Tamara Lich trial: Judge to revisit 'Carter' application for defendants

Lich previously spent almost 50 days behind bars on non-violent offences in relation to her role as an organizer of the anti-mandate demonstrations.

Tamara Lich trial: Judge to revisit 'Carter' application for defendants
The Canadian Press / Justin Tang
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The trial of Tamara Lich and Chris Barber continues today in Ottawa. As two of the most prominent faces of the Freedom Convoy, Lich and co-accused Chris Barber are facing charges of mischief, obstructing police, counselling others to commit mischief and intimidation. 

The Freedom Convoy demonstrations drew thousands of Canadians to Ottawa in early 2022 in opposition to government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions.

Today, the judge presiding over the case spoke about the defendants' attempt to dismiss the Crown's "Carter" application. If accepted by the judge, a Carter application would allow for incriminating evidence against one defendant to be applied to the other, too.

As reported by Rebel News' Robert Kraychik, "An accepted Carter application applies a framework of conspiracy to the defendants, and accepts a claim by the Crown that both defendants entered into a conspiracy or agreement to commit criminal acts."

The Democracy Fund's counsel Adam Blake-Gallipeau is covering the case and providing live updates.

Tamara Lich and Chris Barber are seeking to have the Crown's Carter application withdrawn.

The Crown is arguing that Lich and Barber both colluded in encouraging people to protest and block roads in Ottawa.

Judge Perkins McVey has now dismissed the defendants' attempt to have the "Carter" application withdrawn and will revisit it later in the trial.

The trial is set to continue on March 13.

To see all of our coverage of Tamara Lich's trial and to support our independent journalism, visit www.TamaraTrial.com.

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  • By Ezra Levant

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