🎤 ‘Enjoy the report’
With those words, Public Order Emergency commissioner Justice Paul Rouleau peaced out and ended his oral statement on the release of the Emergencies Act report this afternoon.
His inquiry found that the Federal government met the high threshold of calling the Emergencies Act and cabinet was justified in using it to roust the Convoy from downtown Ottawa. But he said that calling the act could have been avoided if not for failures in policing.
Some recommendations were made, such as to clarify the use of freezing bank accounts and create a system to get them back, and to remove the line ‘threats to the security of Canada’ to be replaced with clearer language.
Rouleau also recommended that a working group be formed to study the security of the National Capital region. Watch this space.
The report is five-volumes, 2,092-pages, and we haven't read it yet – we just watched the TV show. We'll have more to say Tuesday.
Have a great Family Day Monday.
– Martha and Darren