Randy Hillier, MPP, contacted us this evening to tell us that he will be surrendering himself to Ottawa Police at 7am Monday on 9 Freedom-Convoy-related charges–all of which he says are trumped up and without proof.
The charges include on 3 counts of counselling others to an uncommitted indictable offence, 1 count of assault against a police officer, 1 count of obstructing a person who was aiding a public or peace officer, 2 counts of obstructing a public officer, and 2 counts of mischief to obstruct property greater than $5000 in value.
Hillier said he will be held in custody until his bail hearing, which he believes should happen today. As a fierce advocate for the science of Covid and vaccine mandates, Hillier adamantly told us that he will not have his freedoms taken from him and that he is willing to remain in jail for that conviction, “I will not submit to any [bail] conditions that prevent me from speaking on public policy, as is my obligation as an elected representative.”
The Canada that we know has turned an elected official and outspoken advocate for freedoms–who, to our knowledge, has not broken any laws–into a political prisoner and thus a once free society into an authoritarian state where no citizen is free from becoming an enemy of the state.