Quebec, Alberta Laws Banning Some COVID Protests Raise Concerns

New laws in Alberta and Quebec that bar COVID-19-related protests from outside many public institutions raise concerns about curtailment of free expression, with one civil liberties lawyer describing the clamp-down as “political in nature.” In Quebec, public security minister Geneviève Guilbault tabled Bill 105 on Sept. 23 to ban demonstrations “in connection with health measures … vaccination … or any other recommendation issued by public health authorities” within 50 metres of daycares, schools, publicly funded colleges, and all health and social service institutions, including COVID-19 screening and vaccination clinics, whether stationary or mobile. Those who protest within those boundaries face fines of $1,000 to $6,000. Anyone who intimidates or threatens people coming to or leaving those sites or trying to access services there would face fines of $2,000 to $12,000. The bill bans organizing or inciting people to hold such protests and allows fine charges to be doubled for repeat …

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The former British police officer who raped and murdered Sarah Everard in March kidnapped his victim by using his Metropolitan Police-issue warrant card to make a fake COVID-19 arrest, a court has heard. Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, was walking home in the evening on March 3 after having dinner at […]
UK Woman Arrested Under COVID-19 Rules Before Being Murdered by Police: Court Hearing

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