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Judge orders eviction of ‘Freedom Convoy’ sect from Ottawa church

OTTAWA — A group loosely associated with last winter’s “Freedom Convoy” protests in Ottawa was ordered to vacate an old church east of downtown.

In the ruling, Ontario Superior Court Judge Sally Gomery said United Peoples of Canada violated a sales contract with the property owner.

Gomery found that the group had breached the agreement by failing to pay a total bond of $100,000 on August 10, despite the deadline being extended twice.

She says the owner provided the group with valid notice of termination on August 11.

The group insisted there was no material breach of the agreement with the owner and asked the court to allow the members to stay.

The dispute took on a surreal air over the summer, with members of the group donning red cloaks and dish gloves and defending property with water guns.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on September 23, 2022.

Judge orders eviction of ‘Freedom Convoy’ sect from Ottawa church

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