Tamara Lich, Canada’s Political Prisoner

On March 7, 2022, Ontario Superior Court Justice John M. Johnston released Tamara Lich from jail, in accordance with her Charter right not to be denied bail without just cause. While upholding one of her Charter rights, this judge also violated Tamara Lich’s Charter freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly through the following bail conditions:

“You are not to log on to social media or post any messages on social media. … You are not to allow anyone else to post messages on Social Media on your behalf or indicate your approval for any future protests so long as this release order is in place. … You are not to verbally, or in writing, financially, or by any other means, support anything related to the Freedom Convoy.”