Detention order for mayor candidates who threatened to visit Alberta’s medical staff by armed force
The Alberta Department of Health Services has obtained a restraining order against Calgary mayor candidate Kevin J. Johnston, who threatened to arm himself and go to the homes of health workers.
Johnston has a history of racism, hatred and suspected acts of violence, and is known for organizing, leading and speaking in the extreme right protests held in various provinces against the government-imposed restrictions on the COVID-19 pandemic.
He has been trying to release the private information of the employees of the Alberta Health Service and has registered as a candidate for mayor of Calgary, which makes him worry that this move will allow him to enter the community including every Calgary who is eligible to participate in the event. List of names, addresses and phone numbers to vote.
Johnston is currently facing a charge of assault in British Columbia and a hate crime charge in Ontario.
The Alberta Department of Health issued a press release on Friday that the Queen’s Court announced an order to prevent Johnston from obstructing or interfering with AHS and its employees, including public health officials.
The order also prohibits Johnston from threatening such behavior or urging others to engage in similar behavior.
He is also prohibited from contacting, recording or photographing AHS employees, visiting AHS sites for non-medical purposes, or participating in activities at home or AHS officials or employees.
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The press release also stated that Johnston is prohibited from within 100 meters of any AHS public health official, or to post any threats or hate speech against these individuals.
He is also not allowed to ask for names, addresses, telephone numbers or other information from employees or managers.
Johnston said to AHS employees: “I’m here for all of you
On his social media channels, Johnston made it clear that he was a mask, vaccine and rejection person, and most of his anger was directed at AHS employees, the current mayor of Calgary Naheed Nenshi and the city’s police.
In particular, an AHS inspector became the target of Johnston’s anger, and the mayoral candidate asked his followers to track her address. He also posted pictures of the woman, her husband and children online for thousands of followers. Johnston said that he covered the faces of the children.
After his friends Artur and Dawid Pawlowski were arrested by Calgary police last Saturday, Johnston told AHS employees in a video: “You will all be put on. Handcuffs.”
The Pawlowski brothers ignored public health restrictions during the pandemic and have been organizing illegal church services.
He said to the AHS staff: “I want to serve everyone.” “If the special police do not come, it is very simple. I will arm myself and I will walk to your door immediately.”
In response to CBC News’s comment, Johnston said he did not issue threats.
Johnston said: “That’s absolutely inaccurate.” “All I did was make a promise.”
Earlier this week, CBC News reported that the City of Calgary said Weigh their legal options Regarding the list of voters that will be provided to candidates for mayor.
The Calgary Police Department expressed “deep concern” that the personal information of its members and other members of the community will be distributed to candidates.
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