The Democracy Fund defends 19 persons charged for outdoor gathering in Saskatoon.
SASKATOON: The Democracy Fund (TDF) has retained Luke Coupal of Caritas Law to defend 19 persons who were charged in connection with a protest held at the Vimy Memorial Bandshell in Saskatoon on May 9, 2021.
The protest was attended by approximately 125 people who were protesting government mandates related to COVID-19. Despite the peaceful nature of the outdoor protest, there was a heavy police presence at the protest, and dozens of people were fined $2,800 each for attending a gathering larger than ten persons and for failing to socially distance. The trial is expected to last two weeks.
Alan Honner, a lawyer with TDF, says that Luke Coupal is a "go-to" lawyer for our Saskatchewan clients. "We have every confidence that Mr. Coupal will leave no stone unturned in defending these peaceful protestors."
TDF retained Caritas Law to conduct a similar trial for a protest held in Prince Albert. A decision is expected on that matter on December 1, 2022.
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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.