June 29, 2021
-The Western Standard
A top US Republican governor is blasting Canada for its treatment of religious figures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tweeted Canada has historically always been a close ally of the US.
“Having said that, we must speak out against their current restraints on the practice of religion in Canada,” Walker tweeted.
“They should stop the police crackdown on people choosing to worship with others in their community.”
Walker was replying to a note from Calgary pastor Trevor Stephens, whose brother Tim has been jailed at the Calgary Remand Centre for repeatedly violating COVID-19 pandemic regulations.
Police in Alberta have arrested three pastors – James Coates, Stephens and Art Pawlowski – under orders from the Alberta Health Services for repeatedly holding services that breached COVID-19 capacity regulations.
It was the second time in less than a week a prominent US politician blasted Canada for the actions in Alberta.
Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley urged his government to put Canada on its freedom of religion watch list because Alberta repeatedly arrested and jailed pastors for breaking COVID-19 regulations.