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OTTAWA — Controversial emergency measures invoked by the Trudeau Liberals last week have been revoked.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the news Wednesday afternoon, just nine days after the Emergencies Act was invoked on Feb. 14 to end crippling blockades and occupations both in downtown Ottawa and at land border crossings across Canada.

Trudeau credited the end of the downtown Ottawa protests with cabinet’s decision to revoke the measures, a move he said was needed to end the illegal occupation and clear streets from dozens of parked vehicles and big rigs.

“We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are now sufficient to keep people safe,” Trudeau said during the press conference, adding Ottawa will continue supporting local police and authorities

Critics and opposition leaders criticized the measures, particularly those meant to target money and bank accounts allegedly connected to those who either organized or took part in the weeks of protests.

“We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are now sufficient to keep people safe,” Trudeau said during the press conference.

A statement from Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the province would follow suit and lift its state of emergency as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.

More to come.

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