We take a look at the Rolling Thunder biker protest in Ottawa this past weekend, paying particular attention to the emotional exaggerations of Ottawa’s police chief prior to this event. Then we review some recent Justice Centre developments such as Covid tickets dropped in Saskatchewan, the injunction against protesters dropped in Calgary, and a recent ruling in the Alberta lockdown challenge that cabinet privilege will not be extended to the chief medical officer.
Justice Centre, Apr 29, 2022: Justice Centre warns Ottawa that a vehicle ban to stop motorcycle convoy is unconstitutional
Western Standard, Apr 27, 2022: Ottawa Police set ground rules for ‘Rolling Thunder’ event
Counter Signal, Apr 30, 2022: Ottawa police begin arresting Rolling Thunder demonstrators
We Unify Canada on Youtube, Jan 31, 2022: Brian Peckford's Speech at Convoy For Freedom 2022 Victoria BC
The Canadian Press via National Newswatch, May 1, 2022: Ottawa biker church vandalized as Rolling Thunder rally wraps up
CBC, Apr 29, 2022: Ottawa police arrest 7, tow vehicles on Day 1 of weekend rally
Justice Centre, Apr 29, 2022: City of Calgary surrenders as citizens seek to challenge court injunction
Calgary Sun via MSN, May 2, 2022: Flames can finally prove themselves in NHL playoffs
Justice Centre, Feb 16, 2021: The new normal in Alberta: pastors in jail for holding church services?
Justice Centre, Apr 26, 2022: Crown drops more Saskatchewan Covid tickets
Calgary Herald, Apr 26, 2022: Judge rules Hinshaw not protected by cabinet confidentiality in case questioning COVID-19 restrictions
Canadian Press, Apr 27, 2022: Justice minister invokes cabinet secrecy around use of Emergencies Act
Global News, April 30, 2022: Downplaying risks from Ottawa trucker convoy after the fact is ‘revisionist’: minister
Hill Times, Apr 29, 2022: ‘Near-absolute’ cabinet immunity needs judicial oversight to protect against possible abuse of power, says expert
Andrew Coyne on Twitter, Apr 29, 2022: This is disgraceful, but mostly it's just sad.