Canadian Civil Liberties Association Condemns Trudeau Implementing Emergencies Act

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on February 15, 2022

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) came out shortly after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the implementation of the Emergencies Act to condemn its needless and unethical use.

Trudeau is currently using border blockades and the peaceful truckers parked around Parliament as justification for giving himself and his cabinet emergency powers, which the CCLA views as not meeting the standards for the use of the Emergencies Act. 

The CCLA clarifies that the Emergencies Act can only be used at times when there is a serious threat that puts the safety and sovereignty of Canada at risk, and when no other law can adequately deal with the situation.

Of course, there is no real crisis in Canada, let alone a situation that cannot be solved through good faith negotiations with the organizers of the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa.

Trudeau and the majority of his government have simply not engaged with protesters’ real concerns and have instead smeared them in the media with labels like “racist” “extreme” and “misogynistic.” 

As the CCLA points out the use of emergency legislation in a frivolous manner like this is a real threat to democracy. It sets the political presence that if a Prime Minister disagrees with a large-scale protest movement he can mobilize the federal government to try and break it up.

With three Quebec Liberal MPs having already defected from the pro-mandate side, and now the CCLA speaking out against Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act, it will be telling whether or not more Liberals MPs will mobilize against the leadership of the Liberal Party. 

Already Quebec Premier François Legault, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe have told the federal government that the Emergencies Act implementation is unneeded in their provinces. Added on top of that the fact the Conservative Party motion in Parliament seeking to end federal mandates and restrictions was only narrowly defeated, Justin Trudeau’s position as Prime Minister may not be as solid as many think. 

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

6 responses to “Canadian Civil Liberties Association Condemns Trudeau Implementing Emergencies Act”

  1. Sandy says:

    You have got to wonder what secrets they’re sitting on that scares them to the point they would go to such an extreme!! Or who has their hand wrapped around the PM’s gonads and is squeezing them so hard he’s not able to think clearly anymore? Maybe it’s a combination of both? But clearly something has motivated him to take a HIGHLY risky action that has real potential to have him tried and imprisoned if it’s as ugly as it appears at this moment! He took a HUGE RISK today. I have to wonder what rewards await him and his cohorts? The time has come for us to exercise our rights as Canadian citizens and hire some legal eagles who are committed to digging til they find the answers! Starting tomorrow.

  2. Stella says:

    Does this mean a direct legal/political challenge can be made? And if so, would that be by the CCLA?

  3. Kelly-Anne Bethune says:

    What exactly does this mean? Is there a legal way to stop this?

  4. Agi rybak says:

    Does it mean that TRUDEAU has broken the law and will stand before the constitutional tribunal for betrayal of democracy and will be removed from the post of prime minister?

  5. Greg says:

    JT and his cadre are moving ahead with their great reset agenda. They have already acted to ban law abiding Canadians from owning (most) firearms, censoring/controlling social media and circumventing our democratic processes. Demonize the right and pander to the left – who will be eaten alive once their usefulness at an end. Corruption is endemic in the highest reaches of the Liberal Party. Now the Liberals are (mis)using the Emergencies Act to conduct ideological and economic warfare against Canadians who disagree with their policies and edicts. Much of our supposedly free press is in their pocket. We have seen this playbook before in places like 1930’s Germany, in former Communist Bloc countries like Russia, East Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland and Czechoslovakia, other communist countries like China, Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, Cuba and, more recently, places like Venezuela, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, etc. etc. Sunny ways my friends, sunny ways…

  6. Trainman6 says:

    Trudeau and Freeland are COWARDS and both are arrogant pompous narcissist’s pushing the WEF agenda to the detriment of all Canadians, and lets not forget Jasmit Sign the traitor.