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EDITORIAL: Leaders show up (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Leaders show up (Nov. 2022)

The Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC) is reviewing Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act to break up the “Freedom Convoy” in Ottawa and at border crossings last winter. Their work involves hearing the testimony of people involved, including senior civil servants. In the past, premiers have testified in such commissions, despite the fact that the commission’s mandate is to hold all levels of government to account for the events that led to Prime Minister Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act last winter.

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EDITORIAL: Ford should be first (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL: Ford should be first (Winter 2022)

Policing is largely a provincial matter, but faced with massive trucks and bouncy castles clogging up central Ottawa, plus blockades at key border crossings, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had to invoke the Emergencies Act. As usual, Ontario Premier Doug Ford was too focused on the next election to do his job, and he should have to answer for it.

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