Emergencies Act public inquiry starting today



The public inquiry investigating the federal authorities’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act in February begins today in downtown Ottawa.

Parties to the inquiry together with “Freedom Convoy” organizers, the prime minister, seven federal ministers, police forces and officers from all ranges of presidency are anticipated to seem within the coming weeks.

Commissioner Paul Rouleau and his employees are anticipated to spend the primary day presenting paperwork and proof forward of witness testimony starting Friday.

The hearings at Library and Archives Canada shall be livestreamed and members of the public can share their views with the fee on-line.

The federal Liberals used the Emergencies Act for the primary time to offer authorities larger powers amid border blockades and the occupation of downtown Ottawa by protesters demonstrating towards COVID-19 vaccine mandates and lockdowns.

The 1988 act requires {that a} public inquiry be held to evaluate selections to invoke it, and a report from the fee is remitted by early subsequent yr.


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