'These testimonies provide irrefutable evidence that an unprecedented assault has been waged against the citizens of Canada. Not since World War II has the nation experienced such a devastating attack on its people,' a National Citizens' Inquiry commissioner said.
In a case involving three individual citizens and two Baptist church communities that assembled during the COVID-19 pandemic, Judge Barbara Romaine declared that their rights were infringed upon by the government.
“I am troubled that our Canadian neighbors are effectively being forced to gather in secret, undisclosed locations to exercise their basic freedom to worship. Frankly, I would expect this sort of religious crackdown in Communist China, not in a prominent Western nation like Canada.'
GraceLife Church, with Pastor Coates and three members of the congregation, have taken the measures after the government seized the church building and its grounds in April, erecting fences and barricades around the property.