Hey, kids, remember when Rebel News' Ezra Levant raised $170,000 for American right-wing hack Millie Weaver who was never even in jail? Well, in a very, very weird coincidence:
This might be just the most outrageous of coincidences ... or it might be The Man finally deciding to crack down on widespread, questionable fundraising.
I'm just speculating wildly.
That's not a coincidence ... that's the law cutting off the sources of income for people they plan on charging with various crimes, like fraud and racketeering. Nothing is ever a coincidence.
I wonder if the lawyers connected with the "Fight The Fines" shill are actually advising the Rebel's clients to break the law by remaining open in contravention of legal requirement, ignore sanitation, masking and distancing protocols, and so forth? Or are they simply disputing tickets, like ambulance chasers everywhere? I ask because the former would be grounds for action by the provincial certifying bodies. That may be why the Rebel is being so vague about exactly what services they WILL provide, and why they're failing to report on their "success" rate.
Regardless of the motivation of the lawyer involved, I'm more interested in whether it would be an issue if it became clear that the defendant *planned* and *intended* to get a ticket. If that's the case, one would think that the judge would be within his rights to say, "Oh, so you *wanted* to get fined for that? Well, then, far be it from me to disappoint you. Pay the cashier. Next!"
It's interesting that so many Rebel readers and donors, encouraged in their ignorance by Ezra, seem to think that challenging a fine or ticket means they're going get to compel the hamlet council of Bumfuck, Saskatchewan to conduct and submit an epidemiological analysis AND a Constitutional justification to back up every ticket or fine. Kids, the judge in the FIRST such case will listen politely, maybe, then respond: "That's nice. So...here's the law. Did you break it?" Subsequent proceedings will be even faster.
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