Truckers protest: Pat King released on bail

Truckers Protest: Pat King is released on bail

Pat King at truck convoy in Ottawa, February 4, 2022 (archive)

One ​​of the organizers of the Ottawa truckers protest, Pat King, has been released on bail.

The decision was released Monday morning in an Ottawa courtroom.

Mr. King's case was heard over two days last week after a bail review was halted in April because the computer of his lawyer appeared to have been hacked.

The day after that April hearing, the Crown announced that it was bringing new charges against him: three counts of perjury and three counts of obstruction of justice.

These latest charges are in addition to 10 counts related to Pat King's involvement in last winter's Ottawa protest against health restrictions that blocked downtown Ottawa. the federal capital for three weeks. He was already charged with, among other things, mischief, intimidation, obstructing police work and disobeying a court order.

In total, Pat King will have spent five months in prison. He had been arrested on February 18.

The court issued a publication ban on the evidence and the reasons for the decision.

With information from La Presse and CBC

  • After more than 100 days in jail, Pat King feels “dejected”, according to those close to him

  • Six new charges laid against Pat King, one of the convoy organizers

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