“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.”
~ Abraham Lincoln
Dear Mr. Farnworth and Ms. Furstenau,
Thank-you for confirming outright that our MLA’s are lying in the Legislature. On April 19th, 2021, in the afternoon session of the Legislature, Ms Furstenau asks: “Who is making decisions about public health measures and what is the process for that decision-making?“. Mr. Farnworth’s response is: “Obviously, as the member stated, the provincial health officer has been making orders and recommendations that have been put in place for British Columbians to follow.”
Your response is just not true, Mr. Farnworth, as you well know. It is your signature, and not Dr. Henry’s, on the dotted line of the one and only mask order in British Columbia. Since when are geography majors qualified to mandate a medical procedure? Is this why you lied in the Legislature yesterday?
Ms. Furstenau, you asked a question of Mr. Farnworth, but then did not call him on his lie. Why not? Were you not aware that Dr. Henry did not sign the mask order? Do you wonder why Dr. Henry was unable to sign this order? (Hint: perjury. Page 57, sxn 178 https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onla/doc/2015/2015canlii62106/2015canlii62106.pdf) Why didn’t you bring this matter of law up? Why didn’t you insist that Mr. Farnworth answer your question fully? If the role of the opposition is to keep the governing party in check, you and your party’s failure to do so is immense.
The link to Mr. Farnworth’s order: https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/mo/mo/m0012_2021
Mr. Farnworth, the reason you are not qualified to make such an order is evidenced in Health Canada’s Medical Devices regulation:
11 (1) A medical device other than a decorative contact lens shall not, when used for the medical conditions, purposes or uses for which it is manufactured, sold or represented, adversely affect the health or safety of a patient, user or other person, except to the extent that a possible adverse effect of the device constitutes an acceptable risk when weighed against the benefits to the patient and the risk is compatible with a high level of protection of health and safety. This from : Medical Devices Regulation found at https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-98-282/page-2.html#docCont Confirmation masks are medical devices: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/covid19-industry/medical-devices/authorized/other.html.
Given that masks are medical devices which do adversely affect the physiological and mental health of the wearer, why are you not insisting on the informed consent of the good people of British Columbia? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/
Ms. Furstenau, you and your cohorts need to start doing your job, hold the opposition to account, and start asking the hard questions. Mr. Farnworth, you would bell well advised to heed the words of Abraham Lincoln: “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar”.
Marcie Crozier and family