TDF legal team prepares to hold federal government accountable at Public Order Emergency Commission

TDF lawyers getting ready to participate in the Emergencies Act inquiry this fall and we need your help.

TORONTO: The Democracy Fund (TDF) will be in Ottawa from September 19 to October 28, 2022, to make submissions at the Public Order Emergency Commission organized in response to the invocation of the Emergencies Act in February 2022. TDF will hold the federal government accountable by presenting evidence and making submissions about the protests, and the government's response to the protests, to demonstrate the government’s overreach and improper declaration of the public order emergency.

In recognition of TDF’s substantial interest in the inquiry, which arose from its having provided free legal education, advice and representation to protestors across the country, the Commission has granted TDF standing to participate in the Public Order Emergency Commission this fall. The Commission will examine the basis for, and circumstances leading up to, the invocation of the public order emergency.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, TDF has been on the front lines in the fight for civil liberties. With its team of three lawyers and three paralegals, on behalf of thousands of Canadians, TDF is fighting over 2,500 ArriveCan, Quarantine Act, masking and lockdown-related tickets. TDF represented university and college students confronted with the loss of their academic careers due to the implementation of the vaccine mandates. TDF also appeared before Chief Justice Morawetz in the Windsor Ambassador Bridge injunction as a friend of the court and sent its lawyers to Windsor and Ottawa providing legal information and acting as civil rights observers during the protests. TDF believes that all Canadians have a right to peaceful assembly and free speech.

As an entirely donation-based charitable civil society organization, TDF accepts no government funding and therefore can forcefully confront the government when it violates the civil rights of citizens. TDF relies on your generous support to preserve and protect civil liberties in Canada and to help in the fight against unconstitutional mandates, laws and government overreach.

UPDATE: The Public Order Emergency Commission was delayed until October, 13 and will finish on November, 25.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support TDF’s work today.

About The Democracy Fund:
Founded in 2021, The Democracy Fund (TDF) is a Canadian charity dedicated to constitutional rights, advancing education and relieving poverty. TDF promotes constitutional rights through litigation and public education. TDF supports an access to justice initiative for Canadians whose civil liberties have been infringed by government lockdowns and other public policy responses to the pandemic.

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