Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Library of Parliament Explanation of the Emergencies Act

This is an update to yesterday's post entitled Analysis of the Anti-Vaccine Mandate Protests.

The Library of Parliament has published an explanation of The Emergencies Act: Parliament’s Role During a National Emergency:

"On 14 February 2022, in response to the ongoing blockades and protests taking place in Ottawa and at some border crossings, the Prime Minister announced that the Governor in Council had invoked the Emergencies Act, giving the federal government certain temporary powers."

"The Emergencies Act sets out the procedure by which a national emergency can be declared and by which the declaration can be confirmed, continued, amended and revoked. It also provides for a supervisory role for Parliament."

"This HillNote provides some background information about this Act and explains the role of Parliament during a national emergency."

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:44 pm


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