Finance Pandemic

Real concern of Emergencies Act is government’s control over Canadians’ life savings: legal expert

“That’s not the way banking should work in a free and democratic country.” ~ Bruce Pardy

By Isaac Teo and Jan Jekielek, Epoch Times, February 26, 2022

A law professor says the real concern with the Emergencies Act lies not only in the measures used during the Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa, but also in the financial measures that give the government control over people’s life savings.

“What you have now is a government that has deputized financial institutions to essentially go into their customers’ accounts and make their own judgments, in their discretion, about whether or not those accounts should be frozen, without a court order and with a free hand,” Bruce Pardy from Queen’s University told EpochTV’s American Thought Leaders program on Feb. 22.

“That’s not the way banking should work in a free and democratic country.”

Pardy’s comment was made a day before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revoked the Emergencies Act, and a day after a majority of MPs in the House of Commons voted along party lines on the use of the act, with the Liberals and NDP voting to pass the motion to confirm the declaration of emergency.

Read the full article at the publisher’s website here.

Bruce Pardy is a law professor and executive director of Rights Probe.

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