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WATCH: Calgary police arrest Pastor Pawlowski for breaching COVID lockdown

Police said they were acting Saturday on a new AHS-sought court injunction this week that enabled them to immediately arrest protest ringleaders.




Calgary police have arrested a Calgary pastor and his son, who have been flouting COVID-19 regulations by holding packed church services and organizing protests.

Police said they were acting Saturday on a new AHS-sought court injunction this week that enabled them to immediately arrest protest ringleaders.

“Earlier today, police arrested an organizer of a church service who was in violation of a new court order obtained by Alberta Health Services (AHS) in relation to mandatory compliance of public health orders for gatherings,” said CPS in a statement.

It was later when police arrested Pawlowski, after he had left the church. He was pulled over driving westbound 17 Ave. at Deerfoot Tr. He exited his vehicle and was handcuffed while kneeling in the middle of the road. He is then refused to stand and is dragged to a police vehicle. Police likely waited to arrest him to avoid the large crowd at his church.

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As he is being cuffed, Pawlowski calls the officers :”Gestapo physcopaths.”

He refuses to stand yelling: “Do it the Nazi style. Taser me!” He is then dragged away.

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He and his son are eventually put into police vehicles.

Pawlowski’s son carried away

“On Thursday, May 6, 2021, AHS obtained a Court of Queen’s Bench Order that applies to gatherings including protests, demonstrations and rallies. This order imposes new restrictions on organizers of protests and demonstrations requiring compliance with public health orders including masking, physical distancing and attendance limits,” said CPS.

“Earlier this morning, CPS lawfully enforced this order by proactively serving an organizer of a church service with the court order in an effort to ensure that citizens attending the Saturday service were abiding by the current COVID-19 public health orders. The order was served prior to the church service, and CPS did not enter the church during the service.

“The service organizer acknowledged the injunction, but chose to ignore requirements for social distancing, mask wearing and reduced capacity limits for attendees, and continued with the event.

“As a result, Artur Pawlowski and Dawid Pawlowski have both been arrested and charged with organizing an illegal in-person gathering, including requesting, inciting or inviting others to attend an illegal public gathering, promoting and attending an illegal public gathering.

“It is important to understand that law enforcement recognizes people’s desire to participate in faith-based gatherings as well as the right to protest. However, as we find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic, we all must comply with public health orders in order to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.”

Last month, Pawlowski had his Easter service interrupted by Calgary police and provincial health authorities.

And to say Pawlowski was furious at the interruption, would be an understatement.

A half dozen police, bylaw officers and Alberta Health Services officials visited a Good Friday service at The Cave of Adullam – a residential home in a community.

Pawlowski met the group at the top at the stairs and began screaming at them, all the while filming the confrontation.

“Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately,” Pawlowski tells the group.

“I don’t want to hear a word out of you. Out of this property until you come back with a warrant. Get out and don’t come back. I don’t want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here.”

Pawlowski repeatedly yells over the spokeswoman for the group, who appears to be a AHS official.

“Do you understand English? Get out of this property and do not come back. Nazis are not welcome here. Do not come back without a warrant… you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievely evil, sick people, intimidating people at church on passover.

“You Gestapo Nazi communist fascist.

By this time the group has backed down and are last seen walking away down the street.

Several other people follow Pawlowski out the front door, with cell phones in hand.

Pawlowski has received numerous fines over the last several months.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Erik Tarves

    May 11, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    When are they going after imams? Or are they afraid of a car bomb?

  2. Rob Porter

    May 10, 2021 at 11:41 am

    No doubt the manner of Pastor Pawlowski’s arrest, on his knees, was designed to humiliate and also pay-back for his kicking police out of his church. Lest the Calgary police have any illusions to the contrary, this was a cowardly act, performed by cowards who knew he would not punch them.

    So mindless are many of Canada’s police, it’s evident that many could easily have served in the Gestapo or Russia’s KGB. Pushing around citizens is their delight.

    I came to Canada to get away from policies and authoritarian government in South Africa, but now I watch this increasing Canadian circus that is now a shadow of the democracy this country once was.

    As to Canada’s police my disgust knows no bounds. When in Ontario, at Caledonia, aboriginals beat up civilians, the cowardly and stupid Ontario Provincial Police within a few meters of fracas stood and watched. Years later the Caledonia mess has never been resolved, the politicians too weak and stupid to work out a solution. In Montreal police delight in pushing around and arresting citizens. In 2019 Muslims of al Qud held an illegal demonstration in Toronto and 100 police officers turned up, not to arrest, but to make sure that the Muslims were not bothered and could do a peaceful illegal march through the city. A man who held up am Israeli flag was castigated by a police officer, but to his great credit refused to take down his flag. Such is policing in Canada today, different rules for different people.

  3. adam

    May 10, 2021 at 10:13 am

    The man seems over the top but he does have experience of life behind the iron curtain and understands that civil disobedience as uncomfortable as it may be is the only peaceful opposition to government tyranny. People need to learn from him that government tyranny always finds an excuse for taking away peoples rights and freedoms. But once those rights and freedoms are taken away the next time no excuse is needed. From what I heard his church is more of a soup kitchen for the homeless more then anything else. If he suspended his service vulnerable people who are dependent on his aid would go hungry. The ultimate law in Canada is the constitution and the actions being taken by the government are in violation. Being free means people are given the ability to choose what they feel is best for their wellbeing. In Canada you have the right to refuse any medical treatment, and now you can even get assistance in dying. You have a right to assemble, to religious beliefs… all being violated. Why? Because the government does not want you to get the flue? If the government cared so much about our health I wonder why the number one casualties of this pandemic were people who were most dependent on the government. Im talking about the old age homes that receive funds from the government and should be regulated by them. Where is the accountability for all this? Its all a smoke screen. Just another excuse to erode peoples rights and freedoms. In eastern europe it was the same story. People complied with the erosion for decades and ended up living in a Orwellian nightmare. This man is the canary in the mine sounding off the alarm. This polarity that we see in the world must stop. we need to adopt a common ground, return to some sense of common sense. Allow this man to hold his service, allow people to take precautions and learn from their mistakes.

  4. Wesley

    May 9, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    This is outrages! Wicked judges and spineless police who do not honor Charter of rights! Shame on these police.

  5. Left Coast

    May 9, 2021 at 10:18 am

  6. ghost

    May 9, 2021 at 9:42 am


  7. D Gordon

    May 9, 2021 at 8:24 am

    First they come for a Polish Canadian pastor. Then they come for you. Great article here:


  8. Baron Not Baron

    May 8, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Is there a go fund me page to help this man and his son?

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SLOBODIAN: First you lose your guns, then your freedoms

Armed citizens are a deterrent to politicians and bureaucrats hankering to subdue and control the masses, stripping them of basic freedoms.




The day the Aussies gave up their guns triggered the beginning of the end of their liberty.

Now the land Down Under is a full-blown police state. Proud, strong, free, productive Australia is gone. 

This harsh, bitter transformation should be a warning to nations still clinging to the God, guns, and freedoms the hard-core left deeply despises.

Aussies protesting totalitarian COVID-19 restrictions, the harshest in the free world, are fighting a seemingly hopeless battle for basic rights and freedoms by pelting rocks, bottles, golf balls, and batteries against heavily armed riot police.

It was a sad day in Melbourne Wednesday when police were ordered to fire rubber bullets into a crowd of 400 protesters, then arrested about 200 who face hefty $5,000 US fines.

These are regular law-abiding citizens, including tradesmen protesting a two-week closure of building sites, mandatory vaccinations, stay-at-home orders, and a succession of lockdowns.

They’re tired of being told they can’t go outside, can’t go to church, can’t travel far from home.

Authorities claimed it wasn’t so much ordinary working people in the crowd police fired upon, but extremist and far-right groups infiltrating the protests. That’s often a tired lie, an excuse used to justify overstepping boundaries when annihilating freedom.

The Australian government, with an insatiable hunger for control and compliance, is planning to soon implement an app using facial recognition software to track movements and location. Aussies will be randomly texted, having 15 minutes to take a photo in their location. If they don’t comply, police will show up.

The riots are expected to continue.

This is by no means an attempt to suggest people should arm themselves against police who are obliged to follow orders and face the violent consequences of bad political decisions while the decision-makers safely hide behind armed guards.

Law-abiding gun owners aren’t the problem. Criminals with easy access to weapons are.

Armed citizens are a deterrent to politicians and bureaucrats hankering to subdue and control the masses, stripping them of basic freedoms.

Law-abiding gun ownership is a safeguard that must be protected at all costs.

In Australia gun confiscation disguised as a buyback program was rushed through Parliament in 1996 after a nut job massacred 35 people with a semi-automatic rifle. Gun crimes have steadily escalated since.

But still, only sportsmen, Roo Shooters, ranchers, and law enforcement officials are allowed to own guns.

Owning a weapon for self-defense is a criminal offence in Australia.

We don’t see the devastation and despair Australia is facing unfolding in places like Texas where gun laws are relaxed.

Bad guys tend to behave better if they don’t know if someone is packing.

In Texas, even grandma carries a handgun in a holder on her hip or shoulder or anywhere she likes, because the law says she can.

In fact, as of September 1 this year Texas law requiring people to have a license to carry a handgun — open or concealed — was removed.

Texans over the age of 21 with no criminal record or mental health issues may carry to protect themselves in most public places, excluding schools, hospitals, amusement parks, if the gun is holstered.

Of course, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, an advocate of freedom and liberty, would never unleash law enforcement on law-abiding Texans.

But politicians come and go. Laws are the constant safeguard unless citizens willingly forsake them to left-wing loons.

Aussies bought the lie. And they are paying a horrific price.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is lying to Canadians.

His ban on 1,500 types of so-called assault-style firearms in May 2020 didn’t satisfy him.

He promised, if re-elected, to crack down on legal firearms owners in a number of ways including restricting high-capacity magazines to holding no more than five rounds, bribe provinces to implement a ban on handguns, and introduce Red Flag laws which would confiscate guns if someone thinks someone is a threat, or maybe just wants to be nasty. 

Trudeau wants to toughen laws on banned assault weapons and make it mandatory for owners to either sell the firearm to the government for destruction or have it rendered permanently inoperable.

So, a buyback program. That sure did Australians a lot of good.

Will Canadians relinquish this one guarantee of civil liberties and place our safety in the hands of untrustworthy politicians and bureaucrats?

The choice is simple. What will it be Australia or Texas? Or is it the beginning of the end of liberty for Canada too?

Slobodian is the Senior Manitoba Columnist for the Western Standard

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Spurious George – police put winning Liberal Chahal under investigation for being a porch pirate

Video from a doorbell cam shows Chahal appearing to pick up a campaign postcard and remove it from a front porch.




Victorious Liberal Calgary-Skyview candidate George Chahal is under investigation by the Calgary Police Service’s anti-corruption unit after a surveillance video emerged of him pilfering an opponent’s election literature from a mailbox.

Police said someone filed a complaint on Thursday and it’s now under investigation.

Video from a doorbell cam shows Chahal appearing to pick up a campaign postcard and remove it from a front porch.

source: @kirklubimov twitter

He wasn’t very disguised in his efforts, wearing a jersey with his name on the back.

“The report has been directed to our anti-corruption unit that handles investigations of a sensitive nature or involving a public official. We are in the very early stages of the investigation and at this point, we have not yet determined if the investigation will remain with CPS or be transitioned to another investigative body, such as Elections Canada,” CPS said in a statement.

Chahal’s campaign manager, Randall Zalazar, admitted Chahal did it, but had a good reason.

“While dropping off polling info flyers prior to polls opening on Election Day, George removed a piece of campaign literature that identified an incorrect polling location for the person residing at the address,” he said in an e-mail to CTV News.

“All through election day, campaign volunteers found incorrectly labeled materials across the eastern side of the riding. Our campaign contacted Elections Canada and advised them of the issue.”

Chahal was the only Liberal to win in Calgary, picking up the victory by 3,000 votes.

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UCP MLA Stephan calls for early leadership review of Kenney

“The leadership review process supports principles of accountability and good governance and should occur sooner than later,” said Stephan.




Jason Stephan, UCP MLA for Red Deer South, is calling for a leadership review of Premier Jason Kenney “sooner than later.”

Stephan made the demand in an open letter to his constituents.

“On July 1st, the Premier said that we were open for good. I took him at his word,” said Stephan.

“Some businesses and other organizations find themselves now subject to restrictions that threaten their ability to survive unless they participate in a ‘Restriction Exemption Program,’ This is a vaccine passport program – in general, to participate, these organizations can only allow vaccinated individuals into their premises. This divides Albertans. The premier said there would be no COVID vaccine passports.”

Stephan made it clear he was vaccinated against COVID-19. but added the decision has to be a personal one.

“Vaccine passports use coercion to indirectly do what is illegal to do directly — to compel vaccination. Seeking to compel others against their wills produces resentment. Albertans should choose to take COVID vaccines on their merits, believing they are safe and effective, not because of lotteries or cash payments or intense coercion with vaccine passports or under threats of losing livelihoods or educations,” Stephan said.

“Individuals and families are losing trust. Coercion destroys, not builds, trust. Complete and transparent information, without bias, is the best way to allow Albertans to make the best decisions for themselves and their families on the merits of COVID vaccines.

“Our friends, family members or neighbors who do not share our opinions are not evil or selfish. The truth about those friends, family members or neighbors is more complex, more nuanced, each of them possessing unique contexts and circumstances, all of which can be valued and respected,” Stephan said.

“Many constituents are upset. Many are asking for the Premier to resign. The Constitution of the United Conservative Party (UCP) does not include a procedure for caucus MLAs to remove the leader of the party.”

A leadership review of Kenney had been set for the fall of 2022, but after a UCP caucus meeting this week, the date was moved to the spring.

Dozens of constituency associations have also demanded an early leadership review.

“The leadership review process supports principles of accountability and good governance and should occur sooner than later,” said Stephan.

“In the interim period, the focus of government needs to be on COVID.

“Alberta is budgeted to spend $23 billion on health, among the highest per capita in Canada, and over 40% of the province’s operating budget. Why, with this massive amount of money, has AHS only produced between 300 and 400 (currently, the numbers are everchanging), working ICU beds for a population of over 4.4 million, on a per capita basis less than half the worst of the lowest of the any of the US states?

“Given the widespread, profound impact of COVID restrictions on Albertans, I have asked, and continue to ask, for a comprehensive public inquiry, including a full cost analysis of COVID restrictions. The more truth, the better.”

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