In late March, Green Party leader Elizabeth May along with NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, were arrested for violating an injunction at a Kinder Morgan work site on Burnaby Mountain.
The company has a court injunction that keeps protesters 50 meters away from two construction sites which is meant to keep employees safe from these increasingly violent protesters, and also keep idiotic protesters from hurting themselves.
Knowing there was a court order in place and knowing full well police were arresting people for breaking that court order, May and Stewart went down there and willfully broke it too and were both arrested by police.
At the time, it looked like May was exercising a little bit of her privilege to get special treatment from the legal system. There were no handcuffs, no time in the back of a police car, just some weird arm locking business and a strange do-si-do with RCMP.
Indeed, it looked like Lady Justice was going easy on Liz, but the BC Supreme Court is having none of that.
A judge recommended that protesters, including May and Stewart, should be prosecuted criminally rather than civilly, and advising a charge of criminal contempt since their alleged contempt was against a court order and not Kinder Morgan itself.
The case has been adjourned for a week to be sent back to the BC prosecution service, but I hope they throw the book at May who has been threatening to pull this sort of stunt, and offering to go to jail to block Trans Mountain in multiple interviews and press conferences.
Careful what you wish for Liz, or you just might get it. She might find out the hard way that green is the new orange.