Rex Murphy: Please prove me wrong about this farce of an inquiry into the Emergencies Act — National Post
That the investigation will reveal anything about the invoking of the act is, to my mind, on a scale of remote to don’t-be-so-foolish
You know why they are playing out this farce of an inquiry into the calling of the Emergencies Act? It’s because the statute that enables the act makes subsequent inquiry mandatory. And despite the hearty bypassing of parliamentary customs and conventions the Liberal-NDP government has enjoyed under the convenient umbrella offered by COVID, outright defiance on serious statutes has been, for now, off the agenda.
Give them time. The two J’s — Jagmeet and Justin — are fertile in seeking convenience and shelter from parliamentary norms.
For example, they are now trying to give their ministers the power to adjourn the Parliament of Canada, without notice, till the fall of this year. And why not?
For the past two years the House of Commons has been nothing but a halting-place between vast recesses and the PM’s flight-thick jet romps to international gatherings, back-and-forth flips across the country, and obligatory recuperation air-voyages to the sands and snows of Tofino and Whistler. Trudeau’s carbon-offset bill is probably equal to the entire budget of P.E.I.
But as for this inquiry, already the signals are out. “Cabinet confidentiality” is being referenced, and the requirements of “national security” solemnly invoked. This latter probably has some connection to the wild theory, birthed I believe on CBC, that “the Russians” were behind or had some dark connection to the great 18-wheel “coup” of 2022. The darkest of “foreign interests.”
Etc….the rest at the above LINK….