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Super. So, who's going to jail? Anyone getting fired? No? Is there anything here at all that would prevent a future repetition of this kind of overreach?

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Invoking the Emergencies Act was a face-saving move for the Trudeau government after weeks of political paralysis and indecision. They'd had the power to end the protests and the blockades all along, but couldn't bring themselves to use it and would've been humiliated to admit they could've done so all along.

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Brilliant! And if Mr. Kenney deserves a beer, all Canadians owe you and the entire team at the Canadian Constitution Foundation a few rounds of pitchers at your favourite pub or brasserie! Thank you!

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The 2 premiers were playing politics. The convoy issue in Ottawa should have been resolved in Ottawa long before it was. Still, a not insignificant chance the federal court ruling is overturned. We will have to agree to disagree

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It was not explicitly stated but Doug Ford bears the responsibility for a lot of this mess. He failed to stepped up when the people of Ontario needed him. If seen Ordinary Seamen and recuitsc with more leadership potential than that man.

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I know that there is much understandable upset about government tinkering with money flows and whether/how it ends up in people's bank accounts. OK.

But would there be the same concern if the monies were being used for guns?

There are legitimate reasons to look at flows from foreigners for uses in Canada that may collide with Canadian interests or policy or fund illegality; just as there ought to be a high bar to allowing government access to information about those flows, let alone the power to temporarily block them.

But wasn't it Alberta that, not so long ago, was upset about "American environmental groups having too much influence in Canada, and maybe financing opposition - even illegal opposition - by local climate zealots?

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National borders and international trade is Federal jurisdiction.

As for disrupting peoples lives and income in Ottawa, that is in fact Provincial.

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Didn't Alberta also have a problem with getting tow trucks to help remove the Coutts blockade. Didn't Alberta ask Ottawa for help to that regard? I agree that the Trudeau Feds went to far with evoking the EMA. That move only showed Canadians how unprepared the authorities were, to handle the situation. Bottom line is we are poorly governed at all levels of government and it appears that it doesn't matter what political stripes they wear, as they're all incompetent and unable to properly govern us. Politicians are tasked with protecting our democracy, but often they are the problem when it doesn't fit into their idea of what Canadian democracy should look like, or threatens their power base. Canadian politics is in the toilet and it's our politicians who have put it there, with the approval of lazy Canadian voters, who won't take the time to properly investigate who they support.

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No, this is not correct. There are holes in the judgement which will make it relatively easy to overturn. Kenney was the one who asked for help to manage the Coutts problem. Besides, international borders and trade are federal problems, and neither Ford nor Kenney did their jobs to restore order in the respective provinces - which IS a provincial jurisdiction. Bothe premiers did not fulfill their responsibilities, PERIOD.

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