Trudeau’s Attacks against Canadian Truckers Declared Unconstitutional by Federal Court

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has just been overruled by a federal court over his tyrannical attacks against the Freedom Convoy trucker protests of 2022.

On Tuesday, Canada’s Federal Court ruled that Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act in 2022 to punish protesting truckers was both unreasonable and unconstitutional.

As Slay News reported at the time, Trudeau used the Emergencies Act to blacklist and freeze the bank accounts of protesters who were supporting civil liberties.

At one point, Trudeau reportedly even discussed using tanks to overpower the peaceful protesters.

Led by convoys of truckers, Canadians flooded the streets of cities across Canada in late 2021 and early 2022 to protest the far-left government pandemic restrictions and Covid vaccine mandates.

The emergency measures allowed the government to freeze the bank accounts of protesters,  conscript tow truck drivers, and arrest people for participating in assemblies deemed illegal by Trudeau’s government.

In his ruling, Justice Richard G. Mosley wrote:

“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.”

The decision follows an application for judicial review requested by the Canadian Constitution Foundation, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and various other applicants who cried foul over the use of emergency measures to quell Freedom Convoy protests.

“It is declared that the decision to issue the Proclamation and the association Regulations and Order was unreasonable and ultra vires the Emergencies Act,” reads the ruling.

“It is declared that the decision that the Regulations infringed section 2 (b) of the Charter and declared that the Order infringed section 8 of the Charter and that neither infringement was justified under section 1.”

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The Canadian Constitution Foundation had initiated the judicial review, expressing concerns over what they deemed as a severe example of government overreach and violations of civil liberties during the pandemic, TNC News reported.

“The Trudeau government’s use of this extraordinary law may be the most severe example of overreach and violations of civil liberties that was seen during the pandemic,” the Canadian Constitution Foundation’s Christine Van Geyn said at the time.

“The use of this powerful law was unauthorized because the legal threshold to use the law was not met.

“The Emergencies Act contains a last resort clause: it can only be used when there is a national emergency and there are no other laws at the federal, provincial and/or municipal levels which can address the situation.

“Parliament cannot use the Emergencies Act as a tool of convenience, as it did in this case.”

Trudeau’s government plans to appeal the ruling, however.

Canada’s Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland says the government will appeal the federal court’s ruling.

Freeland argues that invoking the Emergencies Act was “right” and “necessary” at the time.

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Canada’s opposition leader Pierre Poilievre issued a statement in response to the ruling, saying:

“Judge rules Trudeau broke the highest law in the land with the Emergencies Act.

“He caused the crisis by dividing people.

“Then he violated Charter rights to illegally suppress citizens.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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