Fined $2,800 for exercising his charter rights — Mark Friesen isn’t stepping down


That’s how much Mark Friesen was fined for exercising his charter rights. The intimidation tactics for those speaking against the narrative continues to ramp up. How will Canadians who believe in freedom respond? Freedom isn’t free — and many are paying the price already.

Friesen is well known on YouTube as “Canada First With The Grizzly Patriot,” and with nearly 10,000 subscribers — he’s gathered some attention.

While he was at a freedom rally in Saskatchewan, Canada, he received the $2,800 fine just this past weekend. He as well as many others have received these fines across other parts of Canada — including Churches — which also goes against our Charter of Rights and Freedoms of peaceful assembly.

But Mr. Friesen won’t be paying his fine — he’ll be fighting it in court — with the legal fees he’s gathered through a GoFundMe. Any extra donations that aren’t needed will be refunded.

Friesen has received a far-away court date for March 24, 2021 — but regardless of that, he still plans on continuing to attend more rallies in the future — no matter what the cost.

“I don’t think, — I don’t believe that theses laws, these mandates — whatever you want to call them are worth the paper they’re written on. So I don’t think the tickets are either,” said Friesen in a live interview with Diverge Media’s Greg Staley.

“Taking an oath”

Friesen talked about taking two oaths during his career as a corrections officer — one while he was a in B.C., and once again for the federal system. His career spanned 25 years serving as a corrections officer – 8 years provincially, and 17 federally.

“I solemnly swear (affirm) that I will be loyal to Canada, and that I will uphold the Constitution of Canada and that I will, to the best of my ability, preserve the peace, prevent offences and discharge my other duties as (insert name of office) faithfully, impartially and according to law.”

“The first time I took it, I think it was one of our instructors on training that said — when you take the oath, take it very seriously — to the point that… you’re not taking the oath or giving an oath to your supervisors or your warden, to any politician — the oath is to uphold the constitution,” he said.

“People have to have the integrity to be able to say to a supervisor or a chief or a mayor or whoever is making these directives — ‘you know what, no, I’m not going to do that.'”

The Media Narrative

Q: Do you think that the media narrative plays into how police are enforcing these measures?

A: “The media narrative has been so effective with all of this. You know I think it’s probably what guides most of the politicians decisions … most of these politicians they just live in a bubble — they’re figure heads that are given a script and here go stand in front of that camera and the microphone and tell them this. There is very little room for any critical thought there either — which is a huge problem. Most of these things are guided by public opinion, it’s about doing what the public wants even if the public is completely misinformed and misguided. That’s why I believe that the media is enemy number one.”

Friesen has been a “rebel” his whole life he says. He reflects on the song by Aaron Tippin called “You’ve Got To Stand For Something,” in which he lives by — going back to when he was a teenager.

“When I believe in something and I believe that something is right — then I’ll defend it and I’ll stand to it.”

“It means something to me to have principles and I take a lot of pride in standing up for my values. I went through my career like that — I was a thorn in managements side, I was a thorn in the union’s side — because I was exposed to corruption and I just won’t accept it.”

Your Charter of Rights and Freedoms

“Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: (a) freedom
of conscience and religion; (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and
expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and (d) freedom of association.”

In response to a question about the charter, the courts and what “The charter is made of,” Friesen had this to say;

“When I read the charter of right’s and freedoms, it’s pretty clear what they are, It’s very clear, It’s crystal clear that the government — the onus is on the government to prove that their measures … are backed by evidence, backed by data. They have to be appropriate for the circumstance and reasonable for the circumstance — and they haven’t done that to this point and I think they’re scared to death of having to be forced to do that,” said Friesen.

To watch our full broadcast with Mark “The Grizzly Patriot” Friesen, click here.

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