On Friday, May 28, 2004, the Supreme Court of British Columbia dismissed the provincial government’s application for an injunction to restrain people from interfering with the construction of a proposed parking lot complex at Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island.

Madam Justice Quijano found that the government’s application, brought against 50 “John Does” and 50 “Jane Does”, deprived the parking lot opponents of due process. She determined that it was neither just nor equitable to grant the government the Order it was seeking.

The BC Liberal government intended to use the injunction as a weapon to quell the public opposition to the project and to enable the RCMP to arrest people for alleged contempt of court. There is no word yet from the Hon. Bill Barisoff as to whether the government will attempt to push ahead with the construction of the controversial parking lot.