by James Corbett
February 26, 2023
As viewers and listeners of The Corbett Report will know by now, it’s official: Canada has criminalized dissent.
Yes, Paul Rouleau—the judge appointed by the Canadian government to lead the Public Order Emergency Commission examining the Canadian government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act last year to crack down on the Freedom Convoy—has delivered his thoroughly unsurprising verdict: the Canadian government was completely justified in its actions!
So what does this all mean?
For starters, it means that government officials now have carte blanche to invoke the Emergencies Act whenever they want in order to squelch any protest movement they dislike before the protest has the chance to effect any significant change.
But beyond that, we are witnessing the apotheosis of that rule by emergency that I identified last year as the new governing paradigm for the erstwhile “liberal Western democracies.”
And if that realization doesn’t send a chill down your spine, then you’re not paying attention.
Strap in, folks. We’re going for a deeeeeep dive into the murky world of law, philosophy and government this week.
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