Freedom Convoy inquiry: ‘Diagolon’ founder expected to testify

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OTTAWA –


The public inquiry into the federal authorities’s use of the Emergencies Act throughout “Freedom Convoy” protests says it expects to name “Diagolon” founder Jeremy MacKenzie as a witness.


Public Order Emergency Commission attorneys count on to name the founder of the web group, which incorporates members that supported the convoy, to testify on Friday through videoconference.


MacKenzie’s lawyer has made an utility to the fee asking that he testify within the absence of the general public and events or below a publication ban.


MacKenzie is at present in a Saskatchewan jail and was denied launch earlier this month after being arrested in Nova Scotia on a Canada-wide warrant.


He was charged with assault, pointing a firearm, mischief and utilizing a restricted weapon in a careless method after police obtained a report about an alleged assault close to Viscount, Sask., in November 2021.


MacKenzie was additionally charged in Nova Scotia with 13 firearms offences in January, and with harassment and intimidation in March after an anti-mask protest exterior the house of Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of well being.


Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has additionally requested the RCMP to examine MacKenzie after he talked about sexually assaulting Poilievre’s spouse, Anaida, throughout a livestream in September.


This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 31, 2022.

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