Emergencies Act inquiry wraps up 6 weeks of public hearings: ‘An amazing feat’ – National | Globalnews.ca

The inquiry probing the Liberal government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act in response to last winter’s weeks-long “Freedom Convoy” protests has wrapped up its public fact-finding hearings. The Public Order Emergency Commission heard from more than 75 witnesses, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, and introduced more than 7,000 documents into evidence over […]

Mendicino, LeBlanc set to testify at Emergencies Act inquiry – National | Globalnews.ca

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 22, 2022 6:51 am Updated November 22, 2022 6:52 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Top government ministers will continue testifying Tuesday at the Public Order Emergency Commission, which has already heard from more than 65 witnesses over five weeks on the federal government’s response […]

CSIS head advised Trudeau to invoke Emergencies Act during convoy, inquiry hears | Globalnews.ca

The head of CSIS recommended Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoke the Emergencies Act during the so-called ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests earlier this year, an inquiry into the decision heard. David Vigneault, the head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, told the Public Order Emergencies Commission about his advice to the prime minister during a closed-door interview […]

Tamara Lich ‘did not control’ convoy demonstrators, inquiry hears | Globalnews.ca

Prominent “Freedom Convoy” organizer Tamara Lich told the Emergencies Act inquiry she “did not control” the demonstrators that snarled the streets in downtown Ottawa for three weeks earlier this year. She made the comment during her cross examination at the Public Order Emergency Commission on Friday, where she was pressed about her leadership role as […]

Foreign ‘adversaries’ may have leveraged ‘freedom movement’ to advance agendas | Globalnews.ca

Unnamed foreign “adversaries” may have leveraged the Canadian “freedom movement” protests to advance their own interests, a newly-disclosed intelligence report suggest. According to previously secret assessments by the Ontario Provincial Police’s (OPP) intelligence branch, the “available information” on Feb. 19 suggested that foreign actors may have pushed support for the movement, which fueled the convoy […]

Senior police officials to testify as Emergencies Act inquiry continues | Globalnews.ca

The Public Order Emergency Commission resumes public hearings Tuesday, with senior police members expected to testify. Two Ottawa police officers and an Ontario Provincial Police member are slated to testify at the inquiry investigating the federal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act. Interim Ottawa police chief Steve Bell said on Monday that in the […]