Border infrastructure bolstered as Ottawa reviews response to Emergencies Act inquiry

By Laura Osman THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The Canada Border Services Agency has bolstered the infrastructure around 11 ports of entry to Canada as part of the government’s response to border blockades associated with the “Freedom Convoy” protest last year, Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc said Thursday. In a letter addressed to the prime minister, LeBlanc provided a six-month update on work underway to respond to recommendations from the federal inquiry into the government’s use of the Emergencies Act last year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the legislation last year in an attempt to put an end to the weeks-long “Freedom Convoy” protests that blockaded streets in downtown Ottawa and several U.S. border crossings. It was the first time the law, which replaced the War Measures Act, was used since its…

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