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Published: April 25, 2021
Updated: May 10, 2021
This article and open letter should not be taken as legal advice. It is for informational purposes only.
We have created a "Call-to-Action" initiative, so that you can send an important email to the Police in Ontario for the arrest of the Premier of Ontario for Breach of Trust by Public Officer, under section 122 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Please follow the steps below. Some are optional.
Dear fellow Citizens of Ontario,
Following our mandate to educate Canadians to know that they have rights and how use the law to defend their rights and civil liberties, we present this article for informational purposes only.
The new legislation passed by the Ontario provincial government on April 16th and 17th, 2021 to enforce the Stay-at-Home order, has crossed a line which people may not fully understand.
This new legislation gave “enhanced authority” to the Police to (1) violate their sworn Oath and (2) their Declaration of Principles under their Police Services Act. Police are supposed to uphold your Charter rights, and the new legislation (explained below), shows that Police can violate certain Charter rights now.
It’s important for people to understand the two obligations which Police must follow, in order to keep us protected. It is their job to keep citizens safe and to ensure that everyone follows the laws, laws which are meant to keep everyone safe. But what if the laws they are sworn to uphold are unlawful?
1. Police Oath: “I solemnly swear (affirm) that I will be loyal to Her Majesty the Queen and to Canada, and that I will uphold the Constitution of Canada and that I will, to the best of my ability, discharge my duties as a member of the (insert name of municipality) Police Services Board faithfully, impartially and according to the Police Services Act, any other Act, and any regulation, rule or by-law”.
2. Declaration of Principles, Police Services Act: Section 1 - Police services shall be provided throughout Ontario in accordance with the following principles:
We’re going to lay out the exact details for you, so you can understand the problems with the new “enhanced authority” to Police. After you read this information, you can decide for yourself if there is a problem.
Legislation is deliberately confusing to keep people ignorant! Just follow along with our bold text to help with your understanding.
In an April 16, 2021 News Release by the Ontario government, it states:
There was intense backlash by the public and the Premier apologized to Ontario citizens on April 22, 2021 saying:
This is a smoke and mirrors apology because the new regulation remains unchanged.
Here are the major problems with the new regulation, which grants Police authority to breach their Oath and Principles.
We have bolded the problems with this amendment.
Under O.Reg. 298/21 - Requirement to provide information
Section 2.1 (1) is too broad and does not meet any definition of a reasonable or minimal limit. What does this mean? Police no longer have to investigate offences, they will just insist people confess to them, under this Regulation.
Section 2.1 (1) now provides Police with carte blanche authority to detain anyone, anywhere as they please.
This is of course a:
Section 2.1 (2) completely eliminates the right to remain silent. Citizens will have no choice but to “promptly comply”, which means, that they will have to respond to every question the Police ask.
The right to silence cannot be waived unless such a waiver is informed with full knowledge of the consequences of one’s actions:
While this Regulation may be legal, it is indeed unlawful because it breaches Charter rights. There is a big difference between legal and unlawful, as we are now finding out.
These new laws are essentially pitting Police against citizens and will erode the already fragile relationship of trust between citizen and Police.
Individuals who chose to fight any tickets in court, will not only plead NOT guilty on constitutional grounds, but could also sue the Police for violation of their Oath and Principles. Additionally, individuals could file a complaint against the Police in this same regard. Both parties will most definitely incur heavy court costs, including major costs to the Police’s legal defence fund.
What is most troubling, is that the Ontario provincial government is now instructing Police to violate their sworn Oath, which is to uphold the Constitution of Canada, under which the Charter falls, including their Declaration of Principles under their Police Services Act (which are to uphold and safeguard the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms) – under this new legislation.
In effect, the Ontario government is authorizing a Police state in Ontario. And if Police enforce these Orders, not only will they be acting unconstitutionally, but also the behavior of the government and Police would be truly reprehensible. At a time when the public trust in Police is nearly eroded beyond repair, this is of paramount importance that Police not uphold these unconstitutional measures. Many have already stated that they will not enforce these measures, but this is not enough. The simple fact that the legislation now exists to grant Police enhanced authority to breach their Oath, is the point of this urgent appeal to Police to do something about it.
We felt we could not sit idly by and do nothing with the information we discovered. This situation is a ticking time-bomb for citizens and Police. We love our fellow Ontario citizens and the Police and so, we are compelled to call for action by the Police to stop this.
As such, it is our opinion that the Premier of Ontario, in connection with the duties of his office and with this authority to amend legislation in Ontario, including the Reopening Ontario Act, has committed a criminal offence under section 122 of the Criminal Code of Canada by four counts of Breach of Trust by Public Officer.
We have sent an open letter to all Police in Ontario on April 25, 2021, respectfully asking for the arrest the Premier of Ontario for Breach of Trust by Public Officer. The letter outlines the four counts of this charge, gives factual evidence and an emotional compelling plea. It is our greatest hope that the Police take our plea seriously.
We sent a secondary email to all Police and now including Attorney Generals for Ontario on May 5, 2021. We have not yet had any response to date.
We will publish all our responses we receive from the Police here.
You may read or download a copy of this letter, available as a PDF below.
Below are all the responses Stand Up Canada has received from the Police.
Below are all the responses other people have received from the Police.
We have created an open letter to all Police, for anyone in Ontario wishing to use any or all of the contents for your own email to the Police.
Simply download the WORD or PDF document below, and copy and paste the information into an email that you will send; please remember to edit it as you like.
It is not recommended to send either download as an attachment in any email.
You can find the email addresses for the Police further below under "EMAIL LIST FOR ONTARIO POLICE".
Please send us any responses you may receive, as we would like to publish them here with your consent.
We have compiled an email list of all OPP detachments and Police Associations in Ontario, in conjunction with the wonderful folks at Stand4Thee, whom have already sent their letter to the Police in their own regard.
Simply download the Email List below in WORD or PDF document below, search for the OPP or Police Association close to where you live or send to all; copy and paste the email address(s) into your email.
One of our newest volunteers with Stand Up Canada, created an amazing voice transcript of this important letter!! It is 11 minutes in length - she did an amazing job!!!
This voice transcript is a YT Video. Please watch/listen and SHARE this video, to raise awareness.
Special thank you to Manj I AM !
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