2nd Calgary attorney billed in Manitoba judge surveillance situation

A second Calgary law firm connected to the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) was arrested and charged in connection with the surveillance of a Manitoba decide, Winnipeg law enforcement verified Thursday.

Jay Cameron, 45, was arrested by the Calgary Law enforcement Provider on Wednesday following a Canada-vast warrant was issued by the Manitoba Prosecution Service.

Cameron — whose lawful given name is Randal — was charged with intimidation of a justice process participant and try to impede justice related to the hiring of a personal investigator in 2021 to stick to Manitoba Court of King’s Bench Main Justice Glenn Joyal.

The very same set of charges have been laid in opposition to JCCF founder and president John Carpay very last week.

In July, when Carpay admitted to employing a PI to surveil the judge, Cameron reported he had “develop into conscious” of the surveillance only a “couple weeks” earlier and issued an apology to the decide.

But Thursday’s announcement of prices versus Cameron allege he was concerned in orchestrating the surveillance.

Glenn Joyal, main justice of the Manitoba Court docket of King’s Bench, claims a personal investigator adopted him to his household and also to his cottage. (Gary Solilak/CBC)

The two Cameron and Carpay represented a range of church buildings throughout Canada preventing COVID-19 limitations in courtroom. 

In 2021, Justice Joyal presided more than a circumstance involving seven church buildings that have been difficult the province’s pandemic-related limits.

Joyal ruled from the churches, indicating community well being orders did not violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Particulars of the surveillance and the subsequent admission by JCCF’s president arrived to light throughout a hearing in July connected to the churches’ charter obstacle. Joyal said he was tailed by a non-public investigator in an endeavor to capture him breaking COVID-19 guidelines

Joyal stated the non-public investigator followed him to his home and had a child ring his doorbell when he wasn’t dwelling in an attempt to ensure where by he life. The non-public investigator also adopted him to his cottage, according to Joyal.

Following a break in court docket, Carpay admitted the JCCF experienced retained the private investigator to follow Joyal as part of attempts to keep governing administration officers accountable. 

At the time, Joyal said he acknowledged both equally Carpay and Cameron’s apologies.

Cameron no lengthier on JCCF website

Two times later on, Carpay introduced he was using an indefinite go away from the JCCF. 6 months later on, he was reinstated as president.

Via considerably of the pandemic, Cameron was an in-home lawyer with JCCF but is no for a longer time mentioned on the organization’s website.

An world wide web archive site demonstrates Cameron was with the JCCF right up until at minimum September 2022 but was absent by November 2022.

Cameron has been released on bail. Winnipeg police say they really don’t foresee any extra arrests. 

CBC News has questioned JCCF when and why Cameron remaining the business but has not still obtained a response.

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