A dance party is held at the intersection of Rideau and Sussex St. in Ottawa on Feb. 6, 2022, during the Freedom Convoy protest. (Noé Chartier/The Epoch Times)


by Matthew Horwood

The Epoch Times

September 1, 2023

A Freedom Convoy participant who was at the protest in Ottawa following the invocation of the Emergencies Act has had his charges dismissed by the Ontario Court of Justice, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) has announced.

“We are proud to have been able to support Mr. Vardy through this difficult ordeal, as well as supporting so many other courageous Canadians who peacefully exercised their Charter rights and freedoms in the face of unjust and unscientific lockdown measures imposed on Canadians by their own governments,” said JCCF President John Carpay in a press release.

On Feb. 19, 2022, five days after the Liberal government invoked the Emergencies Act in response to the Freedom Convoy protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and public health restrictions, Steven Vardy was stopped by a police officer while departing downtown Ottawa in his car.

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