The “fat nun” heckler of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a 2018 rally will not have her rights violated, a Quebec judge has ruled.
The so-called “Fat Nun” is one of four protesters the prime minister has shouted at during a series of campaign rallies during the federal election campaign.
Three individuals were given $7,500 each in civil damages following their lawsuits against Trudeau and the federal Conservative Party, which they accuse of defaming them when they were heckled at a 2017 campaign event in Saint-Jérôme, Que.
“The sums of damages assessed to date are simply excessive when expressed as a percentage of the accused’s income,” Quebec Superior Court Justice Lise Bourdon wrote in her April 5 ruling.
The money would have amounted to $44,000 per person, Bourdon noted.
Possible money damages for the fourth plaintiff have not yet been determined, however.
The Alberta-born nun, Nancy Robbinson, told the National Post that she is “still proud” of her decision to confront Trudeau.
“I have learned that we are all human, but we all have right to be heard,” Robbinson told the Post in an email.
However, she said she will not pursue additional legal action.
“I know God and the church have spoken; now it is time for the Catholic community to pray for the soul of Justin Trudeau,” she said.