I'd like to say that it was a privilege to meet all you guys in Sudbury and thank you all for participating.
In all fairness though, it hasn't been determined whether the website or the search warrant was illegal as of yet. As you know, since July 2011, the Crown has been unjustly denying me any disclosure relating to the other charges that were laid as a result of the warrant and website. That's why the one officer who testified did so "short and sweet".
As you know, the Quash Motion was served to both Crown's (Federal and Provincial) on May 23rd/12. Both Crown's acknowledged receiving the Quash by stamping, signing and dating the motion. So when the Crown said that the quash motion was argued earlier in January 2012, I asked the Crown to show me the copy they received in January. Conveniently enough, he didn't have the January motion in his file or any idea where it might be. Like I told the judge I did not argue a quash motion earlier in January and in front of the judge identified by the crown . Earlier, I filed a complaint filed against this judge and would have asked him to excuse himself. Personally? I think the crown was hallucinating in January!
Transcripts and recording court proceeding have been an issue in Sudbury since 2004. I've had to argue with most judges and crowns in the NE Region about my right to record and also used independent court reporting services because court transcripts I had ordered in the past were not accurate. The judge must have been aware of the Howland ruling during his 30 plus years as judge or from Sudbury's legal community. The Howland ruling and other landmark decisions such as Stinchcombe, O'Conner, Parker, etc establish the rights of the accused and direction for the presiding judge to make his ruling. People are being denied the right to medicine or harmless recreation, the right to record their own court proceeding and the right to make full answer and defence.
I.m happy with the outcome yesterday and maybe the judge was genuinely appreciative that I didn't waste his time or appeal. However, that's not the case for Ontario's CAS court...where time spent in court and breaking up families translates into more government funding and fundamental rights are violated everyday.
Hope to see you all soon and thanks again and sorry if I wasted your time.