Our panelists Kyla Lee, a Vancouver criminal lawyer for Acumen Law Corporation, and Mo Amir, host of the podcast This is VANCOLOUR, discuss food insecurity, Canada’s immigration and its impact on housing, and a debate on whether journalism is dead.…
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“Can you beat a traffic ticket by claiming you are a sovereign citizen and the law doesn’t apply to you?”
“You haven’t provided me the documentation, you do have a driver’s license. You’re driving with no insurance and the wrong number plates, so you are going to be getting a traffic ticket today and the video is going to be towed, okay?”
“No I don’t agree to that. I don’t consent to any of this, you’re creating a non consensual security agreement on the side of the road without right”
“You guys understand you are breaching my peace, right? You guys are going to try to criminally harass me into your compliance”
“This is happening more often. It seemed to have started to gain traction during COVID, when people sort of were researching ways to get around vaccine mandates and restaurant shutdowns…”
“Nobody has ever won on the basis of making these arguments.”
“…it’s dangerous for people to engage in this rhetoric for a number of reasons, first of all, if you get sucked in this stuff it’s very hard to get out. People become so persuaded of it..”
“…they misinterpreted and twisted it to create this fiction, this legal fiction that’s now being disseminated on the internet…”
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After the Rolling Stones announced its concert stop in Vancouver, the mayor and city council celebrated with an elaborate video production they later posted on X, formerly Twitter. Kyla Lee, a Vancouver-based lawyer and Mo Amir, host of the podcast This is VANCOLOUR, share their thoughts on the video with Amy Bell.…
A traffic stop in Chilliwack, B.C., earlier this month is garnering attention after it was uploaded online.
The driver can be heard saying in the video that his rights are being violated.
In the video, he calls himself a sovereign citizen, which is a group of people who believe they are immune to the government’s law and order.…
Our panelists Kyla Lee, a Vancouver criminal lawyer for Acumen Law Corporation, and Mo Amir, host of the podcast This is VANCOLOUR, discuss Justin Trudeau coming face to face with protestors in a Vancouver restaurant, other ways to spend half a million dollars instead of encampment removals and forfeiting holiday traditions because of the high cost of living.
“When you only have one voice making all of the decisions about how a transition’s going to take place and that one voice somebody who comes from policing and from police culture, the concern you get is that all the decisions about how the implementation is going to roll out, how staffing is going to go, what police are going to be responsible for in the community and what they’re going to prioritize and not prioritize is going to be make from a very pro-police policing lens.”
“When we think of civil disobedience in the protest context, we have to consider the type of offence that’s being committed. And anything that involves violence against another person or threats of violence, would very clearly fall outside the scope of what would be protected under the charter right to protest.”