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Judge drops fines for Calgary freedom protest organizer

Thomas Lambert

May 10, 2022

A judge has ruled that a freedom protest organizer’s fines must be dropped after he allegedly broke Deena Hinshaw’s public health orders.

“The Justice Centre is pleased to report that Alberta Provincial Court Judge Michael Dinkel has acquitted Calgary freedom rally organizer Brad Carrigan on charges that were laid under the Public Health Act, for protesting lockdowns and mask mandates,” their website reads.

“Crown prosecutors attempted to argue that the freedom rally Mr. Carrigan was involved in was a “private social gathering” subject to public health orders issued by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw, which restricted gatherings at the time and even banned Albertans from having company or family visit their own home.”

But Judge Dinkle disagreed the protests were “private social gatherings.” because they were, in fact, open to the public. Therefore, the protestors were exercising their Charter-protected freedoms of assembly and protest.

Additionally, the Justice Centre’s lawyer, Hatim Kheir, said that this case would bode well for similar challenges concerning Alberta’s public health orders that resulted in fines.

Across the country, there are numerous challenges against the government for violating individuals’ Charter rights, many of which are represented by the lawyers from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF).

For example, in a constitutional challenge against the government over pandemic-related restrictions, a judge ruled that Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer Deena Hinshaw must release her conversations with government officials.

Overall, it looks like the house of cards is falling.

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