Temporary court injunction relating to protests ended

The City of Calgary announced today that it has discontinued its application for the permanent injunction and, as a result, the temporary injunction has also come to an end as of today. The injunction has been in place since March 18.

The City originally sought the injunction due to the compounding impact of the long-term community disruption, increase in escalating behaviour causing public safety concerns and clear intention of participants to continue these activities.

Since that time, the injunction has served its intended purpose, which was to deter ongoing public safety issues, noise issues, traffic disruptions and other concerns raised by residents and businesses. The City thanks everyone for their cooperation. We believe the injunction is no longer required and that ongoing activity can effectively be managed under existing laws and bylaws. The City will continue to work collaboratively with its enforcement partners to monitor the impacts of any ongoing protest activity and whether it is necessary to seek future injunctive relief from the Courts.

People are reminded that relevant bylaws and legislation remain in effect, and that if you are planning an event, please ensure appropriate permits are in place. If you have any questions about permits please contact The City to discuss your event.