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Judge issues court injunction against weekend rodeo protesting health restrictions

Stock image of a cowboy Riding a bull in a Rodeo Arena in Utah. (CREDIT: iStock user LifeJourneys)

CALGARY – Two Albertans been handed a court injunction against their planned weekend rodeo protesting the province’s health restrictions.

The event, organized by Ty and Gail Northcott, was set to run Saturday and Sunday near Bowden in central Alberta.

The pair organized a similar maskless “No More Lockdowns”’ rodeo in early May when hundreds attended in direct violation of public health orders meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



Jay Cameron, a lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, represented the Northcotts in a Calgary court this morning.

He says Court of Queen’s Bench Justice John Rooke ruled the rodeo would violate provincial health orders if more than 10 people attended.

Cameron says the centre argued that the rodeo was to be a peaceful protest, but the justice considered it a sporting event because there would be horses in a corral.