[EDITOR’S NOTE: All graphics are those contributed by the editor.]
By Isaac Teo March 25, 2023
A bill introduced by the Alberta government to protect its lawful firearms owners from the federal government’s gun confiscation program has passed third reading.
In a 28–7 vote on March 22, Bill 8, the Alberta Firearms Act, passed third reading on division, with seven NDP MLAs voting against it.
In a speech prior to the vote, Brad Rutherford, government whip said Bill 8 puts the interest of law-abiding firearms owners first.
“It accomplishes three main goals: one, it supports the firearms community in the face of Ottawa’s attacks on lawful firearm owners; it reduces confusion and increases accountability regarding the Chief Firearms Officer’s role; and three, it creates tools that enable Alberta to protect its jurisdiction over firearms,” he said at the assembly.
The Alberta Firearms Actwas introduced by Justice Minister Tyler Shandro on March 7 in response to Ottawa’s plan to confiscate certain types of guns that it regarded as “assault-style” weapons, including AR-15s.
In May 2020, the Liberal government issued a ban on over 1,500 models of previously legal firearms. Last October, it put a freeze on the purchase, sale, transfer, and import of handguns, which effectively bans handgun ownership in the country.
Then in November 2022, the minority government tabled sweeping last-minute amendments to Bill C-21, which was being debated by the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security before the session ended for the holidays.If passed, the federal bill will ban most semi-automatic shotguns and rifles—including many ordinary hunting shotguns and rifles purchased legally. The proposed amendments would also ban any gun that can hold a detachable magazine.
‘Criminalizing Thousands of Canadians’
The federal government had originally planned to start its firearms buyback program on Prince Edward Island, according to a memo issued late last December. However, the pilot project was quickly cancelled, as first reported by Maritimes media group Saltwire Network on Jan. 12 and commented on by Shandro
“Just two days after [Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino’s] plans to use PEI as a training ground for their firearms confiscation program were exposed – the federal Liberals have already backed down,” Shandro tweeted on Jan. 12.
“Now its time to push the feds to back down from going after all Canadian firearms owners.”
It was on Dec. 29, 2022, that Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) released the memo proposing to begin in the country’s smallest province the “transition” of how firearms will be confiscated from gun owners.
“Prince Edward Island (PE) will be used as a pilot and will be the first point of collection based on the smaller number of firearms,” said the memo. “As a result, lessons learned, gaps analysis and risk assessment would inform the phase 2 national roll-out.”
The memo said phase 2 is planned for spring 2023 once an information technology case management system is in place.
“It will be implemented in collaboration with other government departments, provincial, municipal and territorial governments and potential Industry partners,” PSPC staff wrote.
At a March 15 media roundtable, Shandro criticized the Liberals’ confiscation program for potentially “criminalizing thousands of Canadians.”
“If they are going to have a confiscation program, we have to ensure the province is involved in licensing and we will be advocating for sensible legislative changes rather than ones, like C21 and order of council, that are targeting law-abiding Canadians and criminalizing thousands of Canadians over night for being in possession of legally acquired property,” he said.
According to Alberta’s government, the province has over 340,000 licensed firearm owners, and over 650 firearms-related businesses.
Shandro said the federal government doesn’t know whom it will use for the confiscation program—municipal employees, RCMP, police forces or a private contractor.
The province, however, is aware that some municipalities want to enter into an agreement with the feds and receive funding to have municipal employees be involved in the program.“We do not want police resources taken off the streets and being wasted and distracted by being involved with the confiscation program,” said Shandro. “If a municipality is going to have municipal employees involved, they are going to have to work with us.”
The province’s official site said Bill 8, if gained royal assent, will give Alberta “more tools” to protect areas of provincial jurisdiction over firearms, including “limiting municipalities and municipal police services from entering into firearms-related funding agreements with the federal government.”
Rutherford said suggestions that the act is unnecessary or creates a less safe environment for Albertans are “patently false.”
On Oct. 2, 2022, Mendicino accused Shandro of “insinuating that the RCMP will not be enforcing federal law” and that his resistance to the gun confiscation program was “reckless” and amounting to a “political stunt.”
In a March 7 video posted on Twitter, Shandro said the Liberals’ gun confiscation program won’t work.
“None of these federal policies will make our communities safer,” he said. “They are targeting law-abiding, responsible Canadians.
To date, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and New Brunswick have joined forces to oppose using “scarce RCMP and municipal police resources to confiscate more than 100,000 legally acquired firearms from Canadians.”
The Yukon legislature also passed a motion against diverting territorial policing resources to assist in the Liberals’ plan.
Marnie Cathcart and The Canadian Press contributed to this report.
[Editor’s Note: I first met Iyra Zabarsky back in February of 2000 when I was publishing my monthly hard copy tabloid The Radical. It was then that I began supporting SAPED’s ongoing initiatives to work with the Guatemalan people. That said I would encourage anyone reading this article to help get the word out to folks in the Vancouver area that SAPED will be selling their fairtrade products at the Britannia Community Centre 55+ building. See map below for location. I have sold their products myself here in the Cariboo and can vouch for their organic high quality.]
News from SAPED Maya Altiplano April 2023
Received from Iyra Zabarsky
BC Society S0026402
Iyra writes: “As I await the final collapse and hyperinflating Canadian dollars….I plan to do a small fairtrade distribution at Britannia Centre 55+ building…Commercial Drive at Williams…so maybe you may wish to notify some friends still caught in the city? …fond regards…Iyra
• Nueva San Juan Chamula, Chiapas • Caxlampon, Izabal, Guatemala • Semuy 2, Izabal, Guatemala • Chitanya, San Pedro Carcha, Guatemala • Bola de Oro, Chimaltenango, Guatemala • Chinavenque, Izabal, Guatemala • San Andres Itzapa (our base of operations) Guatemala • Barrio Corosa, El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala
• Evirilda Bol, El Estor • Roberto Caal, Pocola, San Pedro Carcha • Jose Xo, Caxlampon • Romeo, Zona Sur, Izabal • Evirilda Can, San Andres and Noela Socoy in Chimaltenango
Special Thanks to:
Carlos Teni, our computer technician based in El Estor and coordinating our computer academies in El Estor, Caxlampon, Semuy 2 and Manguitas and to Julio in El Estor, our machine fabricating tech.
OUR 2023 COFFEE HARVEST IN SAN ANDRES
This is our base of operations. We’re buyers for the towns organic coffee growers.
Thanks to Evirilda Can for the coordination, reception and fermentations of the fresh coffee in uva (cherry). Our fairtrtade price this year at 3 quetzal/pound is a 20% markup on the market price.
But due to the power of the elite coffee cartel (constitutionally illegal!) we try to restrict our purchases. We have stored for the 2021 and 2022, still some 1500 pounds, curing in its dried fruit.
So far this year we’ve bought some 2000 pounds of fresh coffee.
We work with a women’s group here managing a 40 foot greenhouse in these altitudes of some 6500 feet.
In Mexico we have 2 sets of laws, approved by National Congress and by our own Community General Assembly. Our laws and COCODE control the Territory. We decide who can live here, who can buy land.
We’ve decided; no exploitation of our mineral and petroleum resources.
For the present time, the Federal Government supports this 2 tier system.
Otherwise the Rebellion of ’94 would be reignited!
We feel badly for the people of Guatemala…they had their revolution in 1954, aborted by the CIA coup d’etat.
In our case throughout these rainforests of Chiapas, we’re descendants of revolutionaries. We won our struggle in the early 30’s. The Government gave us 3000 hectares, which we divided equally, each family receiving their equal share of the land.
The struggle now is not so much to plant their food and cash crops, but how and where to sell their surplus, given total control by the Mexican oligarchs over the shipping, brokering and trucking industries…this is our collective SAPED/rainforest community challenge!
We chose well with this community, with their good leadership, generous with their time and limited resources and hard working. So after a 3 hour workshop exploring our recipe for pineapple drying into fruit leather…and if the product stands up well…no mould, no fermentation…we’ll be into major production!
NOTES ON FAIRTRADE
You can say that the essence of our work is its support for the community groups with exemplary models of participatory democracy in productive sustainable horticulture and nursery projects.
Good non corruptible leadership is critical, their motivation springing from some form of higher and Maya cosmological belief. Admittedly we’ve likewise tried in rural BC, innumerable time, but without such idealistic attitude!
One of our pleasures continues here in Chitanya: It’s about an hour’s walk up and down these hillsides to the community’s base of operations, the homestead of their woman leader, who speaks only Maya Q’eqchi!
Except for our patch of recently purchased and planted mountain forests, these women have limited plots to grow their crops and our joint green housing operation.
Every available space is devoted to growing their cash crop medicines for our fairtrade distributions to BC. So we bring them seeds and plants and new varieties of trees to add to their collection…for propagating and harvesting. Money changes hands as just some 4 hours later I walk out of these mountains with quantities of orozus for our chai tea blend, insulina…all the rage here for curing diabetes.
(As Fairtrade buyers, we’ve had great opportunities to explore such alternatives to fiat currency exchange for product, such as work exchange, product exchange and gift exchange).
Emilio certainly has “earned” his right to gift exchanges. Standing up to the corporate net fishers, risking his life for his union membership, single handedly fighting to build their lake fishery providing work for the fishers during down season.
My surprise, returning to Caxlampon (our regional warehouse) to pick up a small quantity of roasted makuna for shipment to Canada (the high in L-Dopa neuro synapse hormone), that it had mostly been distributed, as gift exchange to Emilio’s wife and to Evirilda, our regional coordinator and Maya spirit guide. Clearly the herb is catching on as a roasted pinol, a tasty coffee like drink and brain tonic!
FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE (late March, early April)
Limited supplies of our rainforest honey vanilla chocolates…our natural sugar cardamom and vanilla chocolates, our fermented arabica coffee, our orozus (super aromatic lung tonic) chai tea blend, our spices; cinnamon, cardamom seed, turmeric, ginger, clove bud…and medicinals; makuna, insulina, moringa, sarsaparilla, passiflora (nerve medicine) and a first batch (still not perfected) of our pineapple fruit leather.
[Editor’s Note: This video, and others produced by Ron Vaillant on his YouTube channel, are of critical importance to every resident, landowner and taxpayer in the Province of British Columbia and the rest of Canada.
B.C.’s NDP government under then John Horgan signed on to this United Nations Agenda 2030 three days after the last election which, among many other controversial items, has now placed all Crown Land into the hands of the ‘Indigenous’ people of the province of B.C. The term “Indigenous” is not defined anywhere in the literature surrounding this agreement. What this means to the working people of the province and to private property owners and businesses across B.C. is that our future is now threatened by a international communist organization that was formed in the United States of America back on June 25th, 1945 in San Francisco, California.
It needs to be stated here in the most emphatic manner that person spearheading the formation of the UNO was a man by the name of Alger Hiss who occupied the directorial chair during the organizing conference in San Francisco and afterwards was made the first Secretary of the United Nations. Later he was exposed by a fellow traveler within the communist underground by the name of Whittaker Chambers and after a long and contentious trial (wherein Chamber’s lawyer turned out to be none other than Mr. Richard Nixon) was proven to be a Soviet agent and part of an extensive and pervasive Soviet spy network that had been operating out of the State Department throughout the 1930’s, 1940’s and into the 1950’s.
Vigilance is therefore advised when we hear mention of this international organization and its now undue influence on the fundamental rights and freedoms of the vast majority of citizens in the province.]
[Editor’s Note:The following Editorial is rather longish and will most likely be controversial as well but given the importance of the subject matter covered in it I won’t apologize for taking the extra time to explain its purpose in greater detail. The subject is fraught with emotion, confusion, and the ability to create divisiveness both in families and in communities large and small. It’s both timely and tragic and discernment and compassion are recommended.]
[Updated Wed. March 22, 2023]
Editorial: PROMOTING PRIDE OR PERVERSION?
By Arthur Topham Publisher/Editor CaribooSentinel.ca
As a long time publisher/editor of alternative news and views it was quite disconcerting to read the March 7, 2023 Quesnel City Council Highlights and find that Council members, after receiving and listening to a Delegation from the Quesnel Pride Society who “provided Council an overview of their mission and an update of the Society’s many accomplishments in 2021/2022” then went on to state that “in response to recent hate speech distributed in our community” was there to ask that Council “affirm [its] commitment to ensuring Quesnel is a safe & welcoming place for members of the LGBTQ2+ community.”
Council, after hearing their concerns, passed the following resolution:
THAT Quesnel City Council affirms continued support for:
Ongoing maintenance of the rainbow crosswalk
Raising the Pride flag on the LeBourdais Park community flag pole during Pride month
Supporting Quesnel Pride Society’s Pride Week events, including the rolling parade and celebration in LeBourdais Park.
As reported in the Cariboo Observer it was a unanimous decision on the part of Council members to support and “affirm” its “commitment to ensuring Quesnel is a safe & welcoming place for members of the LGBTQ2+ community.”
The one thing though that immediately caught my eye was the statement concerning “recent hate speech distributed in our community.” Not being present at the meeting it’s unclear just what the delegation spokesperson was referring to but given the past 16 years of having to personally deal with similar accusations made against my own person I can testify to the fact that those two buzz words “hate speech” have been manipulated and elevated by the msm and special interest groups to a level of controversy well beyond the realm of common sense and truthfulness.
As an investigative journalist for the past 35 years I decided to look into the background of the story and in doing so the most obvious place to start was to review the controversial “Hate” flyer the two spokespeople for the Quesnel Pride Society (QPS), Julia Dillabough and Alison Prentice, had made reference to in their presentations to Council.
I first reached out to a Council member who I know inquiring as to where I might find a copy of said flyer but didn’t hear back from them as they were out of town so I contacted Mayor Ron Paull and asked him if he or the Council had been given a copy of the flyer for review prior to or even during the actual presentation on March 7th. The Mayor was kind enough to reply and stated that he had not seen the flyer and thus confirmed for me that the councillors weren’t given a copy during the presentation by the QPS.
Knowing this only whetted my curiosity as to why Council wasn’t privy to this alleged event wherein, as stated in the Observer article, “Their request to address council came shortly after Quesnel’s downtown was bestrewn with flyers denouncing the scheduled appearance this summer of a prominent drag performer. It urged the public to send emails of protest to the city’s councillors.”
Given that the flyer matter came from the spokespeople I decided to reach out to Julia Dillabough and Alison Prentice and see if I couldn’t round up the missing flyer. I checked on Facebook and located Julia’s page which contained the following appeal to members of the QPS:
“Diversity: a call out to all my friends in Quesnel, (well all other communities as well)
I hope that you are ready to stand up to those who are spreading hate in our peaceful community. Race, sexual orientation, religion, etc: no one needs to agree to everything in life, it is what makes this world unique and quite frankly interesting to me. What should be expected is to be respectful of one another’s differences. “We all have belly buttons just like opinions, and guess what often they stink”.
Recently there have been flyers handed out for “critical race theory” and “anti-LGBTQ+” in our small community, very sad to see. If you think that things like anti-bullying, orange shirt day, black lives matter, pride days, me too movements are “not needed” in our community, please think again… now more then ever it is time to not be complacent bystanders and stand up against the negative disrespectful hate! I hope my friends on Facebook are not just acquaintances and that you all will pledge to do something positive to make our society a better place. One that is inclusive of all!”
It was clear to me that Julia was aware of the flyers so I messaged her on Sunday, March 19th: “Hi Julia. It’s Arthur Topham here. You may be aware that I am now publishing news stories on my site Cariboosentinal.ca. I’m working on an article related to the recent Pride event at Quesnel City Hall. You bring up the issue in the Observer story of flyers that were distributed around town and then speak about “hate speech” a topic which you likely know I am very familiar with. I have reached out to a number of people including Mayor Ron Paull regarding said flyer/s as I want to see what they or it actually say and was rather surprised to find out that no one, including the mayor or city council, had actually been given a copy to review. I thought that you would likely have a copy or copies if there were different ones posted. I would appreciate it if you could get back to me regarding this issue at your earliest convenience. My land line # is 250-992-1027. No cell service yet here in Cottonwood. I can also be reached via my Cariboo Sentinel email which is: email@example.com Thanks. Arthur.” To date I haven’t received a reply to my message.
The next day, Monday, March 20, 2023, I went on the Quesnel Pride Society’s website and located an email contact for Alison Prentice, President of QPS and wrote the following to her requesting a copy of said flyer:
I’m contacting you regarding the recent March 7, 2023 meeting of the Quesnel Pride Society with City Hall.
My name is Arthur Topham and I’m the Publisher/Editor of the online news site CaribooSentinel.ca. If you’ve been around Quesnel for any length of time you’re likely familiar with my name. I am also the person who started up the monthly Alternative Tabloid The Radical back in June of 1998 which ran for 42 consecutive editions up to June of 2002 when I took it online and it then became know as RadicalPress.com.
Every edition of The Radical contained a column written by a local gay writer who used the pseudonym “Randy Buckerman”.
Anyhow I’m working on an article related to the above meeting and have been trying to locate a copy of the infamous flyer that you are quoted in the Observer article as stating was bestrewn around the downtown area “denouncing the scheduled appearance this summer of a prominent drag performer.” I’ve reached out to Julia Dillabough via her fb messenger inquiring about it but haven’t received a reply yet. I’ve also reached out to Mayor Ron Paull and he informed me that he hasn’t seen the flyer either which I thought was rather unusual given the prominence that it has taken. I had just assumed that your organization would have presented it to the Mayor and Council for review but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
My own history, which you may be well aware of, has involved over a decade of legal proceedings and court appearances (beginning back in 2007) all to do with having been charged under Sec. 319.2 of the Criminal Code of Canada for allegedly publishing articles about a particular ethnic group which were deemed to be “hate”. Over the past 16 years of litigation I’ve become acutely familiar with the whole “Hate Propaganda” phenomenon and consider myself to be somewhat of a specialist in the field.
As you and myself are very well aware the development of the whole Gay/Lesbian movement has been fraught with much misinformation and disinformation as well as undue influence from outsider organizations.
That said it is my intention to cover this local story as well as present both sides of the picture when it comes to the issues that QPS brought up at the city council meeting and also the issues that generally are of concern to Canadians across the country. It would be helpful and appreciated if you could let me know where I might find a copy of the flyer. It’s not my intention to republish it online but I do need to review it in light of all that’s been said in the local media and also in light of my own experiences in these matters.
Mar. 22nd Editor’s UPDATE: Having received a copy of the missing flyer from an associate and looking it over I’ve decided to post it. I’ve reached out far enough to Alison Prentice, President of QPS and have not had a response from her or Julia Dillabough regarding said flyer. Contrary to what was stated in the March 15, 2023 edition of the Quesnel-Cariboo Observer regarding said flyer it’s now my judgement that it doesn’t at all measure up to what QPS spokesperson Julia described as “Hate speech”.
Editor’s Note: The portion of the flyer at the bottom where the text is in red and difficult to read states:
“murders that include cannibalism and Satanic-like rituals.”
In conclusion I also want to extend my condolences to you regarding the loss of your son. My wife and I lost our youngest son (age 46) in January of 2022 and words cannot suffice to express how that event has affected us. I have three other children as well and am a Grandfather to 8 grandchild some of whom are dealing with gender issues at this stage in their lives.
Arthur Topham Pub/Ed Cariboosentinel.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org “Standing on Guard for the People and the Land.”
As of this writing, Tuesday, March 21, 2023 I haven’t had a reply back from Alison Prentice either. Both of these individuals may be busy and haven’t had the time to reply to my requests so I won’t accuse them of failing to do so.
In the meantime I continued to dig further into the issue using Twitter and also viewing videos that deal with the whole topic of the Gay/Lesbian/Transgender agenda. This morning I came across a video on Bitchute that basically covers the history of all that’s been coming down the track over the past half century and longer leading up to the present day. It’s an hour and 17 minutes long but the length is only due to the amount of critical information contained in it that helps to explain to the general public what the bottom line is when dealing with this overt effort to change the thinking patterns of men and women and humanity itself, all of whom have been following a code of conduct that’s literally thousands of years old.
It’s my intention to send the url to this provocative presentation to the Mayor and Council for the City of Quesnel and request that they all watch it. As well I’ll be sending it to my MLA, my MP, other politicians and other media outlets along with my list of recipients who regularly receive articles posted to the Cariboo Sentinel.
Redress is crucial to the survival of the human species and so I hope that after watching this enlightening video production that viewers will act upon the information and begin working together in order to put an end to the ultimate intended goals highlighted in the enclosed video.
[***As an aside I also need to state here that I believe not all of those who identify with the rainbow coloured flag are in favour of some of the more heinous objectives as stated in the enclosed video.]
Here is the url to the video for those who wish to view it on a larger screen. https://www.bitchute.com/video/A5MKkQlsi51Y/ It’s hoped that it will be viewed and shared by those concerned with their friends and family and associates.
Please consider commenting on the article if you are able to.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) continues to pursue disciplinary proceedings against three Ontario doctors for providing vaccine exemption letters and making allegedly “misleading” statements questioning the health benefits of CPSO policy on COVID-19. The stakes are high for Doctors Crystal Luchkiw, Patrick Phillips, and Mark Trozzi; with their medical licenses indefinitely suspended, they are risking their right to practice medicine, their income, and their reputations as health care professionals in a struggle over both the right of patients to receive personal health care and advice from their physicians, and the right of physicians to debate medical matters of public concern. For Dr. Mark Trozzi, it all comes down to following the golden rule of doing no harm, and the Hippocratic oath to uphold the medical profession’s ethical standards. The ethical practice of medicine is simply the non-negotiable means and end of being a real doctor. For Dr. Crystal Luchkiw, the ethical and effective practice of medicine depends upon doctors’ freedom to make independent clinical judgments based on the doctor’s knowledge of both the relevant medical domain and the patient’s unique needs. It is imperative that such judgements proceed from both expertise and cornerstone medical fundamentals, and that they be exercised free from any and all coercive external interference.
According to Doctors Luchkiw, Phillips, and Trozzi, the COVID-19 related restrictions that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has imposed upon doctors in Ontario are not only unethical and contrary to best medical practice, but they are also unlawful. As Dr. Patrick Phillips has explained, none of the policies imposed by the CPSO have any formal legal “force or effect to lawfully prosecute physicians.
” According to the most recent amendment of the Medicine Act of 1991, legally binding regulations may only be made by the CPSO’s council “subject to the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council and with prior review by the Minister [of Health].“ The CPSO’s COVID-19 policies do not have the Lieutenant Governor’s approval and were not reviewed by the Minister, and they do not, therefore, meet the criteria of legally binding regulations. The point might seem insignificant at first glance, but it is of major importance. Essentially, if the COVID-19 policies imposed by the CPSO have no legally binding power, then the CPSO has no grounds for launching investigations against Doctors Luchkiw, Phillips, and Trozzi, no grounds for disciplinary proceedings and charges against them, and no grounds for suspending their medical licenses.
A recent hearing panel at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario rejected a motion to dismiss the CPSO investigations and disciplinary proceedings against Doctors Luchkiw, Phillips, and Trozzi. This means that all three of these highly qualified and ethically conscientious doctors continue to have their licenses suspended. In spite of this disappointing outcome, the hearing panel did result in several significant victories for the trio of physicians. In fact, the CPSO conceded that its restrictions on speaking out against public health orders, on prescribing off-label lifesaving treatments for COVID-19, and on writing exemptions for vaccines are only suggestions “properly characterized as guidance documents, not binding rules.” Now clearly, there is tremendous irony in this concession. The hearing panel has essentially exonerated all three doctors by admitting that the CPSO’s COVID-19 restrictions are recommendations that do not have the force of law and are not mandatory. At the same time, the panel refused to dismiss the CPSO’s disciplinary proceedings against Doctors Luchkiw, Phillips, and Trozzi, and their licenses to practice medicine remain suspended.
As Dr. Patrick Phillips has explained, what he and his two colleagues are facing, in the ongoing litigation with the CPSO, should be of major concern to all Ontarians and to all Canadians. What is at issue is, firstly, the right of all Canadians to receive personalized medical advice, treatment, and care; secondly, who determines the nature of that care; and thirdly, what advice and opinions medical doctors can express privately to patients and publicly to their communities. By depriving physicians of the freedom to treat and to communicate with patients in accordance with their medical experience and expertise and knowledge of individual patients’ needs, the CPSO effectively prohibits the basis for informed consent and compels patients to accept whatever advice is promoted by the CPSO in lieu of proper personalized care.
The threat to Doctors Luchkiw, Phillips, and Trozzi’s continued medical practice constitutes a real crisis in Canadian medicine that needs to be addressed immediately. The crux of the problem is that the colleges have been given virtually unlimited power to investigate, discipline and de-license doctors. Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.” This section of the Charter should protect Canadian citizens from both investigations that are unconstrained by fact-based allegations, and from punishments being imposed before the allegations have been determined. Contrary to common sense, however, courts have ruled that section 7 does not apply to investigations related to professional licenses. Alarmingly, this restriction of section 7 rights and freedoms grants regulatory bodies like the CPSO unreasonably broad powers to investigate and to suspend medical practice licenses prior to a hearing. As Dr. Patrick Phillips writes, this means that the College “can charge anyone for absolutely anything and get away with it.”
The hearing panel at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario chose to schedule a hearing of the allegations against Doctors Luchkiw, Phillips, and Trozzi, even after conceding that the CPSO’s statements upon which the proceedings are based–regarding speaking out against CPSO COVID-19 policies, prescribing off-label lifesaving treatments for COVID-19, and providing individual vaccine exemption–were only ever suggestions and not binding rules. For a great many Canadians following these proceedings, it must surely appear self-evident that such suggestions should not be used as grounds for suspension, investigation or punishment of any doctor. Indeed, it seems highly questionable whether the CPSO panel has acted in good faith during the hearing. To wit, the CPSO hearing panel refused even to address Doctors Luchkiw, Phillips, and Trozzi’s key submissions that the CPSO “Registrar, Dr. Nancy Whitmore, did not have reasonable and probable ground to order [their] investigations [… and that] the College … failed to establish that [they] had violated a standard of practice.” Quite frankly, to ignore these submissions has all the earmarks of hubristic folly, appearing contrary to the principles of fundamental justice and the spirit of law in Canada. Dr. Patrick Phillips has expressed the matter succinctly–”In a free and democratic society, citizens are protected from laws that are so broad you can’t know if you’re violating them beforehand.”
Discussions of legal proceedings rarely make for good reading. The plodding pace of legal arguments and the barrier posed by technical vocabulary inevitably get in the way of visceral understanding. That’s why it’s absolutely essential that, in closing, we return to the fundamental issues. Doctors Crystal Luchkiw, Patrick Phillips, and Mark Trozzi have lost their licenses, their careers are under threat, and their lives are being marred by the unpleasant necessity of enormously costly ongoing legal battles. The personal cost they are paying is no laughing matter, but that personal cost is not what’s driving them, and it’s not where the gravity of this situation lies. These doctors are fighting for the right to care for their patients in the best way they know how, as determined by their medical knowledge and the individual needs of each individual patient. In reminding us what is at stake with the COVID-19 related restrictions imposed upon doctors by the CPSO, Dr. Phillips pulls no punches:
Countless patients have needlessly died from COVID while being denied early treatments with life-saving medications. Countless patients have been deprived of informed consent around the risks of vaccines. Countless patients were denied exemptions even though they had horrendous adverse events after the first dose. Countless patients have been forced to take genetic therapy against their will and many of those patients have died or been maimed by that therapy.
Dr. Phillips, for one, has had enough–in view of the terrible harms associated with the CPSO’s unchecked power over medical care throughout the declared pandemic, he is calling for a “complete dismantlement of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario” and the subsequent creation of a new College, “one with leaders who respect the rule of law“ and whose power is “limited to prosecutions of offences that are in line with the charter and protect the rights of all.”
It’s Time to Restore Ethical Integrity at the University of British Columbia: An Open Letter to the UBC Administration
By Dr. Matthew Evans-Cockle
As a University of British Columbia (UBC) alumnus, with a PhD from the UBC Department of English Language and Literatures, I share responsibility for UBC’s policies. Because my credentials are associated with UBC, whenever I make use of them to gain employment, or to secure positions as a volunteer or committee member, whenever I draw benefit in any way from the accreditation that I have received from UBC, I am tacitly supporting UBC as an institution.
As far as I am able, I attempt to live in an ethically responsible fashion that minimizes harm to others. As such, because my professional credentials are bound up with UBC, it is essential that I oppose any UBC policy which, in my view, constitutes an obvious and significant departure from ethically acceptable practice. I am writing this open letter because I believe UBC’s COVID-19 genetic vaccine mandate was egregiously unethical. I refuse to accept UBC’s decision to coerce students, staff, and instructors into receiving this experimental treatment. I refuse to accept UBC’s pretense that this treatment could be called safe when there was absolutely no long term safety data available to support that claim. Moreover, there remains no controlled phase 3 clinical studies that show these vaccines prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2, reduce the severity of COVID-19, or prevent transmission. And finally, I refuse to endorse UBC as an institution of any merit until its administration has issued public apologies for its coercive COVID-19 policies, and for its role in misleading the general public with respect to the safety and efficacy of these mRNA vaccines.
I volunteer with the Canadian Covid Care Alliance (CCCA)—a volunteer not-for-profit organization, of over 700 independent scientists, medical doctors and other health care professionals and hundreds of others from diverse backgrounds. I volunteer with the CCCA in the hopes of restoring integrity to Canadian healthcare. I am currently assisting a team of researchers—people whose work I respect and for whose tireless and care-filled diligence I am deeply grateful—in a project identifying, mapping, and explaining the pervasive conflict of interest that is plaguing Canada’s public health system.
The problem of conflict-of-interest corrupting health related decision-making and policy-making is particularly grievous in BC—one of the only provinces in Canada that has maintained the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. In spite of an extreme shortage of nurses, BC still has not re-hired those terminated for refusing vaccination. We’re talking about thousands upon thousands of BC nurses. These are qualified professionals with families to support. These are individuals who benefit from robust naturally acquired immunity after working on the frontlines of COVID-19 care throughout the first year of the declared pandemic! While the CBC and corporate media refuse to consider their plight, it is imperative for anyone capable of empathetic critical thinking to consider the financial difficulty imposed on these nurses and their families. It is imperative that we consider the emotional and psychological difficulty imposed on these nurses and their families by the nightmarish situation in which they find themselves –punished for standing up for the right to informed consent and the right to refuse unwanted medical interventions. They are being punished for doing the right thing. These frontline nurses are being punished for doing the right thing while UBC continues to stand by and endorse COVID-19 vaccine mandates that do far more harm than good. In fact, UBC is blocking the acceptance of students in medicine, dentistry, nursing and other health disciplines unless they agree to submit to vaccination against COVID-19. Contrary to all common sense, UBC is insisting on vaccination regardless of whether these individuals already have natural immunity, and they are doing this more than three years into the COVID-19 pandemic!
I realize that our universities are caught up in a similar web to that which has seized hold of our healthcare system. Cash-starved institutions are always vulnerable to corporate influence and even capture. But administrative expediency—simply doing whatever is required to maintain and increase funding—leads inevitably to real human harm. I have a friend who works at UBC. She really wanted to keep her job. She was injured by both of the Pfizer shots she received. She was hospitalized both times. Conscientious researchers have established that the shots pose similar risks—associated with the production of spike protein—to those posed by SARS-CoV-2 infection. Indeed, the shots pose much greater long-term risk to heart tissues than COVID-19 itself. We all now know that these inoculations are not effective at stopping or slowing transmission. That much has been admitted publicly by a Pfizer representative speaking before a European Union parliamentary committee. And we all know that they are not safe. When we take all of the reports of all of the vaccine injuries, hospitalizations, and deaths in the US VAERS, the UK Yellow Card, and the World Health Organization’s VigiAccess systems, what we see is that there are more vaccine injuries reported from the three U.S. approved COVID-19 vaccines in the past two years than from the combined sum of all the other vaccines administered over the last 30 years.
Instead of requiring COVID-19 vaccination for students admitted into its MD, dentistry, and nursing programs, UBC needs to stop endorsing this vaccination program immediately—the shots are NOT SAFE, and they are NOT EFFECTIVE! UBC needs to get in front of this catastrophe of pharmaceutical industry-leveraged global health policy. Real people need to take real responsibility at UBC. They need to apologize for coercing students, staff, and instructors into receiving these still experimental COVID-19 genetic vaccines. They need to actively seek out the injured and address their injuries. And once apologies have been issued and reparations begun, these responsible individuals need to initiate significant internal reform to prevent the imposition of similarly coercive policies in the future.
After three long years, I am tired of being continuously ashamed of UBC. I want to see representatives of the UBC community begin taking the steps necessary to restore UBC’s ethical integrity. I’m calling upon the UBC Board of Governors, the UBC Senate, the UBC Heads of Departments, the UBC Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, and the UBC Office of the President—I’m calling upon the human beings in these offices, the human beings in these roles, to take responsibility and begin doing the right thing. I’m calling upon you all to begin making amends for the harm UBC’s COVID-19 policies have done to UBC as a community as well as for the harm they have done to UBC’s reputation as an institution of higher learning.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is based on my FB experience on March 1, 2023. It should be be made clear that what happened to me (and others who were victims) is NOT the fault of Facebook and shouldn’t be misconstrued as criticism of Facebook Marketplace. It’s but a reflection of the times we’re living in and, in my estimation, a good example to illustrate some of the pitfalls to be aware of when selling items online.]
Like so many others these days I use local Facebook groups and Marketplace to sell my books that are part of my other business ArthursUsedBooks.com. I also use this venue to sell personal items and this article is based on an item that I have had listed on Marketplace for awhile.
Part of the selling side involves collecting the money for the item being sold. There are various aspects to this based upon where the actual item is located and where the buyer is located. On a local level a seller can get paid in cash for their item when they meet the buyer in town or wherever else they’ve agreed to meet in order to finalize the transaction.
Nowadays one of the more common methods of getting paid is to use Interac e-Transfer where the buyer simply sends the money to the seller’s financial institution online and once it has been deposited into their account the seller then arranges for the delivery of said item. Such was to be the case in the following tale.
Interac e-Transfer is an independent Canadian company located in Toronto, Ontario and many banks and financial institutions use it including my own which is CIBC. When I finally realized that the buyer was attempting to scam me I went to their website where I found a place to report the incident. It was headed:
Yesterday, March 1, 2023 I was communicating with a prospective customer on Facebook’s Marketplace discussing the sale of a 14k Gold Necklace which the customer was inquiring about. They wrote to me telling me that they would purchase the item and I asked them to send the money to my ArthursUsedBooks email address which is in my CIBC account in Quesnel, B.C.
The customer, Gabrielle Goltz, agreed to send the cost of the item to my email@example.com account. Within a matter of a few minutes I received a new email in my Inbox stating: “You’ve received payment of $1600.00CAD from Gabrielle Goltz (INTERAC e-TRANSFER)”
I am including in this email a screenshot of the body of the email which shows all the information contained in it. The little blue/grey titled square next to the line saying “Transfer On Hold…Until (Shipment Tracking Number is Provided)” in the original email appears as a blinking type of icon.
I had never received such an email before so I became a bit suspicious about it but told the customer that I would send off the item and then send them the tracking number. (I have screenshots and the text of the full exchange between us on FB Messenger).
When I went into the Post Office in Quesnel I showed the clerk a copy of the email which I had printed off at home and brought along with me. They looked at it and said they had never seen such a thing before. Another clerk also said the same and then advised me to take it to my bank and see what they had to say. I went to my CIBC bank and showed it to the Manager and another staff person working there and they also had never seen or heard of such a thing and advised me to not sent the item to the address (which was in California, USA).
I didn’t send the item and replied to the sender in Marketplace messenger that their email appeared to be a scam. I haven’t heard back from them since yesterday afternoon.
The email itself is very authentic looking and you may already be aware of it for all I know but I would like to hear back from you regarding this matter. I am also an online publisher and editor of the Cariboosentinel.ca. It’s my intention to publish a story on this but I would first like to hear from you so I have all the facts correct.
Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide me with.
Arthur Topham Arthursusedbooks.com
***[Editor’s Note: Please understand that the name of the purchaser in the email which I received, i.e, Gabriele Goltz, is a real person and she does live in Germany and her friends on her page are also real persons. The only thing that isn’t real and doesn’t show is the FACT that the scammer was able to impersonate this person after first conning her into believing a similar story and then stealing not only her profile and money from her account but now is using her Facebook page to con others who may be selling other high-end items on Marketplace.]
After writing to Interac I went back into Messenger and did a search on the person called Gabriele Goltz. As it turned out they were living in Germany. There wasn’t much on the Home Page and there were only 7 Friends showing. I looked more closely and saw that 6 of them were in Germany but the 7th Friend was living in Prince George, B.C. Canada! I clicked on the name and it took me to the person and their page. They were also running a business in P.G. and had a website url and when I checked it out there was an email which I was able to use so I wrote them and briefly explained what I had been experiencing. I asked them to give me a phone call so we could discuss the situation and later that same day they did call and I was able to finally get “the rest of the story”.
The one thing that really made the con appear legitimate was the body of the email and the way it presented itself as an actual Interac e-Transfer embellished with the Canada Post logo. For anyone who didn’t read the fine print and look at the actual email address which was a “@gmail.com” address, one which a large corporation like Interac would never be using, overall it was pretty authentic looking.
Hopefully this example will be beneficial to others if they’re selling an expensive item and they get a similar message telling them to send the item first and then send the tracking number to a bogus email.
It would be appreciated if anyone reading this article has experienced similar cases that they could share them in the comments section.
Joseph Schow stands with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith after being sworn into cabinet as House Leader in Edmonton on Oct. 24, 2022. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)
By Marnie Cathcart
The Epoch Times March 2, 2023Updated: March 2, 2023
Alberta says it will table legislation this month to “protect firearms owners from the federal firearms confiscation program.”
Bill 8, the Alberta Firearms Act, is one of three bills the United Conservative government has prioritized for the short spring session of the 30th legislature, which ends March 31.
“It is important that we’re defending firearm owners in this province, and making sure that Albertans feel as though this government has their back,” said House Leader Joseph Schow at a March 1 news conference.
A spokesperson for Alberta Justice, Ethan Lecavalier-Kidney, told The Epoch Times that details regarding the specific legislation will become available once the bill is tabled, which will occur this month.
Schow said that “a number of firearms owners in the province have reached out” to him and other MPs, and that Albertans “feel the federal legislation is an overreach.”
In response, the province is “taking action within our abilities to protect legal firearms owners,” said Schow. He said the province needs to codify the responsibilities of the Chief Firearms Officer.
The bill “would protect firearms owners from the federal firearms confiscation program and establish a provincial firearms regulatory system that will promote the safe and responsible use of firearms,” the government said in a March 1 statement.
In 2020, the federal government issued a ban on more than 1,500 models of previously legal firearms. In October 2022, the government put a freeze on the transfer and importation of handguns, which effectively bans handgun ownership in Canada.
The legislation was paired with a buyback program that proposed to compensate owners for firearms that were confiscated under the ban.
In December, the government tabled sweeping last-minute amendments to Bill C-21, which if passed, would ban most semi-automatic shotguns and rifles—including many hunting shotguns and rifles purchased legally. The proposed amendments would also ban any gun that can hold a detachable magazine.
The bill and sweeping last-minute amendments sparked an uproar from firearms owners and opposition parties, who say it targets hunters, farmers, ranchers, and sport shooters and involves thousands of popular, common makes and models of rifles and shotguns—most of which are unregistered and were legally purchased by vetted, trained, licensed gun owners.
Opposition members stopped the Commons public safety committee from passing C-21, and pushed for at least eight public hearings on the bill, to include rural, northern, and indigenous communities.
Funding approval for MP’s travel related to these meetings cannot be approved until April, with the start of a new fiscal year. As such, the passage of the bill has been delayed until spring.
Justice Minister Tyler Shandro previously said the federal government’s legislation “will criminalize hundreds of thousands of Canadians overnight—the majority of which reside in Western Canada.”
The Alberta government, on Jan 11, was granted intervenor status by the Federal Court, to intervene in six lawsuits related to federally proposed firearms laws that would ban more than 1,500 models of firearms.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: One of British Columbia’s foremost medical sentinels, Dr. Charles Hoffe, MD, a man of great courage, dedication and integrity, has been in the trenches on the front line of the Covid-19 disinformation war since April of 2021 when he first alerted the general public to the dangers of the vaccine the NDP government of John Hogan had mandated for Health Care Workers and the citizens of the province.
As the good doctor waits to hear whether the planned hearing by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. will go ahead he continues to speak out on public forums and rallies and video interviews informing the public about B.C.’s Health Care System. The following article deals specifically with the draconian legislation contained in the current NDP government’s Bill 36. It’s information that every citizen of the province and the nation should be cognizant of if they’re concerned about the future of their own health and the health of coming generations.
I would ask that readers do their very best to help spread the message Dr. Hoffe presents in his article to their friends, family, politicians and every social media platform they can access. He needs our support more than ever now and one thing is certain – he deserves it!]
Bill 36: Destroying Healthcare in BC. Another triumph for medical tyranny, And another nail in the coffin of healthcare in British Columbia.
By Charles Hoffe, MD
One year ago, the truckers drove to Ottawa with the historic Freedom Convoy. They were protesting against the tyrannical, unethical and illogical public health legislation. Unvaxxed truckers were being forced to quarantine for 14 days whenever they crossed the US border.
These were the grievances of the truckers:
Mandating a vaccine that does not stop the spread of the disease is completely illogical. If the shots don’t stop you getting Covid, and they don’t stop you spreading Covid, then they cannot possibly keep anyone else safe. So the mandates were completely senseless.
Restricting travel to stop the spread of the virus that was already on both sides of the border was completely senseless.
Forcing people to have a medical treatment that they did not want, is illegal in Canada. (Supreme court decision 1980)
So clearly, the vaxx mandates are not based on either science, logic or truth. They are simply just about tyrannical control.
The truckers went to Ottawa to protest against this tyranny, the massive government over-reach and these violations of our constitutional rights.
And the response of the Trudeau government was not to engage in dialogue as one would expect in any democratic society. But instead they responded with violence and force. The response to the protest against government tyranny and massive government over-reach, was even more tyranny and massive government over-reach.
The response of the government completely validated the entire freedom protest by demonstrating to all the world exactly what the protesters were complaining about.
During the course of the last year there have been numerous medical tyranny protests, three of which have been outside the offices of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. I and other doctors pleaded with the public health authorities to return to the ethical practice of medicine.
• It is never acceptable for anybody to be forced to have a medical treatment that they do not want.
• It is never acceptable to conceal evidence of harm from a medical treatment.
• It is never acceptable to withhold medical treatment from people with a life-threatening infectious disease as they have done with Covid by blocking the prescription of ivermectin.
The mandate of public health, is to protect the public. And the mandate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons is to protect the public from the unethical and illegal practice of medicine. Every doctor in Canada is held accountable to the Code of Ethics of the Canadian Medical Association. Yet, our public health doctors across the country have violated it, their own code of ethics, and threatened retribution upon any who disagreed.
So, just as the Trudeau government responded to the protest against tyranny, with even more tyranny, exactly the same has happened in British Columbia. Bill 36 is, to the doctors of BC, what Trudeau’s commissars were to the freedom protesters in Ottawa. Another tyrannical act to crush dissent.
The response of our medical leaders to our protests against medical tyranny was even more medical tyranny. Bill 36 demonstrates exactly what we have been protesting about. We have a crisis of moral integrity in the leadership of this country.
And we have a crisis of healthcare in British Columbia because our public health leaders chose to fire 2500 healthcare workers in BC who refused to get the ineffective vaccine. Firing healthcare workers in a pandemic is beyond stupidity. And firing them for refusing to take a medical treatment that cannot keep anybody safe is even more stupid.
How can firing healthcare workers in a pandemic possibly align with their mandate to provide healthcare?
There are one million people in British Columbia who have no family doctor. I constantly have new requests to take on more patients. People are desperate. Rural emergency rooms across the province are recurrently closed due to the lack of doctors, and surgical wait lists grow ever longer. Meanwhile, vax-free doctors are not allowed to work in the hospitals under these absurd and illogical public health policies.
So, this seems to be a planned demolition of healthcare in BC. This is a fabricated crisis.
Bill 36 is yet another nail in the coffin of healthcare in British Columbia and the response to our protests against medical tyranny was only more of the same tyranny. In truth Bill 36 is medical tyranny on steroids!
Just to give you a quick glimpse of the absurd violations of medical ethics and our constitutional rights these are the high points of Bill 36:
Bill 36 gives the medical colleges the right to mandate any vaccine, at any time, as a licensing requirement in BC. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 1980 that informed consent is required by law. So forced injections are never legal. Yet the college now has the legal mandate from Bill 36 to forcibly inject any healthcare practitioner against their will as a licensing requirement.
So for the benefit of our medical leaders who do not understand either the law, nor medical ethics, I wish to say the following:
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms begins with the sentence: “Whereas, Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law;”
For those who do not understand the supremacy of God, let me say this: Your body, just like every other created thing in the universe, was created by Almighty God. God gave your body to you to possess for the duration of your life on Earth. Therefore, your body belongs to you. It does not belong to the government. It does not belong to your employer. It does not belong to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, or anyone else.
Your body belongs to you, and no one else has the right to do anything to your body that you do not want. Forced injections are a violation and a desecration of your personhood. I have met so many people who are victims of forced vaccination who went to their vaccine appointment with trembling and tears knowing that they were being violated and desecrated. They were being forced to receive an experimental gene therapy injection that they did not want, they did not trust, and they did not need. They felt like they were being raped.
When the government demands to inject things into you that you do not want they are claiming jurisdiction over your own body. Forced injections are tantamount to rape. They are a violation of your God ordained personhood and your human rights. The code of ethics of the Canadian medical Association enshrines the principle of patient bodily autonomy. Bill 36 violates of this code of ethics. And the fact that our public health authorities do not understand this foundational principle of medical ethics is deeply concerning.
When you have to submit to forced injections to be able to work, you are no longer your own person, you have been bought with a price. You have been bought for the price of your paycheque or your freedom. You are a slave. And your slave master will control what you can do, where you can go and for how long. And if, at any time, you rebel against your slave master your ability to work or travel will be revoked. That is why you are a slave.
Bill 36 threatens any healthcare practitioner who they consider to be guilty of the crime of “misinformation” with a $200,000 fine and/or six months in jail. This is a violation of our constitutional right to freedom of speech but worse than that it shows a profound misinterpretation and revisionism of the very nature of science itself. Just as freedom of speech is the bedrock of democracy, scientific debate is the lifeblood of science. The facts of science and medicine are never settled.
Science and medicine are always a work in progress. Without scientific debate science cannot progress. The “facts” are always evolving. Anyone who has the most basic understanding of science, will know that the concept of scientific misinformation is an oxymoron.
Back in the 16th century the mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) proposed that the sun was stationary in the centre of the universe and that the earth revolved around it.
Later, in the same century, a brilliant scientist called Galileo (1564-1624) also supported Copernicus’s theory. His views, of course, deviated from the accepted views of the scientific community. This was considered to be dangerous misinformation. He wasn’t given a $200,000 fine but was put under investigation, given a gag order and placed under house arrest in order to protect the public from this “dangerous misinformation”.
Science and medicine are always a work in progress. The concept of scientific misinformation, is an oxymoron, simply because we cannot know what we do not know. The absolutes of science are provisional at best for this very reason.
So when Bill 36 threatens doctors with jail time and crushing fines for daring to disagree with an unscientific and illogical public health policy this is tantamount to a denial of reason itself and constitutes what would best be described as a totalitarian, dictatorial reaction to medical common sense. It is not about health; it is not about science; and it is not about safety. It’s all about government control over every aspect of a person’s medical well being and that is why it boils down to nothing else but medical tyranny.
Pasteur was ridiculed for years, for his theory that germs cause disease. And Semmelweiss was treated like an outcast for trying to persuade surgeons to wash their hands and sterilize their instruments. These doctors were considered to be spreading misinformation, and were punished for it. History repeats itself.
Our Public health policy is going from bad to worse and that is why we are now in a healthcare crisis; one that has arisen from extremely misguided healthcare policy.
Informed consent and the concept of patient bodily autonomy is the bedrock of medical ethics and yet those ethical healthcare professionals who hold to these principles have been fired from their jobs for refusing the jab, thus creating a health-care crisis that has put the public at risk.
So what are BC’s health authorities planning to do about this dire situation? Are they sitting down with the anti-vax medical practitioners to work out an amiable solution to the issue? No, they certainly are not. Instead the health authorities are trying to attract foreign healthcare workers to fill the void.
But what healthcare worker in their right mind would ever move to BC with the knowledge that they have to relinquish autonomy over their own body to the state and be injected with whatever the state chooses, as a condition of employment?
And what healthcare worker in their right mind would move to BC with the threat of jail time and/or a $200,000 fine for saying anything with which the government disagrees?
Furthermore, Bill 36 is driving even more BC doctors into retirement as they are simply unwilling to work under this draconian legislation. This is the last straw.
So, Bill 36 is the final nail in the coffin of BC healthcare and the ethical practice of medicine in BC. It is also another nail in the coffin of our democratic society where freedom of speech and scientific debate are now no longer tolerated in the medical community.
Bill 36 detrimentally impacts every patient and every healthcare professional in BC who are all victims of this misguided, unethical and illegal legislation.
It is time that a public health policy was drafted by people who understand democracy, the scientific process and most important of all, medical ethics. We have a crisis of moral integrity in our leadership and the people of Canada deserve better.