INFORMATION NEEDED – CAN YOU HELP? (are you on Instagram?)
The little “comments” button to the right takes you to Comments at bottom.
You will see where Luc from the Province of Quebec is asking for help to find a copy of the court decision in the Corduroy Restaurant case. I had committed to posting it, so am also needing it.
If you have an Instagram account, (I don’t), you might be able to help.
I think the reason that I can’t reach the Corduroy Restaurant by phone (except for one time) is that the owner’s time is in BIG demand, from the business AND from her family AND because of her COMPETENCY.
(From the video interview (Oct.) I’m guessing that our congratulations may be due – – she may also now have a newborn!)
If all that isn’t enough, scroll down to the last part of this posting: I gather that Rebecca was instrumental in setting up BC Businesses against Health Pass.
I found a WONDERFUL INTERVIEW of her (Rebecca Matthews) from before the announcement (below) of the Win in Court. She sets out what happened and responds to questions in a plain, rational, and powerful way. The court decision and the interview (below) will be helpful to many small businesses.
Rebecca uses Instagram for exchanging information, responding to the crush of requests and voices of support.
Please help find someone who can access Instagram
to search for a link to the court decision there.
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2021-10-23 Corduroy Restaurant, owner Rebecca Matthews, EXCELLENT interview. Another remarkable Canadian.
By Press for Truth
OUTRAGEOUS!! Family Run Corduroy Restaurant SHUT DOWN By Health Officials While Fast Food Chains ARE BOOMING!!!
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2021-12-14 BC. Corduroy Restaurant wins court case.
Open to everyone, no vaccine passport needed.
This link takes you to a Facebook posting:
I (Sandra speaking) will put a link to the Court Decision HERE, when and if I can find one.
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Note: the Corduroy Court Decision is Item #1 in the posting
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I recall seeing a video of supporters of Corduroy at the restaurant when officials came to shut them down. If time permits I’ll try to find and post it here, too.
FOUND THIS BACKGROUND REPORT, Vancouver Sun, October 22:
Corduroy restaurant in Kitsilano has lost its business licence again for defying public health orders.
Corduroy Restaurant in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood has been ordered to close and its business licence has been suspended again for defying B.C.’s COVID-19 rules.
Owner Rebecca Matthews, who has been an outspoken critic of the province’s vaccine cards and other COVID-19 health orders, posted a video on her Instagram account on Wednesday showing Vancouver Coastal Health staff serving her the closure notice.
The city said it suspended Corduroy’s business licence following the order by Vancouver Coastal Health to close the establishment for refusing to follow mask rules and failing to ask for vaccination cards from restaurant guests.
Corduroy’s business licence is suspended until Dec. 31. It’s not the first time the restaurant has had its licence yanked by the city. It was suspended in April, along with its liquor licence.
In an emailed statement Thursday, the City of Vancouver said staff and park rangers actively provide education about compliance with provincial health orders, but they don’t have authority to enforce those orders through tickets and fines.
There have been 14 restaurant closures, including Corduroy twice, in the Vancouver Coastal Health region since the pandemic began for either contravening a provincial health order or for “communicable disease,” according to VCH.
On Oct. 7, Fraser Health issued Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope a closure order for failing to comply with health orders. The health authority said Thursday that it was the only restaurant that has been issued such a closure order.
A judge granted a court injunction to close Rolly’s, which has been flouting COVID-19 rules for more than a month, but declined to order that police have the power to make arrests and enforce the order.
Matthews made headlines after she kept Corduroy open in defiance of the province’s COVID-19 restrictions . A widely shared video posted on social media on April 3 showed Vancouver Coastal Health inspectors giving Matthews a closure notice as patrons chanted “get out.”
Matthews accused the inspectors of trespassing and said she did not recognize their jurisdiction.
She has staged several rallies outside her business, which have drawn anti-maskers and COVID-19 deniers. However, she said in social media posts that the purpose was to raise awareness of the “incredible harm” provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s health orders have had on small businesses.
— With files from Cheryl Chan and Scott Brown
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While searching for the court decision, I found that Rebecca helped set up an organization – – their facebook:
BC Businesses against Health Pass
There’s also these groups – – and many more like them in various parts of Canada. The interview of Rebecca from Corduroy Restaurant may convince you of the need to support these local business people.