Canada's use of emergency powers justified - report

Posted on AllSides February 18th, 2023
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The Canadian government met the "high" threshold in invoking never-used emergency powers to end last February's trucker protests, an inquiry has found.

Justice Paul Rouleau, who led the probe into the use of 1988 Emergencies Act, called the decision a "drastic move" but not a "dictatorial one".

The act bestows the government with added powers in times of crisis.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used it on 14 February 2022 - three weeks into the protests.

"Lawful protest descended into lawlessness, culminating in a national emergency," Mr Rouleau wrote in his...

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