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(LifeSiteNews) – Former Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer Patrick McNulty posted a video on social media explaining how in his opinion, anyone given a steep ArriveCAN citation could fight the penalty easily in court.

“One of the most common questions I’m being asked,” he said, “is what to do with my monetary penalty that was issued to me.”

“What do I do with this ticket – this 6500 dollar – that was issued to me, my six-year-old child, my grandma, everyone in my family who refused to download the ArriveCAN app,” he continued.

McNulty said that in his opinion people who are ticketed should “always, always, always select the option” to go to trial and dispute the ticket.

“Under no circumstances should you select an early resolution,” he added.

READ: 11 Canadians file lawsuit challenging mandatory use of ArriveCAN travel app

This is because if the ticket is taken to trial, “every officer that you had contact with on that day” which includes the primary and secondary inspection officers of the CBSA, along with the Public Health Agency of Canada representative, and “any other officer” present must appear in court at the same time to testify.

The “federal government did not think this through,” he said. “That is a logistical nightmare.”

Scheduling relevant CBSA workers and adjacent agency workers to arrive for the same trial on the same day is a not practical according to McNulty.

Currently, at least hundreds of tickets have been handed out, and many are fighting them personally, while legislation behind the ArriveCAN requirements is being fought in court.

In addition, the Conservative Party of Canada has publicly demanded that any fines leveled out due to non-compliance with the app be dropped or payments received be reimbursed.

The ArriveCAN software will become reportedly become voluntary at the end of the month, and the border jab mandates will de dropped.


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