These past 10 months have brought immense challenges on a global scale. Everything from job losses to the deaths of loved ones have left so many searching for answers, answers that can’t always be found in conventional sources. Many faith-based individuals rely on attending church to find answers and to support their mental and physical health, especially now.
We have been receiving many questions regarding the oath that police officers take. Inside the front cover of every officer’s memo book is a reminder of our oath. While the exact text may differ between jurisdictions and services, above all we have pledged to uphold the Constitution of Canada and that includes our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
For those officers who are silent while we are ordered to enact questionable policies, mandates, and by-laws, we hope you will #RememberYourOath and join us by adding your support.
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 and a photo. We will do our best to get in contact with you as soon as possible.
To all of the courageous people who will be participating in protests, today and in future, share this information with your fellow activists.
Stay peaceful, stay safe.
A kind reminder to all active duty officers that the legislation, upon which the Public Health orders are based, does not supersede any Charter Right (EMCPA 7.0.2).
Peaceful protests against government actions or institutions is a guaranteed right in Canada. We urge you to #RememberYourOath and not impede on people’s rights.
Arresting peaceful protestors not only erodes the foundation upon which this country is built but subjects law enforcement to civil liability, Police Services Act charges, and criminal charges. By protecting the Charter Rights of Canadian citizens, you also protect yourselves, we are one and the same.