After more than a month's worth of testimony, the Public Order Emergency Commission has finally come to an end. Every weeknight, Rebel News was bringing viewers analysis and insights from the day's proceedings as the public inquiry investigated whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was justified in invoking the Emergencies Act.
Now, Commissioner Paul Rouleau will produce a report looking to answer that very question based on the evidence presented throughout the hearing.
With all of this testimony behind us, it's time for one last look back on what we've learned before we wait for Rouleau's final report. Join Ezra Levant, Sheila Gunn Reid, Selene Galas and our special guest, convoy lawyer Eva Chipiuk, as we wrap up the Trucker Commission in this final installment of BREAKDOWN.
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inquiry, deemed the Public Order Emergency Commission, was announced by Trudeau on April 25 after the Emergencies Act was revoked on February 23.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.