JCCF has announced that four more Public Health Act tickets issued to western Canadians “for the exercise of their Charter rights have been dropped by Crown prosecutors.”
The statement is a harrowing one for all Canadians, it says that “the Court granted the Government’s request that Pastor Coates not be permitted to challenge the constitutional validity of Dr. Deena Hinshaw’s orders at the trial.
The government will not be required to produce scientific evidence in support of Dr. Hinshaw’s orders.”
Jay Cameron, the Litigation Director at the Justice Centre had the following to say about the situation:
“Quarantine, particularly of healthy or asymptomatic individuals, is the functional equivalent of house arrest and the Justice Centre will not allow it to continue unchallenged,” he stated. “The forced isolation of Canadians contravenes multiple Charter protections, are unnecessary and are not a minimal impairment of Canadians’ constitutional rights and freedoms. They are an oppressive overreach from a government that has lost sight of the restrictions on its power”.
The Justice Centre has filed a constitutional challenge in the Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench on behalf of two individuals who were fined while attending a peaceful outdoor protest that exceeded Saskatchewan’s 10-person outdoor gathering limit.
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 Pastor Coates has agreed to pay but the single charge remaining has not been withdrawn.
JFFC has asked Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to release James Coates and rescind the health orders of the Chief Medical Officer.
Coates has been jailed for exercising his Charter freedoms of conscience, religion, association and peaceful assembly.
The mainstream media has been complicit in aiding the government’s draconian trampling of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They don’t give coverage to the other perspective nearly enough and when they do it’s usually riddled with the narrator’s bias (in my opinion).
Instead, the media seems to obsess with small Churches like Trinity Bible Chapel, constantly vilifying them without evidence of them ever causing harm to others – based purely on speculation and assumptions.