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The Crown had sought a sentence of eight to 10 months, while defence lawyers were asking for time served
The Canadian Press
September 18, 2023
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A Calgary pastor was sentenced to 60 days in jail Monday for his role in protests against COVID-19 public health measures that blocked Alberta’s main Canada-U.S. border crossing for more than two weeks.
But a judge in Lethbridge, Alta., gave Artur Pawlowski 60 days’ credit for time already served, meaning he walked away from the courthouse a free man.
Justice Gordon Krinke said Pawlowski was not involved in the planning of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” and didn’t play a major role with his appearance at the border blockade.
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