BREAKDOWN: Trucker Commission Day 29 | Justice, Defence, Transport ministers testify

Cabinet ministers David Lametti, Anita Anand and Omar Alghabra took the stand on day 29 of the Emergencies Act public inquiry. Join us as we take a look at the biggest moments from the trio of ministers' testimony.

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Every weeknight, Rebel News brings you analysis from the day's proceedings of the Public Order Emergency Commission investigating Justin Trudeau's use of the Emergencies Act.

As we enter the final days of the commission, a number of big names from the federal government are taking the stand.

Today, a trio of federal ministers took the stand. First up was Justice Minister David Lametti, who, in his role as Canada's attorney general, was at the centre of providing legal advice to Prime Minister Trudeau ahead of the act's invocation. Next, Defence Minister Anita Anand provided insights into the role the Department of National Defence played in invoking the act, before giving way to Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, whose duties intersected with border blockades like those in Coutts, Alberta and Windsor, Ontario.

On tonight's show, Sheila Gunn Reid joins William Diaz-Berthiaume and Selene Galas as they break down the biggest moments from day 29 of the hearing.

The public inquiry investigating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to invoke the Emergencies Act began on Oct. 13. As part of the government's obligations following the invocation of the Act, a commission must be convened within 60 days and its subsequent report must be tabled in Parliament within 360 days after the Act is revoked.

This inquiry, deemed the Public Order Emergency Commission, was announced by Trudeau on April 25 after the Emergencies Act was revoked on February 23. The mandate delivered from the prime minister tasks the commission with handling the examination and assessment of the basis for the Trudeau government's decision to use the Emergencies Act, the circumstances leading up to the invocation and whether this was an appropriate and effective measure chosen by the government to address the Freedom Convoy.

A review of the legislative policy and regulatory framework will also be part of the commission's duties, which could feature potential amendments to the Emergencies Act. The full order in council relating to the Public Order Emergency Commission can be read here.

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