CALGARY — Alberta Well being Providers says it has withdrawn its contempt of court docket utility towards a Calgary pastor who was arrested earlier this month on allegations of violating COVID-19 legal guidelines.
Tim Stephens was arrested Might 9 for allegedly organizing a church service that was held earlier within the day at Fairview Baptist Church, which police stated didn’t adjust to public well being orders.
An injunction obtained by Alberta Well being Providers (AHS) on Might 6 mandated that occasion organizers adjust to public well being restrictions, together with masking, bodily distancing and attendance limits.
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AHS says in an announcement that it withdrew its utility towards Stephens because of a problem of mistaken id when the injunction was served.
The Justice Centre, a Canadian authorized group, says that three of its legal professionals representing Stephens found that AHS by no means served the pastor with the court docket order he was accused of getting violated.
The group says in an announcement that the error means the case towards Stephens has been dropped.