Eight federal cupboard members, together with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are amongst these slated to testify on the public inquiry into the federal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act.
High-profile members of the convoy that blocked Ottawa streets final winter, together with Pat King and Tamara Lich, are additionally expected to seem through the six weeks of hearings that start Thursday.
Also on the record of anticipated witnesses are the pinnacle of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the nationwide safety adviser and a number of other City of Ottawa officers.
The Liberal authorities invoked the Emergencies Act on Feb. 14, granting police extraordinary non permanent powers to clear folks and huge vans out of downtown Ottawa, and permitting banks to freeze the accounts of a few of these concerned.
The Emergencies Act requires a public inquiry be known as to study the federal government’s decision-making any time it’s invoked.
The fee should present a last report with findings and proposals to the federal authorities by Feb. 20.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 11, 2022.