A second Calgary lawyer connected to the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) was arrested and charged in connection with the surveillance of a Manitoba judge, Winnipeg police confirmed Thursday.
Jay Cameron, 45, was arrested by the Calgary Police Service on Wednesday after a Canada-wide warrant was issued by the Manitoba Prosecution Service.
Cameron — whose legal given name is Randal — was charged with intimidation of a justice system participant and attempt to obstruct justice connected to the hiring of a private investigator in 2021 to follow Manitoba Court of King’s Bench Chief Justice Glenn Joyal.
The same set of charges were laid against JCCF founder and president John Carpay last week.
In July, when Carpay admitted to hiring a PI to surveil the judge, Cameron said he had “become aware” of the surveillance only a “few weeks” earlier and issued an apology to the judge.
But Thursday’s announcement of charges against Cameron allege he was involved in orchestrating the surveillance.
Both Cameron and Carpay represented a number of churches across Canada fighting COVID-19 restrictions in court.
In 2021, Justice Joyal presided over a case involving seven churches that were challenging the province’s pandemic-related restrictions.
Joyal ruled against the churches, saying public health orders did not violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.