The trial of Tamara Lich and Chris Barber is currently in its twenty-first day in Ottawa. Lich and Barber, two prominent figures of the Freedom Convoy, are facing charges related to their involvement in the demonstrations held in Ottawa in early 2022 against COVID-19 restrictions. The charges include mischief, obstructing police, counseling others to commit mischief, and intimidation.
To keep the public updated on the trial, Rebel News reporter Robert Kraychik is providing live updates from inside the Ottawa courthouse. Videographer Lincoln Jay is also present to cover the reactions and commentary from outside the courthouse.
During the trial, there have been discussions between the Crown and defense regarding disclosure issues. The prosecution has informed the judge that it needs to consult with the Ottawa Police Service’s legal team in order to fulfill the defense’s requests for disclosure. There is ongoing discussion about whether the information that was wiped from Constable Nicole Bach’s phone can be obtained through other means, such as other officers’ devices or cloud storage.
On the twenty-first day of the trial, an extended recess was taken as the Crown and defense attorneys discussed a disclosure issue related to the “wiped” phone and the lost PLT (Protest Liaison Team) logs. The PLT logs are important in understanding the events that took place during the Freedom Convoy demonstrations.
Rebel News has been committed to providing fair and balanced coverage of the trial, ensuring that the public has access to accurate information about the proceedings. The trial of Lich and Barber is a significant case that has drawn the attention of many Canadians who are concerned about their rights and freedoms.
In support of Lich, who is an ordinary mom and grandma from Medicine Hat, Alberta, the Democracy Fund, a Canadian charity, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover her legal fees. The cost of expert legal representation for Lich is estimated to be around $300,000, which she cannot afford on her own. However, she has Lawrence Greenspon, one of Ottawa’s top lawyers, on her side. Greenspon and his team are known for handling complex and serious cases, and their expertise is crucial in ensuring a fair trial for Lich.
If you wish to support Lich’s legal defense, you can contribute to the crowdfunding campaign organized by the Democracy Fund. Your contribution will help cover the costs of legal representation and ensure that Lich receives a fair trial.
The trial of Tamara Lich and Chris Barber is significant not only for the individuals involved but also for the larger issues of freedom of speech and assembly in Canada. It is crucial that the proceedings of the trial are accurately reported and that the public remains informed about the developments. Rebel News will continue to provide updates on the trial to ensure transparency and accountability in the justice system.