Tamara Lich, one of the Freedom Convoy organizers has her bail resumed after the Ontario Superior Court overruled a previous erroneous decision to revoke her bail two weeks ago.
On Tuesday, Tamara Lich was met with a crowd of supporters with cheers and hugs.
Lich was accused of all of breaching her bail conditions for specifically being in communications with other Convoy organizers Benjamin Dichter, Chris Barber and Tom Marzzo in the presence of her council.
Lich was arrested in her own hometown, Medicine Hat, Alberta on June 27 after a Canada wide arrest warrant that is usually only used for dangerous criminals was issued for Lich’s arrest of a non violent crime.
After her arrest she was transferred back to Ottawa and denied bai on July 8, she then appeared for a second hearing on July 14 which she was denied bail a second time.
Lich was ordered not to communicate with any convoy organizers as part of her bail conditions, but according to Crown attorneys, she did so during the hearing on Monday.
Lawrence Greespon, the attorney for Lich, said that during the ceremony when she got the Freedom Award for her participation in the convoy in February, Marazzo and Lich did nothing more than shake hands and pose for a picture.
When determining that Lich violated her bail conditions, Goodman said Justice of the Peace Paul Harris reached “erroneous” conclusions and “misapprehended” the evidence against Lich.
During the hearing on Tuesday July 26, 2022, Justice Goodman said: “I trust Ms. Lich can be trusted to abide by the terms of her bail conditions,” and ordered her release from jail immediately. He instructed the police officer: “Madam Constable, take those shackles off.”
Justice Goodman released Ms. Lich on the existing amount of $37,000 in bond without deposit. The Judge noted, “Counsel is well aware that accused persons facing more serious indictable offences and with breaches of release terms are granted bail.”
Justice Goodman said: “I trust Ms. Lich can be trusted to abide by the terms of her bail conditions,” and ordered her release from jail immediately. He instructed the police officer: “Madam Constable, take those shackles off.”
“Ms. Lich is not charged with sedition or inciting a riot,” noted Justice Goodman. “While the protests were of national import… the charges here relate to minor offences in the criminal code. I find it highly unlikely this 49-year-old woman with no criminal record… would spend any more time in jail.”