Open Letters from Members
As active and retired members of various police services across this great country, we recognize our sworn oath to uphold the Constitution of Canada, including the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and we intend on upholding that oath in everything that we do.
Before our first month closes, we have the honour of publishing another piece from active-duty officers, this time from Alberta.
Similar to our letter, they express many concerns with their local Public Health Orders and pose a question to their fellow officers:
Can you stand by while the people’s rights are infringed? Have a read.
Across Canada, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is the supreme law of the land and must be upheld by all law enforcement.
If you agree, #RememberYourOath and join our cause.
In less than a month since we published our letter requesting clarification to the constitutionality of our Public Health Orders in Ontario, active duty officers in Nova Scotia have penned their own.
Similar to our letter, they express many concerns with their local Public Health Orders and are requesting the same clarifications. Have a read.
It does not matter where you are in Canada, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms must be upheld by all law enforcement. If you agree, #RememberYourOath and join our cause.
Citizens of Ontario, Ontario’s Chiefs of Police, Police Associations, Premier of Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney General, Ministry of the Solicitor General, Municipal Politicians, Public Health Officials.
We are Police Officers and know many other officers that support the following message.
I have always been involved in serving the good. With what is happening now in the world, I would like to do something.
Thank you Aaron Nichols for joining in support of Police on Guard for Thee.
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If you are an active or retired peace officer or in a related field and would like to pledge your support, please be sure to message us with your information like above and a photo. We will do our best to get in contact with you as soon as possible.
We will be dedicating our social media posts on Thursdays to reminding Canadians of their rights and the current laws and legislations in place in Canada. Make sure to save and share these posts so you can refer to them when exercising your rights in public.
Police are being asked to balance the Reopening Ontario Act, the Human Rights Code, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms that we have sworn to uphold, this includes Section 7 of the Charter – Life, liberty and security of the person. Section 7 states:
“Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice”.
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Thank you Shirley Escott for joining in support of Police on Guard for Thee.
Thank you Perry Dupuis for joining in support of Police on Guard for Thee.