‘Your detention is necessary to maintain confidence in the administration of justice’
Posted BY: LifeSiteNews
OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) – A Justice of the Peace denied Canadian Freedom Convoy leader Tamara Lich bail this afternoon for breaching the conditions of her release.
“Your detention is necessary to maintain confidence in the administration of justice,” Justice of the Peace Paul Harris told Lich.
Harris said that the breaching of bail conditions can carry a maximum jail time of 10 years, not unlike a weapons assault charge.
“This comparison speaks to the elevated gravity of the alleged offences before the court,” noted Harris.
Lich will remain jailed until a trial on the breach charge. She is scheduled to appear in court again on July 14 via teleconference.
Lich’s defense lawyer Lawrence Greenspon told reporters today that he is “extremely disappointed” in Harris’s decision, and his team is looking at getting a bail review in the Superior Court of Ontario as “quickly as possible.”
Greenspon added that Lich was “understandably disappointed with the result” and was looking to “regain her freedom as soon as possible.”
Harris earlier in the week reserved his bail decision regarding Lich – until today.
Lich was arrested more than a week ago for a second time after allegedly violating her bail.
Today’s ruling by Harris came after a day-long hearing held on Tuesday with Lich and government Crown lawyers.