On April 26, 2022, The Canadian Press published “Commissioner for Emergencies Act inquiry ‘thoughtful’ and ‘decisive’: colleagues” by Erika Ibrahim.
With the inquiry into the government’s use of the Emergencies Act now underway, Justice Paul Rouleau, the newly appointed inquiry commissioner set to probe the government’s use of the Emergencies Act, is described by colleagues as thoughtful and decisive in his approach to the law.
WeirFoulds Partner Raj Anand, who serves as the chair of the Law Commission of Ontario’s board of governors, which Rouleau is a serving member of as the judicial appointee, described Rouleau as “practical, thoughtful and very interested in advancing the law.”
Anand further states that Rouleau had seen many important legal issues during his 17 years as a judge of the Court of Appeal, and that extensive knowledge had been a considerable asset in his service on the board.
“He has lots of experience and lots of ideas, and he doesn’t hesitate to express those ideas,” said Anand.
“I’m sure with his background, his temperament and his ability to hear all sides but be decisive, I think he’ll do an excellent job,” Anand said.