Legal Research Reports: Canada: The Emergencies Act

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Canada: The Emergencies Act

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Canada: The Emergencies Act. 

This report reviews the history, key provisions, and contemporary use of Canada’s Emergencies Act. It outlines the constitutional allocation of emergency powers, and the history of the predecessor statute, the War Measures Act. It explains the reasons for the reform of federal emergency powers and the introduction of the Emergencies Act. It
discusses the key provisions of the Emergencies Act, including types of emergencies, permissible orders, and oversight provisions. Finally, it explains the 2022 invocation of the Emergencies Act and subsequent oversight procedures. (November 2022)