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Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Convoy Organizer Denied Bail

For background, see my previous post: Free Tamara, Trucker Convoy Organizer

Arrested on Feb. 17th, freedom convoy organizer Tamara Lich was refused bail this morning. Her next court date is March 2nd. By then, she will have spent 14 nights behind bars.

Tamara isn’t accused of violence – only mischief (police-speak for peaceful civil disobedience).

Let’s compare this to how the Canadian justice system dealt with David Zegarac. On February 4th, as freedom protesters were gathering near Manitoba’s provincial legislature in Winnipeg, Zegarac drove an SUV into the crowd. Four people were injured, one of whom required hospital care.

Zegarac then left the scene, speeding through red lights to make his escape, before being arrested after a brief struggle with police.

Zegarac wasn’t charged with attempted murder but with 11 lesser offences:

  • 4 counts of assault with a weapon;
  • 2 counts of dangerous operation of a conveyance causing bodily harm;
  • 2 counts of failure to stop after an accident knowing that reckless cause of bodily harm;
  • 2 counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident; and
  • 1 count of dangerous operation of a conveyance (for a total of 11 charges)

How long did it take Zegarac to make bail? Less than 72 hours. 

Arrested after 10 pm on a Friday night, he was released Monday.




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