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Pawlowski says judge has turned him into nothing but a CBC reporter

The judge’s sentence included an order Pawlowski must accompany any future public criticisms of the province’s health edicts by repudiating himself.





Calgary pastor Artur Pawlowski says the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench “turned me into a CBC reporter” after Justice Adam Germain sentenced the outspoken street preacher for breaching pandemic restrictions.

The judge’s sentence included an order Pawlowski must accompany any future public criticisms of the province’s health edicts by repudiating himself.

“It’s like (Germain) hired me right now for CBC, turned me into a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporter, telling the narrative of Justin Trudeau and Jason Kenney. It’s unbelievable,” Pawlowski said following sentencing for contempt of court, related to clashes with Alberta Health Services officials which ended in a dramatic arrest on May 8.

“This is compelled speech the judge ordered like in China and North Korea…I won’t comply and I’m fully prepared to go to prison.”

Crown prosecutors had recommended three weeks in jail for Pawlowski’s and his brother Dawid’s contempt of court breaches, but as Germain indicates in his October 15 written decision, “a short period of jail…will perhaps martyr them in the eyes of their followers.”

So instead Germain sentenced Artur to 18 months probation and Dawid one-year with respective travel bans outside of Alberta for the duration; $33,000 in fines and the final order, for when either “are exercising (their) right of free speech against AHS health orders or AHS recommendations, (they) must indicate the following”:

Pawlowski’s lawyer Sarah Miller called this sanction “compelled speech and unconstitutional” and intends to appeal that in a separate challenge. An appeal of Germain’s guilty verdict for the Pawlowksis’ contempt of court charges has already been filed, she added.

“Justice Germain crafted his decision to be about, what is Artur Pawlowski out there doing and saying? Is he going on a speaking tour and talking to people about his beliefs on COVID? Is he on the right side of science?,” said Mille,r of the sentencing decision.

“And that had nothing to do with Justice (John) Rooke’s order, or gathering in excess of 10 people.”

On May 6, two days before Pawlowksi was arrested by Calgary police, Alberta Health Services won an pre-emptive injunction at Queen’s Court Bench from Rooke against Whistle Stop Cafe owner Christopher Scott and those “acting independently or to like effect”.

The province sought the injunction after AHS shuttered Scott’s cafe on May 5 and he threatened and then followed through on an anti-lockdown rally, also on May 8.

Then the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms called Rooke’s injunction “the broadest restraining order in common law history” but by the time the centre won a variance the centre purported to excluded those outside Scott’s influence, Pawlowski had been arrested and charged.

On April 23, AHS had won a separate injunction against the Pawlowskis to inspect their church for health order compliance after they thwarted AHS attempt to enter the building on April 4.

“While the Pawlowski brothers were not identified by name in the Rooke Order, they were clearly on AHS’ radar…(and) made every effort to obstruct the police from doing their court mandated duty,” writes Germain in his sentencing decision.

“When the Pawlowskis left the church (on May 8), they were arrested in a spectacle, mirroring arrests seen in mass protests or Third World countries.”

Germain asserts that just prior to being taken into custody, Artur Pawlowski “was actually conducting a political rally wrapped up in the flag of a religious service”.

Germain noted the pastor went on a speaking tour of United States after being found guilty of contempt, “where he parlayed his title as a pastor and the fact that he had been arrested for holding a church service into a rally cry that attracted like-minded individuals.”

“Ooz(ing) with hubris, relishing in his notoriety. He got to take a picture with a governor of a U.S. state,” Germain wrote.

Bruce Pardy, executive director of Rights Probe and Queen’s University law professor called Germain’s “forced speech order the most egregious violation of freedom of expression.”

“Governments can force people to obey laws, but they may not compel them to say that they agree with them,” said Pardy.

“The Supreme Court of Canada has said that putting words in the mouths of people, even as remedies for unlawful conduct, breaches the freedom of expression in section 2(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”

The emergence of COVID-19 and related government mandates restricting civil liberties in the name of public health is not Pawlowski’s first run-in with authorities.

His Street Church ministry that feeds Calgary’s homeless was the target of city bylaw enforcement beginning 15 years prior until a provincial court struck down several citations in 2009; the judge describing the city’s behaviour as “excessive and, to any reasonable observer, an abuse of power”.

Pawlowski said he remortgaged his home several times to fight “hundreds of tickets” and after he ultimately prevailed: “they let me be…until the COVID came last April (2020), and I was told that if I don’t stop (feeding the homeless) I would go to jail. And then the tickets started again.”

The pastor is widely known for his harsh sentiment against authorities, noted by Germain in his decision where he takes umbrage at Pawlowski calling AHS and Calgary police “Nazis” and “Gestapo” as they attempted to enforce the court order at Street Church headquarters in Calgary.

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  1. Major Tom

    October 23, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Just another un-elected, unaccountable black robed Legislator from the Bench….
    I wonder what secret society he belongs to?

  2. Bryan

    October 23, 2021 at 9:42 am

    ‘Just Us’ Germain, failed federal Lieberal candidate, was appointed a ‘Just Us’ by Jean Cretin. He now owes his seared soul to Prime Mistake True-dolt. I doubt he’ll ever get straightened out on this Earth, but who knows?

    The ‘Just Us’, like all of us, WILL be judged by the most fair, righteous Judge, who will reveal EVERY sin and inequity. If he has decided to follow that Judge, while he is still alive on this earth, all his sins and inequities will be forgiven. If not, the ‘Just Us’ eternity won’t be pleasant.

    Ceterum autem censeo Justinius True-dope-us esse delendam

  3. Left Coast

    October 22, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Justice Germain is a cretin & a low life!
    Obviously has no knowledge of the Cdn Charter of rights & zero respect for free speech . . . I just hope the fool is Double VAXED!

  4. Proud Albertan

    October 22, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Laura Ingrham on Fox had him on and he told her he was expected to be a CNN reporter and tell lies…

  5. Baron Not Baron

    October 22, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    If I were him I would talk about Jaruzelsky (the Polish president during communism) just repeating that propaganda. I know we had a juicy one about Ceausescu.

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Sask Polytech ditches vax policy but burdens unvaxxed with testing costs

The Justice Centre is unsatisfied with the response of Sask Polytech and reiterated its intention to pursue legal action against the institution and against the University of Saskatchewan over its requirement for staff and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19.





The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is unsatisfied with the decision of Saskatchewan Polytech to reverse its vaccination requirement for staff and students because the institute does not recognize natural immunity and imposes testing costs on the unvaccinated.

On November 19, the Justice Centre sent Sask Polytech and the University of Saskatchewan letters demanding they reverse their requirement that all staff and students be vaccinated by January 1, 2022. 

On December 1, Sask Polytech reversed its “vaccinated only” policy but now requires unvaccinated staff and students to comply with testing three times a week at their own expense. In a press release, the Justice Centre called this “unacceptable.”

“Such testing requirements for students are even greater than the Saskatchewan government’s requirements for employees of its ministries. Sask Poly has also failed to recognize the compelling scientific evidence of natural immunity for those who have already recovered from Covid-19 and have proof of antibodies,” reads a JCCF press release on Saturday.

“Testing costs, which could exceed $200 per week, mean that only the wealthy and privileged can bear the burden,” stated Andre Memauri, the Justice Centre’s Saskatoon-based lawyer.

“Sask Poly, which has chosen to impose discriminatory testing requirements for staff and students, has the ability to acquire these tests at wholesale cost.”

The Justice Centre said it would commence legal proceedings against Sask Poly in the Court of Queen’s Bench unless Sask Poly immediately absorbs the testing costs and recognizes natural immunity. 

On October 28, the U of S and Sask Polytech announced mandatory vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty, removing the alternative of twice weekly testing which had been in place since the start of the school year. The Justice Centre will also commence legal action against the U of S for refusing unvaccinated students. 

On November 26, Global News reported a 19-year-old student was hospitalized briefly with breathing problems after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The student’s mother, Michelle Marciniuk, publicly called for the university to reconsider its policy.

The U of S’ policy includes exemptions on medical and religious grounds in accordance with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. But according to the Justice Centre, the university usually rejects exemption requests or does not respond to them for several weeks. Besides this, the university has made itself the arbiter of faith considerations for religious exemptions. Medical exemptions have become a difficult document for patients to receive in Canada, due to regulatory pressure on physicians not to provide them based on their medical judgement except in very rare circumstances.

The U of S crowns itself for academic freedom, diversity, equality, human dignity and a healthy work and learning environment, yet it has harshly terminated faculty for speaking on the hallmark principle of informed consent for Covid-19 vaccination of children,” stated Andre Memauri, a U of S alum. 

“Now, the U of S seeks to exclude and villainize those who decide for various reasons not to be vaccinated…Without question, our community has been through a great deal of difficulty and it requires these institutions to lead as vessels of science not ideology…The Justice Centre demands both schools follow the science and adopt policies that bring students together in the most safe and lawful manner.”

The letters sent to both schools from the Justice Centre on November 19 warned that the schools are seeking to deprive students from education on the basis of vaccination status, contrary to Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Sections 2(a), 7, and 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Harding is a Western Standard contributor based in Saskatchewan

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CRA wants more tax filers to file online

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.




The taxman is angry that too many Canadians are still filing by mail, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

“Those who submit their taxes by mail most often say they use paper rather than filing electronically because it is simply how they prefer to do it, e.g. they do it out of habit, because ‘it’s what they are comfortable with,’ they like it, etcetera,” said a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) report.

“Just 13% cite security issues.”

Data show of 30.5 million tax returns filed this year a total 2.7 million or 9% were filed on paper. Millions of taxpayers, a total 4,234,772 including Internet filers, demanded refunds be paid by mailed cheque instead of direct deposit.

The CRA complained it would be “more timely and efficient” if all taxpayers used the Internet. The Agency spends $6.9 million annually mailing T1 general tax forms alone.

“There is still a sizable proportion of taxpayers who are conducting their business with the Canada Revenue Agency through paper rather than taking advantage of digital services which are much more timely and efficient,” said the report.

Research showed typical paper filers were working age men under 55 who completed their own return without a tax preparer, had a university degree, earned more than $80,000 a year and were more likely than other Canadians to prefer in-person teller service rather than online banking.

“The most important factor influencing why respondents file by paper instead of online is disinterest,” wrote researchers, who added: “Apathy is a barrier. Fifty percent of likely switchers say they are simply not interested in switching. Therefore the agency will have to demonstrate the value of switching.”

Findings were based on questionnaires with 2,000 taxpayers who filed returns by mail. The Agency paid Earnscliffe Strategy Group $130,061 for the survey.

The research follows a failed 2012 campaign to have all Canadians use direct deposit for payment of tax refunds and benefit cheques. The attempt by the Receiver General of Canada, the federal office responsible for processing payments, was intended to save costs. Paper cheques cost 82¢ apiece to process compared to 13¢ for electronic transfers, by official estimate.

An estimated 13% of taxpayers refused to surrender bank account information to the Receiver General. “Cheque recipients have become harder to engage,” said a 2020 Department of Public Works survey.

“A few have a general distrust of the Government of Canada’s ability to protect data,” wrote researchers. A total 23 percent of Atlantic residents said they wouldn’t rely on the government to protect their privacy, followed by 22% in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 21% in Ontario, 19% in Alberta, 18% in BC and 12% in Québec.

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WATCH: Alberta Oil drives Guilbeault to meeting with Nixon

Federal Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault’s tour of Alberta has already kicked off with a whiff of hypocrisy.




Attended by a sizable entourage, Guilbeault exited his black gasoline-powered SUV and hustled into the McDougall Centre in Calgary for a meeting with Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon.  

Guilbeault has dedicated most of his career to telling Canadians they need to transition from petrochemically fueled transportation. During this meeting though, Guilbeault chose not to find an utilize an electric-powered SUV in order to demonstrate his environmental virtue. With the resources of the entire federal government behind him, one would have thought that Guilbeault could have arranged appropriate transportation for his cross-Canada tour.  

It’s almost as if electric vehicles are still not ready for mainstream use yet. 

At least Guilbeault contributed to the Western economy with his conspicuous consumption of local petrochemical products.  

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