Even as social distancing measures begin to lift across the country, Rebel media seeks to expand the list of civil liberties attorneys available under its Fight fines program, which “now represents well over 1,000 Canadians who have been hit by lockdown tickets,” according to an email sent to supporters by Rebel Commander Ezra Levant earlier this week.
“We have so many cases that we just need more help, ”he warns, which is why he’s calling on“ sitting lawyers ”from across the country to join the fight.
“Usually, civil liberties work is ‘pro bono’, which means the lawyer is not paid for it,” he notes.
“But I’m happy to say that our viewers are helping us fund a reasonable fee for lawyers for freedom fighters. So it really is a dream job for lawyers – to fight for the little guy, against absurd foreclosure laws, and get paid for it. “
Rebel’s legal team is also at the forefront of the showdown in federal court on “Justin Trudeau’s illegal and unconstitutional COVID prison system,” which was scheduled to hold up to three days of hearings this week, with the Sheila Gunn Reid of the Rebels provide real-time coverage of the procedure via Twitter, as well as nocturnal recaps on Youtube.
Back in Alberta, Adam soos continues to follow the case against Fairview Baptist Church pastor Tim Stephens, who “was arrested and jailed for the first time after hosting a church service on May 16, allegedly in violation of a court injunction in Canada. May 6 issued against Chris Scott of the Whistle Stop Cafe, Glen Carritt and unnamed Jane and John Does.
May 28, Soos had an “exciting update” for audience: Contempt of court charge quashed on grounds that Alberta Health Services “never served Pastor Stephens with the court order he was accused of violating” , according to the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms, which represented the pastor.
He also stopped by the church to discuss the latest developments with Stephens.
“Unfortunately, the celebrations were short-lived,” he said. reported May 31.
“Police found Pastor Tim Stephens at his home on Saturday night and served the May 6 order on him. Yes, the same order regarding the charges they had dropped the day before. Why would the authorities drop the charges and notify the same order the next day? Embarrassingly enough, the first time the police alleged that Tim Stephens had been served, they had actually served the wrong person, an individual unlike Tim Stephens at all. “
Even so, he noted, “regardless of the legal loopholes of Alberta health services, proper notification of the order was made on Saturday and the possibility of arrest was again a reality” for the pastor.
“Not surprisingly, the threat of arrest was not going to stop the Sunday service. Obedience to God is a non-negotiable for Pastor Tim, ”noted Soos.
Services at the Calgary-based church continued on Sunday, although after a “relatively quiet” start, worship was briefly interrupted when “a representative of the Alberta health services, accompanied by two police officers, tried to enter the building ”. (According to Soos’ account, they eventually returned to their cars and “made no further attempts to enter the premises.”)
Soos also recorded with Stephens’ fellow pastor, Artur Pawlowski – who, according to Soos, “is without doubt one of the best-known religious freedom fighters in Canada, if not the world” – and his lawyer, Sarah Miller, to find out whether the latest court ruling would impact its ongoing legal battle.
Sarah noted that while there are some fortuitous differences between the cases of the two pastors, Artur and Sarah are hopeful that lawyers for Alberta Health Services will recognize that in fact the similarities are too numerous to deny and that the authorities will drop the charges against the pastor. Artur too.
Elsewhere on the beat of the rebel pandemic:
- Drea Humphrey launches a new petition campaign to “end the medical silence” of the “many frontline doctors and nurses (who) have been humiliated, silenced and even punished, for sharing medical opinions that differ from those of our unelected public health officials “.
- In his nighttime show on Youtube, Levant does the case that the recent NHL playoff game that featured a live, in-person audience of hundreds of fully immunized frontline healthcare workers was “the first rollout” of the vaccine passport. He also pointed out that at least one of the fans – Humber River Hospital CEO Barb Collins – “literally earns over $ 600,000 a year”, which is why he considers the whole event like “the lockdown millionaire class giving themselves a very special evening.”
- Finally, the leader of the Popular Party Maxime Bernier talked “Locks, vax passports and Bill C-10” with newly signed Rebel Alexa Lavoie before raising the crowd at an anti-containment rally in Toronto.
More than Post-millennium, Roberto Wakerell-Cruz rolled my eyes on Trudeau’s recent appearance on ET Canada.
In response to a question about how he felt receiving his first dose of the vaccine last month, Trudeau “tells Canadians to shame their ‘crusty old uncle who resists’ getting the shot,'” Wakerell noted. Cruz. “What a fool.”
Last but not least, True North News Founder Candice Malcolm wonders if the “media account” of the “apparently gruesome discovery of the remains of 215 children found buried in a former residential school in British Columbia” “strays from the facts of history”.
The “preliminary report”, she notes, “has not yet been published” and “none of this information has been confirmed or verified by an outside party”.
His conclusion: “Before accepting the worst accusations against our country, we should at least wait for the publication of the report. “
Rotating on the left-progressive side of the Canadian political media universe:
- John Miller of Rabble, retired former Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Star, has a very different point of view on media coverage of the Kamloops discovery, which he said the Canadian media have been “slow to treat” as a “major story.”
- Canadian dimension writer Christo Aivalis offers his thoughts on the new pending NDP candidate Avi lewis, which, he notes, “brings (a) a bold vision of the Green New Deal” to the campaign.
- Passage Nora Loreto employee calls out the “more than 80% of Québec solidaire delegates” who voted to censor the party’s decolonial anti-racist collective, a decision which, she warns, “indicates a more serious problem than representation: without a deep and active anti-racist analysis, how can QS promise an independent Quebec that is not just a colonial reprint of what currently exists?
- To finish, Progress of the press strong points a petition presented to the House by Tory MP Philip Lawrence who, he notes, was “initiated by a far-right pastor who called on Christians to ‘disobey the government’ if the bill becomes law” .