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WATCH: Danielle Smith Uncensored with Pastor James Coates

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The latest in Danielle Smith’s Uncensored series on COVID-19 is an extended interview with Pastor James Coates.

Pastor Coates was jailed for over a month for having held religious services despite provincial health restrictions banning such activities. He speaks to the experience, his faith and the challenges going forward.

Cory Morgan the Assistant Opinion & Broadcast Editor and Host of Triggered for the Western Standard. cmorgan@westernstandardonline.com

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WATCH: Calgary Lawyer discusses Canada’s ‘broken judicial system’

Calgary lawyer James Kitchen speaks about what he calls a broken judicial system in Canada and how it has affected the state of the rule of law across the country.

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Calgary lawyer James Kitchen speaks about what he calls a “broken judicial system” in Canada and how it has affected the state of the rule of law across the country.

Kitchen is a civil litigation lawyer offering legal services around constitutional rights, human rights and health freedom.

Tune in Thursday, January 20 @ 11:30 a.m. for the interview.

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

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WATCH: Calgary lawyer discusses employment law and human rights with regard to vax mandates

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Calgary lawyer Leighton Grey with Grey Wowk Spencer LLP. joins the Western Standard for a live discussion on employment law. Grey and others at his law firm represent many oil and gas workers along with public and civil servants.

Grey gives his “5,000-foot view” of what millions of workers are facing with COVID-19 vaccination mandates across the nation.

Federal workers will also hear from Grey on the new update from the Treasury Board stating a “one-size-fits-all approach” won’t work for the many departments and agencies in the federal government.

Links discussed in the interview:

Frontier Centre for Public Policy

Grey Wowk Spencer LLP

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WATCH: Family evicted from Ronald McDonald House talks about their emotional ordeal

The Western Standard had the opportunity to connect with Austin Furgason for an exclusive update.

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The Furgason family, including their four-year-old son Jack — currently undergoing cancer treatment at the BC Children’s Hospital — were given three weeks‘ notice to vacate Vancouver’s Ronald McDonald House (RMH) based on their vaccine status.

Father Austin, mother Lindsey, Jack and their two-year-old son Lewis had been staying at the RMH since October but with the update to the RMC BC & Yukon COVID-19 policy, all visitors, guests and staff are required to be fully vaccinated to stay at the house.

Austin took to Facebook with a recorded interaction with administration at the house and the post went viral. The family saw an overwhelming amount of support including a GoFundMe page that now sits just shy of $173K.

But the swell of media coverage — including coverage in the US from Fox News and other popular podcasters and radio hosts and from the UK news site Daily Mail polarized views on the issue which brought the “hate,” said Austin.

RMH BC & Yukon released a statement to the Western Standard that said:

“On the recommendation of our local public health unit, the 14-member Board of Directors made the decision to mandate vaccinations for everyone working, visiting, or staying at RMH BC & Yukon to ensure we continue to meet the highest standards of health and safety and protect the vulnerable population of sick children we serve in congregate settings and limit the spread of COVID-19 and its variants,” said RMH BC & Yukon in a statement to the Western Standard.”

RMH also indicated its team was in contact with the family to support “arrangements for alternative accommodations.”

Some are applauding RMH for its policy aimed at keeping at-risk patients safe while others have slammed the charity for being discriminatory and heartless for leaving families in need without a place to stay.

The Furgason family has been advised the Easter Seals House has accepted them and will soon be moving their family of four to the new location just down the road from RMH.

The Western Standard had the opportunity to connect with Austin for an exclusive update on the family’s emotional ordeal.

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

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