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Muzzled BC father of transgender girl out on bail

In 2018, CD filed an injunction to stop his teenaged daughter from receiving testosterone treatments, but the courts ruled his child was mature enough to decide on her treatment.

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A BC father sentenced to six months in jail for sharing details regarding his daughter getting testosterone without his permission has been released on bail and will appeal his sentence.

CD, as he is known in court documents, was released on bail Friday according to Carey Linde, a family lawyer who represented him.

“Last Friday he was released on bail from the Court of Appeal to return in November. That may or may not be the actual appeal date. He’s on very strict bail terms,” Linde said in an interview with Western Standard.

In 2018, CD filed an injunction to stop his teenaged daughter from receiving testosterone treatments, but the courts ruled his child was mature enough to decide on her treatment.

The judge also forbade CD from attempting to persuade his child to stop receiving cross-sex hormones and ordered that CD refer to the child as male and by the adopted male name both inside and outside of court and that doing otherwise would constitute “family violence” under BC’s Family Law Act.

Some of these conditions were later reversed with the help of intervention by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. However, Linde said CD’s bail conditions are stricter than ever.

“They’re more restrictive and tighter and prohibitive than the terms that were originally set…He basically can’t say anything to anybody that in any way relates to his case,” Linde said.

“When I visited him in the cells, he was remarkably composed. He’d rather not be there, but he knew why he was there, and he accepted that.”

CD pleaded guilty but Linde said the harshness of his sentence brought public attention.

“The Crown initially recommended 45 days. It’s unusual for a judge to not go along with a plea agreement. And when he got hit with six months, that was a heavy, heavy hit,” Linde said.

“There’s a huge groundswell, of not just public support, but of lawyers who are using words like ‘outrageous’, ‘outlandish’, ‘shocked’ by the length of the sentence.”

CD raised more than $50,000 on a crowd fundraising website, but another judge ordered CD to pay $30,000 of that to Ronald McDonald House. Criminal attorney Vincent Larochelle, a former Rhodes Scholar and Oxford Law graduate, will appeal CD’s sentence and the legality of the judge’s order to pay a charity.

The Western Standard spoke with CD in March while he still granted interviews.

“The saddest part is that you know your daughter thinks she’s doing the right thing. And you know that she believes that she’s doing something good for herself and that this is what she needs…” he said.

“I just can’t even imagine what all these children are going through. And right now they’re on a pedestal, they think they’re doing something fantastic, how cool they are, you know, they get all this special treatment. It’s really good for their mental health that way…but it’s gonna be short lived, and they have to live with the consequences for the rest of their lives. I mean, what kid at the age of 13 and 14 is thinking about having a family? Well, my daughter gave that up. She’s sterile. In fact, she gave up sex because her genitals, they stopped because she doesn’t go through puberty…

 “I felt I couldn’t be one of those parents in the moment that just coddled their kid because this is what their kid wanted, no matter how important it was, because I know that in a number of years, I’ll probably be getting to see her every day. I will be the one that my child comes back to you and says, ‘Dad, thanks for fighting. Shoot, I wish I would have listened.’ And she will be angry with these doctors and with her mom for just letting her do this…

“I just really think people don’t really know. I think it sounds like something that’s out of a fiction novel, or maybe out of the Third Reich or something, right? They don’t believe this is happening here in Canada, in the US. And so they don’t address it, because they think that a lot of this is too far-fetched.”

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Harding is a Western Standard correspondent based in Saskatchewan.

Lee Harding is the Saskatchewan Political Columnist for the Western Standard. He is also a Research Fellow at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy and is the former Saskatchewan Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

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  1. Left Coast

    May 5, 2021 at 9:48 am

    NOT True Teresa . . .

    “In a national survey conducted by The National Center for Transgender Equality in 2015, 40 percent of transgender adults reported that they had attempted suicide at some point in their lifetimes.

    It isn’t only the adults who are suffering.

    According to a 2017 CDC survey, roughly 35 percent of transgender high school students had attempted suicide within the past year.”

    https://www.westernjournal.com/social-justice-101-far-lefts-trans-agenda-bloody-history-suicide-child-abuse/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=CTBreaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=conservative-tribune

  2. Teresa

    May 5, 2021 at 7:33 am

    I have to question where the person commenting as Left Coast got their information on transgender suicides. Studies have shown that when those who transition, if supported by friends, family, and schools or workplace will have a suicide risk approaching that of the general population. What drives the suicide rate up is not accepting them and doing so at a younger age works. By the way, the policy is no surgery is done on a transgender youth. When puberty starts they are put on blockers.

  3. Left Coast

    May 4, 2021 at 10:12 am

    The “Courts” . . . the “Doctors” and anyone who supports or condones this abuse of Minor Children should be Locked up for Child Abuse.

    “courts ruled his child was mature enough to decide on her treatment” ? ? ?

    That is patently insane . . . would the court rule my 13 yo could Drive, shop at a Liquor Store or Vote because he “Appeared” mature enough? Of course not . . .

    Most children abandon these fantasies . . . other’s have obvious Mental issues . . . performing Chemical Alterations & surgery on minors is the stuff of the Dr. Mengele class. The FACT that almost 40% of Post Op Trannies kill themselves should terrify any reasonable adult.

    But understand this is an Agenda . . . today they are Grooming your minor children in Public Schools while behind the scenes the pedo realm is working towards recognition & legal status.

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Third pastor arrested in Alberta for breaking COVID lockdowns

Pastor Tim Stephens, of the Fairview Baptist Church, was arrested by city police on Sunday afternoon.

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A Calgary baptist preacher has become the third religious leader arrested in Alberta for breaking COVID-19 regulations over church attendance.

Pastor Tim Stephens, of the Fairview Baptist Church, was arrested by city police on Sunday afternoon. He had been the subject of repeated warnings from Alberta Health Services for having too many people at his services.

Earlier this month, on the church’s website, Stephens vowed to contiue services.

“Our actions are borne out of theological commitments to the Lordship of Christ and his instruction to the church as revealed in Scripture,” wrote Stephens.

“This, above all, is the reason why we have been gathering and will continue to gather … the consequences may be severe. But we stand before Christ rather than bend before consequences.”

Pastor James Coates, of the GraceLife Church, outside Edmonton, spent a month in jail after he was arrested by the RCMP for breaking lockdown regulations repeatedly. His case is still before the courts.

Last week, Pastor Art Pawlowski was arrested in Calgary for continuing to flout the regulations at his street chruch.

Calgary police at the AHS issued a joint statement saying Stephens was “arrested this afternoon for organizing a church service that was held today at Fairview Baptist Church, located at 230 78 Ave. S.E., that did not comply with public health orders, including masking, physical distancing and attendance limits. Police did not enter the church during today’s service.

“CPS has received repeated calls from concerned citizens regarding church services held at Fairview Baptist Church over the past several weeks. Last weekend, Pastor Stephens was proactively served a copy of the Court of Queen’s Bench Order obtained by AHS,” the statement said.

“The pastor acknowledged the injunction, but chose to move forward with today’s service, ignoring requirements for social distancing, mask-wearing and reduced capacity limits for attendees.

“For several weeks, AHS has attempted to work collaboratively with leadership at Fairview Baptist Church to address the ongoing public health concerns at the site. It is only when significant risk is identified or continued non-compliance is noted that AHS resorts to enforcement action.

“Once again, CPS acknowledges it is important to understand that law enforcement recognizes people’s desire to participate in faith-based gatherings as well as the right to protest. However, as we are still in a global pandemic, we all must comply with public health orders in order to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.”

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
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LETTER: Hypocrisy in high school rodeo approval

I see the hypocrisy Premier Kenney, can you?

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RE: Hinshaw grants approval for high school rodeos

Dr. Hinshaw approved school rodeos after Premier Kenney thought the rodeo near Bowden was a bad idea. It’s the mixed messaging these two are giving that is making me mad. A lockdown with very minimum exemptions is what I thought Hinshaw wanted, but apparently not. A school rodeo can bloody well wait until after the lockdown is completed!! Let up on the Whistle Stop Cafe then, Dr. Hinshaw. What a bully.

It’s a real kick by Hinshaw, at the Whistle Stop Cafe owner. With his cafe now in chains, while Dr. Hinshaw gives out approvals during this so-called circuit breaker lockdown.

I see the hypocrisy Premier Kenney, can you?

Steven Ruthven
Calgary, AB

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Opposition calls for crackdown on animal activists

A proposed private members bill, C-205, would amend the Health of Animals Act to punish trespassers on farms with a maximum $250,000 fine and/or a maximum two-year prison sentence.

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By EMMA GREGORY

A coalition of federal Conservatives, NDP and Bloc MPs want to increase punishment for animal rights activists trespassing on farms, because they might make the animals sick.

A proposed private members bill, C-205, would amend the Health of Animals Act to punish trespassers on farms with a maximum $250,000 fine and/or a maximum two-year prison sentence.

Chief Veterinary Officer for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said there are no proven instances of an animal rights activists spreading a disease to animals while protesting at a farm.

“To our knowledge, there are not many documented cases from trespassing or from people having demonstrations. The one that I heard is the one in Quebec, but I’m not actually sure if there is evidence of transmission from the activists to the pigs. So in the scientific literature, we have not seen much evidence of transmission of disease from these activities,” said Dr. Jaspinder Komal, to the agriculture committee earlier this month.

The one instance Komal mentioned was an allegation made by Porgreg, a pig breeding facility in Saint Hyacinthe, Que.

The activists involved in that protest, members of the group Direct Action Everywhere, are charged under the Criminal Code with breaking and entering and mischief. Whether or not they gave pigs rotavirus is a matter before the court.

Rotaviruses are common amongst pig herds and typically are transmitted from pig to pig, via the fecal-oral route.

If a human were to spread a novel rotavirus to a pig it would be in a similar fashion.

When asked if she or any of her associates pooped in the barn, activist Jenny McQueen said, “No.”

Komal said the CFIA does not police activists.

“The CFIA enforces the Health of Animals Act and regulations which address disease and biological, chemical, physical agents that may affect animals or be transmitted to persons and in the same way to protect animals from these risks…CFIA inspectors are public officers they are not peace officers… In contrast, peace officers are generally police officers, their powers include the ability to detain or arrest individuals. Peace officers may also be armed where public officers such as inspectors are not,” he said.

There are several new provincial laws that seek to lay blame for disease outbreaks in farmed animals on activists.

The Canadian Biosecurity Guideline lists an intentional act of contaminating animals with a disease is considered a possible threat of bioterrorism.

Gregory is a Vancouver-based freelance reporter

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