The Media Co-op

Local Independent News

More independent news:
Do you want free independent news delivered weekly? sign up now
Can you support independent journalists with $5? donate today!

Charges Dropped in Line 9 Shutdown

Serious charges had no chance of conviction, says prosecution

by Jon MiltonDavid Gray-Donald

Photo: mikeroy.ca
Photo: mikeroy.ca

Today, Jan. 13, 2017, in a Sarnia ON courthouse, all criminal charges were dropped against Vanessa Gray, Stone Stewart, and Sarah Scanlon—the three individuals who allegedly shut down the Enbridge Line 9 tar sands and Bakken oil pipeline near Sarnia ON on Dec. 21, 2015.

The most serious charge the  three individuals were facing was mischief endangering life, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. The prosecution, the Crown, indicated today in court that this most serious charge was dropped because there was no chance of conviction. The Crown also indicated that it had consulted with Enbridge on this course of action.

To finalize the dropping of the charges, the three defendants agreed to enter into a legally binding peace bond for 18 months. This means that the individuals agree not to act on Enbridge Pipeline Inc property and keep the peace for the duration of the bond.

 

For more in-depth coverage, see the article Line 9 protesters beat bad rap by David Gray-Donald in NOW Toronto, published Jan 18, 2017.


Socialize:
Want more grassroots coverage?
Join the Media Co-op today.
Topics: Environment

Creative Commons license icon Creative Commons license icon

About the poster

Trusted by 0 other users.
Has posted 3 times.
View Jon Milton's profile »

Recent Posts:


Jon Milton (Jon Milton)
Chambly
Member since April 2014

About:


163 words

Join the media co-op today
Things the Media Co-op does: Support
Things the Media Co-op does: Report
Things the Media Co-op does: Network
Things the Media Co-op does: Educate
Things the Media Co-op does: Discover
Things the Media Co-op does: Cooperate
Things the Media Co-op does: Build
Things the Media Co-op does: Amplify

User login


Google+
Subscribe to the Dominion $25/year

The Media Co-op's flagship publication features in-depth reporting, original art, and the best grassroots news from across Canada and beyond. Sign up now!