Former LHSC nurse and anti-lockdown rally organizer fined $10K
Kristen Nagle has been given six months to pay the fine
A former London, Ont. nurse at the centre of multiple COVID-19 lockdown-related demonstrations has been fined $10,000.
A conviction was registered in provincial court on Sept. 22, finding Kristen Nagle guilty of failing to comply with a Section 7.0.2 order of the Reopening Act. It comes with a set fine of $10,000 plus costs.
Officials with the provincial offences court told CBC News the date Nagle was charged was Apr. 25, 2021. Three people were charged and six others were fined following a church service at the Church of God in Aylmer, Ont.
Police said more than 100 people attended the service despite a provincial order that limited indoor religious gatherings to 10 people.
Former MPP Randy Hillier, former MP Derek Sloan and Pastor Henry Hildebrandt of the Church of God in Aylmer were in attendance along with Nagle. Charges against the two former politicians and Hildebrandt stemming from separate incidents were dropped.
In a social media post, Nagle said the prosecutors stated that she wasn't just a participant but one of the people who led the way.
"I stand on my word I did nothing wrong, am not guilty and caused no harm against anyone. But here we are, where they acknowledge our rights and freedoms have been infringed upon, but with reasonable cause that infringement is allowed," she wrote.
Nagle has stated she will be appealing the conviction and charge.