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Justice Rouleau sets the precedent: Martial Law OK against Peaceful Protests

  The Government has looked into itself, and has found it did nothing wrong. Who saw that one coming? Last Friday, POEC Commissioner Justice Paul Rouleau submitted his final report and recommendations. In brief: the Government was justified in its use of the Emergencies Act. There has already been significant commentary on this, such as from Convoy Lawyer Keith Wilson, so TBOF would like to make two new and different points. This is good and bad news. The good news is that the clear pressure the Liberals and "Laurentian Canada" have exerted on Rouleau to get the finding they wanted is backfiring. If they actually wanted to stay in power, they would have let Rouleau conclude that the Government did not meet the threshold. Had the Government been found "guilty", the Liberals could have used it as a rallying call to their base and claim they did what they thought


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