Supporters dance during a rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror, Alta., on Saturday, May 8, 2021. (File photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Supporters dance during a rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror, Alta., on Saturday, May 8, 2021. (File photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Appeal denied for Whistle Stop Cafe

Lawyers for café owner have taken issue with an injunction hearing they were not included in

Whistle Stop Cafe has been denied permission to an appeal connected to the owner’s fight against public health orders.

Mirror café owner and anti-lockdown activist Christopher Scott was found guilty last month of contempt for breaching public health orders.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Adam Germain said on June 28 Scott deliberately breached various health orders.

Scott was charged with contempt after organizing and attending a rally that drew 300 to 400 people outside of his Whistle Stop Cafe on May 8.

Germain set a July 27 sentencing date for Scott.

Scott’s lawyer, Chad Williamson, argued that Scott had “reasonable excuse” for not following the order because his lawyers were not informed by AHS of a May 6 injunction hearing.

The appeal also focused on issues around that hearing.

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