Federal Court of Canada rules it was illegal for Trudeau to declare national emergency to stop the trucker convoy, freeze bank accounts
· Jan 23, 2024 · NottheBee.com

The Federal Court has declared that the Trudeau government's use of the Emergencies Act during the 2022 trucker convoy in Ottawa violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Did Canada just do something right for once?

We all know what kind of tyrannical crap was pulled in Canada to dismantle the Freedom Convoy and ruin many people's lives. After being arrested, trampled by horses, pepper sprayed, locked out of bank accounts, and abused by the government, Canadians had to endure a painful 31-day Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC) to look into whether the federal government was justified.

It was no shock that the commissioner, who is a Liberal Party donor, ruled that the invocation of the Emergencies Act was justified.

After the POEC, the case was brought forward to the Federal Court by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

In a surprise ruling, Justice Richard G. Mosley deemed the decision "unreasonable" and beyond the law's scope.

Mosley stated:

I have concluded that the decision to issue the Proclamation does not bear the hallmarks of reasonableness — justification, transparency and intelligibility — and was not justified in relation to the relevant factual and legal constraints that were required to be taken into consideration.

This is the first glimpse of hope and vindication Canadians have had in a long, long time.

(Which is why Trudeau will be appealing the decision, of course!)

The Freedom Convoy and its supporters (like me!) had a difficult few years. I was in Ottawa for the convoy; it was some of the happiest moments of my life. I went back to Ottawa when the Emergencies Act was invoked, and those couple of days were some of my saddest.

We were attacked and vilified. Our government was against us, as well as many other Canadians. After hearing laughable testimonies of how dangerous the convoy was during the POEC, we had to sit there and be told the government's actions were justified.

It was like a slap in the face, which turned into a full-on beating.

This Federal Court ruling is the first time citizens like me have been heard and seen. For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I feel a slight sense of relief.

I'm not sure what this all means yet, however.

I don't know if this will change voters' minds, and I don't know if this will lead to any changes in the country, but we need to celebrate the small victory.

Today is one of those rare good days in Canada. ✊

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