Green Party deputy leader Angela Davidson convicted of criminal contempt for Fairy Creek logging blockades

By Tiffany Crawford
The Vancouver Sun
January 20, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The deputy leader of the federal Green party, Angela Davidson — also known as Rainbow Eyes — has been convicted of seven counts of criminal contempt for her participation in the Fairy Creek logging blockades on Vancouver Island. In a B.C. Supreme Court decision, Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson ruled Davidson breached a court-ordered injunction and her bail conditions in connection with protest activities. Hinkson said Davidson’s conduct was “defiant, repeated and public, and certainly not minimal,” and declined to acquit her for her role in 2021 and 2022. Sentencing has not been determined. The Fairy Creek protest began after logging permits were granted in 2020 allowing Teal Cedar Products to cut timber,  in areas northeast of Port Renfrew. …Davidson contends she was subjected to “disproportionate policing resources on account of her identity as a visibly identifiable Indigenous person.” However the judge said the fact that hundred of other individuals were arrested does not support the argument.

Additional coverage in My Comox Valley Now, by Grant Warkentin: Protester-turned-politician convicted of contempt for actions during Fairy Creek blockades

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