OTTAWA — Cara Zwibel, Director of Fundamental Freedoms for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), made the following statement:
Under cross examination by CCLA counsel Ewa Krajewska, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed that the threshold for invoking the Emergencies Act shouldn’t be lower than the threshold for CSIS to surveil a single person.
Today’s admission by the Prime Minister confirms that the threshold before civil liberties can be severely restricted in the name of public order is a high one. CCLA maintains that the threshold was not met.
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