The United States and Canada grant extensive emergency powers to their Chief Executives in time of crisis. Limited restrictions by the courts and particularly by the legislatures on the invocation and use of such powers may pose a long term threat to democratic institutions in both nations.
James S. Fay,
Restraints on Executive Emergency Power in the United States and Canada,
3 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 127
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