A lawyer for the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Janani Shanmuganathan, cross examines Justice Minister David Lametti about his belief that the definition of national security threat under the Emergencies Act is broader than the definition under the CSIS Act, which is incorporated by reference into the Emergencies Act.
Ms. Shanmuganathan puts to Mr Lametti excerpt from Hansard that show that the Emergencies Act definition is the CSIS definition. Lawyers for the government of Canada try to stop the line of questioning, but Minister Lametti pops in and gives an opinion on a paragraph from the Hansard excerpt. This allows the line of questioning to continue. Little does Minister Lametti know, the next paragraph from Hansard undermines him.