Quebec police were “ordered” to stop the protest at Montebello in 2007. A Quebec Court judge has found that police attempts to do so were manifestly illegal:
“It has clearly come out that the police officers were following orders, and that these orders violated [Charter] rights and freedoms,” said Judge Réal Lapointe, acquitting a demonstrator, Leila Martin, who asserted her rights at the time and was arrested for obstruction.
Glad to see my old friend Bill Clennett involved in the proceedings. “The street is a recognized place for asserting your rights,” he said. He had been assisting Martin throughout the legal proceedings.
Good question, still unanswered.
H/t Larry Hubich.