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Jason Beitchman Counsel at Federal Commission Examining Use of Emergencies Act

Yesterday Federal Commission hearings examining the use of the Emergency Act powers commenced. Our firm represents the National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada in this important public process. See LN Partner and Fintech expert, Jason Beitchman's opening comments to the commission.

The Commission is tasked with investigating the Federal Government's invocation of the Emergencies Act in response to the 'freedom convoy' protests and blockades in February 2022. The Commission's mandate is to examine and assess the basis for the Government’s decision to declare a public order emergency, the circumstances that led to the declaration, and the appropriateness and effectiveness of the measures selected by the Government to deal with the then-existing situation.