The Federal Court has ruled the Trudeau government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act during the so-called “Freedom Convoy” that descended on Ottawa in 2022 violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
In his ruling, Justice Richard G. Mosley said the move was “unreasonable” and outside the scope of the law.
Mosley is a 21-year veteran of the Federal Court and is a respected voice on national security legal matters.
He has weighed in on some of the most high-profile recent cases in Canadian intelligence, including a 2016 decision that found CSIS had been illegally storing Canadians’ communication data for more than a decade.
Trudeau Government Used Faked Intelligence To Illegally Frame Protesting Truckers As Violent Extremists and use Emergency Act
The case was brought forward by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
Mosley wrote, “I have concluded that the decision to issue the Proclamation does not bear the hallmarks of reasonableness — justification, transparency and intelligibility — and was not justified in relation to the relevant factual and legal constraints that were required to be taken into consideration.”
Following a lengthy public investigation, it has now been revealed that the Trudeau government employed disinformation (outright lies and fabricated evidence) to suppress the February 2022 “Freedom Convoy” protest, which was organized by truckers calling for the repeal of the Covid-19 vaccination mandate. The national police force of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), then disseminated this incorrect information to other English-speaking “Five Eyes” countries.
The narrative starts in 2022 when news organizations alleged that the truckers’ Freedom Convoy demonstration was a far-right, racist, or fascist organization. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada denounced the convoy as “a small fringe minority with unacceptable views” and charged Conservative lawmakers with inciting hatred. Members of the Conservative Party are able to support those who brandish Swastikas. Trudeau declared, “They can support those who fly the Confederate flag.”
For the first time in Canadian history, Trudeau took the unprecedented and illegitimate step of citing the “Emergencies Act” on February 14, 2022. Trudeau used the broad authority granted by the Act to arrest demonstrators, freeze their bank accounts, seize their property, and break up blockades.
The purported threat of right-wing extremism and violence was a key factor in Trudeau’s application of the Act; however, new documents that podcaster Jeremy Mackenzie obtained via Canada’s freedom of information law reveal that this extreme measure was predicated on false intelligence. Furthermore, it seems that Canada distributed this false information to other Five Eyes allies. The countries that make up Five Eyes are Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
The reasons behind this incident remain a mystery to this day. Important parties involved have not responded to our inquiries. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Trudeau administration promised the public they would respond to our requests for comments, but they haven’t done so yet.