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edmontonjournal edmontonjournal.com 13 Sep, 2021 22:30 am

Lawyer seeks jail time for anti-masker found in contempt of court

Lawyer seeks jail time for anti-masker found in contempt of court
The defence lawyer argued a fine and community service would be more appropriate

Rebel pastor Artur Pawlowski should be jailed for 21 days for his contempt of a court order that he comply with COVID-19 public health conditions, a lawyer for Alberta Health Services said Monday.Artur Pawlowski was also found guilty of contempt when he refused an AHS employee access to his church on April 24, leading to the civil action brought by AHS.Siddons cited subsequent videos of Artur Pawlowski expressing defiance and disgust with health-care and government officials that underline that contempt and are aggravating factors, he said.“It speaks to Artur Pawlowski’s lack of contrition .

Siddons said Artur Pawlowski cynically exploited his late-June contempt conviction in a self-promotion campaign he took on the road in the U.Even so, the AHS is seeking to fine Artur Pawlowski $2,000, along with more than $15,000 in costs.

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