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Emergencies Act inquiry: Top civil servant to testify


A slate of officers from the Privy Council Office, together with Canada’s prime civil servant, are anticipated to testify right now at a public inquiry assessing the federal authorities’s use of the Emergencies Act final winter.

The Public Order Emergency Commission is scrutinizing the occasions and recommendation that led to the mid-February resolution, which got here almost three weeks into “Freedom Convoy” protests that took over downtown Ottawa and blockaded border crossings.

The day is anticipated to start with testimony from the deputy secretary to cupboard, Jacqueline Bogden, and Jeffery Hutchinson, a senior adviser in her workplace.

Clerk of the Privy Council Janice Charette and deputy clerk Nathalie Drouin are scheduled to give their testimony after that.

Charette is remitted to act as a nonpartisan adviser to the prime minister and sits on the prime of the federal public service.

Security officers and members of the federal cupboard, together with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are anticipated to testify subsequent week.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Nov. 18, 2022.



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