Lich will remain jailed until a trial on the breach charge. She is scheduled to appear in court again on July 14 via teleconference.
Lich’s defense lawyer Lawrence Greenspon told reporters today that he is “extremely disappointed” in Harris’s decision, and his team is looking at getting a bail review in the Superior Court of Ontario as “quickly as possible.”
Greenspon added that Lich was “understandably disappointed with the result” and was looking to “regain her freedom as soon as possible.”
Harris earlier in the week reserved his bail decision regarding Lich – until today.
Lich was arrested more than a week ago for a second time after allegedly violating her bail.
Today’s ruling by Harris came after a day-long hearing held on Tuesday with Lich and government Crown lawyers.
At the time, Harris noted he needed more time to consider the facts before granting or denying Lich bail.
The crown argued in the daylong hearing Tuesday that Lich violated her bail conditions by having a photo taken with another person associated with the Freedom Convoy at the annual George Jonas Freedom Award from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) last month in Toronto.
Lich was recently in Toronto to accept the annual George Jonas Freedom Award from the JCCF.
Today, Harris claimed the Freedom Convoy put Ottawa residents in a “continual state of fear,” and blasted Lich for choosing to attend the award ceremony.
According to True North’s Andrew Lawton, Harris claimed that new freedom protests being held in Ottawa as well as in other parts of the country mean Lich, “(paraphrased) as a convoy organizer, poses a risk to the public.”
“Vulnerable victims of the convoy protest undoubtedly will continue to fear a continuation of the protest if persons such as Ms. Lich and Mr. Marazzo are allowed to continue to communicate and socialize,” noted Harris.
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