Emergencies Act invocation sets a dangerous precedent
These financial measures, most likely, will not expire, while the government has promised that the expanded police powers are temporary.
Ottawa residents part of a counter-protest that blocked a group of 'Freedom Convoy' supporters heading downtown at Bank Street and Riverside Drive are pictured on Feb. 13. The community has not yet been given enough time for their organizing to make inroads before the government invoked the Emergencies Act, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade