Emergencies Act inquiry: Protesters at border crossings to testify


An area Alberta politician dealing with expenses for collaborating in “Freedom Convoy” protests at the Coutts, Alta., border blockade is about to testify as we speak at the general public inquiry into the federal authorities’s use of the Emergencies Act.

Marco Van Huigenbos is a Fort MacLeod, Alta., councillor who was charged with mischief for his position organizing the protests earlier this 12 months.

Ontario Provincial Police officer Dana Earley and Paul Leschied, who took half within the protests in Windsor, Ont., are additionally scheduled to testify.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act for the primary time in Canadian historical past on Feb. 14, arguing its short-term and extraordinary powers have been wanted to finish blockades in Ottawa and at border crossings.

The Public Order Emergency Commission is inspecting the Liberal authorities’s resolution to invoke the act.

The public inquiry, which is required beneath the Emergencies Act, is holding hearings in Ottawa via to Nov. 25.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Nov. 8, 2022.


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