Update: Not long after article was published, Justice of the Peace Andrew Seymour denied Pat King's bail application.
This morning, some surprising news emerged in court about Pat King, who was one of the leaders of the protest that paralyzed parts of Ottawa for more than three weeks.
King has been charged with mischief, counselling to commit mischief, counselling to obstruct a police officer, and counselling to disobey court orders.
In his bail hearing today (February 25), assistant Crown attorney Moiz Karimjee raised concerns about King's conduct in connection with another case five-and-a-half years ago.
At that time Karimjee said, King was charged with uttering threats. On September 4, 2016, King was released on bail with a condition of turning over all firearms to the RCMP.
According to Karimjee, King turned over his weapons.
However, two days later he bought a restricted firearm.
This morning, the justice of the peace adjourned King's bail hearing in connection with the current charges until 10 a.m. Pacific time.
In a January 20 interview on Rumble.com, King told interviewer Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson that participants in the convoy were planning to shut down Ottawa in response to vaccine mandates.
"We're not taking this battle to the MPs, to the politicians, that are supposed to represent us," King said. "We're taking this to the Senate—to the ones who have the authority to make the change that we want to see in this country.
"We're taking this to the Senate to make sure that this is all done," King continued in that January 20 interview. "And we are not leaving, ladies and gentlemen. That's something I want everyone to understand. We're not just driving and doing this and turning around and going 'rah rah rah'. No, no, no. If Ottawa wants to shut down by their huge over-reach...Shut down Ottawa! You want to get to work? Good luck. Walk."
In that same interview, Thompson described vaccine passports as a "coup d'état against God".
Below, you can see social media comments by CTV reporter Glen McGregor, who was covering the bail hearing for CTV National News.