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[–]Horrux 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's illegally invoked. The Act specifically forbids its invocation for protests and citizen dissent. Plus, this PROPOSAL (not decision, but proposal) has to be approved by the Senate, and Turdeau has a minority government with a lot of opposition, so it will most likely be rejected by the Senate.

The Act lists 4 possible reasons for its invocation, and these are: espionage, foreign coup, serious violence, and violent overthrow. None of these has any resemblance to what's happening, which is EXACTLY what the Emergencies Act forbids against using for its invocation: protests and dissent.