The trial for "Freedom Convoy" organizer Tamara Lich heard on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, that she was the president of the corporation formed to manage donations to the protest, and some considered her president of the entire movement.
Pierre Poilievre surged ahead in the polls by bringing PPC voters — and convoy supporters — back into the fold. Now, thanks to a visit from a far-right European politician, his coalition might be about to fall apart.
Anything short of a summary conviction of the Prime Minister and his closest advisers will be spun by the convoy’s leaders and their various enablers as a betrayal of democracy, writes columnist Max Fawcett.
The streets of downtown Ottawa are no longer blocked with trucks and peppered with hate symbols, but residents are not ready to rest while the extreme rhetoric of the so-called “freedom convoy” permeates Canadian politics and society.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Kevin Phillips said he made his decision because she has followed her bail conditions, her surety has supervised her well and she’s already had a “taste of jail,” which he said lowered her risk to reoffend.
Lawyers for a proposed class-action lawsuit against the convoy protest in Ottawa argued in court on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, that GiveSendGo may be in breach of a freezing order on funds raised for the convoy on the website.