Canada’s House of Commons on Monday voted 185 – 151 in favor of granting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the right to enact the Emergencies Act in response to the protests against COVID vaccine mandates that have been taking place in Ottawa since Jan. 29. The Senate has three days to approve the measure, or it will be dissolved.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney over the weekend said he would file a legal challenge to the use of the measure, calling it “unnecessary,” “disproportionate” and claiming it “violated natural justice.”
Alberta is filing a Court challenge to the unjustified use of the Emergencies Act.
We may also intervene in support of other Court challenges.
— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) February 19, 2022
The premiers of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec also opposed Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act.