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Published: November 6, 2020
Updated: August 16, 2021
The following article is for general information only, and should not be construed as legal or medical advice.
June 21: 2021 Stand Up Canada has a LEGAL CHALLENGE to the unlawful "NO MASK NO ENTRY" business policy in Ontario! A win will create a major legal precedent in Ontario and every person who is unable to wear a mask will benefit from this. Please visit OUR LEGAL CHALLENGE page for more details about this. We need your help to support us!
ATTENTION LEGAL FIRMS IN ALL OTHER PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES:
We intend to create Legal Information Packages for all other provinces and territories.
If you are a licensed paralegal or lawyer who practices law outside of Ontario and would like to be involved in this initiative, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Solutions is an initiative developed by Stand Up Canada as a result of COVID-19 measures.
In a free and democratic society, the power belongs to the people. As such, the purpose of this initiative is to put the power back in your hands during COVID-19. We want to help you to protect, defend and use your civil rights. We are assisting YOU by offering different legal information packages listed below for a donation to Stand Up Canada in the amount of $25, $50, $75 or $100. If the minimum donation is even too much for you, please write to us at email@example.com and we will send you one for FREE.
We are living in unprecedented times. People have lost their jobs. Businesses have gone under. Please pay what you can afford. If you cannot afford a $25 dollar donation, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will sponsor you for free. Want to donate one to someone? Wonderful! You can do that as well...Our goal is to empower you to take a legal stand. Your legal win is everyone's.
LEGAL INFORMATION PACKAGES:
We are offering three different legal information packages to help you find solutions(s) that apply to your circumstance.
#1. Represent Yourself in Small Claims Court (for businesses - damages due to lockdown measures)
#2. Represent Yourself in Provincial Offences Court (for businesses - tickets for staying open)
#3. Represent Yourself - Refusal of Mask Exemption (for individuals - tickets/employment issues) - see important update below on CHILDREN
CHILDREN - PROMOTION OF OTHER INDEPENDENT LEGAL EFFORTS NOW AVAILABLE - MARCH 2021
If you are on this page, it's because you are searching for information on how to stand up for your rights. While our Legal Information Package #3 for Refusal of Mask Exemption does include children, we are promoting two other completely independent legal actions separate and apart from Stand Up Canada, that go above and beyond what our legal information package offers.
Not only has everyone's health been under attack since the government mandated masks beginning in the summer of 2020, but children in particular are suffering the most harm because they are unable to stand up for themselves. Mandatory mask wearing has gone on for too long and adults and children are suffering with emotional and physical harm. Two law firms are offering legal solutions for CHILDREN (not only school-age children, but vulnerable adult children as well). This information can also be found on our Helping Canadians - Mask Issues page.
Please note that none of the lawyers or law firms mentioned on this page are affiliated whatsoever with Stand Up Canada by any means including any advertising or support. Stand Up Canada is only providing legal referrals of these law firms to let everyone know where to turn to for help in this situation. We are grateful to them for helping!
Immediate course of action, contact a law firm to deal with mask exemption for you and your child(ren) outside of court:
Class-action, if your child(ren) are suffering harms from covid mandates at school (physical and psychological), there is a class-action lawsuit by a non-profit organization, Elders Without Borders, which has been started in Ontario and the intention is to include all provinces:
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN EACH LEGAL INFORMATION PACKAGE?
WHY DO YOU NEED THIS LEGAL INFORMATION PACKAGE?
Regardless whether you want to be represented by a legal team or you are comfortable representing yourself:
Do you own a business and feel you have suffered losses due to the lockdown?
This legal information package is intended to help you to sue the Ontario provincial government in Small Claims Court for losses you incurred because of the province’s negligence with respect to the imposed covid-19 lockdown measures, should you choose to do so.
Your legal information package includes:
Are you a business owner that has decided to stay open during the lockdown and want to fight any provincial offences tickets?
This legal information package is intended to provide you with information to help you challenge/fight provincial offences act tickets issued under provincial lockdown orders for refusing to shut down your business.
Your legal information package includes:
Have you been affected by the following scenarios?
This legal information package is intended for you to:
(i) file a Human Rights Complaint under the protected grounds of creed and/or disability under The Ontario Human Rights Code; and/or
(ii) challenge/fight the Ontario provincial government in Provincial Offences Court for any tickets issued to you as a result of not wearing a mask in retail settings; and/or
(iii) protect your employee rights under the Occupational Health & Safety Act Ontario
Your legal information package includes:
Stand Up Canada is a not-for-profit organization. We are all volunteers here - Canadians helping Canadians!
This legal information package initiative is only possible through the invaluable support of so many people and from the generous donations we receive. Your donations allow us to pay for this website and the costs of associated material. All of your moral support and financial donations enables us to truly help those in need during these unlawful times. As such, we are not able to offer a refund policy on any legal information package.
BUT....we are grateful to offer you these legal information packages for "Pay What You Can" donation options. If your circumstances are extreme, please reach out to us and we will send you one for FREE. These are very difficult times for us all. This is our way to help everyone and to thank you all for your generous financial support - we could not bring any of this information to you without it!
With gratitude, Stand Up Canada
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If you intend to receive any Legal Information Package by donation, we suggest you create your Account first so you can download your package (which is a digital file) at any time in future. Didn't do this for any prior package you may have received by donation? No worries - we've got you covered! We have all "Orders" stored electronically, so if you need to download it again, simply send us an email and we'll help you with this.
Where to find to "create your Account"? It is located on the top menu bar - far right - click the last ICON to create your Account.
In addition, we can lend further support by referring you to the following legal firms. You do NOT need to have a legal information package for donation to Stand Up Canada in order to have this referral,
For direction on how to deal with your matter, contact one of the law firms below with a brief summary and your phone number.
AMANDA ARMSTRONG, MARKHAM, ONTARIO
MICHAEL SWINWOOD, ELDERS WITHOUT BORDERS, OTTAWA, ONTARIO
ATTENTION OTHER LEGAL FIRMS IN ONTARIO:
If you want to be added to our referral list for this Ontario Legal Information Packages initiative, please contact Stand Up Canada at email@example.com.
Stand Up Canada is referring to Amanda Armstrong because of her dedication and incredible array of legal experience with COVID-19 issues since being called to the Bar in October 2020. What a monumental way to begin your career!
Amanda Armstrong is a lawyer in the City of Markham, ON. She has dedicated her entire legal career to COVID-19 related issues and believes that access to justice must be made available to all. Amanda Armstrong graduated from Bora Laskin Faculty of Law in 2020 and was called to the Bar in October of 2020. Amanda Armstrong has seen first hand the direct impacts of shutdowns, lockdowns and COVID-19 measures and protocols.
Amanda Armstrong has been an active volunteer in the City of Markham since youth and continues to present volunteer engagement. Amanda Armstrong is the recipient of the Duke of Edingburgh's Award Gold Level and has founded service organizations in both high school and law school.
Amanda Armstrong has been working diligently on COVID-19 related cases including Section 22 HPPA orders, Section 102 HPPA restraining orders, Section 9 Reopening Ontario Act restraining orders, and other COVID-19 related matters.
Amanda Armstrong wants to help and believes it is important to protect Charter rights and freedoms and she believes that perseverance and determination will prevail.
~ well done Amanda, and thank you for dedicating your career to defending our rights during these unprecedented and stressful times!
Stand Up Canada is referring to Elders Without Borders because of their uncompromising ability to defend your rights.
Elders Without Borders is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation of the wisdom and teachings of our Indigenous Elders and Ancestors. Our Sacred Circle works diligently to support those Standing Tall in their rights and freedoms by using the power of the legal system to hold space and give a voice to that Truth. Through the guidance of prophecies, Elders Without Borders is committed to building and joining communities, in Canada and afar, in preparation for the future that is upon us.
~ bless you Michael Swinwood and team, for being guided by Spirit to defend our rights during these unprecedented and stressful times!
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