Trudeau, cabinet ministers making highly anticipated appearances at Emergencies Act inquiry this week
The Emergencies Act inquiry enters its final week today, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and key cabinet ministers set to answer questions about their decision to invoke the never-before-used law last winter to deal with massive protests against pandemic measures. Today, the Public Order Emergency Commission inquiry is expected to hear from David Vigneault, director of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service, and other CSIS officials. Trudeau is expected to appear before the inquiry on Friday.
© Pascal Pochard-Casabianca / AFP Archives A support march for Yvan Colonna in Bastia, Corsica, March 13, 2022. Deputies of the Law Commission of the National Assembly voted in favor of the creation of a commission of inquiry around the deadly aggression in March of Yvan Colonna, detained in Arles prison, this Wednesday 23 2022.
The Law Commission of the National Assembly unanimously gave its green light, Wednesday, November 23, 2022, to the creation of a commission of inquiry around
The mortal aggression in March of Yvan Colonna , detained at Arles
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More ministers are expected to appear before the commission throughout the week, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's testimony is expected on Friday. -- With files from The Canadian Press
on March 2, Yvan colonna militant independence Corsica who served a perpetuity prison sentence in Arles prison (Bouches-du-Rhône) for the assassination of the prefect Claude Erignac, been violently attacked in the sports hall by Franck Elong Abé, a 36 -year -old man who was serving several sentences including one of nine years for "terrorist criminal association".
He died of his injuries after three weeks of coma.
The centrist group Liot has exercised its right of draw to launch this commission of inquiry, by subjecting a resolution of the deputy of Haute-Corse Jean-Félix Acquaviva.
She intends to shed light on
conditions in which" the alleged murderer "was able to benefit from a classification in ordinary detention
[…] and not be subjected to the stages of detection of radicalization in prison" . She also wishes "Study the genesis and the conditions under which the status of particularly reported detainees was maintained"
Here's a look at other times Canadian prime ministers testified at public inquiries
OTTAWA — The word "unprecedented" applies to some aspects of the massive public inquiry underway in Ottawa. After all, the commission is investigating the first-time use of the federal Emergencies Act during the "Freedom Convoy," protests last winter that decried extraordinary restrictions during a global pandemic. But this week's dramatic conclusion of the Public Order Emergency Commission hearings won't mark the first time a Canadian prime minister has taken the stand in a commission of inquiry. The country's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, testified at a royal commission on the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1873.
for Yvan Colonna.
"What is at stake is the thirst for justice and truth of the island society",
argued Mr. Acquaviva, believing that hearings in the Assembly had revealed
"contradictions", In particular on "The evaluation of radicalization" of the alleged murderer. Elements of responses within six months
this commission, which will be made up of thirty deputies maximum according to a proportional representation of groups in the Assembly, will render its work within a maximum of six months. The Liot group hopes to start work
"in December or January no later"
"I hope it will make it possible to advance significantly towards the requirement of truth and justice",
reacted to AFP Gilles Simeoni, autonomist president of the Executive Council of Corsica.
"We are now waiting for all the light to be shed on the circumstances of this assassination",
declared the autonomist president of the Corsican assembly Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis.
"The Commission must take care throughout its work not to have its investigations on issues relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of the judicial authority",
CSIS head advised Trudeau to invoke Emergencies Act during convoy, inquiry hears
Top intelligence officials are on the witness list this week at the public inquiry scrutinizing Ottawa's use of the Emergencies Act to end 'Freedom Convoy' protests.David Vigneault, the head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, told the Public Order Emergencies Commission about his advice to the prime minister during a closed-door interview earlier this month, according to an unclassified summary.
recalled Caroline Abadie (Renaissance), a rapporteur of the text creating the said commission.
"Only the judicial investigation will be able to clarify the reasons for the aggression, and delimit responsibilities and possible complicities", she insisted.
Two legal proceedings still in progress Two legal proceedings are open: an investigation for "assassination in relation to a terrorist enterprise", a second for violation of the secrecy of the investigation.
A report of the General Inspectorate of Justice (IGJ) considered that the supervisor in charge of the wing where the Corsican separatist was demonstrated by an
"net fault of vigilance"
"without No distant motif ”
of the place of the facts, which lasted nine minutes. The ex-director of Arles prison and a supervisor will be the subject of "disciplinary procedures", announced in July Elisabeth Borne.
Emergencies Act inquiry studies fundamental rights and freedoms at stake in protests .
OTTAWA — The Public Order Emergency Commission has spent six weeks hearing from residents, police, politicians and protesters about what happened last winter, when thousands of people opposed to COVID-19 public health measures took over a portion of the downtown. Though no serious violence was reported, people living in the area said their community descended into lawlessness and they felt threatened by harassment and hazards as protesters insisted they were exercising their right to peaceful assembly.