Judge Lethbridge ruled on Wednesday that the church pastor Artur Pawlowski is a continuing danger to the general public because he has continued to defy the law in his continuous marketing campaign to promote pandemic-related hygiene measures despite the fact that the law has been broken.
Provincial Court Judge Erin Olsen ruled that prosecutor Steven Johnston had shown sufficient reasons to compel Pawlowski to appear in court without bail, accusing him of instigating demonstrators and persisting in his efforts to block the Coutts Crossing dam.
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According to Olson’s Feb. 3 indictment against Calgary, “I have come to the opinion that the official (detention) reasons are compelling and that if the defendant is freed, he will most likely continue to commit crimes or interfere with the administration of justice.”
It is unmistakable that the defendant’s pattern of activity demonstrated his knowledge of the commission of a criminal offence and/or violation of court and health-care orders. If his actions had been proven in court, they would have caused significant economic harm to the local, provincial, and national economies, as well as a significant blow to the general public’s confidence. “Canadians are committing considerable harm to their communities.”
According to Olson, she should not take into consideration the financial impact of Palovsky’s conduct when determining whether or not he posed a continuous threat to the general public. This was suggested by protection attorney Chad Hagerty who said she should.
Calgary’s Artur Pawlowski attended the gathering as officials dealt with a fresh barrier on Highways 4 and 501 outside of the Milk River and leading to the Coutts border crossing in northern Alberta. On Thursday, February 3, 2022, protesters allowed vans to pass via a lane.
The pastor’s speech to protesters near Coutts Junction, which he referred to as their “Alamo,” was played during Pawlowski’s bail hearing last week by Johnston, who performed a video of the preacher addressing them.
“Defendants made a number of statements that may easily be regarded as counselling and/or abetting the commission of mischief by interfering with the free flow of goods and people into the United States through Canada’s international boundaries.”
To illustrate, he mentioned’shutting down their systems’ and’stopping the whole thing’ in explicit terms. Just to give you a couple of samples of what he said, The royal family, he continued, had made a reasonable argument that this reflected support for aggressive thought and behaviour. He agreed. To avoid any indication that he is legitimising any of his views, I’ve chosen not to quote him again,” Olson said in a statement.
“I just want to point out that there has been a significant decline in Crown.”
Pawlowski, 48, faces felony charges for doing mischief in violation of peacekeeping orders and inciting others to interfere with the authorised use of public property, both of which are punishable by imprisonment. In addition, he may be prosecuted under the province’s Critical Infrastructure Defense Act, which protects critical infrastructure.
Olson agreed with Johnston that Pawlowski’s acts had the potential to cause significant monetary injury and therefore should be stopped.
Specifically, she stated that Pawlowski could not rely on the Charter’s protection of free expression to argue that something he said that could incite others to commit crimes was constitutionally protected.