Sentencing Date Set for Eleven Convicted Quebec Farm Activists

Following their convictions in April 2022 (See Issue 13 Spotlights, Litigation Updates; Issue 16 Spotlights, Litigation Updates), eleven activists will return to court in Longueuil for sentencing on December 19th to 21st. The eleven activists were arrested after they entered Porgreg pig farm in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, near Montreal in December 2019. After trial, all eleven activists arrested were convicted of criminal break and enter and obstructing police. One of the activists, Jenny McQueen, stated that the activists are keen to make statements during the sentencing hearing describing their motives, what they witnessed, and how their experience continues to affect them. The owner of the farm and the worker present during the action will have the opportunity to make a victim impact statement. See McQueen’s explanatory post here.