CCLA says Trudeau has not me the threshold necessary to invoke the Emergencies Act as he attempted to do Feb 14/22
Last Update: February 15, 2022 at 12:42 pm
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association released this statement today.
The CCLA says Trudeau has not me the threshold necessary to invoke the Emergencies Act as he attempted to do Feb 14/22
According to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association:
The federal government has not met the threshold necessary to invoke the Emergencies Act. This law creates a high and clear standard for good reason: the Act allows government to bypass ordinary democratic processes. This standard has not been met.
The Emergencies Act can only be invoked when a situation “seriously threatens the ability of the Government of Canada to preserve the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada” & when the situation “cannot be effectively dealt with under any other law of Canada.”
Governments regularly deal with difficult situations, and do so using powers granted to them by democratically elected representatives. Emergency legislation should not be normalized. It threatens our democracy and our civil liberties.