Victory for Pastor Artur Pawlowski
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~ July 24, 2022 (LSNews) Another court challenge has resulted in a positive outcome for those who defied certain public health measure in Alberta.
Pastor Artur Pawlowski was violently arrested by Calgary Police for holding Church services.
The Charter guarantees citizens right to peacefully assemble, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression. The Criminal Code of Canada also states that interfering with a Church service is a criminal offence.
Unfortunately, what we are seeing is what many of us have suspected for some time. That public health officials, politicians, lower courts, and in some cases the police, have been operating under an assumed carte blanche in relation to COVID measures. We have seen our fundamental freedoms and the rule of law disregarded time and again.
Pawlowski had unreasonable court conditions placed on him which appeared to be more based on Justice Germain’s personal beliefs than on the law. Thankfully the appeals court has reaffirmed that the Charter is paramount. We have seen similar rulings in recent months and expect more in the future.
In this case the appeals court ordered Pawlowski’s legal costs to be paid by Alberta Health Services. It also orders the reimbursement of any fines and penalties paid to the government.
While this is a positive outcome, we still believe that there needs to be accountability for those who allowed such violations to occur.
This is one of many wins recently that we’ve seen using the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Police on Guard has always stood for and on the merits of the Charter. We believe that this case, along with our court cases and many others, have and will continue to establish case law based on Charter breaches. This is what will entrench in law that these mandates were always unconstitutional.
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We are a group of active duty and retired police officers who have assembled to create a haven of truth and justice for all members of law enforcement.
The unconstitutional Public Health orders in place have resulted in the permanent closure of countless small businesses, the declining mental health of adults and children, and the tainted reputation of Canadian Law Enforcement.
A collective breaking point was reached by many in the police force as we saw Canadian’s fundamental human rights slowly stripped away. We signed up to act as beacons of truth, peace and integrity and we intend to hold fast to that conviction by shedding light on the unconstitutional nature of current Public Health legislations surrounding Covid-19.
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