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 Pastor Coates has agreed to pay but the single charge remaining has not been withdrawn.
The Re-opening Ontario Act and others like it throughout the country have given Canadians the ostensible view that their rights are on hold – that the emergency powers supersede their rights. This couldn’t be further from the truth – but we understand how the draconian actions that we’ve been beholden to would cause you to question the aforementioned statement.