After watching a Sun News segment where host Ezra Levant and reporter Marissa Semkiw exposed professional anti-oil protester Trish Mills being at the latest Enbridge blockade while on probation for the same offence (see here), it got me wondering if the CBC (who Semkiw mentioned interviewing the protesters earlier) reported her being there as well.
And the answer (as if you were holding your breath) is no – even though Mills is certainly shown in one of the photos posted on the CBC story:
Since there is no reporter’s byline included in the story (see here) I asked Hamilton CBC reporter Samantha Craggs who the reporter was.
Craggs did an interview with Mills after Mills was let off with a slap on the wrist for participating in the previous Enbridge blockade so is obviously familiar with the entire story:
Three other charges related to a skirmish during her August court appearance — assaulting a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer and causing a disturbance — were dropped.
It’s “the most lenient sentence” possible, said Justice Bernd Zabel, who heard Mills’s guilty plea Tuesday.
Under a conditional discharge, Mill will have no criminal record if she follows the terms of her probation. If Mills reoffends, the judge warned, she won’t get off so lightly.
“This is a break you only get once from the courts,” he said. “If you come back before us in the future, you will not receive the same consideration.” (see here)
I also sent the same tweet to her Hamilton station’s official Twitter account and will update if I hear back.