The Emergencies Act Inquiry | Unpublished

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This week's issue

Was the Emergencies Act required?

Posted on 
November 4, 2022

The Emergencies Act Inquiry

The Emergencies Act Inquiry, which probes whether the federal government was able to utilize such powers to bring the Ottawa occupation to an end, has been running for about three weeks now with plenty more testimony to come.

From this vantage point the one thing that is very clear is that no level of government was competent in ending the occupation until the Act was finally implemented. A municipal government that was led by a questionable police force, a provincial government that sat on its hands and continues to do so. And a federal government with a front row view of the occupation that paralyzed the city for more than three weeks.

Through it all, the residents of Ottawa were tormented by the hundreds of truckers and thousands of protesters who initially came to demonstrate against vaccine mandates.

Our Unpublished Vote question this week asks:

Was the Emergencies Act required to bring an end to the occupation?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure

You can vote, comment and email your MP on this issue when the link appears below. 

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Our Unpublished vote poll question...

Was the Emergencies Act required to end the Ottawa occupation?

The results so far:

Yes =      
No =      
Unsure =      

If you haven’t voted yet, you can do so — VOTE HERE


Associate Professor of Political Science, Dalhousie University