Tamara Lich, ‘Freedom Convoy’ organizer, denied bail

Tamara Lich, organizer for a protest convoy by truckers and supporters demanding an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, delivers a statement during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. Lich has been accused of breaching her bail conditions and the Crown argues she should be placed back in jail until her trial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld. ajw

“Freedom Convoy” organizer Tamara Lich has been denied bail after the Crown accused her of breaching one of her existing conditions.

Freedom Convoy” organizer Tamara Lich has been denied bail after a justice of the peace says she breached a condition of her original release.

Lich is facing multiple charges for mischief and obstructing police for her role in the massive protest that gridlocked downtown Ottawa for more than three weeks last winter.

She is now facing an additional charge of breaching a bail condition after appearing with fellow protest leader Tom Marazzo at a dinner in Toronto last month.

Lich’s original bail ordered her to have no contact with several other protest leaders, including Marazzo, without the presence of her lawyer.

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The onus was on Lich to prove appearing with Marazzo did not breach the no contact order and justice of the peace Paul Harris says Lich did not prove that.

She will remain in jail pending her trial, with her next court date set for July 14.

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