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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says Yahweh Sabaoth" Zach 4:6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dio di Signore, nella Sua volontà è nostra pace!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin 1759

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Update on Linda Gibbons - Still No Justice for Her In Canada

I 1st mentioned Linda Gibbons in this blog back in November of 2008. At the time she was in jail because of a temporary injunction from 1994 banning her from even standing nearby & silently praying at the Scott “Clinic” abortion mill in Toronto. She has been in & out of jail ever since. For violating a now 16 year old "temporary" injunction. If this is the Ontario court's idea of temporary, then I would hate to see what they consider permanent.
If it weren't really happenning to her you would think this was the plot of a B-movie. Sadly it is real. & unless the Canadian Supreme Court does the right thing, I suspect her harrassment & persecution will continue for a long time.
For us in the USA, this is looking more & more like a preview of things to come if the abortion industry gets its way. & with Obama & the Dems in control, they just might. But, if that is to be, then so be it. I would rather be arrested for doing what is right, defending the unborn, than be silent about an even worse injustice than my arrest, their murder.
Linda Gibbons IS a true hero. She is living out her faith & is a great example for all of us.
Linda Gibbons Remanded to October 29

By Tony Gosgnach
TORONTO, Ontario, October 4, 2010 ( – Linda Gibbons will continue to languish in prison until at least Oct. 29 after a brief appearance in the Ontario Court of Justice in downtown Toronto on Sept. 30.
About a dozen supporters looked on from the public gallery as Gibbons was led into the prisoner’s box to hear defence counsel Nicholas Rouleau and a Crown attorney agree to put the hearing off until that date. The hearing pertains to a criminal charge of disobeying a court order, over which the defence is raising a motion of abuse of process.
According to co-defence counsel Daniel Santoro, the defence needs time to investigate the circumstances surrounding a civil court hearing that was held in 2001. That hearing was aimed at moving forward on what was then already a very aged “temporary” court injunction prohibiting pro-life activity surrounding specified Toronto abortion sites. A 16-year temporary injunction is unheard-of in legal annals. Apparently the government – the plaintiff in the case begun in 1994 – and pro-life counsel failed to agree on how to proceed and the matter was allowed to whither.
The defense argues that the government’s failure to act on the issue of the temporary injunction renders it incapable of using that order to criminally prosecute anyone accused of violating it. However, Madam Justice Mara Beth Greene has already ruled that the defence is not entitled to disclosure of Crown documents related to why it has failed to proceed with the matter. She has also rejected constitutional arguments against it.
During the hearing on Thursday, Greene said that she was troubled by the delays in hearing the current matter and stressed it will be the last adjournment to be granted in the case. She added that regardless of the outcome of the proceedings, Gibbons will not be subject to any additional jail time beyond that which she has already served.
In regard to another, earlier charge of disobeying a court order, the defence is appealing the matter to the Supreme Court of Canada, if it will agree to hear the case. At issue is whether an injunction pronounced in a civil court can then be prosecuted in a criminal court. The Ontario Court of Appeal, in a lengthy decision, ruled that it can, setting the stage for the matter to move to Canada’s highest court.
The Oct. 29 hearing will be held in Room 504 of the Ontario Court of Justice at College Park, Yonge and College Streets in downtown Toronto.



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