The big COVID news out of Canada yesterday was that a Federal court has ruled that Justin Trudeau illegally invoked the Emergencies Measures act to crush the Freedom Convoy on February 14th 2022. The suit had been brought forward by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Constitution Foundation.
“I conclude that there was no national emergency justifying the invocation of the Emergencies Act and the decision to do so was therefore unreasonable and ultra vires,” he wrote in a lengthy decision released Tuesday. “Ultra vires” is a Latin term used by courts to refer to actions beyond the scope of the law.
The Judge did, however, leave the door open for appeal with this statement.
“Reasonable and informed people could reach a different conclusion than the one I have arrived at.”
Sorry but that last statement is categorically false. There is no way that a reasonable and informed person could have interpreted this differently. The act is very clear. It can only be invoked in very exceptional circumstances none of which were created by the freedom convoy.
The act is very clear. It cannot be used to violate the charter rights of Canadians yet everything the people in police uniforms did violate those rights. This is Trudeau’s Canada. The emergency measures act was illegally invoked and then illegally applied. We now live in a country where any time the Prime Minister is angry or embarrassed he can declare an emergency and throw people in prison.
Unfortunately that isn’t even the most shameful part of this whole fiasco. The most shameful part is that most Canadian’s don’t see a problem with what the Prime Minister has done. They think allowing the government to destroy people in the name of “public safety” is perfectly OK. Their attitudes will, no doubt, change dramatically the first day the government determines that they are now the problem. Useful idiots cease to be useful after the dissidents are dealt with.
Trudeau himself (or at least his puppet masters) knew the declaration was illegal. That is why he dropped it before the senate vote he was likely to lose. It did not matter to him; he had already trampled the protesters with horses and frozen bank accounts by that time. He cynically invoked the act illegally, used it to violently attack political opponents, and then dropped it before the vote. This cannot stand.
Yesterday was a big win but it is not over. The courts in Canada are hopelessly corrupt. The most corrupt court is the Supreme Court where this case heads to next. The is a high likelihood the supreme court will once again ignore the law in favor of liberal politics. Even in the unlikely event that the Supreme Court sets aside politics for the law it is still not over. If the declaration was illegal, which it most certainly was, then everything done under its umbrella was also illegal. Serious crimes were committed including assault and theft. People need to end up in prison and every one of them is either a politician or government employee.