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Wildrose heads into founding convention Saturday

478 members are registered to attend the party’s founding AGM.

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The Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta (WIP) is holding its first convention on Saturday with 478 members registered to attend the virtual gathering.

WIP President Rick Northey said that their membership rolls have swelled by around 1,000 over the last month to a total of 6,500.

The surge in memberships comes in the wake of the UCP Snowbird Scandal, which saw at least 10 MLAs and staffers jet off to sun and sand destinations while the rest of the province was in a pandemic lockdown.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AGM will be a virtual one, with events streamed through a YouTube channel.

Members will be voting on the party’s constitution, put together by a committee that included Northey. The constitution will be voted on as a document in its entirety and requires the backing of 75 per cent of delegates to pass. Members will be go through with line-by-line amendments when law allows the party to hold an in-person gathering.

The delegates will also vote on prepared policy documents, with a vote of 50 per cent needed to pass. Again, they will be fine tuned at a later meeting.

The members will also vote on the board of directors and regional officers.

One of those seeking a board seat is Dr. Dennis Modry, who gained notority in December when he wrote a letter to Premier Jason Kenney asking him to end the lockdown.

The letter, reprinted exclusively on the Western Standard, was viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

As a medical pioneer, Modry completed Alberta’s first heart transplant in 1985. He has been WIP’s VP of Policy and Governance.

The AGM will end Saturday with a speech by interim leader Paul Hinman.

The party was founded in June when members of Wexit Alberta and the Freedom Conservative Party voted to merge their parties into the new Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta.

The party surged in a recently Mainstreet Research poll conducted for the Western Standard to nine per cent province-wide support.

A leadership race is expected to be held between the spring and fall of 2021 to select the party’s standard bearer going into the next election.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
TWITTER: Twitter.com/nobby7694

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. Charles Martell III

    January 22, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Time for Freedom Loving Albertans to get behind ONE Party that has a real objective and can deliver for the folks. The old Lieberal/Conservative thing is a dead horse, been playing Musical Chairs for decades with the same failed results!

  2. Christopher Lawrence

    January 22, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Looking forward to voting Wildrose at the next election. Lets get started on putting the blocks in place(Alberta pension plan, health care program, police force, etc) to help us negotiate a better deal for Alberta or eventually leave confederation. Kenney should have started this process but he has no interest in helping Alberta, only appeasing the rest of Canada. Time for Alberta to put Alberta first. 40 years of failed national policies forced on Alberta is enough to show us that the east does not care about us.

    • Greg Misquitta

      January 22, 2021 at 3:29 pm

      ALL the Very Best to – Kathy Flett, Zuzana D’ and the Rest!

      WEXIT is – ALBERTA’S LAST HOPE – to:
      CHART – Your Own – FUTURE
      MANIFEST – Your Own – DESTINY

      You MIGHT WANT to Invite BRIAN JEAN – to Play a Key Role
      He is – a TRUE – SON OF THE SOIL
      His Hands-On Involvement – during the Wild Fires – Proved that

      In my Opinion:
      IF – Albertans – had brought him (instead of the ELITIST ESTABLISHMENT “Career” Politician Kenney) – as Head of the UCP, you would have had a STRONG Advocate “FOR ALBERTA”, from DAY ONE.

      Denny Crane!

  3. Cytotoxic

    January 22, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Canadian doctor’s open letter about Covid-19 contains false claims

    https://factcheck.afp.com/canadian-doctors-open-letter-about-covid-19-contains-false-claims

    “But even if the numbers of Covid-19 patients in ICUs were relatively low, “you still have all the other people who are sick with other things that need ICU beds. At baseline, we are over capacity for inpatient care in all of Canada, so to add an extra 10-15 percent ICU and 20-30 percent in other acute care is an absolute disaster,” the University of Toronto’s Pakes said.”

    “Modry also claims that “the PCR test for Covid-19 has a false positive rate of up to 50 percent according to the CDC.” This is false.

    Clicking on the link provided leads to a CTV article about antibody tests, which are not PCR tests.

    The WIP’s VP of Policy and Governance confused a serological test with a PCR test. HOLY F(*K.

    Oh, and: “A UK study estimated that the false positive rate of PCR tests can fluctuate between 0.8 and four percent.”

    That’s it. Stick a fork in them. They might get some seats sometimes but they’ve been captured by the hayseeds of rural Alberta and they’re going to be a party of dumb ignorant hayseeds and assorted kooks. They could’ve been a Calgarian party instead if they had started in The City.

    • Charles Martell III

      January 22, 2021 at 6:25 pm

      For MONTHS the media has pretended that elderly people with really severe illnesses don’t make up the vast majority of #Covid deaths.

      And for months we have twisted our society into a pretzel . . .

      When does the truth start to matter?

      • Cytotoxic

        January 22, 2021 at 9:41 pm

        They pretended no such thing.

    • Charles Martell III

      January 22, 2021 at 4:18 pm

      One more time for the dummy . . . .

      PCR test is a Forensic Tool invented in the 80s to Amplify Genetic material for mostly DNA testing. It can take a virus, dead or alive and multiply it depending on the number of rotations.
      It is a FAKE Test . . . and will always be a fake test with a high failure rate.

      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.”

      Interesting Numbers . . . Canada’s are likely quite similar . . .

      “Let me give you two numbers: 944,251 and 946,067. Both were obtained from the US CDC website.

      The first number is the total number of U.S. deaths from January through April 2020.

      The second number is the total number of U.S. deaths from January through April 2018.

      This is obviously a “Scam” Demic . . . even a weak leftist mind can do simple math . . .
      Released on the Globe by the Obama funded Wuhan Lab because the US was crushing the CCP . . . and the Corporate Globalists are against that ! ! !

      • Greg Misquitta

        January 22, 2021 at 5:04 pm

        Vera Etches – Chief Medical Officer (Ottawa) – Affirmed 6 Months Ago, that:
        Our “Tests” have ONLY a 40% Accuracy Rate.

        Rebel News – Identified a Worker at OPG – who Tested “False-Positive” and REFUSED to have the Vaccine Forced Upon Him, has Lost his Job (In Spite of being Harassed, Repeatedly, with Repeat Test and having to Wear a Mask for 16 Hours – AT A STRETCH).

        A Mr. Aslan, 3 Months ago, Wrote to B. Massey (DIPPTY Chief Medical Officer – Brampton), that he has FACTS, thru’ the Freedom of Information Act showing the Doug Ford Government has Tests – that show EVERYONE as “Positive”.

        Two – Three Weeks ago, Rebel News or TO SUN, Revealed – the Doug Ford Government is showing SUICIDES as – Death by COVID.

      • Cytotoxic

        January 22, 2021 at 9:41 pm

        “will always be a fake test with a high failure rate.”

        STFU you have no expertise in this field. Be silent and kneel before those who do.

      • Charles Martell III

        January 24, 2021 at 7:49 pm

        Still in the dumb lane . . . Even the WHO has now said to lower the number of revolutions in the PCR test . . . Why you ask? to make Senile China Joe look good.

        Average age of the deceased in BC over 80 . . . wise up fool !

      • Charles Martell III

        January 24, 2021 at 8:17 pm

        You bought a lab coat at a swap meet and now you’re an expert . . . lol

        WHO just announced that they recommend that the PCR tests revolutions be reduced . . . now that China Joe is Pres they want the “Cases” number to go down.

        HCQ works great and the PCR test is FAKE ! ! !

      • Cytotoxic

        January 24, 2021 at 9:45 pm

        “revolutions”

        LOL

  4. Ken Browne

    January 22, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Oh yay, the return of Social Credit

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Lawyer blasts Alberta sports facilities for vaccine passport policies

“It is unlawful for your facility to implement REP (Restriction Exemption Program) for youth activities,” From said in his letter to facilities.

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Lawyer Derek From has sent a stern warning to sport facility operators Monday saying they are breaching the law by requiring parents and kids 12 and over to show their vaccine status.

A constitutional lawyer for 10 years with the Canadian Constitution Foundation, From is now in private practice at an Airdrie law firm.

From was retained by a group of parents who have kids enrolled in youth sports programs in Calgary and the surrounding area.

“It is unlawful for your facility to implement REP (Restriction Exemption Program) for youth activities,” From said in his letter to facilities.

REP allows businesses to either choose to operate as usual if they implement a vaccine passport program or limit their attendance to one-third of their fire code capacity and abide by a number of other public health restrictions.

“Youth sports are supposed to be out of scope for these mandates according to the latest public health order,” From said in an interview with the Western Standard.

Last Thursday, public health order #43-2021 was rescinded due to “bad faith behaviour on the part of businesses offering youth activities and rogue municipal governments seeking to increase and stiffen the restrictions enacted by the Government of Alberta,” From states in the letter.

In its place, order #45-2021 was enacted making it clear that youth activities are out of the scope of REP.  

“This means that facilities that house youth sports are not allowed to use (vaccine) passports. They have to opt out of the passport program,” From said.

However, Calgary city council passed a bylaw that came into effect September 23 forcing businesses eligible for the REP to participate without choice including recreation facilities.

Calgary bylaw 65M2021 says “any person aged 12 years and older must show identification and either proof of vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or a medical exemption from vaccine letter.”

“With (Mayor Naheed) Nenshi running interference on this issue, a lot of people were turned away from a number of facilities over the weekend,” From said.

“Essentially, they (city council) have left no one any choice in the municipality of Calgary including hockey rinks, even though it falls out of scope according to the province. Now a bunch of other surrounding communities are falling in line.”  

The legal letter demands these facilities stop enforcing any REP-related restrictions associated with youth physical, performance or recreational activities, and begin to follow the clear direction set out by the Alberta government regarding what falls in and out of scope for the REP.

“Youth physical activity, performance activity and recreational activity, where all participants are under the age of 18” is listed as outside of the purview of REP. This means that REP is not available for implementation in association with such activities,” the letter states.

“Thousands of parents are ready to have this fight for their kids across the province,” From said.

“If the letters aren’t enough to change the course for these facilities, we will start suing rinks and even the city (Calgary).”

From said he was sending the letter to Nenshi and Calgary council Monday.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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WATCH: Pawlowski arrested at Calgary airport

Pawlowski was handcuffed and taken away by Canadian Border Service Agency members when he landed back in Calgary via a private plane Monday afternoon.

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Controversial Calgary Pastor Artur Pawlowski is back behind bars again.

Pawlowski was handcuffed and taken away by Canadian Border Service Agency members when he landed back in Calgary via a private plane Monday afternoon.

He had been out of the country for four months.

Details on why he was taken into custody haven’t been revealed.

Pawlowski has been repeatedly ticketed and jailed for breaking provincial COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

He has recently been on a speaking tour in the US.

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source: streetchurch facebook

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
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Norway goes back to life as usual before COVID

Next to Denmark and Britain, Norway joins a growing number of countries who are lifting all COVID-related domestic restrictions.

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Norway lifted all remaining COVID-19 restrictions this weekend in an effort to return to normal.

“Now the time has come to return to a normal daily life,” said Erna Solberg, Norways’s prime minister at a press conference.

Neither vaccination status nor a negative test result was required for citizens to enter nightclubs and restaurants which saw throngs of people heading to their favourite hangouts en masse.

Saturday marked the first time capacity limits were lifted in bars and restaurants in more than 500 days. Revellers young and old took to the streets with rowdy celebrations.

Next to Denmark and Britain, Norway joins a small but growing number of countries who are lifting all COVID-19-related domestic restrictions. Sports venues, bars, restaurants and other businesses will be permitted to return to full capacity and will no longer require social distancing or masking.

According to the Institute of Public Health, Norwegian vaccination rates sit around 76% for one dose and 67% are considered fully vaccinated.

Solberg still encouraged citizens to get vaccinated and said those who contract COVID-19 will still be required to self-isolate to avoid transmission.

“Even though everyday life is now back to normal for most people, the pandemic is not over,” Solberg said.

Although some restrictions will remain in place for those arriving in Norway from countries with higher rates of infection, travel restrictions will also be lifted, the government said.

“In short, we can now live as normal,” Solberg said.

Denmark was the first country in the European Union (EU) to lift all corona virus restrictions on September 10.

“The vaccines and the great efforts of all of Denmark’s citizens over such a long period are the foundation for why we are going strong,” Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said on Twitter just before the country opened up.

After seeing nearly three-quarters of adults fully vaccinated and experiencing low rates of infection and death in August, the Danish Health Authority declared the virus is “no longer a critical threat to society.”

Britain lifted much of its COVID-19-related restrictions over the summer.

As of September 23, more than 48 million people in the UK have received their fist does – 89% of those over 16 years old. A total 82% of the population or 44 million people 16 and older have been double jabbed.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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