Who to Believe? Politics in the Age of Deception
Arthur Topham – Reporter
The Cariboo Sentinel
A six-pack of Federal Candidates vying for BC’s Cariboo-Prince George Riding gathered in Quesnel’s Legion Hall on the evening of Wednesday, September 8th to stake their claim for the people’s vote in Canada’s upcoming September 20th, 2021 election. It was the strangest all-candidates forum that this reporter has ever covered and it can easily be attributed to the fact that the former world of politics has now been so dramatically transformed by the massive, mind-bending global phenomenon called “Covid-19” that any semblance of the old ways of campaigning have now taken on a surreal appearance that leaves the audience with a lingering sense of being caught up in some sci-fi world akin to Robert Heinlein’s novel, Stranger in a Strange Land.
There was an element of the Titanic to the event wherein the candidates’ chairs took on the appearance of the deck chairs on the ill-fated ship that eventually came to symbolize any human effort fated to fail because the basis for it had been pre-empted by some savage force too shocking and dreadful for the human mind to accept as reality. For the majority of the candidates present on stage, plus the Green Party candidate who appeared via video link, this obvious state of affairs appeared to be missing. It was business as usual.
With all the hullabaloo surrounding masks and forced experimental “vaccines” and lockdowns I was pleasantly surprised to find that upon entering the Legion Hall I wasn’t given the 3rd Degree. I had arrived early because I’d heard on Facebook that the Peoples Party of Canada candidate, Jeremy Gustafson, was coming to town a couple of hours earlier to meet up with friends and supporters and I figured it might be an opportunity to touch base with him before the forum commenced. Upon entering the hall I was greeted by two ladies who were busy setting up chairs and preparing for the event. They were pleasant and friendly and when I told them I was a reporter for the Cariboo Sentinel they appeared pleased and proceeded to set up a media table along the south side of the hall across from the candidates and provided it with bottled drinking water as well.
After some typical delays setting up the electronics and mikes and video for livestreaming the event via Facebook and connecting with George Henderson at MyCaribooNow radio a formal welcome was given to all the candidates by Tim Lofstrom, President of the Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce who were hosting the event.
Following that a Moderator for the chamber, Ruby Derksen, explained to the candidates and the minuscule audience of approximately 20 people present, the protocols for the evening’s entertainment. Each candidate would be given 3 minutes for their introductory speech then all candidates would be given a number of questions (all the same) for them to reply to. Once everyone had completed the question period the event would then culminating with another 3-minute summing up for the candidates.
Years of political activism and publishing in the Alternative News Media gives one a background gestalt from which to judge candidates and after listening to the speeches and responses to the questions from the Moderator it was clear that two candidates stood out from the rest and they did so merely by displaying their earnest concerns about the devastating effect that the Covid-19 plandemic was having on the nation as a whole; how it, more than any other factor, was responsible for Canada now being on a collision-course with economic ruin for small businesses while at the same time dividing and destroying families and using force to prohibit churches from gathering to worship the Creator.
The manner in which the chairs were lined up meant that the candidate for the People’s Party of Canada – Jeremy Gustafson – was the first to speak. Next to him was the current incumbent representative for Cariboo-Prince George, MP Todd Doherty and then the NDP candidate Audrey Mckinnon. On Audrey’s left was Henry Thiessen representing the Christian Heritage Party of Canada followed by Garth Frizzell of the Liberal Party of Canada. The final candidate was Leigh Hunsinger-Chang for the Green Party of BC.
The first of the two stand-out candidates in order of the seating arrangement was Jeremy Gustafson for the Peoples Party of Canada.
The second candidate, whose views on the critical issues were in most part in accord with the PPC candidate, was Henry Thiessen of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada (CHP). I should also add that the CHP has been for years now the only federal party that has made freedom of speech a major plank in its platform.
In a sense the above unmentioned factors must have played a part in the choice of questions being posed to the candidates but, as so often happens in today’s society – one saturated with decades of subliminal indoctrination in the gross art of political correctness – the crux of the issue, the mandated Lockdowns and the pending Vaccine Passports weren’t brought to the forefront but lay in the background while side-issues such as mothers’ mental health and child development, the opioid crisis, government assistance for residents and businesses affected by wildfires and the recent msm red-herring Residential School uproar coupled with alleged “missing children” were all laid out on the table for each candidate to address. The COVID-19 ‘epidemic’, better known as the “plandemic” or the “scamdemic” in the Alternative & Social Media, only surfaced in a peripheral manner when candidates were asked what strategies and approach their party planned to implement in order to help small businesses. It’s akin to a federal government election taking place during the period of WW2 in Canada and the candidates then running for election not being asked any questions regarding the war.
The incumbent MP for Cariboo-Prince George, Todd Doherty of the Conservative Party of Canada had the usual, status quo patent responses to all of the questions; ones that he’s been repeating on a regular basis over his past 6 years of tenure as representative for ‘the people’. In his opening remarks during the 3-minute introductory speech Doherty waxed eloquent by stating, “I’m deeply passionate about the concerns of this region.” When I heard those words coming out of his mouth I immediately reflected upon the many Open Letters, LetterOne, LetterTwo, LetterThree, that I had sent to MP Doherty over the past 9 months asking him to address the many critical issues surrounding the government Lockdowns, the attacks upon Christian churches and the pending experimental ‘vaccine’ passports, along with all the other serious problems stemming from these brutal initiatives that fly in the face of our Constitutional Rights and Freedoms only to be met with dead silence on every occasion. So much for Mr. Doherty’s “deeply passionate” concerns for his constituents.
Seated (appropriately) on Doherty’s left was NDP candidate Audrey Mckinnon.
From what I could hear of Audrey’s comments (which was very little unfortunately due to the erratic nature of the sound system) and observe from her presentation she was well prepared to respond to the status quo questions that were on the evening’s menu and spoke with confidence and one might even say passion on certain issues. As she spoke I again reflected upon my own past years of personal involvement with the New Democratic Party which spanned my early life from birth until the early 1970’s when I became interested in the new kid on the block – the Green Party – and turned toward it and helped form the first local Green Party chapter in Quesnel back in the early 80’s. My family, going back two generations had been strong supporters of the CCF and then the federal NDP under the longstanding leadership of Tommy Douglas. Our household was basically democratic socialist since the 1930’s.
While I listened to Ms. Mckinnon responding to the questions my mind also turned to the present NDP government here in B.C. and to the current federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, all of whom are hell-bent on jabbing every single soul in the province and country with these untested, experimental injections of toxic substances that are now crippling and killing hundreds of thousands of people around the world. It’s bad enough that these lethal untested shots are killing the elderly and the immune compromised yet Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Dix and Premier Horgan are all for incrementally lowering the age at which the poisoned jabs are administered so that now children are also endangered by this mind-boggling, mass hysteria that’s overtaken both the federal and provincial levels of government across the nation. When Dr. Charles Hoffe, MD, a long standing, well respected family physician from Lytton, B.C. attempted to alert Dr. Henry to the fact that the Moderna jab was killing and disabling his first nation patients the NDP government immediately turned on the good doctor and cut back on his ability to work. Then, to exacerbate the whole thing suddenly Lytton is subjected to a ‘wild fire’ and Dr. Hoffe’s clinic goes up in smoke!
So when I hear the NDP’s Singh telling Canadians, “This is an unprecedented moment for our country. Canadians need a government that has their back….”
and, “We believe the government should immediately take a leadership role in a federal vaccination strategy to ensure all Canadians can [will?] be vaccinated.”
and, “Canada needs to have the capacity to produce vaccines for public health emergences…New Democrats will establish a crown corporation charged with domestic vaccine production so that Canadians are never again at the back of the line.”
plus, “The federal government must also step up and regulate natural health products….”
I shudder, while my immediate thought is yes, the NDP’s Singh wants control of Canada so he can stab the people in the back with these untested so-called ‘vaccines’ under the pretence of there being an actual “pandemic” and in the process kowtow to the same international, communist-created orgs like the U.N. and the WHO and megalomaniacs like Gates and Fauci who are most likely funnelling into Horgan’s back pocket unmentioned amounts of currency for supporting their Machiavellian agenda of global hegemony.
Having such reflections while NDP candidate Audrey Mckinnon was doing her best to put the NDP’s platform agenda into a more palatable presentation my heart went out to her while my thoughts turned to Tommy’s dream party and the realization of how it’s now turned into just one more nightmare for Canada’s electorate.
Sitting next to Audrey Mckimmon on her left was Liberal Party of Canada candidate Garth Frizzell. Now of all the candidates running for office here in Cariboo – Prince George I suspect that Garth Frizzell is likely the one who is facing the greatest challenge of them all. To my knowledge the Cariboo has never been that favourable toward federal Liberals and it’s only due to the fact that the Social Credit Party morphed into the provincial Liberal Party some years ago that we have any Liberal governments in the province.
While the candidates were milling about prior to the start of the forum it was Garth who came up to the media table and introduced himself and we engaged in conversation. He told me a bit about his past, how he’d come to Prince George about 20 years ago and has been actively involved in the community for the past 14 years as a member of Prince George city council. He told me that taking on the task of representing the federal Liberals would likely be challenging as it wasn’t like being a city councillor where your political leanings weren’t always hanging off your chest wherever you went and therefor it was much easier to work with the people and businesses and community groups. After our little chat I asked Garth if he minded if I took his photo and he was happy to do so as one can tell from this portrait.
When it came to the questions put to him his responses were, like all the other mainstream parties, status quo with, of course, the Liberal slant to them. A pleasant man and a good speaker like the NDP candidate Audrey Mckinnon, one is left to ponder why these younger folks would choose to represent the parties they do. Is it just a reflection of our system itself where the older established parties somehow are still able to attract the younger generations or is it the level of awareness of those who are now immersing themselves in the political process? Choice, one supposes, is the basic principle behind it all. If only that were the case for the people of Canada as well when it comes the mandates and Lockdowns and pending Vaccine Passports which take effect today.
The final candidate, Leigh Hunsinger-Chang for the Green Party of BC, was inaudible for many in the Legion Hall, including myself and so I cannot say how she responded to the questions put to her by the Moderator. Given how the Green Party of BC has colluded now for years with the BC NDP, one can only extrapolate and assume that her peachy replies to the queries didn’t fall too far from the NDP’s tree.
When it finally came to the summing up for each candidate the same two stand-outs addressed the elephant in the living room of Canada. Henry Thiessen made it clear that until we deal with the fundamental issues surrounding the present Covid fear-crisis that little will result from the election. The only one which I was able to capture in full was that of Jeremy Gustafson of the People’s Party of Canada. He was gracious enough to furnish me with his notes and this is what he had to say to the people:
“I’d like to thank the Chamber of Commerce for inviting me as many of my fellow PPC candidates have been excluded from debates. And I’d like to thank my fellow candidates for running. I’m surprised no one is concerned about the loss of our freedoms. You’re all terrified of catching COVID from me because I’m unvaccinated but you’ve had the vaccine and so you should be protected. You were all banging pots and pans at 7:00 pm for the nurses. They were heroes, now they’re going to be fired for refusing the vaccine. I asked them why, they said it’s too new and untested. You know what climate change and COVID have in common? They’re models and models say this might happen or this could happen. Well, it also might not happen or could not happen. And by climate change I mean the theory that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are the primary driver of climate change not the natural process of climate change that’s been going on for billions of years. You don’t even know what people are talking about anymore because they keep changing the definitions of the words. Like herd immunity, when enough of the population gets sick and develops immunity. Remember 18 months ago, “Oh, we can’t do that”. Now herd immunity only comes from vaccines so it’s OK. The government’s job is to make tough decisions, I know COVID is real, that people have died, but not enough to justify the devastating effect of the lockdowns where women are being used as punching bags and suicide, drug addiction, depression are now rampant throughout our society. The PPC is the only party standing up for your freedoms. We will end mandatory vaccinations. We will end federal vaccine passports for travellers and will cut federal funding for provincial lockdowns. If they want to lockdown it’s on their dime. So vote for the PPC, the only party standing up for your freedoms.”
And so it went on the evening of September 8th, 2021.
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Thank you from Ontario for this most interesting and refreshing piece of journalistic review.