After allowing the truckers' protest to block traffic in downtown Ottawa for three weeks, police moved in, arresting more than 100 people and towing dozens of vehicles.
By the time police cleared the truckers’ protest in downtown Ottawa in February, more than 100 people were facing charges.
A democratic nation should not fear protests from citizens.
Judges and lawyers are key players when a case goes to trial. But there is an equally important group of people who take part in each case and they are the members of the public.
As a criminal lawyer who has been practising for more than a decade, I regularly appear in courtrooms in Ottawa, L’Orignal, Brockville, Perth and Pembroke, defending clients against a wide array of charges including assault, impaired driving, sex offences and fraud.
Going to court is one way to settle a dispute but it is certainly not the only avenue.