A Calgary church minister shared a video on Facebook documenting how he ordered police and health officials to quit the Passover on Easter weekend, although police had previously come to his church door. He says this was the first time they had come uninvited.
“They have been harassing us for 13 months. They have sent police outside, but it was the first time they had entered the church without being invited,” Rev. Artur Porowski said. He said in an interview about the incident that happened on April 3.
“I told them many times that they didn’t have the right to enter, they didn’t welcome coming and threatening our people, and they did it anyway. They just did it. I marched. “
A mobile phone video, Pawlowski, shot during the service of the Cave Church in Aduram, later became viral, but Calgary police, lawyers, and public health officials took six aides to the church’s doorstep. is showing.
A public health inspector refused to talk to her and told her to leave the group when she tried to speak to Paulowski, who was repeatedly fined for violating public health orders.
“Get out. Get out of this property. Get out right away …. I don’t want to hear a word. Get out! Get out! Get out of this property right away until you come back with your warrant.” Said Paulowski.
“I don’t care what you have to say …. From this property, you’re a Nazi!” He continued. “Gestapo is not allowed here!”
After the policeman left the building, Paulowski commented on the video: You are a Gestapo Nazi Communist Fascist! Would you like to come back here! “
Paulowski was born in Poland, which was occupied by the Nazis during World War II, and was governed by the communist regime until the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The next day, Calgary Police Service Post a statement on Twitter “The concern was that attendees were not in compliance with the government’s COVID-19 Public Health Order, which is being implemented to ensure the safety of all.”
“No tickets have been issued at this time. It is the responsibility of the partner agency to determine subsequent enforcement activities to address this situation …. We have someone’s holiday or religious or spiritual event. I don’t want to be confused, but I need to support partner agencies as needed so that everyone can safely celebrate these opportunities. “
Nowadays, due to famous encounters, Paulowski is flooded with communications.
“I can’t speak much, I see. It’s going to be crazy this week. I’ve just received literally tens of thousands of messages and calls. I’m happy to talk to you, but crazy It only takes those few days to get rid of them, “he said.
“Oh, that’s hundreds of radio, television and Fox News. Name it everywhere.”
In Edmonton, Grace Life Church minister James Coates led the service on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. This is the second and third service since he was released from prison on March 22 for a previous violation of public health law.
When the worship began on Good Friday, four RCMP cruisers were on the road outside the church. Alberta churches are allowed 15% containment and require forced masking and physical distance between households.
GraceLife has refused to meet with Alberta Health Services personnel before the Easter weekend and has consistently opposed such orders. A statement on the church website said in early July that someone who participated in church service learned of two unrelated cases that later tested positive, but the outbreak was related to the church. not.
One accusation against Coates for violating a public health order has been withdrawn, and the second will be brought to trial in May. The Church as an entity will also be tried for prosecution that month.
Attorneys at the Japan Legal Support Center for Constitutional Freedom (JCCF) have represented Coates. President John Carpey states that the government is still unable to justify their actions.
“It is the government’s responsibility to justify evidence of policies and health orders that violate our freedom of the Charter, such as freedom of movement, travel, association, assembly and worship,” he told The Epoch Times.
“Therefore, in the last 13 months, the government has not created evidence that the blockade is necessary or beneficial, or is doing better than harm, and the government must submit evidence in court. There is. “
According to the 1982 Constitution, “The Canadian Rights and Freedom Charter is subject to only reasonable restrictions set by law that can be clearly justified in a free and democratic society, and the rights and freedoms set forth therein. Guarantee. “
The JCCF has filed proceedings or pending proceedings in each of the five states of western Quebec to challenge the blockade. In BC, JCCF representatives withdrew the ban on public protests, but did not lift the ban on face-to-face church services.
Regarding the blockade, NDP and the conservative government acted in the same way, Carpay said.
“There seems to be no correlation between the striped pattern of political parties and the respect for freedom in the Charter.”