Emergencies Act investigation is federal, not provincial, says Doug Ford

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the Emergencies Act inquiry is a federal proceeding into the federal government’s use of the law, not a provincial matter.

His comments during Question Period in the Ontario Legislative Assembly come as he fights a subpoena at the inquest.

Ford says the investigation is a police matter, not a political one.

The Public Order Emergency Commission is examining the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act to end so-called Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa and Windsor last winter.

The commission summoned Ford and then-Attorney General Sylvia Jones to testify on Monday.

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Lawyers for Ford and Jones yesterday filed an application for judicial review seeking to quash the subpoena, citing parliamentary privilege.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 26, 2022.


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