Ex-Political Prisoner Brad Love’s Mischief Trial Gets Off To A Shaky Start

Ex-Political Prisoner Brad Love’s Mischief Trial Gets Off To A Shaky Start
FORT MCMURRAY, October 12, 2021.Ex-political prisoner Brad Love appeared briefly in provincial court this morning, When the judge, specially brought in to try this case as were the two Crowns, heard that the court appointed lawyer assigned to question civilian witnesses had met with Mr. Love for the first time before Court , he said: “Mr. Love has complied with everything.’ The lawyer had failed to properly prepare.
The judge adjourned the trial until tomorrow to give Mr. Love time  to consult with the Court-appointed lawyer Susan Bottern. Mr. Love had strongly opposed the appointment some months ago Mr. Love is known for his detailed preparation and aggressive questioning. He can question the police,  but the civilian witnesses are deemed too fragile to face the accused. “There are 530 pages of disclosure,” Mr. Love fumed. “Fifteen minutes to prepare for a three day trial is a joke,” he added. The judge agreed. Susan Bottern explained that she did not have Mr. Love’s phone number.
“The police and the Crown certainly did,” the accused, who has been the victim of an ongoing campaign by the RCMP, told the Court.

 On October 23, 2020, officers from the local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested former political prisoner and longtime political activist Brad Love at his townhouse. He was taken to police headquarters and charged with 10 counts of “mischief under $5,000.” He was interrogated and then released on his own recognisance.   Two weeks before, his home had been raided by six RCMP officers (masked, of course) with a warrant looking for glue, “Keep Canada White” posters and copies of the Canadian Immigration Hotline, published by the Canada First Immigration Committee, and which has been in publication for over 30 years.BRAd love speaking.jpg

Mr. Love intends to ask for the full name of the second Crown who would give her name only as Susan.”So much for an open Court,” Mr. Love observed.

The disclosure reveals that none of the witnesses can identify Mr. Love as the man who posted the material critical of immigration. Several, though, said they felt “afraid” because they live in a “multicultural” neighbourhood. “Their feelings are irrelevant,” Mr. Love argues.

A sign of the times moment occurred before the trial. Mr. Love stopped in to the McDonald’s near the Court for a coffee. He was not wearing a mask. He bought his coffee and sat down at a table to drink it. An obvious foreign counter girl came over and demanded his vaccine passport. “I don’t have one,” he said. She ordered him to leave. He stayed for a while before heading off to Court.

Free Speech Supporters Rally & Wish Political Prisoner Dr. James Sears “Happy Thanksgiving”

Free Speech Supporters Rally & Wish Political Prisoner Dr. James Sears “Happy Thanksgiving”

TORONTO. October 7, 2021. Today supporters of the Canadian Association for Free Expression held its fifth protest outside the Toronto South Detention Centre in support of political prisoner Dr. James  Sears. Our special purpose was to wish Dr. Sears “Happy Thanksgiving.”
The day had a joyous spirit. The day had been foggy and dark earlier but the skies brightened as we began our rally. We were joined by fellow political prisoner 80-year old Leroy St. Germaine, Dr. Sears’ co-accused, who served his one year sentence under house arrest. Almost every 18-wheeler that passed by gave us a long blast of support on their powerful horns. A woman pulled over and said: “I support you. You people deserve some refreshment.” She brought out a number of bottles of water and passed one to each of our group.

As of today, Dr. Sears has been in jail for almost four months. HOWEVER, we may have some good news shortly. We must keep up the pressure and our public witness

* In January, 2019, Dr. Sears, Editor, and Leroy St. Germaine, Publisher of the satirical tabloid YOUR WARD NEWS were convicted on two counts of “wilfully promoting hate” against privileged groups (Jews  & Women) in contravention of Canada’s notorious “hate law” – Sec. 319 of the Criminal Code. Each was sentenced to the maximum — unprecedented for a first time offender — of a year in jail. As Leroy is of Metis heritage, he was allowed to serve his sentence at home,

* In November, 2020, under protest, Dr. Sears and Leroy St. Germaine argued their appeal by Zoom.

* On June 14, the appeal was denied and the sentences upheld. Dr. Sears was immediately ordered to prison and denied even a few hours to say goodbye to his wife and young son.

* Dr. Sears’ Application for Leave to Appeal his conviction and sentence was turned down by an Ontario judge on July 16, but Dr. Sears was NOT informed and had to learn of the decision from a friend on the outside on July 29!

* Dr. Sears is virtually incommunicado. He has contacted his wife or supporters only eight six in three weeks and then only for extremely brief conversations!.
* Many people across Canada and the world have sent Dr. Sears postcards and letters of support. After six weeks behind bars, as of July 29, he had received NONE of these letters. Maybe the COVID ate them. Finally, because of our protests, as of August 3, Dr. Sears was finally receiving his mail. Those letters are so important. Thus far, he has received letters from Australia, Italy, Britain. Romania, the United States and, of course, from across the Dominion of Canada.

* Dr, Sears complained to the prison authorities of sciatic pain but was breezily told there was only one physiotherapist to deal with the large prison population!

*  On August 14, I had a brief conversation on the phone with Dr. Sears. He is really grateful for your letters and support. He is encouraged and delighted by our protests. He is a “celebrity” in prison and rightly so.
* On August 10 and August 23 I dropped some money off at the prison for Dr. Sears’ canteen and shall leave some more later this week. I welcome your contributions. Also,  a donor generously sent him a substantial money order,
* Amnesty International defines a  “prisoner of conscience” or political prisoner as  a person punished solely for the non-violent expression of their political, religious or cultural views. Both Dr. James Sears and Leroy St. Germaine are political prisoners — jailed because they criticized politically powerful minority groups. Free speech activist Raychyl Whyte has been lobbying Amnesty to adopt Dr. Sears as a “prisoner of conscience”

* A lasting disgrace is that only one mainstream media writer has  criticized this attack on freedom of the press, which they regularly condemn if it occurs in Hong Kong or the Philippines.
* As a measure of how deranged the Ontario Justice system is the day before, Umaar Zameer, a fellow inmate at the South Toronto Detention Centre was granted bail. He’s charged with first degree murder allegedly having deliberately run over Const. Jeffrey Northrup in Toronto’s City Hall parking lot, July 2. Const. Northrup was investigating a robbery and stabbing. Typical of our secretive court system, the presiding judge placed details of the bail hearing under a publication ban. On the other hand, political prisoner Dr. James Sears was denied bail, June 14, to pursue his appeal. Clearly. satirizing privileged groups is taken more seriously by the judicial system than allegedly killing a police officer in the line of duty. “Zameer’s lawyer, Nader Hasan, told Global News in a statement on Wednesday that ‘Mr. Zameer’s family is very pleased with the outcome of today’s hearing. They welcome him home.”‘(Global News, September 22, 2021) Dr. Sears’ wife and young son would also be happy to welcome him home!




Dr. James Sears, Political Prisoner,
Toronto South Detention Center,
160 Horner Ave,
Toronto, ON
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Impressive 14 min. video from Chris Sky today + his Oct. 16 event on Oct. 16 in London


Chris Sky gives us a very detailed update on the situation with the police forces that have joined with him to fight the government against the tyrannical actions they are taking against its members and the citizens of Canada alike.

Chris has purchased 3000+ items of special navy blue merchandise to have available for donations to support the first responders legal defence.Navy T-Shirt with $30 donation or more, Hoodie with $60 donation or more at the CHRIS SKY – THIS IS IT! 

October 16th Victoria Park London Ontario 12 NOON!Chris also talks about the next stage in this movement which is our Rosa Parks 2021 moment. Everyone on October 30th Saturday instead of going to Rallies and dancing in the streets needs to get on their local transit system v pass free and assert your rights to be on the bus just like Rosa Parks did!!!We can win this!!! Let transit call police, if everybody does this they won’t have enough resources nor will they want to police such nonsense!!! Stand up together in united non-compliance and just say NO!! We can win this we WILL win this war!!!!Let’s all unite with Chris Sky and JUST SAY NO!!!

ALERT: Ontario “Human Rights Commission” CANCELS YOUR RIGHTS for refusing the vaccine! — Email them today!

ALERT: Ontario “Human Rights Commission” CANCELS YOUR RIGHTS for refusing the vaccine! — Email them today!

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has issued an official statement on vaccine mandates, adding to an epidemic of intrusive, unconstitutional government requirements that gnaw away at Canadians’ civil liberties and medical autonomy.

And — shockingly, but not surprisingly — their position is not supportive of genuine human rights…

While repeatedly (and laughably) claiming that receiving the jab is “voluntary,” the OHRC makes the stunning pronouncement that “a person who chooses not to be vaccinated based on personal preference does not have the right to accommodation under the Code.”

Translated: Your basic human rights are cancelled if you fail to comply with the government’s demand that you get vaccinated.

This is absolute madness. There’s just no other way to put it.

That’s why we’re asking you to send a strong message to the OHRC (CC’ed to Ontario’s MPPs, AG and PM), expressing your outrage that pandemic politics has taken priority over actual human rights — a blatant contradiction of the organization’s supposed purpose for existing at all.

Can we count on you to email the OHRC today, and remind them that human rights do NOT have an expiration date, even in the midst of a worldwide viral outbreak?

You can reach the OHRC in one easy step using this simple contact form (see right) that we’re making available here on LifeSite’s Action Center.

With one click, your message is sent directly to the OHRC without having to look up any contact details yourself.

Then, please SHARE this important information with your friends and family members to spread the word across Ontario!

Human rights do NOT come with an asterisk.

This should not be a controversial statement, especially from the perspective of a government institution whose primary purpose is to ensure that Ontario’s Human Rights Code is upheld and administered faithfully — but, has has often been the case in Ontario and other provinces across Canada, these “Human Rights” Commissions have done more to defend radical leftist orthodoxy than the rights of Canadians.

To see this practice in action, look no further than the OHRC’s recent statement of support for intrusive, unconstitutional vaccine mandates, which are already wreaking havoc on countless people in our province and beyond.

The OHRC recently published a Policy Statement confirming its unabashed support for vaccine mandates, singing the praises of the requirements issued by Ontario’s provincial government by declaring that, yes, “[v]accination requirements [are] generally permissible.”


Moreover, the statement goes on to explain how such mandates are, by the OHRC’s estimation, permissible under the Ontario Human Rights Code so long as there are “protections” in place for those who are “unable” to receive the Covid-19 vaccine for reasons specifically alluded to in said Code.

But then, the OHRC goes on to conclude its statement by completely contradicting itself, effectively CANCELLING your Code-protected rights should you opt against getting vaccinated!

In doing so, any Ontarian’s failure to comply with the mandate would basically equate to a surrender of their most basic human rights…all with the full backing of the Ontario HUMAN RIGHTS Commission — the very government institution whose primary responsibility is to protect human rights in our province, not tear them down!

It should go without saying that Ontarians should be free to choose for themselves whether or not to get vaccinated for Covid-19, without such infringement against their rights and threats of discrimination for not complying plaguing their decision process. 

But, as it seems, the OHRC holds government institutions with blatantly political priorities in higher esteem than it does the actual people it is responsible for protecting.

It’s time to let them know that their dereliction of duty and utter disregard for human rights in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak is unacceptable, and that the people of Ontario will not stand idly by while their freedoms continue to be trampled on by the government.

Please take a few minutes to email the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today, and express your disillusionment at their stunning betrayal of their own mission to protect human rights here in Ontario.

Thank you!


‘OHRC policy statement on COVID-19 vaccine mandates and proof of vaccine certificates’:http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/news_centre/ohrc-policy-statement-covid-19-vaccine-mandates-and-proof-vaccine-certificates

New COVID Hysteria Truths & Upcoming Freedom Events in the South Okanagan

.New COVID Hysteria Truths & Upcoming Freedom Events in the South Okanagan

Bonny Henry s Book Bonnie the Commie Finally Admits the TruthJust like every other chief medical officer of health across the country, I had a mandate and the legal authority to speak directly to the public about issues related to health. I was fully aware, however, that if I were wildly offside with what the provincial health minister and government believed, it could make my position challenging, and that if I was too far off the mark too often, the government could render me ineffective or fire me altogether.” (p. 40-41) (Thank you Tanya for this update!!) Additionally, she has admitted repeatedly to being pressured to order mask requirements by private business lobby groups. What does this mean? It means she has broken the law, s. 66 of the Public Health Act,which requires her to advise the gov’t in an “independent manner” on public health issues. In fact, it is the gov’t and private lobby groups, fueled by greedy insurance companies and big pharma, telling Bonnie the Commie, what Orders to issue, and she merely follows orders. LOCK HER UP!
NSW Premier giving 666 on resignation to avoid corruption proble But it doesn’t end there. Combine this, with the admissions of a former Australian member of Parliament, Clive Palmer. Two weeks ago, he claimed NSW Premier Glady Berejiklian, here giving the 666 symbol at her resignation, was told she wouldn’t be charged in a corruption probe, if she imposed a vaccine mandate. The Premier just resigned in disgrace. Pfizer and AstraZeneca are alleged to have been paying lobbyists tens of millions of dollars to push the double jab. “Shortly before Berejiklian resigned, she told Sydney residents that if they don’t take the Covid jab, they face total social isolation indefinitely after the stay-at-home order ends in December.” Be assured, big pharma is applying the same pressure (and likely, threats) to Henry, Dix, Farnworth and Horgan in B.C., and to elected officials everywhere.
Our ancestors knew the truthful solution over 400 years ago! The wheel does not need to be reinvented
Etienne de la Boetie 3 Civil Disobedience is the answer
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Basran 3 THE DENIAL Basran the Bluffer Mayor Basran refuses public debate on his claims that science supports him. However, despite promises we would receive detailed reasons, we received nothing more than a statement of the City’s position that they have decided to follow Bonnie the Commie’s orders. Well, we already knew that! Basran the Bluffer has still refused to say why he won’t debate his claims on the science. Well, we know why! We will continue to demand he debate us publicly on the science – as well as Bonnie the Commie, who also has refused to even answer our demand. Here is his response to our email demand, to which a reply has been forwarded demanding his reconsideration and/or specific reasons for his denial: Dear David: Thank you for your request to meet; however, I respectfully decline. As a City, we have followed the advice and direction of Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, since day one of this COVID-19 pandemic. As B.C.’s most senior public health official, Dr. Henry is responsible for monitoring the health of all British Columbians and undertaking measures for disease prevention and control and health protection. I believe it’s vitally important that everyone follow Dr. Henry’s orders about what needs to be done to limit the spread of this virus and protect our healthcare system. I will add that it is not the City’s jurisdiction to impose or rescind public health orders; that is the responsibility of Dr. Henry. As I have mentioned, as a City, we follow Dr. Henry’s direction and public health orders, and I encourage our citizens to do the same. Sincerely on behalf of City Council,
B.C. True COVID STATS The Gov’t continues to promote falsified stats, to justify its lockdowns. As shown below, the true death rate from COVID-19 (assuming it exists as it has not even been isolated), is roughly the same as a bad flu season. Bonnie the Commie promotes Cases only:

187 694 Cases 1 973 Deaths = Case Fatality Rate: 1.05% True accurate determination, are infections: Infection Fatality Rate:
187 694 x 8 (Henry’s estimate of true infections – 2020***) = 1 501 552 Infections, about 33% of population
1 501 552 Infections 1 973 Deaths = .13% Infection Fatality Rate (same as the flu) ▪ This is much higher because most people are not sick enough to report infections. This is using: B.C. Gov’t Stats
Up coming important Rallies to attend: Kelowna CLEAR Rally Wednesday October 6, 2021 10:00 a.m. @ Central Okanagan School District 1040 Hollywood Rd. S. Ban the Mask! If you care about our kids, you need to join us to oppose the recent Bonnie the Commie Order imposing masks on our little ones. Read s. 17 of the Infants Act, to immediately see that this Order is completely unlawful. Kelowna CLEAR Rally and Picnic Protest Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:00 noon @ Stuart Park
Speakers will be announced shortly. With other provinces passing stricter and stricter legislation, and BC close behind, we all have an obligation and need to spread the word about our weekly rallies. Now is NOT the time to leave our beautiful province, but to rally the troops around our cause. Our children and families deserve nothing less. After our rally, we will be having a picnic protest at a local business downtown enforcing the vaxx pass. Bring your chairs and a table or blanket and your lunch, and dress warmly. As with other cities, our goal is to let the businesses know, we oppose them, we will expose them and will not support them.

______ Vernon Rally Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:00 noon @ Polson Park
Say hi to Heather who is supporting the largest Northern Okanagan rallies.

______ Kamloops Saturday October 9, 2021 12:00 noon @ Riverside Park
Say hi to Glen and Corally supporting the best rallies in the Kamloops area.
______ Penticton Sun. Oct. 10, 2021 12:00 noon @ Warren & Main St.
Say hi to Mary-Lou supporting the largest rallies in the Southern Okanagan
. ______ Kelowna C.L.E.A.R. Protest Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021
Location TBA

______ Kelowna CLEAR MEGA Rally Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 Speakers TBA next week. These big rallies have in the past, sent strong messages to the Gov’t and Bonnie the Commie, that there are a lot more people opposed to their lockdowns, than they admit!! We need your support for this huge event and hope you will show up for our speakers, and march through downtown Kelowna.

This Sunday’s Weekly END THE LOCKDOWN Rally in Brantford

This Sunday’s Weekly END THE LOCKDOWN Rally in Brantford

I attended the weekly END THE LOCKDOWN rally in Brantford. Actually, there are a couple of freedom fighters out there EVERY day.

Sad — a man drove by and told us he’d lost his job at Hydro because he wouldn’t take the forced vaxx. Plenty of supportive honks from passing motorists and a few “fuck you’s.”

Priest Wants to Kick Worshippers Out of Church for Not Being Masked

Priest Wants to Kick Worshippers Out of Church for Not Being Masked

John McCash & friends went to 5:00 p.m. mass at St. Basil’s Church Toronto today. They were accosted by a priest & several ushers who insisted they wear masks or provide their vaxx passports. They refused. The priest grabbed McCash. They stayed. Four cops arrived at the end of Mass & said they could be cited for trespass if they attend next week. They SHALL. John “the Evangelist” McCash promises to show up with 100 worshippers next Saturday. Churches should be open to all who wish to worship respectfully, “I won’t be bullied by tyrants,” says Mr. McCash.

Whatcott “Hate Crime” Trial and Wuhan Virus Tyranny Update

Whatcott “Hate Crime” Trial and Wuhan Virus Tyranny Update

High School students being lied to by being told they have to wear face diapers “to be safe” when outside playing outside sports. These students are being abused by being forced to wear face diapers that impede good airflow when doing strenuous exercise.

Dear Friends,

The past week in Toronto has been quite surreal. While awaiting trial for my ministry to the Toronto Homosexual Pride parade in 2016, I overnight became a citizen who is now legally unable to participate in many activities that were once taken for granted.

Ontario’s so-called vaccine passport is now in effect. I visited 3 restaurants in the Toronto area and have been kicked out of all three of them. The truth is none of the restaurant workers wanted to kick me out. They are as much victims of this deceptive state sponsored coercion as I am.

After getting kicked out of three restaurants I decided to try my luck at a Tim Hortons and went with my friend Jack for a coffee and a Chili. We got to the till and gave our order without face diapers on and I actually thought I was going to be able to enjoy a coffee and snack with my friend just like any other citizen. Sadly, after we paid the young girl at the till asked for our proof of vaccination. It then occured to me that all sorts of gender confused men from Bruce Jenner to Ronan Oger claim to be women and they are never asked for proof. In fact in my BC human rights case my lawyer asked for proof from Mr. Oger that he was a woman (thinking truth might be a defense for me) and we were told by the adjucator that our request was outrageous and hateful and our request for proof Ronan was a woman was denied.

At that moment when the young lady asked for my proof of vaccination, in my mind I did understand that I was born a Pfizer vaccinated person, incorrectly born into an unvaccinated body. I explained to the lady I was a “transvaccinated person.” She looked at me and asked “what is that?” I explained to her that it is perfectly reasonable to assume “if Bruce Jenner is a woman, you should assume I am transvaccinated, and serve me my coffee without the need of me proving it.”

The young lady got the manager who demanded me and Jack put face diapers on and show proof of vaccination. He didn’t seem open minded enough to accept my argument that I feel like I am vaccinated and therefore I am, so sadly me and Jack were not able to enjoy our coffees and snacks indoors.


“We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

I am an unvaccinated Canadian, demonized by the media, and all three levels of government; banned from restaurants, and the target of a narrative that the vaccinated Canadian’s face diapers and two shots of Pfizer will only work so long as the unvaccinated get two shots of Pfizer and wear a face diaper. Rather than submit to this charade or get bullied into a shot we have concerns with, Jack and I discovered something better than going to Tim Hortons. We drove a few miles north of Toronto and trapped ourselves a nice squirrel.

Our squirrel after it was decapitated and gutted

Anyways, after gutting the squirrel we skinned it and then put it whole into a pressure cooker.

Bill and Jack’s recipe for squirrel soup: 1 1 litre of water in pot 1 Squirrel (after squirrel is skinned and cleaned, rub sesame seed oil and seasoning salt on carcas before putting into pot) 2 large potatoes (diced) 2 garden carrots (diced) 1 head of brocolli (dice to small pieces) 1 large yellow onion (diced) 8-10 cloves of garden fresh garlic (diced) 1 table spoon Himalyan salt 2 dashes Sriracha Sauce Pressue cook on high for 2 hours

After two hours of pressure cooking the squirrel meat became so tender it fell off the bones and this soup was even more tasty than Tim Horton’s chili.
I was on this Go Transit bus heading to my lawyer’s office. Click on the link below to hear the recording that abused passengers every 60 seconds for the entire duration of the trip. A reasonable question to ask would be if the vaccine is so effective why is Go Transit forcing their vaccinated passengers to wear face diapers?

To see the academic papers (warning this read is comprehensive and will take you a minimum of one hour) now being ignored by government and media that conclusively show wearing face masks do virtually nothing to inhibit the spread of Covid-19 click here: https://www.justfacts.com/news_face_masks_deadly_falsehoods

As for my trial it is scheduled to begin this coming Monday, October 4th at 10:00 am. I have been informed by my lawyer that a Zoom link will be provided the day of my trial for those who wish to witness the proceedings.

If you wish to view the proceedings on Zoom please send me an e-mail or text request and please clearly spell the e-mail address in your written request that you want me to send the Zoom link to. I have a friend who will send you the link when we receive it Monday morning.

In Christ’s Service, Bill Whatcott

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’Lamentations 3:22-24

Church of God paying $274,000 in fines, but Pastor Hildebrandt vows to keep fighting

Church of God paying $274,000 in fines, but Pastor Hildebrandt vows to keep fighting

With the Church of God back in his hands, Pastor Henry Hildebrandt is reluctantly paying a massive fine, but still vows to keep fighting for freedom.

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Pastor Henry Hildebrandt from the Church of God in Aylmer, Ontario has been an unwavering voice of discernment throughout the COVID pandemic. Early on, he began to question the governmental response to this virus that forbade his congregation from gathering and worshipping — something he felt they needed more than ever before in unprecedented times.

Despite threats from law enforcement, health bureaucrats and local residents, Pastor Hildebrandt has refused to bow to the powers that be who are attempting to trample his God-given constitutional rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of religion. He has continued to preach, and alongside the support of his congregation, his church has continued to gather and worship.

This dissent has come with hefty repercussions. In May, state sanctioned locks were placed on the church, which forced them to continue their services outdoors. But now, the locks have been removed and the church returned to its rightful owners — the community.

I caught up with Pastor Hildebrandt at the World Wide Freedom Rally to get an update on his situation and discuss the egregious fines he had to pay just to regain access to his church. His message remains unwavering: the jig is up when we stand united.

We Warned You: Gender Identity Legislation Would Lead to Compelled Speech, Being Forced to call a Mixed-up She “They”

We Warned You: Gender Identity Legislation Would Lead to Compelled Speech, Being Forced to call a Mixed-up She “They”

[The woman who handed down this compelled speech ruling and brutal fine, Devyn Cousineau was also a key member of the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal that nuked Bill Whatcott, crushing his rights to free speech and religious opinion when he criticized transgendered activist and candidate Morgane Oger.]

B.C. server who was fired after asking to be addressed by correct pronouns awarded $30K

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Human rights tribunal found Jessie Nelson was discriminated against because of their gender identity

Michelle Ghoussoub · CBC News · Posted: Sep 29, 2021 7:02 PM PT | Last Updated: September 30

Buono Osteria has also been ordered to implement mandatory training for all staff and managers about human rights in the workplace, and to include a statement in its employee policies that affirms every employee’s right to be addressed with their correct pronouns. (Buono Osteria/Facebook)

A former server at a Gibsons, B.C. restaurant has been awarded $30,000 after a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision found they were unfairly terminated for asking managers and co-workers to call them by their proper pronouns.

The decision, by the tribunal’s Devyn Cousineau, found that Jessie Nelson, a non‐binary, gender fluid, transgender person who uses they/them pronouns, was terminated because of “how they responded to discrimination” from their employer and a colleague.

In 2019, Nelson was hired as a server at Buono Osteria, a restaurant run by Michael Buono and Ryan Kingsberry in Gibsons, on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. The 42-page decision describes a work environment where some colleagues respected Nelson’s pronouns, while others were unhappy when they raised issues about inclusion.

The decision says bar manager Brian Gobelle was particularly hostile, repeatedly and persistently referring to Nelson with she/her pronouns and with gendered nicknames like “sweetheart,” “honey,” and “pinky” — a reference to their pink hair.

The situation eventually escalated into a verbal altercation between Nelson and Gobelle, during which Nelson touched Gobelle’s shoulder and called him “sweetheart” in return — though Cousineau determined this did not amount to a physical assault.

Termination after tensions rose

Four days later, Nelson was told over the phone they were being terminated, a conversation that was overheard by co-worker Stacy Coplin.

“Eventually [Kingsberry] told Jessie Nelson that they had just come off ‘too strong too fast’ and were too ‘militant’ — a word that reminded Jessie Nelson of what Mr. Gobelle had said about them,” Cousineau wrote.

“They challenged Mr. Kingsberry that they were being fired because of their pronouns. Ms. Coplin recalls Mr. Kingsberry telling Jessie Nelson that ‘part of the problem is making sure you vibe with the team,’ and that they had made people uncomfortable.”

According to the decision, Kingsberry did not say that Nelson’s termination had anything to do with their final conflict with Gobelle or the restaurant’s view that Nelson had assaulted him. There was also no complaint about their performance.

Following their termination, Nelson alleged that Gobelle’s conduct towards them, and the employer’s response, amounted to discrimination in employment based on their gender identity and expression.

In her decision, Cousineau wrote that “like a name, pronouns are a fundamental part of a person’s identity. They are a primary way that people identify each other.”

“Using correct pronouns communicates that we see and respect a person for who they are. Especially for trans, non‐binary, or other non‐cisgender people, using the correct pronouns validates and affirms they are a person equally deserving of respect and dignity.”

Mandatory training ordered

Cousineau found that while managers at the restaurant seemed committed to providing an inclusive workplace, their response to Nelson’s complaints lacked any sense of urgency.

“This suggests that they did not appreciate how serious those complaints were. I have a hard time imagining that the restaurant would have responded in the same way to other serious complaints of discrimination,” she wrote.

“There is a clear connection between Jessie Nelson’s gender identity and their termination. They were terminated because of how they responded to discrimination. They were held to a higher standard of conduct than Mr. Gobelle, and the discriminatory context of the dispute was ignored.”

Buono Osteria has been ordered to implement mandatory training for all staff and managers about human rights in the workplace, and to include a statement in its employee policies that affirms every employee’s right to be addressed with their correct pronouns.

CBC News was unable to reach the restaurant for comment.