People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier arrested by RCMP in Manitoba
Bernier attended rally against COVID-19 restrictions held in southern Manitoba village
[Pyongyang on the Prairies. Human rights — freedom of speech, freedom of assembly — brutalized and trampled. A former Member of Parliament arrested and handcuffed for attending a non-violent rally. Hope Pol Pot Pallister is proud. — Paul Fromm]
Caitlyn Gowriluk · CBC News · Posted: Jun 11, 2021 2:49 PM CT | Last Updated: 24 minutes ago
People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier was arrested after appearing at a sparsely attended rally against COVID-19 restrictions in a southern Manitoba village on Friday afternoon.
Radio-Canada’s Laïssa Pamou who was covering the event said the rally in St-Pierre-Jolys, which is about 57 kilometres south of Winnipeg, saw no more than 15 people in attendance. After the event ended, Bernier got into a vehicle to head to a rally in nearby St. Malo, another small, rural community.
That’s when he was pulled out of the vehicle by Mounties who handcuffed him and put him in the back seat of an RCMP vehicle.
Bernier spoke to Radio-Canada shortly before he was detained and said he got a ticket for violating public health orders at a rally in the nearby town of Niverville earlier Friday. He did not say how much he was fined — just that he planned to fight it.
An RCMP spokesperson confirmed Bernier was ticketed earlier in the day.
“It is the duty of the RCMP to enforce the laws of Manitoba, and those include public health orders. Mr. Bernier knew of the health orders and has already received a ticket. The continuation of the offence of violating the current public health orders in Manitoba has resulted in his arrest,” Tara Seel said in an email.
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People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier taken into custody by RCMP in Manitoba
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Bernier was charged under the Public Health Act for assembling in a gathering at an outdoor public place and for failing to self-isolate once he got to Manitoba, and he will appear before a magistrate, Seel said.
Manitoba Justice said it would not comment on how long Bernier might be held and also would not say when he might appear before the magistrate, as his case is now before the courts.
The penalties section of Manitoba’s Public Health Act states the maximum sanction is a $100,000 fine, one year in jail or both.
Bernier had announced a tour of southern Manitoba this weekend that was set to include several stops at anti-lockdown rallies in spite of pandemic restrictions banning large events and requiring people to self-isolate when entering the province if they’re not fully vaccinated.
Bernier’s appearances in Niverville and St-Pierre-Jolys were the first two rallies listed on an itinerary posted on Facebook that was supposed to see him stop in the rural cities of Morden and Winkler later Friday.
He was also scheduled to appear in the communities of La Salle and Lorette, as well as in Winnipeg on Saturday, then in the cities of Steinbach and Selkirk on Sunday, according to the itinerary.
Rights violated, party claims
People’s Party of Canada spokesperson Martin Masse said in a statement Bernier was “wrongfully arrested” on charges that violate his charter rights.
“This isn’t about COVID anymore. It’s political repression. This is the kind of stuff countries like China and Russia do,” Masse said.
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms said in a news release that it will appear in court on Bernier’s behalf.
The Calgary-based organization has also been involved in challenges of lockdown measures across the country, including one in Manitoba that saw seven churches take the province to court over its pandemic powers. No decision has been issued yet in that challenge.
A provincial spokesperson previously told CBC News that the province was aware of Bernier’s planned rallies and would be conducting surveillance to gather video and other evidence.
At a news conference on Thursday morning, Premier Brian Pallister said Bernier would be “light in the pocket book” if he planned on violating Manitoba’s public health orders.
RAW: Maxime Bernier gives powerful speech at Worldwide Freedom Rally in Toronto
By Rebel News
May 18, 2021
The Toronto Fake News media all but ignored a huge freedom rally at Queen’s Park, Saturday, May 15, featuring People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier. Here is The Rebel’s report. — Paul Fromm
News was downtown Toronto again this past weekend to cover the weekly Freedom Rally.
The crowd seems to be getting bigger and bigger every weekend with thousands of people filling the streets. This past weekend, as part of the Worldwide Freedom Rally, People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier joined Torontonians and delivered a powerful speech discussing the rights of Canadians. https://www.rebelnews.com/raw_footage_maxime_bernier_speaks_at_weekly_toronto_freedom_rally
Maxime talked about how “freedom is nothing less than the basics of our civilization.” He went on to talk about the destruction that lockdowns have caused on our children and what this means for our society.
Bernier’s speech ended on a hopeful note, concluding that “in the end, freedom will win!”
Derek Sloan Randy Hillier at the 8 minute mark: Excellent on freedom Pastor Michael Thiessen at the 12 minute mark: Science has no moral authority Maxime Bernier at the 22 minute mark (he speaks in French from 18 to 22 minutes): Covid normal flu Questions at the 27 minute mark At a press conference on Parliament Hill, independent MP Derek Sloan, People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier, Ontario independent MPP Randy Hillier and Pastor Michael Thiessen discuss the impact of lockdowns that are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Their group, known as the End the Lockdown caucus, has been vocal in raising concerns about the effects of pandemic-related public-health measures.
Bernier tweeted about the protest, saying “Whatever the mayor, the police, the public health fanatics, or the despot @fordnation say, WE’RE NOT GOING TO SURRENDER OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!” widgetsVersion=ff2e7cf%3A1618526400629&width=550px
Photos also showed Bernier posing with an anti-lockdown sign.
CLEAR Kelowna and Penticton Rallies – Maxime Bernier tours the Okanagan!
Hi everyone. In addition to the weekly Saturday Kelowna and Sunday Penticton Rallies set out below, I’d like to remind everyone that the “Let’s Get Growin’” rally in Salmon Arm this coming Saturday, April 10, 2021 as well, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kyle has put tremendous work into this unique event and the trip and speakers will be worth the investment.
As an additional surprise, CLEAR is letting everyone know of the surprise visit to Penticton this coming Thursday, April 8, 2021, by PPC Party Leader Maxime Bernier! The event will be from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Maxime will be personally speaking to the crowd and taking questions from those in attendance.
Maxime Bernier will also be appearing in Vernon, on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Polson Park, as well as from 2:30 – 3:30 in Salmon Arm, and 5:00 in Kamloops, with locations for these last two locations to be announced.
Maxime will be discussing a logical approach to the COVID-19 situation, as well as provincial autonomy and radical decentralization issues and their importance.
Sean Taylor will be present to help welcome Maxime Bernier into the BC Okanagan, and I will be speaking very briefly to promote CLEAR and the importance of our Penticton and Kelowna rallies. If you can make it out, we urge everyone to help support the only Federal MP who is actively opposing the COVID-19 lockdown and Federal Government deceptions that no one else dares touch.
This will be a rare opportunity to see and meet Maxime Bernier and we urge everyone to come out and take advantage of this rare opportunity.
Thursday, April 8, 2021 Gyro Park, Bandshell Penticton, B.C. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 Polson, Park, Bandshell Vernon, B.C. 1:00 p.m.
CLEAR and Salmon Arm Rallies Saturday April 10, 2021 Kelowna Stuart Park 12:00 Noon Saturday, April 10, 2021 Salmon Arm Let’s Get Growin’, with special guests 11:00 — 3:00 p.m. Blackburn Park, Salmon Arm Sunday, April 11, 2021 Penticton Warren St. across from Cherry Lane Mall 12:00 Noon
In freedom I remain
CLEAR The Common Law Education and Rights Initiative
I’m happy to announce that I have joined other representatives from all three levels of government to form the End the Lockdowns Caucus. This national caucus is a non-partisan effort to bring forward and represent the views of Canadians who know that lockdowns cause more harm than the virus.
Together, we will be giving a voice to the millions of people on the other side of the COVID debate in an organized fashion. There will be more to share in the near future as we begin this new journey, and we invite you to build a powerful voice and opposition.
If you are in elected office, join our caucus and have a voice; if not, contact your local representatives at all levels of government and of all political stripes to encourage them to speak for you by joining together. You can also sign our petition to support and endorse this great initiative here. Be sure to share this with your friends and family and encourage them to sign and share it as well.
I’d like to welcome our four newest members Paul Hinman, Mayor of West Lincoln Dave Bylsma, and Alberta councillors Glen Carritt and Jason Alderson. Already in a day we have doubled our caucus.
Within days of our announcement, the Ford government has now said that they will be easing restrictions in the coming days. They know we are organizing and they’re afraid. They don’t want to defend this in the courts, they don’t want to defend this in the legislature because they know they will lose.
Together we will speak loudly, clearly and end the lockdowns.
Several former and current politicians have banded together to form a non-partisan organization calling for an end to lockdowns, which they claim violate Canadians’ fundamental Charter rights.
The End the Lockdown Caucus was first announced on Thursday in association with the Liberty Coalition Canada.
So far, the group includes Ontario MPP Randy Hillier, former Conservative MP Derek Sloan, former MP and People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier, Perth East Councillor Darryl Herlick and Centre Wellington Councillor Steve VanLeeuwen.
“After careful examination and scrutiny of mitigation measures undertaken by all levels of government, it is now evident that the lockdowns cause more harm than the virus and must be brought to an end,” claimed a statement signed by the group.
“We devote our energy and efforts to the just and compassionate objective of reopening our businesses, schools, places of worship, recreational facilities, along with the full resumption and expansion of efficient medical services. We desire to restore dignity and respect for all Canadians by safeguarding our representative democracy and its institutions, defending our Constitution, personal freedoms and responsibilities, whilst implementing focused protection for the most vulnerable.”
MAXIME BERNIER ON CANCEL CULTURE Ten months ago I discussed freedom of speech and cancel culture with @ezralevant on my show. It’s a good time to watch it if you haven’t already. https://youtu.be/-SiyIe0wfJI
I tested the law and the Premier’s resolve yesterday, to see whether
or not he would stand behind his unconstitutional COVID laws that
restrict our freedom of assembly. He proved to me and everyone who
attended my “unmonitored social gathering” that his COVID laws are
unenforceable and nothing more than a scare tactic. His government knows
that their COVID laws are unjust, and when challenged, they cowered.
Let that be a message to every free person in Ontario, that you must not
fear the undemocratic decrees of this government and it’s COVID Command
After our successful social gathering, the Premier went so
far as to claim there was violence. Well I was there, it was energetic,
it was large, and most importantly it was peaceful. Whomever claims
that these supporters of freedom were violent is a liar, be that the
Premier, or the mainstream media. Here is my introduction speech, more
videos to come. You tell me if we were violent.
I encourage everyone to continue challenging these unlawful COVID
rules. We must do all we can to test the laws and stand up for our
rights. Thank you to everyone who came out.covid