The B.C. Supreme Court has indicated that the Honourable Mr. Justice Harvey will deliver his judgment with respect to Betty Krawczyk on October 8, 2003.

At trial, lawyer Cameron Ward advanced Charter and procedural arguments, opposed the Crown’s submission that Ms. Krawczyk be convicted for criminal contempt of court, and sought her outright release. Ms. Krawczyk, a 75 year-old great grandmother, author and environmental activist, enters her 105th day of imprisonment today awaiting disposition of the case. She has not been charged with a Criminal Code offence, but instead faces allegations by the Attorney General of British Columbia that she defied an Order of the Court made in a civil lawsuit commenced by Hayes Forest Services.