doing long-term and possibly irreparable harm to our trading relationship with the United States” DC politicians to be feared “who would love any excuse to impose more protectionist measures on us.”
According to the commission, border blocks in Manitoba and Windsor were lifted before the Emergencies Act was invoked.
The government was given the power to use a Canadian law that had never been used before to Protesters are asked to close down their bank accounts and ban travel to Protest sites and force trucks to Tow cars blocking roads
The commission seeks to Find out if the government had a valid reason to invoke the emergency powers.
The “Freedom Convoy” Protestors demonstrated against Canadian COVID restrictions and vaccine mandates.