Canada’s Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has pleaded guilty to criminal contempt charges today, stemming from an incident at an anti-pipeline protest in Burnaby back in March, where she was arrested.
May’s plea comes after the BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) announced last month that charges of criminal contempt against her – as well as MP and Vancouver mayoral candidate, Kennedy Stuart – had been approved.
The BCPS said that on April 11, 2018, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Peter Juk QC appointed two Special Prosecutors to handle the matters of the Members of Parliament who were arrested along with other protestors at the work site on March 23, 2108.
Special Prosecutors were given mandates to conduct an independent review of
the evidence to determine whether the actions amount to criminal contempt of court.
More to come…