Ottawa Police say they didn't ask for Emergencies Act as Liberals defend its use 'We ... sought the advice of law enforcement. Advertisement 2 Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Try refreshing your browser, or Ottawa Police say they didn't ask for Emergencies Act as Liberals defend its use Back to video The convoy protests blocked large swathes of Ottawa’s downtown for weeks earlier this year. Speaking at that committee Tuesday, Conservative MP Andrew Scheer asked Ottawa Police chief Steve Bell if he had asked directly for the government to invoke the Emergencies Act. Article content More On This Topic RCMP didn't ask for Emergencies Act to be invoked, commissioner tells committee Government had no choice but to invoke Emergencies Act, Liberal ministers tell committee John Ivison: Emergencies Act inquiry is designed to find just what the Liberals want Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said police forces told them they needed powers to protect, powers contained within the act.
Source: National Post May 18, 2022 19:28 UTC