After many arrests of Pastors in Alberta and the seizures of various church properties across Canada, a U.S. Senator has written a letter asking to put Canada on a watch list for religious freedoms.
JCCF announced Thursday, June 10 that GraceLife, Pastor James Coates and three congregants have filed a court application against AHS and other Alberta health officials “to force the government to return the building and grounds of the Church.”
n what is great news for Canadians everywhere – Crown prosecutors have now agreed that Pastor Coates can be released without conditions and that they will withdraw all but one of the Public Health Act charges against the pastor. Prosecutors also agreed to withdraw the criminal charge in connection with the condition imposed by the RCMP on February 7th – and instead have charged Pastor Coates $100 for breaching the condition. Pastor Coates has agreed to pay but the single charge remaining has not been withdrawn.