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‘Freedom Convoy’ organizers’ lawyer removed from hearings

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One of the lawyers representing the central “freedom convoy” organizers of the Security Emergency Committee was asked to leave the hearing on Tuesday after a tense exchange with the commissioner overseeing the case.

Commissioner Paul Rouleau instructed guards to fire Freedom Corporation attorney Brendan Miller after discussing attempts by the federal government to redact documents and add ministerial officials to the witness list.

Miller, who has taken the lead by questioning witnesses from the perspective of the protesters, will have Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino’s Communications Director Alexander Cohen, who was at the committee on Tuesday, testify before the committee. was.

When he first raised this request when the commission took a break during Mendicino’s testimony, the commissioner told him that if he wanted to add a witness to the roster at the last minute, he would have to do so in writing. rice field.

Miller then tried again after a break to make his case before the commission, prompting Rouleaux to intervene immediately. Correspondence ensued pointing out that they already had outstanding written applications relating to the .

As a result, Rouleaux requested a brief suspension of the proceedings and asked the guards to “deal” with Miller, who was then escorted away.

Speaking to reporters outside the Library and Archives of Canada, where the hearing is taking place, Miller questioned the committee’s direction.

“The Canadian government has continuously and daily submitted hundreds of documents concerning the parties. [to the inquiry] Frustration. It’s not just about me,” Miller said. [former Ottawa police] Chief Slolly isn’t really about calling the Emergency Act. “

Mr Miller reiterated his concerns about the extent of redactions made to certain documents handed over to the commission, and said his duty to his clients was to “get the truth out”. turned to baseless and refuted claims about the presence of certain individuals within the protest movement until one of his clients, convoy organizer Tamara Rich, pulled him away.

Hours later, Miller was allowed back into the hearing room to cross-examine Mendicino after Rouleau denied his application for access to unredacted versions of Freedom Corp.’s federal documents.

“Before I begin, I apologize for speaking to you today,” Miller said to Rouleau.

Miller’s question line called ‘reckless’

Then, after some introductory questions, Miller began asking Mendicino about the aforementioned allegations.

Over the course of the hearings over the past five weeks, Miller brought up text messages Cohen sent several times, suggesting liberals were trying to “craft up a narrative” around the protest. and PMO staff members discussing communication approaches to highlight “more extreme comments” from some participants.

Miller’s latest investigation pursues his allegations that efforts were made to discredit the protests, documenting masked men carrying Nazi flags on the second day of Ottawa’s ‘Freedom’. It focuses on the claim of knowing the identity of the man. Convoy,” he protested. The nominated bannerman works for a company called Enterprise Canada and Miller claims he has ties to the Liberal Party of Canada.

Similar to Cohen’s request to appear, Miller has asked the person to testify, and the convoy organizer’s legal team has an affidavit from someone who met the person at the protest, It states that his identity can be determined.

This series of questions with Mendicino came not too far after federal attorneys stepped in, claiming Miller was “arguing claims to associate with the credibility of this hearing process.” The issue was also raised with CSIS officials during previous cross-examinations.

Enterprise Canada strongly denied Miller’s accusations, calling them “unsubstantiated” and “defamatory”, but noting that the person in question was not in Ottawa during the protests, and his recent political involvement in Pierre. He backed Polivre’s successful Conservative leadership bid.

In a cease and desist notice published Tuesday, Enterprise Canada said, “It is irresponsible and reckless to use the Commission’s process to make these false and damaging allegations in a highly visible forum.” I was.

Asked by reporters at Tuesday’s post-banishment scrum whether he was concerned about potential legal action, Miller said no, suggesting evidence he had yet to present would form his defense.

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