What Emergency Act?

Ron in Regina

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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….
 

Ron in Regina

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the government planned to invoke the Emergencies Act on Feb. 14 in response to blockades at border crossings and in Ottawa.

By invoking the act, the government granted police and financial institutions extraordinary powers to freeze bank accounts of organizers, create zones where people were not allowed to protest, ban people from supporting the protest and compel tow truck companies to help them clear out vehicles.

The prime minister cited the economic impact of the border blockades as one of the justifications for invoking the act for the first time since the legislation came into effect in 1988.

Those powers weren't needed to clear out the border blockades, in the end, Lucki said, but they may have motivated some protesters to leave.

Committee members grilled Lucki and David Vigneault, the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, who also testified.

"This committee has been sworn to be provided with information that is sensitive, given the seriousness of the invocation of this act."

He said the lack of information about the government's conversations leading up to the invocation of the act is starting to feel like "contempt of this committee." The committee plans to discuss the difficulties of accessing documents and testimony from witnesses at the next meeting.

Lucki said there were discussions with the government about the potential of using the Emergencies Act in the lead-up to the government actually invoking the powers. But she said the RCMP didn't request that the act be invoked, the federal police agency was merely consulted.

Committee members were visibly frustrated when the witnesses refused to share details of their discussions with the government citing the confidential nature of those conversations.

Whoopsie.
 

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the government planned to invoke the Emergencies Act on Feb. 14 in response to blockades at border crossings and in Ottawa.

By invoking the act, the government granted police and financial institutions extraordinary powers to freeze bank accounts of organizers, create zones where people were not allowed to protest, ban people from supporting the protest and compel tow truck companies to help them clear out vehicles.

The prime minister cited the economic impact of the border blockades as one of the justifications for invoking the act for the first time since the legislation came into effect in 1988.

Those powers weren't needed to clear out the border blockades, in the end, Lucki said, but they may have motivated some protesters to leave.

Committee members grilled Lucki and David Vigneault, the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, who also testified.

"This committee has been sworn to be provided with information that is sensitive, given the seriousness of the invocation of this act."

He said the lack of information about the government's conversations leading up to the invocation of the act is starting to feel like "contempt of this committee." The committee plans to discuss the difficulties of accessing documents and testimony from witnesses at the next meeting.

Lucki said there were discussions with the government about the potential of using the Emergencies Act in the lead-up to the government actually invoking the powers. But she said the RCMP didn't request that the act be invoked, the federal police agency was merely consulted.

Committee members were visibly frustrated when the witnesses refused to share details of their discussions with the government citing the confidential nature of those conversations.

Whoopsie.
You appear to be changing positions on the convoy ! Welcome to the dark side .
 

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The fact remains that turdOWE is as much responsible for the convoy in the first place. And of course the more disparaging remarks he and his paid media flacks made, the more support for the convoy grew.
 
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Ron in Regina

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The fact remains that turdOWE is as much responsible for the convoy in the first place. And of course the more disparaging remarks he and his paid media flacks made, the more support for the convoy grew.
You think that’s crazy & hypocritical, check this out:

Speaking during question period on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government’s decision invoke the Emergencies Act as it dealt with weeks of anti-mandate protests occupying Ottawa. Accused by the Conservatives of invoking the act without a “legitimate reason,” Trudeau said the Tories were “frightened” by a “open, transparent” inquiry into the convoy protests.
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I shit you not! The Conservatives are so frightened by an open, transparent inquiry into “ invoking the Emergencies Act” because that’s what the inquiry is REALLY about….that The NDP/Liberals & their henchman have to hide behind parliamentary privilege….
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This is NOT an inquiry into the “convoy protest”, as when the Emergencies Act was rewritten in 1988 replacing the War Measures Act, it stated that within a specific short timeframe, IF the Emergencies Act was EVER used, an inquiry into IT’S use legally had to be held & nothing about a convoy protest 42 years later….


This is about Justin/Jagmeet & their Posse using the Emergencies Act. That’s what the inquiry is legally mandated to investigate. This is a piece of raunchy stagnant odorous spin by Trudeau at the video in the above link.
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Ron in Regina

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Once a national emergency is declared, a motion for confirmation of a declaration of emergency must be tabled in the Senate and House of Commons within seven days after a declaration of emergency is made by the Governor in Council.

The above is why Justin/Jagmeet repealed the Emergencies just hours before the Senate would have squashed it.

If either chamber is prorogued or in recess, its members must be recalled. If both chambers adopt the motion, the declared emergency remains in place for its original duration, subject to renewal (also subject to parliamentary scrutiny). Either chamber may end the emergency declaration by voting against it.

Below is the meat & potatoes of this PUBLIC inquiry into (not the convoy protest) the Emergencies Act:

Additionally, a Parliamentary Review Committee with representation from each recognized partymust be formed. Within 60 days of the expiration of the emergency, the law requires the government to convene a public inquiryand table a report in Parliament within 360 days following the emergency's expiration.
 
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Ron in Regina

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Yep. Invoke it, get Parliament to approve it. . . then cancel it real fast before resistance can build.

And now you have the precedent to call on.
Invoke it, get “Jagmeet” to approve it. . .
then cancel it real fast (just hours before) before the Adults in the room (being the Senate in this case) squash it’s use. . .

At least Justin & Jagmeet have come out’a the closet with their non-coalition coalition so kudos on that I guess.

(Singh is either confused or lazily glib in his pronouncements. Or perhaps totally invulnerable to the damning ironies of condemning the Liberal party and its leader while offering himself and his party as their buttress, their shield, their scaffold and support. If the Liberals are “rigging” the system, they are giving the Liberals cover. Strange posture for the NDP)
 

Ron in Regina

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The formal Emergencies Act inquiry hasn’t yet begun, but a special joint committee for the House of Commons that’s looking into the issue has been underway for a few weeks now.

Let’s hope the inquiry is nothing like the committee, which has so far proven to be an exercise in Liberal spin antics.


The two should be completely different affairs, because the committee is by nature a political exercise and the inquiry is – hopefully – a non-partisan investigation, to be led by Justice Paul Rouleau.

Like most committees, the sittings so far have been consumed by partisan bickering. When an opposition politician wishes to say something that might embarrass Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the NDP/Liberal non-coalition coalition on the committee are on hand to try to shut the conversation down.

It’s alarming that Trudeau, upon calling the inquiry in April, attempted to set out the scope of the inquiry. But it isn’t his place to do that.

It’s up to Justice Rouleau to decide what questions the inquiry seeks to answer. Trudeau clearly wants to weaponize the inquiry so he can use it to go after his political opposition and also continue to smear anyone who attended Ottawa to protest COVID-19 mandates.

What we really need answered though is one simple question: Was Trudeau justified in invoking the Emergencies Act?

The answer, now that the dust has settled, is even more obviously a “no” than it was in the moment. This is what top legal experts have maintained throughout.

Trudeau may seek to dodge accountability on this all important question then, which is why it’s so important that the inquiry not have any whiff of partisanship to it. This is the task Justice Rouleau faces.

Canadians deserve answers about this divisive and tumultuous time.
 
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Ron in Regina

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Not even sure how that happened but I will see what I can do about it. Oh, by the way:

When members of the Trudeau government insist they relied on advice from police before they brought in the Emergencies Act in February to clear a truckers’ convoy from downtown Ottawa, they’re, um, not being exactly truthful.
A quick search of Postmedia’s archives shows that on at least six occasions during the state of emergency and since, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino has insisted it was only because police asked for special powers that the Liberals suspended Canadians’ civil liberties and seized the bank accounts and assets of hundreds of people connected with the Freedom Convoy.

But we now have proof Mendicino’s claims (and similar claims by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair) were utter hogwash. More at the above link.
 

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Not even sure how that happened but I will see what I can do about it. Oh, by the way:

When members of the Trudeau government insist they relied on advice from police before they brought in the Emergencies Act in February to clear a truckers’ convoy from downtown Ottawa, they’re, um, not being exactly truthful.
A quick search of Postmedia’s archives shows that on at least six occasions during the state of emergency and since, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino has insisted it was only because police asked for special powers that the Liberals suspended Canadians’ civil liberties and seized the bank accounts and assets of hundreds of people connected with the Freedom Convoy.

But we now have proof Mendicino’s claims (and similar claims by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair) were utter hogwash. More at the above link.
Really liberals lying , who would have thunk it ?
 

Ron in Regina

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Whoopsies….again…

Canadian special forces operated an aircraft equipped with surveillance equipment over protests in downtown Ottawa despite a military directive that was supposed to prohibit such activities.

The Jan. 27 directive stipulated that Canadian Forces vehicles and personnel were to avoid the Ottawa protest and Royal Canadian Air Force planes were not to fly over the “Freedom Convoy” demonstration.

But Canadian special forces leaders reasoned they didn’t have to follow the military directive since the surveillance plane they were using was owned by a private defence contractor.

Huh?

“The amplifications provided by the RCAF through this directive did not apply to these training activities, which were contracted outside of the RCAF,” National Defence spokesman Dan Le Bouthillier confirmed to this newspaper.

Contracted outside the RCAF by Whom?

The U.S.-registered King Air aircraft was airborne over Ottawa on Jan. 28, Jan. 29, Feb. 3, Feb. 10 and Feb. 11, according to data collected by Steffan Watkins, an Ottawa researcher who tracks the movements of vessels and planes.

Watkins said the aircraft could have flown anywhere in the Ottawa region if the situation only called for regular training. But instead, the plane was involved in specific flight patterns indicating surveillance of the activities on the ground, he noted.

Contracted outside the RCAF by Whom??

The flights have become controversial, with Conservative MPs raising questions in the House of Commons about whether the Liberal government had authorized illegal surveillance of the protesters.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the flights were part of military training, but said the plane was not involved in surveillance of the demonstrators. He stated the questions from Conservative MPs were “dangerously close to misinformation and disinformation.”

Really?

When questions were first asked about the flights, National Defence tried to avoid being linked to the aircraft. Then the department acknowledged the flights were part of military training involving intelligence gathering and surveillance equipment.

It was only after military sources revealed the aircraft was being operated by Canadian special forces that National Defence acknowledged that link.

After an article appeared in this newspaper, other sources emerged to provide details about the Jan. 27 RCAF directive that prohibited military flights over the Ottawa protests.

Le Bouthillier said the directive “was issued to reduce the risk of generating a false perception of CAF (Canadian Armed Forces) activities, personnel and presence being associated with the domestic event at the time.”

To avoid false perception, & dangerously close to misinformation and disinformation? OK…

“The Canadian Armed Forces regrets the timing of the pre-planned CAF training exercise flight that was unrelated to, but took place at the same time as, the domestic event,” Le Bouthillier added.

The rest at the link above.
 

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We regret that we were caught with our pants down. Rest assured, steps will be taken and next time you won't catch us. We apologize for our inconvenience.
 

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We regret that we were caught with our pants down. Rest assured, steps will be taken and next time you won't catch us. We apologize for our inconvenience.
Yup you weren’t supposed to notice the American registered plane circling Ottawant .