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From guns to the Emergencies Act, the public safety minister owes Canadians better than lies and evasion.theline.substack.com
Just ask them, right?
Ask for it in writing
I thought this was a pretty good comment.
Mendicino, the minister of public safety, testified many times that the police forces had requested him to bring in the Emergencies Act.
They did not.
By their own testimony.
Civil liberties and the Charter were nullified, the rights of citizens to protest suffocated, financial and personal privacy invaded, and the police (and possible spy) forces of the country were given unseen powers by the invocation of that act.
And the minister who put the act into motion, who halted the operations of Canadian democracy, has been proven — by his own words and those of his deputy — to have given a false account of why the government of Canada did what it did.
And rather than explain matters himself, he has hidden behind the skirts of his underling.
Maybe I was too harsh (read: wrong) criticizing senior leaders in the CAF for taking responsibility for their actions. For us it seems like it should be a professional standard.
In Ottawa politicians taking accountability is both a unicorn and an albatross.