COVID jails legal battle: Rebel News, JCCF suing to end mandatory quarantine programme

COVID jails legal battle: Rebel News, JCCF suing to end mandatory quarantine programme

Today in federal court in Toronto, lawyers for Rebel News, alongside lawyers from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, are suing the federal government to put an end to Justin Trudeau’s illegal and unconstitutional COVID jail system.

Healthy Canadians arriving by air, who already tested negative for COVID before flying, have been required to quarantine for three days at the cost of thousands of dollars while they await a second PCR test upon landing in Canada. Upon the results of that second PCR test, these healthy COVID-free people are then required to finish out a 14-day quarantine at home.If travellers don’t submit to arbitrary COVID detention, which appears to be up to the discretion of the health agents at the border, or a second COVID test upon arrival, these law-abiding Canadians then face thousands of dollars in fines and possible jail time. Completely healthy people are being arrested, detained and — as we found out today in court — denied the knowledge that they have a right to contact a lawyer, all in the name of “two weeks to flatten the curve.”

That’s exactly what happened to former Rebel News journalist Keean Bexte, who travelled to Florida on assignment for Rebel News. Upon his arrival back in Calgary, Keean was taken to a COVID jail hotel, despite having the ability to quarantine alone, his own mode of transportation to his location of quarantine, and a negative PCR test before he got on his plane back to Canada.

Even worse, these quarantine measures don’t apply to travellers who are arriving back to Canada by land. Apparently, the federal government presumes that so-called variants of concern only travel via airplane. But in fact, the government provided no evidence of the variants of concern entering via plane in their affidavits.

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 will be following the case over the next three days, providing video updates and live tweeting the proceedings.

Law-abiding Canadian citizens are allowed to travel in and out of our country. They shouldn’t be punished financially by being sent to an overpriced COVID hotel, and denied their liberty and security of person just for trying to come home.

The federal government has limitless resources to fight Rebel News in court, but we think freedom is worth it. We’ve got great lawyers from JSS Barristers working on the case, including Sarah Miller, who is also working on our Charter challenge to the lockdown in Saskatchewan and representing Pastor Artur Pawlowski in Calgary.

The Christ Haters Now Have Carte Blanche to Violently Shut Down A Christian Preacher

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SECRET WARRANT: Police permitted to use “any force necessary” to shut down Calgary church

Pastor Artur Pawlowski is being persecuted by the City of Calgary.  The rebellious pastor went viral recently after expelling police and health officials who came to his church to enforce Alberta’s coronavirus restrictions — not just once, but TWICE! 

Those videos were an international embarrassment for Alberta Health Services and the Calgary police.  Each time they came, Artur told the authorities to come back with a warrant, and it looks like they finally did. 

A secret warrant at that.A warrant obtained at a secret hearing, using secret evidence, and containing secret allegations against the pastor. It’s an unlawful warrant granted by a corrupt judge giving health inspectors and police the power to disrupt Artur’s church during service all day every day — a direct contravention of Section 176.2 of the Canadian Criminal Code. 

This isn’t the first time Artur has stared down the government. We met Artur last year when he became our first Fight the Fines case after he received a lockdown ticket for feeding the homeless.  With the help of our legal team and the generous donations from viewers like you, we were able to help Artur beat that ticket and many other tickets he received for refusing to comply with the province’s demonic health restrictions. But this is Artur’s biggest battle yet. 

They’re going to try to shut down Artur’s church and haul him off to jail — but not if we have something to say about it. Watch this video to hear from Artur and learn how we plan to help keep his church open and him out of jail.Could another Alberta pastor end up in jail like Pastor James Coates?

We have an excellent lawyer named Sarah Miller, who will fight hard on behalf of Artur to make sure that doesn’t happen.Sarah is good. Really good. She has successfully had many of Artur’s lockdown tickets tossed — maybe that’s why the police chose not to contact her after Artur explicitly told them to do so. This fight will cost tens of thousands of dollars, but Sarah is worth every penny, and we think it’s worth it to defend religious freedom in Canada. At this point, how many rights do we have left to defend? If you want to stand with Artur and support our legal fight, please click here or go to

More Medico-Stalinism: Prince Albert Pastor Fined $14,000 for Singing

, Pastor Vern Temple does what other people won’t do. He helps the lowest of the low — homeless people, hungry people. He’s up in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, so a lot of his work is with people from the nearby Indian band.  It’s one of the poorest churches I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen the churches in Iraq that ISIS torched. But the local mayor, a bully named Greg Dionne, just can’t stand the church. He’s always after it for something. And he finally found a way to try and bring it down — a ludicrous $14,000 fine for singing. I’m serious. For singing in a church. Here, watch Pastor Vern tell you himself:

No-one can afford a $14,000 fine. Certainly not one of the poorest churches in Canada, one that already spends every dollar it has to feed the poor and house the homeless. Imagine the moral compass of a mayor who permits a casino to stay open during the pandemic, but cracks down on a church for doing the same. Pastor Vern and his congregants can’t afford the fine. They can’t afford a lawyer, either. He’s between a rock and a hard place.

But that’s where we come in — you and me. Rebel News has hired a great lawyer for Pastor Vern — a freedom-fighting civil liberties lawyer named Sarah Miller. I almost feel bad for that bully mayor. He’s not going to know what hit him! We’re not going to pay the fine. We’re going to fight the fine.

And if you want to support our fight, go to and chip in to help us crowdfund this top-notch lawyer. That’s where you can check out our other cases, too! If you know someone who needs a lawyer to fight a pandemic fine, tell them to go to our site and fill out the form — we’ll try to have a lawyer reach out and help them. And if you don’t know someone who needs help, maybe you can be someone who gives it by joining our crowdfunding campaign and pitching in a few dollars. On behalf of Pastor Vern — thanks.

Yours truly,

Sheila Gunn Reid
Chief Reporter,

Rebel News P.S. Have you noticed how the lockdown bullies seem to be picking on Christian churches? Not on casinos, liquor stores, cannabis stores, or even Wal-marts and Costcos. They’re picking on churches. In this case, they’ve issued the largest fine in Canada — a whopping $14,000. Time to fight back!