Already it is the middle of the week!
Summary as I am able:
Verse(s) for today:
Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
Matthew 3:8 KJV
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
James 1:22-24 KJV
THOUGHT for today:
Perfect love casts out fear. So Covid mandates cannot be an act of love. [Patrick Bestall]
What is Canada’s federal Emergencies Act?
[A summary of the law’s powers and uses]
On Feb. 14, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal government is invoking the Emergencies Act to address the blockades taking place to protest pandemic restrictions, the first time the act has been triggered in Canada.
“The federal government has invoked the Emergencies Act to supplement provincial and territorial capacity to address the blockades and occupations,” Mr. Trudeau said on Parliament Hill on Monday. ” The scope of these measures will be time limited, geographically targeted, as well as reasonable and proportionate to the threats they are meant to address.”
“We are not using the Emergencies Act to call in the military,” he added. “We are not suspending fundamental rights or overriding the Charter of Rights and Freedom. We’re not limiting people’s freedom of speech. We are not limiting freedom of peaceful assembly. We are not preventing people from exercising their right to protest legally.”
The act defines a national emergency as a temporary “urgent and critical situation” that:
· seriously endangers the lives, health or safety of Canadians and is of such proportions or nature as to exceed the capacity or authority of a province to deal with it
· or seriously threatens the ability of the Government of Canada to preserve the sovereignty, security, and territorial integrity of Canada.
It is important that you become familiar with this Act…
It will affect your lives!
Canada’s Emergencies Act
From: Department of Justice Canada
The Emergencies Act, which became law in 1988, is a federal law that can be used by the federal government in the event of a national emergency.
The Act contains a specific definition of “national emergency” that makes clear how serious a situation needs to be before the Act can be relied upon. A national emergency is an urgent, temporary and critical situation that seriously endangers the health and safety of Canadians or that seriously threatens the ability of the Government of Canada to preserve the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada. It must be a situation that cannot be effectively dealt with by the provinces and territories, or by any other law of Canada. There are four types of emergencies that can be declared under the Emergencies Act:
A public welfare emergency
A public order emergency
An international emergency
A war emergency
The Emergencies Act can be invoked to grant temporary additional and necessary powers to the federal government when provincial, territorial and federal tools are no longer sufficient to deal effectively with the serious issues being faced, such as the ability to make orders or regulations that are believed, on reasonable grounds, to be necessary to respond to the issues at hand. Such issues include public health and safety risks as well as economic issues.
For example, when necessary for dealing with a public order emergency, the federal government can issue or adopt temporary orders and regulations:
Regulating and prohibiting public assemblies, including blockades, other than lawful advocacy, protest or dissent,
Regulating the use of specified property, including goods to be used with respect to a blockade,
Designating and securing places where blockades are to be prohibited (e.g. borders, approaches to borders, other critical infrastructure),
Directing specified persons to render essential services to relieve impacts of blockades on Canada’s economy, with compensation,
Authorizing or directing specified financial institutions to render essential services to relieve the impact of blockades, including by regulating and prohibiting the use of property to fund or support the blockades,
Measures with respect to the authorizing of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to enforce municipal and provincial laws by means of incorporation by reference,
The imposition of fines or imprisonment for contravening on any of the measures declared under this public order emergency.
Democratic safeguards: parliamentary oversight, accountability, and respecting Canadians’ individual rights
The Emergencies Act has stringent, built-in protections which ensure democratic oversight and accountability with respect to the way in which the Government exercises its powers under the Act.
The Act also requires consultation with the provinces and territories before a Declaration is issued, unless the provinces and territories cannot be adequately consulted without unduly jeopardizing the effectiveness of the proposed action. Once a Declaration is issued, a report must be tabled in Parliament within seven sitting days explaining the consultations that have taken place.
Impact of the Emergencies Act on individual rights
When the Emergencies Act is invoked, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) continues to protect individual rights as the Government of Canada takes the necessary steps to safeguard the safety and well-being of Canadians. In deciding on measures to take, the Government must respect constitutionally protected rights and freedoms, including the rights of citizens to enter Canada and the right to life, liberty and security of the person, as well as Canada’s obligations under international law. The Charter allows the Government to balance the rights of the individual with the interests of society where limits on guaranteed rights and freedoms can be justified in a free and democratic society.
Specifically, section 1 of the Charter allows the Government to put limits on rights and freedoms if those limits:
are set out in law;
pursue an important goal which can be justified in a free and democratic society; and
pursue that goal in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
This means that during a public order emergency, as defined by the Emergencies Act, the Government must only take actions that are a reasonable and proportionate response to the risks to safety of Canadians.
Transparency and accountability [Important]
In view of its exceptional nature, there are additional, stringent safeguards built into the Act to ensure democratic oversight and accountability during an emergency. The following procedural steps act as checks and balances under the law:
Declaration: The Government of Canada must formally declare an emergency, effective from the day it is made.
Government tables motion in Parliament: The Government must table a motion in both the House of Commons and the Senate within seven sitting days that asks for confirmation of the Declaration and explains the reasons for it. The Government also gives Parliament a report on the consultations held with provinces before the Declaration was made.
Parliament votes: Both the House of Commons and the Senate must vote on the motion. If either the House of Commons or the Senate does not vote in favour of the Declaration, then it is revoked that very day.
The Senate or House of Commons are recalled, if necessary: If either the Senate or the House of Commons is not sitting at the time the Declaration is issued, it must be recalled to sit within seven days of the date of the Declaration.
Government issues and tables orders and regulations: Any Government actions taken to respond to the emergency must be tabled in both the House of Commons and the Senate two days after the Government issues the orders or regulations. This ensures that the Government’s actions are transparent and that the Government will be accountable before Parliament for its actions.
A parliamentary review committee is established: A special joint committee of both the House of Commons and the Senate must be established to review the Government’s actions under the Act on an ongoing basis.
Parliament exercises powers: At any time, the Senate or the House of Commons can review and potentially revoke the Declaration and any orders or regulations made under the Act.
Declaration expires or is extended: The Declaration expires after 30 days unless an extension is confirmed within specific timelines by both the House of Commons and the Senate.
An inquiry held: After the emergency has ended, the Emergencies Act requires the Government to hold an inquiry, and table a report to each House of Parliament within three hundred and sixty days after expiration or revocation of the declaration of emergency.
Federal Government declares a public order emergency under the Emergencies Act to end disruptions, blockades and the occupation of the city of Ottawa
This will be a showdown to the death.
The Truckers need to be prepared for ALL possibilities, except leaving.
Know the REAL REASON Trudeau is DOUBLING DOWN:
Always follow the money. Without the support of the police and military unjust Political will cannot prevail. Canadian military has fought and died for the freedom of their country, their families and justice around the world. I hope and pray they recognize this. People have the power.
Trudeau needs to understand he's done. Beyond any doubt he is a criminal. He was one before all this and he certainly is one now. It will take a judiciary system that isn't on the take to take him down, but ultimately it will happen.
· Estherella, 3 days ago
Stew Peter's is an absolute gem of a man who deserves recognition for his excellence in interview and insight. God Bless your family.
In previous interviews, Dr. Martin has stated that what Trudeau is engaging in is racketeering, which is entirely accurate and should be what he is charged with.
Copied Twitter: The Canadian Civil Liberties Association just announced on Twitter that the federal government has not met the threshold necessary to invoke the #EmergenciesAct. This law creates a high and clear standard for good reason: the Act allows government to bypass ordinary democratic processes. This standard has not been met! https://twitter.com/cancivlib/status/1493383579983917057
· Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly resigns amid criticism of how vaccine-mandate protests were handled
· Ottawa will see pushback if tow trucks are forced to clear blockades, towing industry says
· Banks grapple with new powers to curb the flow of funds to support blockades
· Campbell Clark: In Question Period, an unprecedented step meets routine politics
· Robyn Urback: By invoking the Emergencies Act, the feds go from no action to the nuclear option
· Andrew Coyne: Whether or not the Emergencies Act is the solution, blockades are a growing problem
· Editorial: If this is a national emergency, make it limited, localized – and brief
· Tim Kiladze: Canada’s blockades make it clear: Crypto can be a form of shadow banking — and needs a crackdown
The VOTE is in:
Latest Poll Numbers
64% of Canadians want all convid restrictions dropped.
This is why premiers are changing their tune. It’s all about votes, not science or a virus.
· Quebec 71% want all covid restrictions dropped.
· Ontario 65% want all covid restrictions dropped.
56% Canadians say it’s time to stop pressuring those who refuse to get the pic.
It was never about science. It was about political science. [Patrick Bestall]
Emergency Act – Canada
It Needs to be DEBATED within 7-Days!
One More Thing:
Trudeau Mum on When Emergency Measures Will Be Debated:
During the first question period after invoking the Emergencies Act for the first time on Feb. 14, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked by the Tories when this extreme measure would be debated in the House of Commons.
“Twenty-four hours in and there are more questions than answers—questions about whether this is justified, questions around if the criteria is met, questions around what this means to Canadians’ rights and freedoms. Parliamentary approval is required in order for the prime minister to use this unprecedented sledgehammer,” said interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen.
Opponents of the Emergencies Act’s use, such as civil liberties and constitutional rights groups, say the current situation does not meet the threshold for its implementation, and so debates in the House of Commons could help to flesh out the government’s narrative for invoking it.
“So, can the prime minister tell us when will Parliament be debating this? Will it be coming to us on Friday? And does he expect that we will look at it Friday but then rise, take a week off, and not actually deal with this until March?” Bergen said.
Trudeau did not answer directly, saying that before invoking the Act he consulted with his cabinet, his caucus, the premiers, and the opposition leaders. [Patrick Bestall]
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Great SONG: Coward of the Cottage… very well done! https://m.facebook.com/groups/466582385081877/permalink/476876087385840/?sfnsn=mo&ref=share The Canadian Revolution 2022 --- Everyone considers him the coward of Canada. enJOY! UNREAL: Liz Cheney’s Husband Works for Law Firm that Defends China’s Military and Lawyer that Spied on Trump Campaign: You cannot make this stuff up!!!! https://www.conservativeglobe.com/articles/rino-liz-cheneys-husband-works-for-firm-linked-to-chinese-military/ Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney has kept it quiet for a long time, but the news is now out that her husband, Philip Perry, is a partner at Latham and Watkins, a firm representing companies connected to China’s military. Cheney, an anti-Trumper and one of 10 House Republicans to vote for Trump’s impeachment after Jan. 6, has served as part of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s J6 committee to further take down the former president and those supporting him. “Perry’s firm’s work for Chinese entities and countries whose human rights abuses and authoritarian rule have troubled the U.S. for years seems to conflict with his wife’s frequent calls for America to stand up to autocratic regimes like China. The dynamic is one familiar to longtime observers of Washington, D.C.: a power couple calling out the very behavior from which they benefit,” Just the News reported. Worse, the firm is also connected to some of the individuals involved in fabricating the Russian collusion narrative against Donald Trump in the run up to the 2016 presidential election. Michael Sussman, charged with lying to the FBI, was represented by Latham & Watkins. And then it gets even worse. The same firm has represented the Clinton Campaign and Hillary for America. While the firm is a big one and her husband Perry might not be the one directly involved in these cases, it’s still the same company. The connection could be a bit of a conflict of interest on multiple levels, especially considering the new information that has come out against Hillary Clinton concerning her involvement in the fabrication of Russian collusion against Donald Trump. [For The Right News]