One local politician is the only one so far to show support publicly for embattled Okotoks area landowner Edouard Maurice.

M.D. of Foothills Councillor, Suzanne Oel, was in the crowd Friday, May 4, as Maurice made yet another court appearance.

Oel says it's important to show support for landowners simply trying to protect their property.

"We really want to see attention coming to this issue. It's really important for us to turn around what we think is an injustice to the way things are set up currently. And that is that the victims are the criminals here."

Maurice is facing charges of aggravated assault, careless use of a firearm and pointing a firearm during an alleged robbery on his property back in February, where one of the suspects was shot in the arm.

He's back in court Friday, May 18.


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