A Slippery Slope | Feb 16, 2022

This week, the Prime Minister invoked the Emergencies Act to end various protests. Instead of supporting a Conservative motion to create a plan that would end COVID-19 restrictions and allow for peaceful resolution, the Prime Minister is escalating matters.

The Liberal government is expected to introduce a motion in Parliament this week under the Emergencies Act.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he will SUPPORT the move to use the Emergencies Act, while Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-François Blanchet said the Bloc is willing to support the Liberals in this case, but only if they committed to leaving Quebec out of the new powers and avoiding deploying military members on the ground in Canada.

Imposing powers of the Emergencies Act sets a dangerous precedent.

The Government of Canada should not have the power to close the bank accounts of hardworking Canadians simply on the suspicion of supporting causes of which the government doesn’t approve.

This is a slippery slope, and not how the government should operate in a free and democratic society.

Chris Lewis MP - Essex

Constituency Office

Ottawa Office