Trudeau's inexplicable use of the Emergencies Act must not be forgotten by Rex Murphy


The Emergencies Act was revoked even before its invocation was, legislatively, confirmed. It sank before it could swim. It had less life than a political promise. Emergency over. Danger passed. Peril averted. Crisis collapsed. Canada saved. Insurrection interruptus. The brevity of the matter is the very most striking characteristic of this whole affair.

Meantime the "briefest imposition of an emergency state since 1945" must not be left unexplored, and the invasion of so many civil liberties, especially the freezing of bank accounts and the banks' co-operation in this matter, must not be allowed to dip into oblivion, just because Trudeau dropped the emergency rhetoric almost as swiftly and strangely as he adopted it in the first place.

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