How significant is the ruling that declared lockdowns in Alberta invalid?

Leighton Grey, Alberta lawyer and Host of the Grey Matter podcast, joins David Leis to discuss the Ingram case, a monumental ruling by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Anne Kirker which declared lockdowns were invalid. As the conversations around mandates and future government plans swirl, we hear how this judicial decision may impact Albertans and their freedom. Has this decision moved the needle toward freedom? What does this mean for those charged or jailed for standing against previous mandates?

Our Guest

Indigenous rights litigator Leighton Grey is a senior partner with Grey Wowk Spencer LLP based in Calgary and Cold Lake, Alta. Leighton focuses on criminal law, child welfare proceedings, personal injury and other forms of civil litigation.

He attended the University of Alberta, where he graduated with distinction with his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and History in 1989 and earned his Bachelor of Laws in 1992. Leighton was admitted to the Bar of Alberta in 1993, the Bar of Saskatchewan in 2004, and the Bar of British Columbia in 2014.

A Status Indian, Leighton was the recipient of the Government of Canada Legal Studies for Aboriginal People Scholarship from 1989 to 1992. He articled with the Federal Department of Justice in 1993 and began his law career practising with Vital Ouellette, who was appointed Justice of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in 2002.

A member of the Queen’s Counsel since 2010, Leighton handles criminal law, civil litigation and child protection cases, serves as an adjudicator in Law Society of Alberta disciplinary hearings and has been involved in the prosecution of residential school claims.

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Our Host

David Leis Leaders on the Frontier lockdowns Alberta

David Leis

David Leis is VP for Development and Engagement with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. David was most recently Director of Communications and Donor Relations at MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) Canada. He has extensive experience in leading fundraising and development within higher education (Canadian Mennonite University and Red River College), the non-profit sector (MCC), and the business world (MNP, Brock Solutions, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce). He also has experience in the realm of municipal politics, having served as a councillor (Region of Waterloo) and mayor (Township of Woolwich).

David has a BA from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University, and a certificate in development from Ryerson University.

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