Legal expert available to discuss Emergencies Act related topics


TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2022 –  As Canadians wait for the federal government to table a motion in both the House of Commons and Senate following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoking the Emergencies Act, York University legal expert in the areas of constitutional, public and human rights laws, is available for media interviews on various topics relating to the legislature.

Distinguished Research Professor Allan Hutchinson at Osgoode Hall Law School researches law and politics, constitutional law, civil procedure, and racism and law. Much of his work has been devoted to examining the failure of law to live up to its democratic promise.

He is available to discuss the Emergencies Act and:

  • its implications on Canadian civil liberties in the current situation
  • how it empowers the federal government
  • the powers available to federal and provincial governments


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Media Contact:
Gloria Suhasini, York University Media Relations, 647-463-4354,