FUREY: Is the stage set for future abuses of the Emergencies Act?
FUREY: Is the stage set for future abuses of the Emergencies Act?

On Friday, Public Order Emergency Commission Commissioner Paul Rouleau ruled that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act to quash Freedom Convoy protesters last year was justified. However, upon further inspection of the report, there are a lot of caveats in Rouleau’s ruling – particularly the fact that the commissioner made the ruling “reluctantly.”

As Anthony Furey explains in his latest video, Rouleau’s ruling wasn’t a full endorsement of the government’s actions but because the commissioner ruled that the use of war-time measures was justified, there will be no review of the act like there was during the October Crisis in 1970.

Anthony says Rouleau’s ruling may have set a dangerous precedent for future governments and the potential for future abuses.