The Democracy Fund continues to represent 12 individuals charged during the Freedom Convoy for criminal offences.
TORONTO: Lawyers for The Democracy Fund (TDF) are representing 12 clients charged with over 24 offences arising from the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa and Windsor.
These clients include a decorated Canadian military veteran, an indigenous single father and a law school grad. The charges range from mischief, breach of a court order, and breach of bail conditions to obstruction of a police officer. In each of these cases, the Crown is seeking up to three months in prison. Our lawyers have attended court on more than 50 occasions on behalf of these clients seeking, among other things, further disclosure, clarification of the Crown's position and variation of bail conditions.
To date, TDF has obtained stays, dismissals or favourable resolutions for approximately 16 charges in relation to nine clients.
Trials for the remaining clients are scheduled to begin in August of 2023 and are expected to take between two to five days each. TDF lawyers have back-to-back trials scheduled from December 2023 to February 2024.
TDF will continue to vigorously advance all defences available to our clients. These are regular folks from all parts of Canadian society, and none qualify for legal aid. Many of these individuals found it difficult to obtain legal representation. It is only through generous donations from our donors that TDF is able to fight for their legal rights.
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About The Democracy Fund:
Founded in 2021, The Democracy Fund (TDF) is a Canadian charity dedicated to constitutional rights, advancing education and relieving poverty. TDF promotes constitutional rights through litigation and public education. TDF supports an access to justice initiative for Canadians whose civil liberties have been infringed by government lockdowns and other public policy responses to the pandemic.