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Carseland Situation Update: Minister Schweitzer

Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer issued the following statement on the matter of Consumers’ Co-Operative Refineries Limited and Federated Co-Operatives Limited vs. Unifor Canada, Local 594 and Unifor National Union and Persons Unknown in relation to the situation in Carseland:

(Feb 8, 2020) “As I previously stated, our democracy is predicated on the rule of law. While all Canadians have a right to protest in a legitimate fashion, breaking a court order is a violation of the law. 

“Now that the injunction issued by the Court of Queen’s Bench has been varied to include police enforcement provisions, our government expects that the law will now be followed.

“As Minister of Justice and Solicitor General for the province of Alberta, it is my duty to ensure that the law is followed, the administration of justice is upheld, and that public safety is maintained. 

“All individuals and organizations must abide by the law in Alberta and it is incumbent on government and all government agencies to enforce the law on behalf of Albertans.”

(Federated Co-operatives Ltd)

Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer issued the following statement on the matter of Consumers’ Co-Operative Refineries Limited and Federated Co-Operatives Limited vs. Unifor Canada, Local 594 and Unifor National Union and Persons Unknown in relation to the situation in Carseland:

(Feb 6, 2020) “Our democracy is predicated on the rule of law. Now that the Court of Queen’s Bench has ordered an injunction, our government expects that the law will be followed.

“As Minister of Justice and Solicitor General for the province of Alberta, it is my duty to ensure that the law is followed, the administration of justice is upheld, and that public safety is maintained. 

“While law enforcement is responsible for their operational decisions, like all Albertans it is my expectation that the RCMP will enforce the law.

“And while all Canadians have a right to protest in a legitimate fashion, breaking a court order is a violation of the law and it is incumbent on all individuals and organizations to abide by the law in Alberta.”

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