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Ontario pediatrician Dr. Kulvinder Kaur GillThe Democracy Fund

BRAMPTON, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) – Ontario pediatrician Dr. Kulvinder Kaur Gill, who is well known for her criticism of Ontario’s draconian COVID restrictions, has been ordered to pay $1 million in legal costs after her libel suit was struck down earlier this year.

Gill’s libel suit was initially dismissed in February 2022 with Justice Elizabeth Stewart ruling this week that Gill must pay the defendants as much as $1.1 million in legal costs.

Her lawyer, Jeff Saikaley, told the National Post that the decision was being appealed.

In late 2020, Gill took legal action against a group of 23 doctors, academics, reporters and a former president of the Ontario Medical Association, for allegedly damaging her reputation as a medical professional for unfairly attacking her anti-lockdown stance.

She was one of the few Canadian doctors who publicly spoke out against lockdowns and restrictions, tweeting a scathing critique of lockdowns in September 2020.

Lockdowns have since been shown to be ineffective and have even been linked to an uptick in excess death, with one report saying the measure is perhaps the “biggest policy failure in [Canadian] history.”

The Democracy Fund, a Canadian civil liberties charity, stated that it is helping to legally support Gill as she is reviewed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) for raising questions about the government’s approach to the so-called pandemic.

“It was unreasonable for the CPSO to insist that doctors’ comments align with the government,” said lawyer Lisa Bildy in a TDF press release addressing the matter. “The College’s duty is not to the government, but rather to the public, and those interests are not necessarily aligned. To punish a doctor for raising alarm bells, and to stifle scientific debate especially on novel measures being imposed on a massive scale, is a dangerous path to be on.”