A federal judge in Canada ruled that the Trudeau government was wrong to evoke the Emergencies Act in 2022 to clear the trucker convoy. The court ruled that the government was unreasonable and infringed on the protestors’ rights.
The judge ruled that the government’s act was ultra vires, a Latin term used to mean that it was beyond the scope of the law.
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland responded to the ruling. She says that the government intends to appeal because “we do not agree with this decision.”
“I would just like to take a moment to remind Canadians of how serious the situation was in our country when we took that decision. The public safety of Canadians was under threat, our national security, which includes our national economic security, was under threat,” she said.
That’s a lie. The government knew at the time that the Covid vaccine was not preventing the spread of Covid, therefore there was no rationale for a vaccine mandate, much less a reason to impose it on a working population that had been driving alone in trucks for the entirety of the pandemic. They infringed on Canadians’ rights to protest this mandate.
Last year, a government inquiry ruled that the emergency declaration was just fine but what else would you expect from a government inquiry of itself. This court ruling is a much bigger deal.