CCLA reacts to Minister Freeland’s testimony at POEC

In Rights by poladmin

OTTAWA — Cara Zwibel, Director of Fundamental Freedoms for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), made the following remarks today:
Today, Minister Freeland agreed that protest and civil disobedience are fundamental tenets of a healthy democracy.
She also agreed that in some instances these acts of protest whether at home or abroad can cause significant economic harm.
The CCLA has said all along that ‘economic harm’ is not grounds for the invocation of the Emergencies Act. The Emergencies Act and the CSIS act do not contemplate economic harm as a national emergency.
With just one day of testimony left, the Government is

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