Davoud Tohidy v. His Majesty the King

(Ontario) (Criminal) (By Leave)


Criminal law - Courts, Rule of law - Criminal law — Courts — Rule of law — Whether Court of Appeal erred in failing to acknowledge Crown counsel’s conflict of interest — Whether Court of Appeal erred in not allowing independent counsel to take over the Crown’s duties — Whether judgment rendered without judge reading the entire evidence — Whether lower courts failed to consider all relevant evidence, statutory provisions and international treaties and principles.


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Mr. Tohidy submitted an Information to a Justice of the Peace to commence a private prosecution against Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, on charges of assault and criminal negligence causing bodily harm. A Justice of the Peace refused to receive the Information. Mr. Tohidy applied to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for an order in mandamus, and also applied for declarations that mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations and vaccine passports are criminal, requirements for both should be revoked, mass vaccinations should stop immediately, and for punitive damages. The Superior Court of Justice dismissed the application. The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal.