These gaps include 'the Crown treating the events as a single protest,' a 'failure to address the presumption of innocence,' and an 'oversimplification of evidence,' among other things, the Democracy Fund noted.
In court on Monday, the defense teams of Freedom Convoy leaders Tamara Lich and Chris Barber again argued that the Crown has failed to establish that a criminal conspiracy existed between the two defendants.
Chris Barber's lawyer, Diane Magas, said messages between her client and a member of the Ottawa Police Services show that Barber had been negotiating for trucks to be relocated and to have them stop honking.
'If the next Liberal Leader is able to bring the party back to the center of the political spectrum, Liberals have a chance of being reelected,' Senator Percy Downe wrote in an op-ed earlier this week.
The accusations of hostility were made during day 23 of the trial for Freedom Convoy leaders Tamara Lich and Chris Barber, who are both standing trial for allegedly counseling criminal mischief by organizing the pro-freedom protest in 2022.
Justice Heather Perkins-McVey noted that it was 'unusual' that the officers knew 'they had to have their phones upgraded and yet did not take the responsible steps to ensure that all the evidence and disclosure was preserved.'