Category: Politics

Emergencies Act inquiry studies fundamental rights and freedoms at stake in protests
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Emergencies Act inquiry studies fundamental rights and freedoms at stake in protests

The inquiry into the Liberal government’s historic choice to invoke the Emergencies Act to quell weeks-long demonstrations against COVID-19 mandates last winter is now moving into its public policy phase. The Public Order Emergency Commission is expected to hear this week from about 50 experts who will share their perspectives on the use of the...

‘An amazing feat’: Emergencies Act inquiry wraps up six weeks of hearings
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‘An amazing feat’: Emergencies Act inquiry wraps up six weeks of hearings

The inquiry probing the Liberal government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act in response to last winter’s weeks-long “Freedom Convoy” protests has wrapped up its public fact-finding hearings. The Public Order Emergency Commission heard from more than 75 witnesses, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, and introduced more than 7,000 documents into evidence over...

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FIVE FILIPINO CANADIANS WIN CIVIC SEATS IN ONTARIO

For the first time in Canada’s largest province, Ontario has five political candidates from the Filipino Canadian communities who won civic seats during the municipal elections on October 24, 2022. It was quite a promising political performance, indeed. Five of the 11 Filipino Canadians in the winning circle are from different ridings in the Greater Toronto...

Schools shut as some 55,000 education workers went on strike after failing to reach an agreement with the Ontario government
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Schools shut as some 55,000 education workers went on strike after failing to reach an agreement with the Ontario government

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Some 55,000 education workers went on strike on Friday in Canada’s most populous province of Ontario after failing to agree with the provincial government for better pay and more frontline staff in schools. The workers, which include educational assistants, secretaries and library workers, served a notice of strike on Sunday saying they...

Most funds raised for ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest were returned or confiscated
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Most funds raised for ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest were returned or confiscated

An investigation has found that most of the $25 million raised by the “Freedom Convoy” was either returned to donors or ended up in an escrow account awaiting the results of a civil lawsuit. The Public Order Emergency Commission, the public inquiry tasked with looking into the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act during...

‘Hard for me to say’ whether Emergencies Act was necessary, Ottawa officer testifies
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‘Hard for me to say’ whether Emergencies Act was necessary, Ottawa officer testifies

A senior Ottawa police officer testified Wednesday that while the federal Emergencies Act was helpful to clear “Freedom Convoy” protesters, he does not know whether it was necessary. Supt. Robert Bernier, who oversaw the Ottawa police command centre for a portion of the demonstrations last winter, his testimony before the public inquiry into federal government’s decision to invoke...