Municipal councillor punished for attending Ottawa protest challenges decision


"The claim that Mr. Jonker participated in illegal activity is a suggestion that is not supported by the facts. It is also bewildering that the Integrity Commissioner found that Mr. Jonker, who is a trucker, was in Ottawa in connection with his duties as a town councillor, rather than as a trucker and Canadian citizen peacefully protesting Federal and Provincial mandates," says lawyer Jorge Pineda, who represents Mr. Jonker. The lawsuit also claims that the decision violated Mr. Jonker's Charter right to freedom of expression.

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