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Notley applauds police arrests as two leading COVID protesters ‘cuffed and hauled away

“Finally, some enforcement of the public health laws… Why did it take so long?” Notley tweeted.




Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley is praising police in the province who arrested two of the biggest organizers of COVID-19 lockdown protests.

In Calgary, Pastor Art Pawlowski was stopped in the middle of 17 Ave. S.E., handcuffed as he knelt on the street and dragged away, when he refused to stand. His son, Dawid, received the same treatment.

In Mirror, 50 km east of Red Deer, the owner of the Whistle Stop Cafe, Chris Scott, was arrested and taken away by the RCMP at the end of a day’s protest.

Scott was one of the first restaurant owners in Alberta to ignore the COVID-19 closure orders. This week, the RCMP raided his store and seized all his booze. Two days later, the RCMP arrived at dawn and padlocked his establishment.

On Saturday, 1,500 people held a peaceful demonstration at the Whistle Stop to protest lockdowns. Scott was arrested after things wrapped up for the day.

“Finally, some enforcement of the public health laws…#ableg #abhealth Why did it take so long?” Notley tweeted.

“Feels like this has been coming for some time. We have heard from downtown Calgary residents who have been harassed for wearing masks and following the public health orders by those that refuse.

“That can’t happen. People observing these orders are doing their part to keep the broader community safe.”

But across the country, Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, blasted the police actions.

“I can’t believe this is happening. Pastor Pawlowski lived under the communist regime in Poland in his youth. Today he is being arrested by a sanitary fascist regime in Canada and Alberta for holding a service. SHAME!” he tweeted.

Bernier was in Regina at an anti-lockdown rally and had a police visit of his own.

“The Regina police gave us $,2800 tickets for speaking at the Freedom Rally this afternoon. Of course we’re going to fight these unconstitutional tickets in court!” he tweeted after the event.

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. Joc2257

    May 11, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Of course this fascist/communist person( I use that term “person” loosely) would applaud arresting people. That’s what the NDP stands for, oppression, control and domination. The NDP do not want or respect peoples personnel freedoms and rights. To them it’s all about the government by them controlled by them and enforced by them in any fashion they choose.

  2. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    May 10, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Notly has been in bed with the unions since the get go.The AHS a unelected by Albertain’s have now police powers as demonstrated by recent court decisions. Unelected officials taking away our rights by shopping for the right judge.The UCP are the elected by taxpayers and the AHS is only protecting its own and the taxpayers are the losers. plse taxpayers show you still have some back bone and don’t patronize CBC and CTV, Start paying for your unsecured news.

  3. Tom

    May 10, 2021 at 7:38 am

    You have to realize you are on the wrong track when a communist nutbar like notley is applauding you!

  4. Mars Hill

    May 9, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    This is the same cat who sued and won against VW and Duetsche Bank – It’s happening Patriots


  5. Wesley

    May 9, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    I don’t expect any less from Notley and her gang of maxist!

  6. Left Coast

    May 9, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Nutley of course supports the insane Police taking away rights from the masses . . . what Marxist doesn’t?

    Read the NDP Constitution . . . Karl would be proud!

  7. Melo Gardener

    May 9, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Notley and Kenney are traitors to Albertans and Canada and Have sold Canadians to the filthy Liberal Globalist Nazi Cabals of the world! We are all in treachorous waters with these traitors and murderers joined with the Liberal Commie Nazis against children, the old and the sick..they want to destroy us all as Hitler did. Make no mistake about this, they have set a deadly precedent in following the dirty shot Cabal to hell! God help us, we are in very treacherous waters.

  8. Tom

    May 9, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Big surprise.

    The leader of the nazi/communist party loves the use of communist police tactics!

    We need to send these communists back to the communist shitholes they come from and worship!


    May 9, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Jason has UCP caucus members who don’t support the lockdown measures. Does Rachel also have members in her caucus who don’t support her in this regard?

  10. Louis Cormier

    May 8, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Notley = POS

  11. Mars Hill

    May 8, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    A sword cuts both ways, I say the cabal and their minions will go down bigly. Be not deceived, God is not mocked Gal 6:7a

  12. John Lankers

    May 8, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Does anyone still have any doubt that the Great Reset is a conspiracy theory?

  13. Janis Abel

    May 8, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    This is the darkest day in Alberta’s history.

  14. Steven Ruthven

    May 8, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    8 May 2021
    This evening Prime Minister Trudeau is attending the Global Citizen VAX LIVE concert event that will be hosted by Selena Gomez and co-chaired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

  15. Steven Ruthven

    May 8, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Appears I am being blocked from commenting (Test)

  16. K Snyder

    May 8, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Notley is such a cancer.


    May 8, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Notley is the head fear mongerer.

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SLOBODIAN: First you lose your guns, then your freedoms

Armed citizens are a deterrent to politicians and bureaucrats hankering to subdue and control the masses, stripping them of basic freedoms.




The day the Aussies gave up their guns triggered the beginning of the end of their liberty.

Now the land Down Under is a full-blown police state. Proud, strong, free, productive Australia is gone. 

This harsh, bitter transformation should be a warning to nations still clinging to the God, guns, and freedoms the hard-core left deeply despises.

Aussies protesting totalitarian COVID-19 restrictions, the harshest in the free world, are fighting a seemingly hopeless battle for basic rights and freedoms by pelting rocks, bottles, golf balls, and batteries against heavily armed riot police.

It was a sad day in Melbourne Wednesday when police were ordered to fire rubber bullets into a crowd of 400 protesters, then arrested about 200 who face hefty $5,000 US fines.

These are regular law-abiding citizens, including tradesmen protesting a two-week closure of building sites, mandatory vaccinations, stay-at-home orders, and a succession of lockdowns.

They’re tired of being told they can’t go outside, can’t go to church, can’t travel far from home.

Authorities claimed it wasn’t so much ordinary working people in the crowd police fired upon, but extremist and far-right groups infiltrating the protests. That’s often a tired lie, an excuse used to justify overstepping boundaries when annihilating freedom.

The Australian government, with an insatiable hunger for control and compliance, is planning to soon implement an app using facial recognition software to track movements and location. Aussies will be randomly texted, having 15 minutes to take a photo in their location. If they don’t comply, police will show up.

The riots are expected to continue.

This is by no means an attempt to suggest people should arm themselves against police who are obliged to follow orders and face the violent consequences of bad political decisions while the decision-makers safely hide behind armed guards.

Law-abiding gun owners aren’t the problem. Criminals with easy access to weapons are.

Armed citizens are a deterrent to politicians and bureaucrats hankering to subdue and control the masses, stripping them of basic freedoms.

Law-abiding gun ownership is a safeguard that must be protected at all costs.

In Australia gun confiscation disguised as a buyback program was rushed through Parliament in 1996 after a nut job massacred 35 people with a semi-automatic rifle. Gun crimes have steadily escalated since.

But still, only sportsmen, Roo Shooters, ranchers, and law enforcement officials are allowed to own guns.

Owning a weapon for self-defense is a criminal offence in Australia.

We don’t see the devastation and despair Australia is facing unfolding in places like Texas where gun laws are relaxed.

Bad guys tend to behave better if they don’t know if someone is packing.

In Texas, even grandma carries a handgun in a holder on her hip or shoulder or anywhere she likes, because the law says she can.

In fact, as of September 1 this year Texas law requiring people to have a license to carry a handgun — open or concealed — was removed.

Texans over the age of 21 with no criminal record or mental health issues may carry to protect themselves in most public places, excluding schools, hospitals, amusement parks, if the gun is holstered.

Of course, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, an advocate of freedom and liberty, would never unleash law enforcement on law-abiding Texans.

But politicians come and go. Laws are the constant safeguard unless citizens willingly forsake them to left-wing loons.

Aussies bought the lie. And they are paying a horrific price.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is lying to Canadians.

His ban on 1,500 types of so-called assault-style firearms in May 2020 didn’t satisfy him.

He promised, if re-elected, to crack down on legal firearms owners in a number of ways including restricting high-capacity magazines to holding no more than five rounds, bribe provinces to implement a ban on handguns, and introduce Red Flag laws which would confiscate guns if someone thinks someone is a threat, or maybe just wants to be nasty. 

Trudeau wants to toughen laws on banned assault weapons and make it mandatory for owners to either sell the firearm to the government for destruction or have it rendered permanently inoperable.

So, a buyback program. That sure did Australians a lot of good.

Will Canadians relinquish this one guarantee of civil liberties and place our safety in the hands of untrustworthy politicians and bureaucrats?

The choice is simple. What will it be Australia or Texas? Or is it the beginning of the end of liberty for Canada too?

Slobodian is the Senior Manitoba Columnist for the Western Standard

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Spurious George – police put winning Liberal Chahal under investigation for being a porch pirate

Video from a doorbell cam shows Chahal appearing to pick up a campaign postcard and remove it from a front porch.




Victorious Liberal Calgary-Skyview candidate George Chahal is under investigation by the Calgary Police Service’s anti-corruption unit after a surveillance video emerged of him pilfering an opponent’s election literature from a mailbox.

Police said someone filed a complaint on Thursday and it’s now under investigation.

Video from a doorbell cam shows Chahal appearing to pick up a campaign postcard and remove it from a front porch.

source: @kirklubimov twitter

He wasn’t very disguised in his efforts, wearing a jersey with his name on the back.

“The report has been directed to our anti-corruption unit that handles investigations of a sensitive nature or involving a public official. We are in the very early stages of the investigation and at this point, we have not yet determined if the investigation will remain with CPS or be transitioned to another investigative body, such as Elections Canada,” CPS said in a statement.

Chahal’s campaign manager, Randall Zalazar, admitted Chahal did it, but had a good reason.

“While dropping off polling info flyers prior to polls opening on Election Day, George removed a piece of campaign literature that identified an incorrect polling location for the person residing at the address,” he said in an e-mail to CTV News.

“All through election day, campaign volunteers found incorrectly labeled materials across the eastern side of the riding. Our campaign contacted Elections Canada and advised them of the issue.”

Chahal was the only Liberal to win in Calgary, picking up the victory by 3,000 votes.

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UCP MLA Stephan calls for early leadership review of Kenney

“The leadership review process supports principles of accountability and good governance and should occur sooner than later,” said Stephan.




Jason Stephan, UCP MLA for Red Deer South, is calling for a leadership review of Premier Jason Kenney “sooner than later.”

Stephan made the demand in an open letter to his constituents.

“On July 1st, the Premier said that we were open for good. I took him at his word,” said Stephan.

“Some businesses and other organizations find themselves now subject to restrictions that threaten their ability to survive unless they participate in a ‘Restriction Exemption Program,’ This is a vaccine passport program – in general, to participate, these organizations can only allow vaccinated individuals into their premises. This divides Albertans. The premier said there would be no COVID vaccine passports.”

Stephan made it clear he was vaccinated against COVID-19. but added the decision has to be a personal one.

“Vaccine passports use coercion to indirectly do what is illegal to do directly — to compel vaccination. Seeking to compel others against their wills produces resentment. Albertans should choose to take COVID vaccines on their merits, believing they are safe and effective, not because of lotteries or cash payments or intense coercion with vaccine passports or under threats of losing livelihoods or educations,” Stephan said.

“Individuals and families are losing trust. Coercion destroys, not builds, trust. Complete and transparent information, without bias, is the best way to allow Albertans to make the best decisions for themselves and their families on the merits of COVID vaccines.

“Our friends, family members or neighbors who do not share our opinions are not evil or selfish. The truth about those friends, family members or neighbors is more complex, more nuanced, each of them possessing unique contexts and circumstances, all of which can be valued and respected,” Stephan said.

“Many constituents are upset. Many are asking for the Premier to resign. The Constitution of the United Conservative Party (UCP) does not include a procedure for caucus MLAs to remove the leader of the party.”

A leadership review of Kenney had been set for the fall of 2022, but after a UCP caucus meeting this week, the date was moved to the spring.

Dozens of constituency associations have also demanded an early leadership review.

“The leadership review process supports principles of accountability and good governance and should occur sooner than later,” said Stephan.

“In the interim period, the focus of government needs to be on COVID.

“Alberta is budgeted to spend $23 billion on health, among the highest per capita in Canada, and over 40% of the province’s operating budget. Why, with this massive amount of money, has AHS only produced between 300 and 400 (currently, the numbers are everchanging), working ICU beds for a population of over 4.4 million, on a per capita basis less than half the worst of the lowest of the any of the US states?

“Given the widespread, profound impact of COVID restrictions on Albertans, I have asked, and continue to ask, for a comprehensive public inquiry, including a full cost analysis of COVID restrictions. The more truth, the better.”

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