WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man labelled a terror threat by law enforcement has agreed to a peace bond.
Aaron Driver, 23, will have to abide by a number of conditions laid out in the peace bond or risk going to jail even though he’s never been charged with a crime.
“Here you have in this peace bond serious restrictions on a Canadian citizen’s liberty where the individual has never been charged with any sort of offense so it’s really unusual and it certainly is precedent setting,” said Winnipeg defense lawyer Jay Prober.
Some of the conditions included in the bond include not using a computer, cell phone and social media.
He’s been out on bail since last June under strict conditions after he was arrested by Manitoba RCMP for being suspected of planning to aid terrorist activities.
One of those bail conditions included GPS monitoring. However Driver will no longer have to wear the ankle locator device as part of the agreement he entered into on Tuesday.
Driver had been fighting the peace bond since RCMP asked for it after he was taken into custody.
His lawyer claimed it was unconstitutional to limit his activities so substantially when he hadn’t been charged with any crime.
However, a judge ruled in January that all but one condition that was asked for was constitutionally valid.
Driver will continue to live in Ontario and must abide by the conditions set out in the agreed to peace bond or he will be taken into custody again.
Some of the other conditions include not communicating with any terrorist group, checking in with RCMP every two weeks and not applying for a passport.