Treating Canada’s Freedom Convoy Truckers and Their Supporters as Terrorists/ By Prof. Anthony Hall

Pastor Pawlowki, Trudeau and the European Parliament, The Coutts 14, The Charter of Rights and the Faltering Rule of Law in Canada

By Prof. Anthony J. Hall

Global Research, March 28, 2022

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Calgary’s Street Church Pastor, Arthur Pawlowski, clearly has a target painted on his back by the police state apparatchik of COVID officialdom. Pastor Pawlowski recently received bail after sitting in jail for 45 days including 23 of solitary confinement. See this.

Pastor Pawlowski is one of three Alberta clergymen to be apprehended, convicted and jailed for conducting church services that violate the COVID restrictions enforced by Alberta Health Services. The AHS is a murky organization in crisis that is busy both suing and being sued on a number of fronts. See, for instance, this.

The police state persecution of Pastor Pawlowski belongs in the context of the intrusive violations on the religious freedoms of the Pastor James Cameron’s Grace Life Church in Spruce Grove. Canada’s RCMP went so far as to put up a dark, barbed wire fence around the Grace Life structure to keep parishioners away.

Pastor Tim Stephens’ Baptist Church in Calgary was also shut down by the COVID police in Alberta. Law enforcement officials and their accompanying media entourage arrested Pastor Stevens at his own home as his children cried out in despair at what they were witnessing.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney seems to have found common purpose with Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, in making a spectacle of aggressively shutting down Christian churches. One result is that the steady assaults on the religious freedom of Albertans and Canadians have made both jurisdictions notorious internationally. For instance, Josh Hawley, a US Senator representing Missouri, reported Canada as a violator to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. See this and this.

Justin Trudeau was just warming up with his warrior attack on religious freedom in Alberta. Trudeau’s outrageous treatment of the Canadian Truckers and their supporters has put a conspicuous international stain on the reputation of Canada’s Prime Minister.

Before Trudeau spoke at the European Parliament, he was made to witness the intervention on the part of parliamentarian Christine Anderson. In building up to her request that he should exit the building, Anderson described Trudeau

“As a man who tramples on fundamental rights by persecuting and criminalizing his own citizens as terrorists just because they dared stand up to his perverted concept of democracy, should not be allowed to speak in this House at all.”

Anderson concluded by asserting,

“Mr. Trudeau you are a disgrace for any democracy. Please spare us your presence.”

Croatian MEP, Mislav Kolakušić, presented another critique of Trudeau’s regime “as a dictatorship of the worst kind” now known to “many citizens throughout the world.” Again with Trudeau present, Kolakušić explained that under the Prime Minister’s “quasi-liberal boot…. Canada has become a symbol of civil rights violations.” See this.

Judges Forcing Canadian Citizens to Become Liars

Pastor Arthur Pawlowsky is one of those being treated by the Canadian government and Canada’s captive judiciary as a terrorist of sorts. Christine Anderson was astute in noticing the fixation of Trudeau and his “Deputy Prime Minister Chystia Freeland in setting up some of the truckers and their supporters as terrorists.”

Pastor Pawlowski was charged on February 7 not for giving a religious sermon in his Church, but for delivering a political speech urging Canadian truck drivers not to pull back from the on-and-off blockade at the Coutts/Sweetgrass border crossing between Montana and Alberta. One of the charges faced by Pastor Pawlowski was according to the new Critical Infrastructure Defence Act. See this.

Some think that if it had not been for Pastor Pawlowky’s speech, the truckers at Coutts would have abandoned their positions. The truckers cooperated in taking a collective position at a fairly busy Canada-US border crossing. Their objective was to express support for the positions being brought forward from the main truckers action then unfolding in Ottawa.

The treatment of Pastor Pawlowski is fairly indicative of the monstrosity of government injustice and stupidity that caused Christine Anderson to ask Trudeau “to spare us your presence” in the EU on 24 March.

Pastor Pawlowski is engaged in a number of court processes, all connected in one way or another to his very vocal and assertive condemnation of the COVID restrictions. An Alberta judge made a ruling that he must initiate any public presentation with the following prelude,

“While I may disagree with them, I am obliged to inform you that the majority of medical experts favor social distancing, mask-wearing, and avoiding large crowds to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Most medical experts also support participation in a vaccination program unless for a valid religious or medical reason you cannot be vaccinated. Vaccinations have been shown statistically to save lives and to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms.” See this.

The absurdity of this shameful ruling is indicative of where things still seem to be headed until sensible Canadians take back from the Davos devotees our parliament, our media, and our courts. All these institutions and more are still entrapped in a web of lunacy. In commenting on this denial of free speech with an order requiring mandatory speech, Pastor Pawlowki has observed,

“I have to become a liar every time I open my mouth in order to appease the corrupted judges and the corrupted court systems and the corrupted politicians…. it’s one law for the peasants, for the slaves and another for the kings and the judges.”

Oftentimes Pastor Pawlowki speaks while prominently displaying an Israeli Star of David on his sleeve. Pastor Pawlowski seems to feel no need to grapple with the problem that many aspects of the current playbook in the West for criminalizing political opponents draws on the ongoing maltreatment of Palestinians.

Israel has made a big business of instructing police and military officers from many countries on how to suppress political dissidents by demonstrating the sometimes brutal techniques they deploy for keeping Palestinians under Israeli control. Canada is a country where the process of the Palestinianization of political dissents is already far advanced. Trudeau seems to think of non-compliant Truckers in Canada much like some in Israel think about non-compliant Palestinians.

Pastor Pawlowski is often outspoken in incorporating into his public commentaries abundant references to Canadian law enforcement officials as “Nazis.” Unfortunately, this characterization of Trudeau, Freeland and their inner circle, seems increasingly relevant given recent revelations.

The Russian military intervention into Ukraine has revealed many harsh international realities. We are discovering that many Western governments, including the Liberal/NDP regime in Canada, are supportive of many actual National Socialist units in the Ukrainian government. Trudeau has been funnelling weaponry, resources and military training to the outgrowths of Hitler’s Waffen SS in Ukraine. The Nazi attachments of the Trudeau/Freeland crowd are starting to come to light, a phenomenon I have written about in “Nazification and Denazification in Our Times.” See this.

The most concerted effort to criminalize the Truckers and classify them and their supporters as terrorists and insurrectionists, has taken place in Coutts where Pastor Pawlowski arrested. Although police tried, they did not find weapons in trucks parked in Ottawa throughout the peak of the protest.

The story was different in Coutts. Just hours before Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland introduced the draconian Emergency Act, RCMP swooped down on three trailers at the Coutts camp at 3 am on Feb. 14. 
The police officers claim they discovered a cache of weapons which they displayed in a photograph without sharing with the press an interpretation of contents of the picture: 
RCMP slow to release status of weapons seized at Coutts protest
Due to the main investigator being away and the RCMP “managing other cases at the same time,” information “didn’t get conveyed to our media spokespeople,” said Fontaine.”
The RCMP charged thirteen people with crimes. Four of them were charged with something called “conspiracy to commit murder.” The other 9 were charged with weapons related matters. When I add Pastor Pawlowski to the group I come up with the name, the Coutts 14.
Tamara Lich and Pat King, both front and centre at the Ottawa political action, seem to be subject to the process that Christine Anderson described at the European Parliament. It seems Lich and King are being smeared. According to the CBC: 
“Those conditions include leaving Ottawa within 24 hours, refraining from using social media, and having no contact with certain co-organizers.”
In his decision, Johnston said Lich had a job where she was a “valued employee” and she had lived a “crime free” life, while the risk in Ottawa — where streets have mostly returned to normal — has now been “minimized.”
He noted Lich’s trial likely won’t be held for several months and her time on remand would exceed that of her sentence should she be convicted, saying “it is not likely Lich would face a lengthy imprisonment.”

READ MORE: Who Are the True Insurrectionists That Illegally Took Over Ottawa?

They are being criminalized “as terrorists just because they dared stand up to Trudeau’s perverted concept of democracy.”
The Coutts 14 is the main group being put on display to embody the concept of  Truckers as terrorists and insurrectionists. Since Feb. 14 the Coutts 14 has provided Freeland, for instance, with her justification for invoking the Canada’s Terrorist Financing Act. How are we to know if Trudeau isn’t still operating as if the Emergency Act is still operative?
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Dr. Anthony Hallis editor in chief of the American Herald Tribune. He is currently Professor of Globalization Studies at University of Lethbridge in Alberta Canada. He has been a teacher in the Canadian university system since 1982. Dr. Hall, has recently finished a big two-volume publishing project at McGill-Queen’s University Press entitled “The Bowl with One Spoon”.
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