With the upcoming Easter weekend we wanted to highlight the areas that apply in law to the fundamental freedoms surrounding religion and the possible consequences of disturbing religious worship. Watch the Rebel News video of how GraceLife Church members interacted with the police.
Read one of Police on Guard for Thee’s, Alberta members opinion piece on GraceLife church. Pastor Coates is still in jail for refusing to comply with Covid-19 mandates. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, guarantees the right to freedom of religion, assembly and association. So why are we seeing a Pastor arrested and jailed for the very rights and freedoms guaranteed to him?
Police on Guard for Thee.’s, Lee Keane, a retired RCMP officer, wrote a letter to BC local news addressing the concerning trend we’re seeing with churches being issued fines. It is an offence to interfere with church services under Section 176(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada and any citizen can lay a private information at any courthouse.
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.
Len Faul wrote this wonderful piece on policing in Ontario. It provides a clear understanding of how criminal laws, legislation, and by-laws are meant to be enforced. Active duty officers must remember their duties and should give this a thorough read. For the public, this will help you better understand your rights when interacting with an officer in Ontario.