Canadian Court Rules Emergency Law on Crypto for Truckers Protest Unconstitutional

The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that the emergency law invoked by the Canadian government to control funds and crypto supporting protesting truckers was unreasonable and unconstitutional. In February 2022, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government froze funds, including cryptocurrencies, donated to truckers protesting COVID-19 restrictions. The court found that there was no national emergency justifying the use of the Emergencies Act and deemed the decision unreasonable. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and other groups had challenged the government’s use of the emergency law, arguing it was unnecessary and unconstitutional. The government plans to appeal the decision. Cryptocurrency played a significant role in funding the trucker protests in 2022. (Source: Cointelegraph)