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MPP Hillier continues to flaunt COVID violations in Christmas tweet

MPP Randy Hillier Tweets photo of large private Christmas gathering despite lockdown

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Controversial Ontario MPP Randy Hillier is again thumbing his nose at provincial COVID-19 restrictions limiting the size of private gatherings.

“The lies and deceptions of covid are over. How & why so many allowed themselves to be deceived will take years to to (sic) uncover, but I and many other Canadians will not accept the deception any longer. We are free and will defend our freedom,” he said in a Monday tweet.

The message displays an image of Hillier with a group of fourteen other fellow seasonal celebrants (presumably plus the photographer), possibly at Hillier’s home near Perth, Ont.

The current provincial lockdown affecting Perth restricts private gatherings to members of the same household.

“No indoor organized public events and social gatherings, except with members of the same household (the people you live with,” the health law said.

Hillier has been promoting COVID-19 lockdown defiance for some time.

Back in November, he was charged under the Reopening Ontario Act after organizing an anti-COVID-19 lockdown rally outside Queen’s Park in Toronto which exceeded the lawful outdoor gathering limit of ten people.

It was the second rally organized by Hillier to claim the pandemic restrictions and lockdowns are unlawful and are causing more harm than good.

Hillier has said he is looking forward to his day in court to challenge the constitutionality of the lockdown restrictions.

On December 20, an open letter to Hillier was published disputing his COVID-19 claims.

The letter was written by Dr. Jeanette Dietrich of Kingston, and signed by a group of forty-three additional physicians also concerned with Hillier’s statements and actions.

“We cannot let this misinformation stand unchallenged. “It’s very concerning because it confuses people when they see him presenting what appears to be scientific (information), when it isn’t, it may make them question the true scientific experts,” Dietrich told Global News.

Dietrich is concerned Hillier’s continual use of social media and website to spread “misinformation” may lead to constituents following his example and disobeying public health guidelines.

“It’s very concerning because it confuses people when they see him presenting what appears to be scientific (information), when it isn’t, it may make them question the true scientific experts,” Dietrich said.

Dietrich claims that around one hundred physicians have supported her letter.

In the letter she writes: “you misuse scientific references to give your stance an appearance of being scientific. I urge the public to ignore you and heed the advice of trained health care professionals. Continue to practice social distancing, wear masks, and keep everyone safe.”

The World Health Organization is currently urging world leaders to end lockdowns, due to the negative impact on physical and mental health, and the economic devastation caused by unemployment and bankruptcy.

A large volume of scientific evidence shows that masks provide limited or no protection against infection.

In October, over 6,000 epidemiologists and scientists signed the Great Barrington Declaration also recommending an end to lockdowns.

Hillier gets his day in court on January 7.

Ken Grafton is the Western Standards Ottawa Bureau Chief. He can be reached at kgrafton@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Mars Hill

    January 2, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Randy is not flaunting anything; he tell people to WAKE UP! He’s a Canadian Patriot, one of the few politicians in Canada with any guts.

  2. Mars Hill

    December 31, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Randy Hillier is a Canadian Patriot; the “virus” is going to go poof in one day in January 2021

  3. That's Dr. #SAND to you...

    December 29, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    “Johns Hopkins retracts report finding COVID death count ‘not alarming'”

    Fauci admits to lying about masks and herd immunity.

  4. sunbeamvalley

    December 29, 2020 at 8:20 am

    We could debate this all day…But we know for certain that Trudeau said this “This pandemic has provided an opportunity for a reset. This is our chance to accelerate our pre-pandemic efforts to reimagine economic systems that actually address global challenges like extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.” I am afraid he is steering us to a Command economic system from a Market economy. Communistic countries have Command economies. We will no longer have any control over our prosperity or freedom.

  5. ninetyninepct

    December 29, 2020 at 12:54 am

    We expect that everyone in that picture will refuse the vaccine and also refuse emergency treatment in a hospital. Maybe they can ask Trudeau for some of his friend’s fictitious ventilators that have been paid for in advance.

  6. Charles Martell III

    December 28, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Politicians & Media IGNORE Reality & Common Sense . . . .

    Redman says he wrote to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in early April to advise Kenney of his plan and offered his services. By June, he had approached all 13 Canadian premiers, but he has largely been ignored, he says.

    Crucially, the “fear campaign” in the media and through government announcements must stop, he notes.

    “People are being beaten down by the media every day, telling them that there’s another 10,000 cases, and another 100 people have died, forgetting to mention without any context that those 100 people that died are the ones we abandoned in long-term care homes,” he said.

    Anti-social measures that erode the social fabric must end, he says, such as “snitch lines” where health officials ask people to report on each other for pandemic rule infractions.

    “Making people fear each other is always the wrong approach to any challenge.”

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/canadas-pandemic-response-deeply-flawed-says-former-provincial-emergency-agency-chief_3629333.html

  7. H Jenson

    December 28, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    I’m sure Kenney also had a great Christmas gathering

  8. Cytotoxic

    December 28, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Good to see Dietrich and the others blow Hillier right out of the water. That idiot should be fined into bankruptcy for hosting a spreader event.

    “A large volume of scientific evidence shows that masks provide limited or no protection against infection.”

    Wrong. Your own link is to a 2011 paper about influenza, not COVID-19. The data is clear that masks are good at preventing transmission: https://reason.com/2020/11/18/masks-not-very-effective-at-protecting-wearers-says-new-danish-study/

    Your statement on the WHO lockdown stance is misleading. First, it was against using lockdowns ‘as a primary tool’, not against them completely. Second it was back in early October, third it was one official. Doesn’t mean I support lockdowns.

    The Barrington Declaration is tripe. It’s basis is outdated data. The whole ‘cocooning’ strategy made sense in April but by now we know ‘the vulnerable’ is a huge chunk of the populace.

    This is going to be our Chernobyl. The liberty movement started dying when it embraced Ron Paul and his fellow loonies, now it’s going to finish dying.

    • Allen

      December 28, 2020 at 3:58 pm

      Does reciting garbage facts, presented by garbage politicians get you off or something? The entire ‘pandemic’ is a complete ruse to re-engineer society, the economy, and the way of life of every single person in the western world, to anyone who has more than a critical thought in their head.

      By reciting garbage data you are no more than a mouth piece for the politicians who seek to enslave you. Wake the hell up.

      • Cytotoxic

        December 28, 2020 at 4:09 pm

        I’m a scientist. I plead educated.

      • Allen

        December 29, 2020 at 9:21 am

        Then you’re part of the problem.

      • Cytotoxic

        December 29, 2020 at 5:04 pm

        I am the solution. That it offends uppity peons like you is just a bonus. Learn your place or be put in it.

      • sunbeamvalley

        December 30, 2020 at 6:17 pm

        Completely elitist, arrogant, and authoritarian attitude. Educated means you call people names? You need learn how to discuss issues maturely. ‘When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.’ – Socrates.

      • Allen

        December 31, 2020 at 3:38 pm

        Referring to others as ‘peons’ and proclaiming that you know all likely isn’t a good look, friend. Might help you in the real world if you did less of that. I understand existence is miserable when you believe in nothing, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

      • Menton79

        December 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm

        Dude, don’t forget your tinfoil hat…LMAO!

      • Allen

        December 29, 2020 at 9:25 am

        What exactly is it about this situation that makes you think everything happening is less than conspiratorial? I may have been considered a nut job a year ago, but through all the events of this year—the draconian lockdowns, politicians showing their true colours, insane levels of MSM propaganda—Everything I’ve been talking about for the past 10 years has come to light. I have been more than vindicated, thank you.

      • Menton79

        December 30, 2020 at 4:08 pm

        LMAO! Right – you’re a prophet of the total shit future…new world orders, black helicopters, agenda 21 and all.

      • Allen

        December 31, 2020 at 3:48 pm

        Unfortunately, yes. Not a prophet by any means, but things are headed in a dark direction.

    • Charles Martell III

      December 28, 2020 at 7:02 pm

      You’re a “Spreader” Event man . . . you’re spreading fake news just like the CBC . . .

      “CDC says Number Who Died “From” Coronavirus Is Much Less, Around 6 Percent”
      Today we now have empirical evidence that the WHO, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx were all wrong. They were charlatans. They lied.
      The CDC silently updated their numbers this week to show that only 6% of all coronavirus deaths were completely due to the coronavirus alone. The rest of the deaths pinned to the China coronavirus are attributed to individuals who had other serious issues going on.

      The PCR Test is Fake . . .
      Dr Kary Mullis, who won the Nobel Prize for inventing the PCR process, was clear that it wasn’t meant as a diagnostic tool, saying:
      with PCR, if you do it well, you can find almost anything in anybody.”

      Covid-19: Can the Official Death Toll be Believed
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TKJN61aflI

      • Cytotoxic

        December 28, 2020 at 11:12 pm

        “Dr Kary Mullis, who won the Nobel Prize for inventing the PCR process, was clear that it wasn’t meant as a diagnostic tool”

        Well she’s wrong lol.

        “with PCR, if you do it well, you can find almost anything in anybody”

        She’s still wrong lol. If you design the primers and the cycle sensibly, it will be specific.

        You’re clearly just taking the ‘throw everything at the wall’ technique of ‘debate’. The well educated-such as myself-are not troubled by your copious flailing. You and people like you acquiesce to your place in this world regardless.

      • Charles Martell III

        December 29, 2020 at 3:14 pm

        She is a HE . . .

        The Corona Simulation Machine: Why the Inventor of The “Corona Test” Would Have Warned Us Not To Use It To Detect A Virus
        “Scientists are doing an awful lot of damage to the world in the name of helping it. I don’t mind attacking my own fraternity because I am ashamed of it.” –Kary Mullis, Inventor of Polymerase Chain Reaction.

        We have an immune system that is a miracle like The Sistine Chapel. It withstands toxic, microbial inundation on a grand scale at all times, while operating a super-highway of adaptive life-sustaining genetic information, on cellular bridges, emitting telegrams of vital evolutionary code, slandered as “viruses” or “retroviruses.”

        People die—yes. But people don’t die the way Bill Gates would have you believe, at the mercy of malicious, predatory pathogens, “lurking” on every surface, and especially other humans. That’s not “science.” That’s social engineering. Terrorism.

        What do we mean when we say a person “tests positive” for Covid-19?

        We don’t actually mean they have been found to “have” it.

        We’ve been hijacked by our technologies, but left illiterate about what they actually mean. In this case, I am in the rare position of having known, spent time with, and interviewed the inventor of the method used in the presently available Covid-19 tests, which is called PCR, (Polymerase Chain Reaction.)

        His name was Kary B. Mullis, and he was one of the warmest, funniest, most eclectic-minded people I ever met, in addition to being a staunch critic of HIV “science,” and an unlikely Nobel Laureate, i.e. a “genius.”

      • Cytotoxic

        December 29, 2020 at 5:02 pm

        What a bunch of psychobabble.

      • Charles Martell III

        January 1, 2021 at 10:29 am

        Did you think the Good Dr. had changed his “Pronouns” ? ? ?
        After all you being a “Scientist” know that is possible yes . . . . lol

        “The PCR test (a complete fraud for several reasons) is run in “cycles.” Each cycle is a giant magnification of a tiny portion of the swab sample taken from the patient.

        As I’ve reported, even Tony Fauci readily asserts that if the PCR is run at 35 cycles or higher, it’s meaningless.

        Every positive result—-indicating “infection with the virus”—-occurring at 35 cycles or higher is meaningless.

        BUT, as I’ve also pointed out, public health agencies recommend running the PCR test at up to 40 cycles. Therefore, labs comply.

        Therefore, millions upon millions of PCR tests results, over the last nine months, which indicate “infection,” are a vast lie.

        Therefore, the COVID case numbers are a vast lie, and the lockdowns, which are based on those numbers, are absurd, insane, criminal, and predatory.

        NOW, the WHO is walking back their stance on how the PCR should be run, for the reasons I mentioned above.

        The WHO document is titled, “WHO Information Notice for IVD Users/Nucleic acid testing (NAT) technologies that use real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for detection of SARS-CoV-2.”

        WHO says “Users of RT-PCR reagents should read the IFU [Information for Use] carefully to determine if manual adjustment of the PCR positivity threshold is necessary to account for any background noise which may lead to a specimen with a high cycle threshold (Ct) value result being interpreted as a positive result.”

        Translation: Using too many test cycles—-aka “high cycle threshold (Ct) value”—-has resulted in patients being told they’re infected, which is a lie.

        “In some cases, the IFU will state that the cut-off should be manually adjusted to ensure that specimens with high Ct values are not incorrectly assigned SARS-CoV-2 detected due to background noise.”

        https://canadafreepress.com/article/the-criminal-who-blows-its-own-cover-fake-pcr-test

      • sunbeamvalley

        December 30, 2020 at 6:24 pm

        You are a scientist and “well-educated” and didn’t know that Dr. Mullis is a man and that he died in August 2019? So he’s not ‘still wrong’, sadly he is dead.
        By the way, one doesn’t need to be “well-educated” to learn shit. You, and people like you, should know this.

  9. Charles Martell III

    December 28, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    “HC Professionals” ? Who know absolutely NOTHING about country wide Emergency Measures.
    And they know even more than the Politicians . . . . lol

    Every year almost 39,000 people die in BC . . .
    27,000 people die in Alberta . . . .

    In 2018, there were 23 deaths from influenza and pneumonia per 100,000 population, an increase from previous years. Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious viral infection and frequent cause of pneumonia. Pneumonia is a more serious infection of the lungs and is particularly deadly among young children, the elderly, and those with certain chronic conditions.
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/444895/number-of-deaths-in-canada-by-province/

    So question is . . . why are they doing this?
    Perhaps if we pay attention to Our Justin, the UN & the Trash like Soros & Gates . . . . just sayin !

  10. sunbeamvalley

    December 28, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Dietrich says: “…heed the advice of trained health care professionals.” Okay, the WHO is telling the world to end lockdowns. So… like, those health care professionals? Or the 40,000 doctors of The Great Barrington Declaration? I have listened to hoards of health care professionals that oppose lockdowns, so I AM heeding their advice.

    • Cytotoxic

      December 28, 2020 at 3:47 pm

      Read the link. The WHO official urged governments not to use lockdowns as a ‘primary tool’.

      • Charles Martell III

        December 28, 2020 at 7:05 pm

        Deaths from heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic lower respiratory disease, diabetes, influenza, nephritis, and septicemia all decreased– by an amount almost exactly equal to the increase in covid deaths.

        Dr. Briand began by pointing out that we cannot assess the effect of Covid-19 by looking only at Covid-19 deaths. Rather, the death toll attributed to Covid-19 must be assessed in the context of deaths from all causes. Towards that end, Briand converted the CDC data to graphical form, and some interesting trends emerged.

        The first was that the percent of deaths per age category did not change. There was no increase in the percentage of deaths in those over the age of 85, nor in the 75-84 age group, nor in the 65-74 age group. This seems a bit odd, since the risk of dying from the covid is known to increase dramatically with age.

        The second was that during the three-week peak period for Covid-19 deaths, i.e., the weeks ending April 11 through April 25, while mortality from Covid-19 went up, that of every other cause went down. Deaths from heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic lower respiratory disease, diabetes, influenza, nephritis, and septicemia all decreased– by an amount almost exactly equal to the increase in covid deaths.

        Dr. Briand’s conclusion was straightforward: “All this points to no evidence that Covid-19 created any excess deaths.”

        In plain English, most of the people who are said to have died of the covid would have died anyway.

      • Cytotoxic

        December 28, 2020 at 9:07 pm

        1) Not remotely related to what I posted

        2) Everyone who dies would’ve ‘died anyway’. This is unhelpful nihilistic BS.

      • Charles Martell III

        December 29, 2020 at 3:02 pm

        Completely related man . . . the entire Lockdown thing is a SCAM !
        Fewer deaths in 2020 than the previous year . . .

        Had our vacuous leaders just protected Seniors’ Homes and folks with Health Issues and left the rest of Society functioning . . . we would look more like Florida today. That is what they did there, and Florida has a massive Seniors population.

        I went to the Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock in May for a day surgery procedure that was delayed because of the virus scare . . . asked the Nurses what they had been doing for the previous 6 weeks . . . . they said “Absolutely Nothing” !

      • Cytotoxic

        December 29, 2020 at 5:02 pm

        “Fewer deaths in 2020 than the previous year ”

        But not the average of past 5 years.

      • Charles Martell III

        January 1, 2021 at 10:34 am

        Once again your steel trap mind is missing the POINT !

        Most of the deaths were deaths WITH the Virus . . . not FROM the Virus !

        2017/18 Flu Season was a much more deadly . . . in many US cities they had to keep patients in overflo Tents . . . this has not happened with the Wuhan Flu.

      • ninetyninepct

        December 29, 2020 at 12:54 am

        We are ALL going to die anyway, so let’s just blame it on the Chinese Virus.

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Canada-Europe take action over COVID variant Omicron

“Emergence of Omicron, a new variant of concern reinforces the need for caution,” said Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam.

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With the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant of concern (VOC) named Omicron in South Africa, the Canadian government is taking steps to limit the risk to Canadians.

Travellers arriving from countries of concern within the last 14 days will be required to quarantine pending negative COVID-19 tests. Countries of concern include South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini.

On Friday, Canada’s Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said the federal government will impose five measures in an effort to limit its spread in Canada.

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam took to Twitter on Saturday to share her concerns over the VOC.

“Emergence of Omicron, a new variant of concern reinforces the need for caution,” wrote Tam.

The WHO has labelled Omicron as a variant of concern due to its high number of mutations and reports that early evidence suggests it could be more infectious than other variants.

Meanwhile, during a news conference on Saturday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK will take “targeted and precautionary measures” after two people tested positive for the Omicron variant.

One case was identified in Brentwood, a town in southeastern England while the other case was located in the central city of Nottingham. Both individuals are linked and had travelled from southern Africa. The two individuals are self-isolating along with their households and authorities are working on contact tracing.

Johnson confirmed travellers arriving in England will be required to take a PCR test and self-isolate until a negative test result is provided. Those that test positive for the new variant will have to self-isolate, along with any of their close contacts, for 10 days regardless of vaccine status.

He also said masks will be required in shops and other public spaces and indicated they will “boost the booster campaign.”

“Right now this is the responsible course of action to slow down the seeding and the spread of this new variant and to maximize our defences,” said Johnson.

Johnson said the new rules will be reviewed in three weeks when scientists know more about the variant.

On Friday, the British government added Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe to the country’s travel red list. By Saturday, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia were also added to the list.

Other countries are adding restrictions on travellers coming from various southern African countries including the US, Japan, Brazil, and Australia while cases have also been reported in Belgium, Israel and Hong Kong.

Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and the Czech Republic have also reported suspected cases related to travellers arriving from South Africa.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
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Road closures as British Columbians brace for more rain

Closures will impact Highway 1, Highway 3 and Highway 99 on Saturday.

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As BC braces for additional rain, the government has ‘proactively’ closed a number of highways for travel.

“We are actively responding, monitoring and assessing the many highway closures due to flooding and will continue to do so as we work with local and emergency service partners,” said the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

“Safety is our top priority while we deal with a rapidly changing and difficult situation.”

Closures will impact Highway 1, Highway 3 and Highway 99 on Saturday. The ministry said the time and duration of the closures will be weather-dependent.

“The highway infrastructure in these areas is extremely vulnerable following recent storms, and more heavy rain in the forecast poses an additional risk,” said the ministry in a press release.

“The closures of these three highways will be re-evaluated on Sunday morning, with the highways reopened when it is safe to do so.”

The release said Highway 1 will be closed between Popkum and Hope on Saturday afternoon as BC Hydro plans a reservoir release, “crucial to protect the Jones Lake Reservoir, which is also being affected by the heavy rains.”

The release explains the reservoir release will discharge water towards areas of Highway 1 that were affected during the November 14 storm.  

“This additional flow – combined with the increased precipitation and already high stream flows – poses a risk of impact to Highway 1 in the Laidlaw area.”

The ministry is bracing for further damage to Highway 1 in this area and said the reopening time cannot be determined at this stage but will be assessed by crews “when it is safe to do so.”

Highway 7 between Mission and Hope remains open with travel restrictions in place. Essential purposes for travel are defined in the travel restrictions order through the Emergency Program Act

Weather statements are in effect for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, Squamish to Whistler and the Sunshine Coast into next week. Storms are expected to bring more rain which has resulted in high streamflow advisories for all regions of the coast by the River Forecast Centre.

Ongoing road and travel updates are available on the ministry’s website.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
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Bill to aid jurors traumatized by testimony up for vote … again

Bill C-206 would amend a 1972 secrecy law to permit jurors to disclose confidential details of deliberations for the purpose of “medical or psychiatric treatment or any therapy or counselling.”

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For the third time in three years, legislators will attempt to pass an aid bill for jurors traumatized by graphic testimony in criminal courts.

“When we ask citizens to be a juror we don’t ask them to be a victim,” said Quebec Senator and bill sponsor Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu.

“There is no excuse not to adopt that bill.” 

Bill C-206 would amend a 1972 secrecy law to permit jurors to disclose confidential details of deliberations for the purpose of “medical or psychiatric treatment or any therapy or counselling,” said Blacklock’s Reporter.

Two identical bills, S-207 and C-417, lapsed in the last two Parliaments.

“That kind of bill should be a government bill, not a private bill,” said Boisvenu.

“I don’t think it’s a matter of private interest. It’s a matter of national interest.”

In 2017, the Commons justice committee recommended the Criminal Code amendment after hearing testimony from former jurors who said they quit jobs, suffered marriage breakdown and were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after being compelled to watch crime scene videos and hear testimony from coroners.

“Everyone’s mental health matters,” Ontario Senator Lucie Moncion said Thursday.

“Yet from a legal point of view, jurors are part of a special category of people who are denied complete health care. The secrecy rule prohibits a juror from disclosing information related to deliberations to anyone including a health care professional. This needs to change.”

Moncion was a juror in a 1989 murder trial and said the experience left her with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

“They show you the whole autopsy,” said Moncion.

“It was very difficult. This is still very difficult for me.”

Alberta Conservative MP Michael Cooper, a member of the 2017 Commons justice committee that recommended reforms, said delays were inexcusable.

“It should have been a no-brainer for the government to have brought this bill forward,” said Cooper indicating the bill has been “studied thoroughly.”

“There have literally been no arguments tendered against this piece of legislation.”

Cooper, in 2019, sponsored a similar bill – C-417 – that lapsed. MPs at the time noted U.S. jurors were free to discuss their experience with friends, family, psychiatrists or media.

“In the United States once a trial is over jurors are generally free to discuss the events of the trial and jury deliberations unless a specific court order bars them from doing so,” said Ontario Liberal MP Arif Virani, then-parliamentary secretary for justice.

“What that means is that jurors in the United States can talk with nearly anyone about juror deliberations including a talk show host on national television or across the Internet. This approach, which offers limited protection for juror privacy, is significantly different from the Canadian model.”

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