A sign for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health in Richmond, B.C., on April 10, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)
By Jeff Sandes
February 12, 2023Updated: February 12, 2023
[Editor’s Note: It’s with great relief that news of Dr. Hoffe’s hearing before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC has been postponed and I want to thank all the good folks across the nation who were so conscientiously quick in firing off letters of support for Charles Hoffe to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. BIG THANKS also to Jeff Sandes and the Epoch Times for running his story.
Please note that the images in the body of the article and any urls attached to them are mine and not those of Epoch Times.]
Hearing of BC Doctor Who Spoke Out Against
COVID Protocols Postponed by Regulatory College
By Jeff Sandes
The first doctor in British Columbia to face a disciplinary hearing in front of the province’s College of Physicians and Surgeons related to COVID-19 protocol has had his review postponed.
Lytton, B.C. before the fire
Dr. Charles Hoffe from Lytton, B.C., was scheduled to begin his 10-day hearing before a college discipline committee panel on Feb. 13, but his lawyer, who spent several weeks in hospital recently, had applied multiple times to postpone the hearing so he could prepare. After a case conference on Feb. 7 and 8, the panel notified Hoffe and his lawyer of the adjournment on Feb. 9. A new date for his hearing has not yet been publicly announced.
Hoffe says he’s relieved.
“We initially asked for this adjournment seven and a half weeks ago, but the college was so reluctant to give it that they’ve literally approved it four days before the trial starts,” he told The Epoch Times.
“Clearly, they have done this with great reluctance. But you know, time and truth go hand in hand, and with every passing week, more and more scientific evidence validates everything they have accused me of, showing they are wrong. So they clearly need to drop all of these absurd charges against me and all of the other doctors, and they need to go back to [being] the guardians of medical ethics, which is what they’re supposed to be.”
The citation listed three examples, with more left unnamed. Hoffe is accused of recommending ivermectin as a treatment for COVID and where to get it without a prescription; saying COVID vaccines can cause harm including neurological injuries, female infertility, and even death not recognized by public health; and expressing that vaccinated people can cause harm to those who remain vaccine free.
Many of Hoffe’s supporters wrote to the college in recent weeks to show their opposition to any disciplinary action against Hoffe.
In a citation issued to Hoffe in February 2022, the college alleged he “contravened standards imposed under the Health Professions Act, including but not limited to the Canadian Medical Association’s Code of Ethics and Professionalism by publishing statements on social media and other digital platforms that were misleading, incorrect or inflammatory about vaccinations, treatments, and public measure relating to COVID-19.”
Former police officer Ivan DeSilva used to work with the college when he was a detective with the Vancouver Police Department’s Sex Crimes and Child Abuse units, handling many of their investigations.
DeSilva now hosts his “A Biblical Frame” podcast. He has interviewed Hoffe on his podcast, having previously met him, and as a supporter he wrote a letter to the college speaking to Hoffe’s professionalism and integrity.
See article HERE
He says the college now operates with a different mandate than when he was with the Vancouver Police Department.
“When I wrote this letter, I basically said there was a time when I worked with the college and their investigative body and saw how they did their investigations,” DeSilva said in an interview. “I developed respect for them, and it is out of that sense of high regard for them that I’m surprised that they’re taking this approach with Dr. Hoffe because it doesn’t seem to gel with the college I knew.”
Now he says he wonders whether the college has “become another political tool of the government.”
DeSilva says the recent passing of Bill 36, the Health Professions and Occupations Act, suggests to him the B.C. government is looking to replace medical professionals in the province’s colleges with government bureaucrats, which could compromise their integrity.
The Epoch Times reached out to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia but did not receive a reply.
Hoffe created controversy in April 2021 when he wrote an open letter to B.C. Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry describing the severe adverse events some of his patients were experiencing after receiving the COVID vaccines, and asking whether the province should reconsider the rollout.
See Cariboosentinel article HERE
“In our small community of Lytton, BC, we have one person dead, and three people who look as though they will be permanently disabled, following their first dose of the Moderna vaccine. The age of those affected ranges from 38 to 82 years of age,” he wrote.
Before writing the letter, Hoffe had been censored from communicating with other doctors about side effects and the person he was told to direct all of his questions to at Interior Health ignored his repeated requests to address his concerns, he says. He was banned from working in provincial hospitals and all of his submissions of vaccine adverse events were overturned and deemed to be coincidence.
See Cariboosentinel article HERE
Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Brian Peckford also wrote to the college in support of Hoffe and highlighted its lack of adherence to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a document he helped create.
“I urge you to abandon your present course and permit Dr. Hoffe to continue his excellent medical practice providing care in freedom, valuing the right of the person and in practicing the principle of doing no harm,” Peckford wrote.
“May I remind you of the Charter provision of ‘life, liberty and security of the person.’ This is in Canada’s most important document, our Constitution.”
The Epoch Times contacted the B.C. Ministry of Health asking about oversight of the college and whether provisions in Bill 36 were designed to provide additional protections to the college or its members, but did not receive a response by press time.