Yesterday, a Federal Court judge ruled Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had unreasonably and unconstitutionally invoked the Emergencies Act in response to the Freedom Convoy.
The anti-made protest arrived in Ottawa in late January 2022 before Trudeau's Liberals, with the support of New Democrat and Green party MPs, voted to invoke the Emergencies Act on February 14, 2022. The demonstration was then brought to a forceful end by a massive police operation.
In the wake of yesterday's decision, a case brought on by civil liberties groups, former nurses and others, the Trudeau Liberals vowed to appeal Justice Richard Mosley's ruling.
Rebel News broke down Mosley's verdict in a special emergency livestream yesterday, which was hosted by Ezra Levant. In addition to the two lawyers who broke down the decision, Levant was also joined by Lawrence Greenspon, who is currently representing Freedom Convoy organizer Tamara Lich during her trial stemming from her arrest during the protest.
There was “absolutely no need” for Trudeau to invoke the Emergencies Act, Greenspon said, and that the prime minister had “every reason not to use these kinds of powers.”
Was Trudeau even aware of a deal that had been reached between the convoy and Ottawa officials, Greenspon wondered, noting “there was a genuine effort” from convoy organizers to move big rigs out of the downtown core and to leave lanes open for emergency vehicles.
Rebel News is covering the trial of Freedom Convoy organizers Tamara Lich and Chris Barber closely. Stay up to date with all the latest at TamaraTrial.com.
Watch the full livestream below: