Mike Farnworth lying in the Legislature. Is anyone doing their job in government?

“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

Statement: NPF Rejects Pending B.C. Police Travel Ban Enforcement Order


National Police Federation 

Apr 21, 2021, 19:04 ET



SURREY, BC, April 21, 2021 /CNW/ –  Following is a statement from Brian Sauvé, President of the National Police Federation, regarding enforcement by BC RCMP of the pending provincial travel ban order:

“Earlier today, we wrote to Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General to express our disappointment and grave concerns about the Province’s proposed police participation in enforcing a COVID-19 ban on non-essential travel outside of the Province.

Since the official announcement of these travel restrictions, the National Police Federation has been hearing loud and clear from a growing number of RCMP Members asking us to oppose this proposed Order. In addition to shouldering an already heavy and increasing workload, participating in enforcement “roadblocks” puts even greater pressure on limited resources and puts our Members at further risk of exposure and possible infection.

Equally important, we are continuing to enhance and build on our relationships with vulnerable and racialized communities, and the ambiguity and potentially negative impacts of these Orders risk reversing this progress.

Last week, the Government of Ontario announced a similar measure, and, that same day, Ontario police services took the unusual step of roundly rejecting that Order. They explained in no uncertain terms that Ontario police officers had no appetite to act on enhanced powers that are typically found in police states, and that doing so would erode a currently fragile public trust, especially with vulnerable and racialized communities.

Finally, we hope that all parties support our RCMP Members towards the sustainability of stable and consistent policing across the province.”

About the National Police Federation:

The National Police Federation (NPF) was certified to represent ~20,000 RCMP Members serving across Canada and internationally in the summer of 2019. The NPF is the largest police labour relations organization in Canada; the second largest in North America and is the first independent national association to represent RCMP Members.

The NPF is focused on improving public safety in Canada by negotiating the first-ever Collective Agreement for RCMP officers, and on increasing resources, equipment, training, and other supports for our Members who have been under-funded for far too long. Better resourcing and supports for the RCMP will enhance community safety and livability in the communities we serve, large and small, across Canada.

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