The Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC) was created on April 25, 2022 under the direction of the Privy Council. The Privy Council created the commission to satisfy section 63(1) of the Emergencies Act (EA) which states:
"The Governor in Council shall, within sixty days after the expiration or revocation of a declaration of emergency, cause an inquiry to be held into the circumstances that led to the declaration being issued and the measures taken for dealing with the emergency."
There are FIVE fundamental problems with this commission:
1. It was declared under the recommendation of Trudeau, not the Federal Cabinet as required.
2. An inquiry was already under way through the Special Joint Committee which held its first meeting on March 14, 2022, 19 days after the EA was revoked. Through this commission it was determined that the grounds used to declare the emergency, were untrue. The police at all levels testified they did not find weapons, there were no arrests and they did not ask for the act to be invoked.
3. The POEC is being overseen by the Privy Council, which is headed by Minister Bill Blair, who was one of the Ministers responsible for ILLEGALLY declaring the EA.
4.THEY ARE USING A CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT TO SILENCE THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE INQUIRY.
5. The appointed Commissioner, Roulaou is a long time liberal who based on his own discretion picked all the members of who will speak in public. The commission also with the help of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms got every chosen speaker to sign a confidentiality agreement that prohibits them from talking about their experiences with Trucker Convoy except for answering questions from the commission. This way the truth can be concealed.
We need everyone to send in a complaint to the Special Joint Committee to tell them this Commission is in violation of the EA and we want to shut down this inquiry. And you can also send in a formal complaint to the Federal Ombudsman HERE.
Is this really a PUBLIC INQUIRY, or, is this a means of over-shadowing the Special Joint Committee and continuing with the false narrative?
We met with the folks from this commission on Aug 31 @ 7:30PM with James Bauder whom they wanted to provide a statement and potentially testify. Below you will find a copy of the confidentiality agreement they expected us to sign, which we did not sign and we addressed our concerns and questioned the intentions of this committee.
Watch the video we did outlining the issues with the commission HERE. Also, you can listen to the audio recording of that meeting HERE.
Read the transcripts of the Special Joint Committee on the Declaration of the Emergency HERE.