CCLA Reaction to Vote in the House

In Rights by poladmin

Abby Deshman, Director of Criminal Justice for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association made the following statement:
We are deeply disappointed the government chose to make tonight’s vote a matter of confidence. This morning, we asked the government to hold revoke the emergency declaration and barring that, to at minimum commit to a free vote in Parliament.
Instead the government made it a confidence matter and we have seen numerous government MPs express both publicly and in confidence to us that they would vote against the emergency declaration if given a chance.
Let’s be clear: there is no legal justification for using the emergencies act. The

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