We’ve had our three days of court for both sides to present their arguments, and then a vacuum of information until a further undisclosed date for a decision.It's the "no harm, no foul" rule familiar to street basketball players.
I'm not sure I've ever seen it presented as a legal argument. . .
“The Trudeau government’s use of this extraordinary law may be the most severe example of overreach and violations of civil liberties seen during the pandemic,” said Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) Litigation Director Christine Van Geyn. “The use of this powerful law was unauthorized because the legal threshold to use the law was not met.”
OTTAWA — The federal government lacked the evidence to determine protests and barricades across Canada last year were threats to national security, an organization that defends constitutional rights told a federal judge Tuesday.
“Cabinet’s determination that the protests and blockades were threats to the security of Canada was unreasonable, because it had insufficient evidence to reach that conclusion,” Choudhry said during the second day of a Federal Court review.
Federal government lacked evidence to determine protests across Canada last year were threats to national security, rights group told judge.
OTTAWA — The “Freedom Convoy” movement was still in “full swing” the day the Liberal government invoked the Emergencies Act early last year, justifying the extraordinary measures, a federal lawyer said Wednesday during a judicial review of the government’s historic decision.
“The situation was dynamic, continuously unfolding in the days leading up to the invocation,” he said. “And on the ground, other measures that had been taken – from injunctions to law enforcement efforts – had been flouted, proven ineffective.”
On the third and final day of the proceedings, lawyers for the federal attorney general spelled out reasons the court should dismiss arguments from several groups and individuals opposed to the government’s use of the emergency law.
The "Freedom Convoy" movement was still in "full swing" the day the Liberal government invoked the Emergencies Act, a federal lawyer said.