On February 6th 2024, I was convicted guilty on two accounts 1. organizing a rally and 2. attending a rally in London, Ontario November 22, 2020. This fell under the Reopening of Ontario Act. I was then sentenced 20k + court costs (victim surcharge).
This was a time when people were losing hope going into our 3rd lockdown. People were isolated, children were being harmed, businesses were suffering, our community was not well. This lawful, peaceful, rally was the first of its size in London. It brought people together. It gave hope, inspired others to exercise their rights and freedoms. It was a beacon of hope for our community who no longer felt alone. This was just the start, it was not and will not be the last.
September of 2022 I was also found guilty and charged for attending church on April 25th, 2021 (Easter Sunday), this charge has been appealed and we are still awaiting decision. All fines had to be paid in full in order for appeal to be heard.
Canadian Frontline Nurses also put forth a libel/defmation suit against Canadian Nurses Association and Together News Media, we lost and sentenced to pay the defendants 320k in court costs. Myself, along with one other member of CFN paid these costs using our Home Equity Lines of Credit.
I have two more trials coming up one at the end of February for a charge in London and another for Cornwall. Apparently I'm a dissenting voice that must be used as an example to make sure no one else will take action against egregious, tyrannical acts again.
I know I stand on the right side of history and my integrity, character, and soul remain intact. But here we are, where they acknowledge our rights and freedoms have been infringed upon, but with reasonable cause that infringement is allowed. Define reasonable cause? Is there a definition? How vague can this be and what doors does this open to allow more of our rights and freedoms to be trampled because "they say so."
This is not the end. I will not allow their bullying tactics to break me or damper my spirit. I trust in God that he uses all situations to bring light and glory to His name and vindication will come.
I am reaching out to the community to ask for help (which is hard to do) with upcoming legal battles and fees, and fight against other charges. I will always continue to stand up for our rights and freedoms as Canadian Citizens, to the best of my ability.
I am so grateful for each and everyone of you and will continue to do my best to serve our community and be a voice, however I can. Thank you for lifting me up, encouraging me, supporting me and keeping me going during these times. I love you all so much and appreciate every single one of you near and far!
Update #11 National Post February 13, 2024
This is making a difference and bringing attention to Canadians across the country!
Thank you so much for all your love, support and encouragement! This is for all of us as we stand up to our freedom of speech and against the tyranny being imposed on us.
The London Free Press article I posted below in the last update - has turned off all comments. They spent a while deleting all the positive ones and couldn't keep up and decided to shutdown comments. Again - no freedom of speech and of course can't show how much support is out there! People might realize it's not a fringe majority but the majority!
National Post has also re-printed the same article:
"Freedom of assembly, expression, and the press are fundamental to democracy—full stop. And sometimes, you have to hit back hard, even when it could cost you."
UM? What's that? Freedom of assembly!?!?!? EXCUSE ME! Expression and press are fundamental to democarcy!? Is this even for real? Do they not see that their win is actually a loss for all of those things? That they are supporting the complete opposite?!
Why are they silent on this issue of actually peacefully protesting? Oh right?! It's only allowed when it fits into a certain box - that's not democracy. That's dictatorship!
Keep pressing forward! Keep using your voice! Keep speaking truth! You lose what you don't use and must continue to use our voices!
Much love warriors!
Update #10 Mainstream Media February 12, 2024
Well this is one of the better articles written about me .... I guess lol
I am beyond grateful for all the support that continues to pour in. You have all overwhelmed me in the best possible way with your love and support. Blessed.
Update #7 WHOA 10k!!!!! February 7, 2024
THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart! I have been overwhelmed with emotion from all the love and support! Thank you! 10k was raised in less then 24hrs! Basically overnight! I am so incredibly thankful!
This Give Send Go page was originally started to help raise money when I was fined 12.5k for attending church! You helped me do this! I raised enough to pay legal bills/lawyer, transcripts and the fine (unfortunately I was forced to pay the fine in full for my appeal to be heard). I am still awaiting the decision of the appeal for my church fine.
When I brought this give send go back to life it started with 16k. Wanted to be transparent in the fundraising.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!
Update #6 New Court Decision February 6, 2024
Wanted to thank everyone again for all your love and support! I am ovewhelmed with gratitude for each and every one of you! Your support, encouragement and unwavering faith in me has left me teary and speechless in the best kind of way!
A new court verdict was made today so I have updated this GSG accordingly to share the new verdict and sentencing.
Two more trials are still pending - one is take place at the end of this month.
thank you again from far and wide!
I know God is working and using this for good to glorify His name! I have complete trust this is not done.
Update #5 October 6, 2023
Not a very exciting update.
Yesterday we actually had IN PERSON court for the first time in a couple years! It was actually very refreshing to see the human instead of digital faces on a computer screen.
The judge has reserved his decision on the appeal for both conviction and sentencing. So we wait and see what the final verdict will be.
Update #4 October 4, 2023
Whoa court legalities move at a snail pace. I realize its far and few between my updates.
Tomorrow October 4th at 215pm I will be in person in St. Thomas court appealing both conviction and sentencing for attending Church on April 25 2021.
You may remember I was ordered to pay in full 12500 in order for the appeal to be heard.
So here we are.
Everything is in God's hands and we will see how He decides to use it to Glorify His name. That's where I'm at now, I know nothing is ever finishe and everything is in His hands in His timing.
Hopefully there shouldn't be a long wait time to update you on tomorrow's decision.
I also wanted to take a moment to update you on our defamation case. It is now been paid in full both to Lawyers and the courts costs to the defendants. Kristal Pitter and I took on the burden of 105K that we split amongst the two of us. Again it's all in God's hands at this point.
I appreciate every single one of you and all your generous support, prayers, encouragement... all of it.
It has meant more to me then you will ever know!!!
Pray for tomorrow!!!! Will update shortly!
Update #3 June 21, 2023
Sorry updates are few and far between. The legal system moves at a snail's pace if not slower.
Today, we met to set a date for my appeal to be heard. Unfortunately for my appeal to be heard, I did have to pay the fine in total, $12,500 as ordered. Our appeal will be heard on October 4th. No further updates on this case.
I still have three more trials coming up two for London and one for Cornwall and will provide more details of dates once set.
I'll be honest I'm growing weary. Like many of you it seems to be one hit after another. It has been forcing me to surrender more to the Lord above and I have been reciting Pslam 35 as comfort and for strength, knowing the Lord will contend for me and whatever the outcome may be He will use to Glorify HIs name.
The cost awards came back last week and we owe 315k for court costs. There are three of us named in this case and I really don't know what is going to happen at this point. All I know I'm tired. I'm sure you all are.
I have not given up in faith. I know we stood on the right side and did the right thing.
I know there will be vindication. Right now we just have to get through this current chapter of the story. Which is not over yet.
Sending so much love to all of you! Will send more updates as they come in.
You are all appreciated beyond words and I am forever grateful for each and every one of you that continues to support me, believe in me, and keep encouraging me.
all my Love
Update #2 April 2, 2023
Update on appeal for attending The Church of God April 25th 2021 for Easter Sunday - where I was convicted guilty and fined 10k + 2.5k in court costs.
On March 31st my lawyer Rosy Rumpal and I attended court for our application to have our appeal heard without paying the fine.
The crown prosecutor suggested 5k be paid in order for the appeal to be heard.
The Judge came back with a decision that the full amount of the fine plus the victim fine surcharge ($10,000 + 2,500), be paid in full by June 16th before the appeal will be heard.
We return again June 20th to set a date for the appeal.
It's all in God's hands now.
The true judgment:
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
2 Corinthians 5:10 NIV
The Apostle Paul says in Romans chapter 12, “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
Appeal update January 7, 2023
Sorry for the lengthy time to follow up with an update. I first want to extend my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to ALL OF YOU! Honestly, I was in tears many times, reading the responses, the prayers, and the overwhelming support I received through GSG, etransfers, and in-person connections.
For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.' Deuteronomy 20:4
It took a while to have an official appeal update, but I am happy to share that the application was accepted and the appeal hearing date is to be determined on January 20th, 2023. This is for attending Easter Sunday Service on April 25th, 2021, at The Church of God in Aylmer. I am also happy to announce that I have retained Rosy Rumpal The Lean Lawyer to represent me on my cases.
Other court updates:
On November 22nd, 2020 I was charged with organizing the London Rally. This charge is still ongoing and was set for trial on Dec 6th and 7th. I retained Rosy Rumpal for this matter as well and this trial date was postponed. This case is now being moved back to Judicial Pretrial to discuss Charter issues.
There are still ongoing charges with Waterloo, Cornwall, and another London charge. No further updates on these cases as of yet.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I don't take light of this situation or your generosity. It means the absolute world to me. Thank you for standing by me, for your kind words of encouragement, and all of your support! I am so blessed to have met so many of you and to be surrounded by such a strong community!
Isaiah 41:10, God says “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
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