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Edmonton BLM activist, council candidate celebrates Calgary police officer’s murder

Horrific new details have emerged about how the officer was killed.




A candidate for Edmonton city council and vocal advocate of Black Lives Matter (BLM) and defunding the police, is celebrating the death of Calgary Police Service Sgt. Andrew Harnett because he was “corrupt.”

Abdulhakim Dalel, a candidate in Ward 7 in October’s election, was responding to a tweet about the death of Harnett, who was murdered in a hit-and-run New Year’s Eve after pulling over a car with mismatched licence plates in the northeast quadrant of Calgary.

The tweet, which now appears to have been removed, followed one which had noted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau still hadn’t paid tribute to the fallen officer and Dalel replied: “Cuz he was a Corrupted Police Officer”

The tweet was followed five smiley emojos.

Dalel who said he is a community activist in Edmonton, has commented in BLM articles involving the city police and has said repeatedly, if elected, he would defund the force.

In the last federal election, he was approved to by the party to seek the NDP nomination in Edmonton-Griesbach, which he lost.

“In 10 years, I’ve never seen a Black or brown officer in my area,” he told the Toronto Star in 2018.

“They need to be more proactive, engage in conversations with the businesses, the youth, make them feel like they’re one of us.

“You have to have people who are from the community and who are passionate about it.”

In Calgary, a procession of emergency vehicles is expected to take Harnett’s body from the medical examiner’s office to a northeast funeral home over the lunch hour.

And new details have emerged about how the officer was killed.


Harnett was dragged 400 metres before he was flung from a fleeing SUV, Meghan Grant of CBC News reported.

After pulling over the vehicle and speaking with the driver, who police allege is a 17-year-old youth, Harnett was in the process of writing tickets related to the driver’s graduated licence and headlights, which were not on, CBC said. 

The passenger, who police say was Amir Abdulrahman, 19, was wanted on four warrants, including one for assault and three for failure to comply with court orders. Other officers arrived on the scene as back-up.

CBC reported as two officers were at the passenger side door dealing with Abdulrahman, he allegedly began shouting for his younger friend to take off. 

The SUV sped away, but Harnett was still attached to the vehicle. For 400 metres at speeds of up to 90 km/h, the driver attempted to push Harnett off the SUV while Abdulrahman grabbed the wheel, said CBC.

Amir Abdulrahman

Eventually, Harnett was flung into oncoming traffic. 

The pair – both charged with first-degree murder – have said they will seek bail in upcoming court appearances.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Richard1ne

    January 8, 2021 at 11:03 am

    ———- Original Message ———-

    From: Richard Courtemanche
    To: Edmonton City Council
    Date: January 8, 2021 at 12:38 PM

    Subject: Abdulhakim Dalel for Council!!!!

    Dear Council Members,

    I am sure you aware the BLM advocate has rejoiced in making inflammatory posts which Twitter continues to support. Now, this outrageous post… https://westernstandardonline.com/2021/01/edmonton-blm-activist-council-candidate-celebrates-calgary-police-officers-murder/ !

    Canada needs immigration but here’s another example of how its controls are porous by letting this type of manure in.

    Who amongst you and his Ward will prevent this shit stain from succeeding! Hopefully, there are enough Patriots left in Edmonton to speak out!


    Richard Courtemanche

    Canadianism Supporter

    PS: Consider gibbetting him, but not in my neighbourhood though.


  2. ninetyninepct

    January 6, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Those two terrorists and their families have to be deported, immediately after they are found guilty.

    • Rebecca Jones

      January 8, 2021 at 11:27 am

      How racist of you to just straight up assume they weren’t born here.

      • Charles Martell III

        January 10, 2021 at 11:49 am

        Take a trip to London England Rebecca if you want to see your Future !

        Rebecca . . . what is going on in Europe today is where we are heading . . . u didn’t hear about the 200 Bombings in Sweden is 2019 . . . the almost daily stabbings in London, the many murders in Paris.

        Just keep your Lieberal head where the sun don’t shine and keep voting for Justin . . . in a few decades you too could be living just like them.

  3. Joan

    January 6, 2021 at 1:13 am

    there would have been a totally different response (most likely a complete outrage) if the officer had been black…ALL LIVES MATTER!! NOT just black

  4. Ah Jaysus

    January 5, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Sickening. Hopefully this lunatic extremist will never be elected.

  5. Slightly Annoyed

    January 5, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    He can remove all the tweets he wants, he’s done in politics

    • That's Dr. #SAND to you...

      January 6, 2021 at 12:33 pm

      Are you sure?
      NDP voters are plenty stupid.

  6. Charles Martell III

    January 5, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    Dalel is a dangerous loon . . . obviously an NDP supporter and big time Identity Politics loon.

    Is he Edmonton’s version of that famous Chicago Community Organizer & fellow traveller . . . the lyin & corrupt Barry Obama?

  7. GonadTheRuffian

    January 5, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    Islamic birds of a feather flock together.

  8. Paul Williamson

    January 5, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    scum bags

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Danish newspaper apologizes for contributing to COVID hysteria

Ekstra Bladet specifically apologized for making COVID-19 more threatening in the news and giving unnecessary power to COVID-19 vaccinations.




After two years of pushing COVID-19 narratives, a Danish newspaper is apologizing for reporting government information without questioning, resulting in inaccurate numbers and statements.

“We failed,” said Ekstra Bladet, one of Denmarks largest newspapers.

“For almost two years, we — the press and the population — have been almost hypnotically preoccupied with the authorities daily corona totals,” said the translated newspaper statement.

“Exactly, the official hospitalization numbers have been shown to be 27% higher than the actual figure for how many there are in the hospital, simply because they have corona. We only know that now.”

It’s a reoccurring trend worldwide that COVID-19 number reporting has been misleading.

Some Canadian provincial governments ame forward recently and admitted to skewed numbers.

Ekstra Bladet specifically apologized for making COVID-19 more threatening in the news and giving unnecessary power to COVID-19 vaccinations.

“The vaccines are consistently referred to as our ‘superweapon’ and our hospitals are called ‘superhospitals.’  Nevertheless, these super-hospitals are apparently maximally pressured, even though almost the entire population is armed with a super-weapon,” said the newspaper.

“In other words, there is something here that does not deserve the term ‘super’ — whether it’s the vaccines, the hospitals, or a mixture of it all…

“We have not been vigilant enough at the garden gate when the authorities were required to answer what it actually meant that people are hospitalized with corona and not because of corona.

“Because it makes a difference. A big difference.”

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard

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Toronto kids told: Shut up and eat your lunch

Consequences for a child speaking with their mask off will result in the their parents being notified to review the school’s COVID safety rules.




Parents of elementary students in Toronto have been advised to instruct their children they must remain silent while eating lunches maskless in schools.

The letter addressed to families discusses “lunchroom COVID safety rules” and lists six expectations of students in elementary schools across Toronto.

The children are expected to:

  • Face the front of the classroom at all times
  • Stay sitting in their seat
  • Raise their hand if they need help opening a container or need to leave the room to go to the washroom
  • Place their mask back on before speaking to the duty teacher
  • Don’t speak with their masks off (this means it is a silent eating time)
  • Put their mask back on a pack up their lunch bag when the warning bell rings.

Consequences for a child speaking with their mask off will result in their parents being notified to review the school’s COVID-19 safety rules.

Parents are also instructed to review the rules with their children at home.

Asher Honickman tweeted his disgust for the policy .

“This comes from a Toronto grade 1 class,” Honickman, a Toronto lawyer, tweeted.

“I asked my daughter (different school but also grade 1) and she confirms the kids are not to speak to one another during lunch. In looking out for the best interests of our children, we have completely missed the forest for the trees.”

The Western Standard contacted the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and was provided a link to its “COVID-19 Guidance for Schools JK to Grade 12.”

The document has a section dedicated to food practices for snacks, meals and lunchtime.

The instructions mention a number of practices including physical distancing, eating in cohorts, using classrooms instead of cafeterias or lunchrooms, enforcing a no-food-sharing policy and also suggest staff “encourage quiet lunches to reduce the potential for spreading respiratory droplets.”

The TDSB spokesman said the schools are following guidance from Toronto Public Health and have been since September 2020.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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Every single resident of Quebec hamlet covered in large COVID payout

The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit pays $300 a week. The village is home to 960 tax filers.




The federal Liberal cabinet approved a scheme to pay every single resident of a remote Quebec hamlet COVID-19 benefits, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The Department of Employment on Monday would not comment on discretionary cash awards approved by cabinet order.

“This benefit is designed to provide targeted and temporary income support to workers whose employment is interrupted by a designated COVID-19 public health lockdown,” staff wrote in a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement.  

“These payments will provide income support to workers who have lost their employment or are unable to perform work as a self-employed person.”

Cabinet on Wednesday designated the village of Kuujjuaq, Que. near Ungava Bay, as a lockdown region.

Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough was “of the opinion it is in the public interest that an order designating the region be made for the benefit,” wrote staff.

The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit pays $300 a week. The village is home to 960 tax filers.

Kuujjuaq benefits were made retroactive from last October 24 to December 18, an eight-week period.

Payments were estimated at up to $3,936,000, the equivalent of a federal cheque for every wage earner in the village.

The department had no explanation for the budget figure.

“The minister is of the opinion the ‘lockdown orders’ definition has been met,” staff wrote in a regulatory notice.

“The rise in COVID-19 cases in mid-December driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant has resulted in enhanced public health measures in multiple regions, provinces and territories concurrently.

“The lockdown benefit is not currently designed to respond to the scale and nature of the current public health measures given the narrow definition of ‘lockdown order.’”

Parliament passed the Lockdown Benefit Act on December 16. It originally limited payments to workers affected by full closures or stay-home orders for a minimum 14 days.

The main private sector employers in the village include two motels with a total 35 rooms, a co-op store and the Old Chimo Café, according to a local business directory.

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