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RCMP didn't ask for Emergencies Act to be invoked, commissioner tells Commons committee

National Post: 'RCMP commissioner Brenda Lucki told MPs the Emergencies Act gave police across the country the tools to end Freedom Convoy protests, but said her force did not ask for the act to be invoked.

'Lucki told MPs that the RCMP didn’t directly request the act, but she said the RCMP was in discussions in the week before the act was invoked. She said in a variety of meetings the idea was raised, but it was the government’s decision to use it.

'“We were the ones who would be using those authorities so we were consulted to see if they would be of any use to police,” she said.

'She said the act was enormously helpful, because it reduced the size of the Ottawa protest, which made it easier to finally move in and clear it.

'“The measures enacted under the emergencies act provided all police officers across the country, not just the RCMP, with the ability to deal with blockades and unlawful public assemblies,” she told MPs...'

By the sounds of it, the Trudeau regime invoked it just to abuse its powers and to kill dissent.

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