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Emergencies Act inquiry price tag estimated at nearly $19M

The price tag for the inquiry probing the government’s use of the Emergencies Act hasn’t been finalized yet — but it could be roughly $18.8 million, according to the Privy Council Office (PCO). A PCO spokesperson told CBC News that while the total won’t be known until the Public Order Emergency Commission completes …

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the stand at the Emergencies Act inquiry — here’s what we learned

The live testimony portion of the Public Order Emergency Commission came to a close on Friday when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the stand. His keenly anticipated appearance before the commission inquiry offered many telling moments and pointed criticisms. The commission was launched to examine the government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act to handle …

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Explainer: Emergencies Act inquiry — what’s been said, what happens next

The final witnesses will appear this week at the public inquiry into the federal government’s unprecedented use of emergency powers to end the convoy protests that had shut down Ottawa earlier this year. You can watch the hearings of the Public Order Emergency Commission here. Here’s a breakdown of why the inquiry is …

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Inquiry to probe legal advice government received on Emergencies Act as justice minister testifies

Justice Minister David Lametti is expected to field questions about the legal advice the federal government got before invoking the Emergencies Act to deal with anti-public health measure protests last winter when he testifies before the public inquiry later today. The attorney general is one of three federal ministers before …

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Emergencies Act inquiry to hear from 2 senior cabinet ministers today

The inquiry into the federal government’s use of emergency powers to respond to anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate protests that blocked trade corridors and gridlocked parts of downtown Ottawa this past winter will hear from two senior cabinet ministers today. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc will …

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Trudeau, cabinet ministers making highly anticipated appearances at Emergencies Act inquiry this week

The Emergencies Act inquiry enters its final week today, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and key cabinet ministers set to answer questions about their decision to invoke the never-before-used law last winter to deal with massive protests against pandemic measures. Today, the Public Order Emergency Commission inquiry is expected to hear from David Vigneault, …

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Top Mountie, PM’s intelligence adviser testifying this week before Emergencies Act inquiry

The head of the RCMP and the prime minister’s national security and intelligence adviser will testify before the Emergencies Act inquiry this week. The Public Order Emergency Commission was established to determine if the federal government was justified in its decision to, for the first time ever, invoke the Emergencies Act — …

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Ottawa police launch internal investigation after inquiry hears of leaks to convoy

The interim chief of the Ottawa Police Service says the force has opened an internal investigation into a report of police information being leaked to organizers of last winter’s Freedom Convoy protest by officers sympathetic to their cause. “The information that was presented yesterday at the Emergencies Act inquiry was net-new …

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Convoy leaders, Tamara Lich, set to testify at Emergencies Act inquiry

Three organizers of the “Freedom Convoy” protests in Ottawa are to appear today at the public inquiry into the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act. Benjamin Dichter, James Bauder and Tamara Lich will testify at the Public Order Emergency Commission, which is examining the use of the emergency powers …

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Lawyer says convoy protesters were receiving leaked police information, Emergencies Act inquiry hears

One of the main lawyers representing some convoy organizers says the group was receiving leaked police information during the early days of protests that blocked streets in downtown Ottawa, the Emergencies Act inquiry heard. Keith Wilson, who represents organizers including Tamara Lich and Chris Barber, is testifying Wednesday in front of …

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