Proclamation Revoking the Declaration of a Public Order Emergency: SOR/2022-26
Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 156, Extra Number 2
SOR/2022-26 February 23, 2022
Proclamation Revoking the Declaration of a Public Order Emergency
Mary May Simon
ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
Deputy Attorney General of Canada
Great Seal of Canada
TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come or whom the same may in any way concern,
Whereas a declaration of a public order emergency throughout Canada was made by proclamation on February 14, 2022;
Whereas the temporary and exceptional measures taken under the declaration of a public order emergency have been effective to address the circumstances that existed throughout Canada on February 14, 2022 and the ongoing threats, as evidenced by the circumstances that were occurring in Ottawa and at various border crossings in Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Alberta and elsewhere with respect to continuing blockades and the continuing threats to oppose measures to remove the blockades;
Whereas, in light of these facts, the Governor in Council believes that sufficient powers, without those temporary and exceptional measures, exist to resolve any residual, or prevent any new, illegal blockade or public assembly that may reasonably be expected to lead to a breach of the peace;
And whereas the Governor in Council believes that the declaration of a public order emergency throughout Canada is no longer necessary;
Now Know You that We, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, pursuant to section 22 of the Emergencies Act, do by this Our Proclamation revoke the declaration of a public order emergency made by proclamation on February 14, 2022, throughout Canada, effective on the day on which this proclamation is issued.
In testimony whereof, We have caused this Our Proclamation to be published and the Great Seal of Canada to be affixed to it.
Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Mary May Simon, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
At Our Government House, in Our City of Ottawa, this twenty-third day of February in the year of Our Lord two thousand and twenty-two and in the seventy-first year of Our Reign.
Deputy Registrar General of Canada