Ludwig summoned to court over EnCana Fears

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EnCana fears Ludwig will harm their employees and or their property.

On Friday the Beaverlodge RCMP served Wiebo Ludwig, Richard Boonstra and Benjamin Ludwig with a judcial summons compelling them to appear in a Grande Prairie Court room on Wednesday February 17th.

The summons was issued as a result of information laid by the Beaverlodge RCMP on behalf of EnCana Corporation, Canadian Superior Energy and Seaview Energy Inc. Each company believes those three individuals will cause personal injury to their  employees and/or agents, or will damage their property.

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The RCMP say the three men were not arrested or charged.  The Summons compels them to attend court in regard to Section 810 of the Criminal Code which is described as Sureties to Keep the Peace (Peace Bond) application.  

It is at the first appearance date on Wednesday February 17, that the Crown and Defence can determine a mutually agreeable date to hold a hearing before an Alberta Provincial Court Judge.

The hearing process is when evidence to substantiate the allegations within the peace bond application, and defense are heard.    If the Judge is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for these fears, defendant(s) would enter into a recognizance, with or without sureties, to keep the peace and be of good  behavior for a period that does not exceed 12 months and to comply with other reasonable conditions.

The Peace Bond Application under Section 810 of the Criminal Code is as a result of evidence gathered over a number of years.  Police are unable to speak to specific incidents as they form the evidence which must first be heard through the judicial process.

According to CFCW Ludwig said he would fight the newest order, claiming it’s not justified. Ludwig said he would like to place a restraining order against the energy companies to stop flaring, a process in which waste gas is burned into the atmosphere.

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