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BC non-profit suing provincial government over COVID measures

Volunteer-run organization takes legal action on Dr. Bonnie Henry

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Dr. Bonnie Henry

A British Columbia-based non-profit organization called the Canadian Society for the Advancement of Science in Public Policy (CSASPP) is attempting to counter BC’s COVID-19 related measures, which have been in place since March 18, 2020 when the BC government declared a state of emergency.

The self described non-profit, non-partisan, secular, and crowd funded organization filed a class action suit on January 26, 2021, and Dr. Bonnie Henry must personally submit to answering their questions while under oath.

According to CSASPP, their approach engages the very premise of an alleged emergency.

“Without an emergency, there can be no basis for extraordinary executive powers, including everything that required or benefited from one,” writes CSASPP in a recent flyer that has been circulating Vancouver.

“Our civil proceeding’s objectives are to obtain any available civil remedy for the maximum number of British Columbians that revert in whole or in part any COVID-19 related statute, ministerial order, regulation, or other executive, regulatory, or legislative measure; past extant, or proposed; that constrain any activity of any person inadequately supported by either science or law.”

On their Go Fund Me page, CSASPP describes how an astronomically low infection fatality ratio, testing kits producing false positives, the disappearance of the seasonal flu, and an overall lack of adequate evidential foundation are being increasingly questioned by legal scholars, small business owners, physicians, nurses, the scientists selling the tests, civil liberty advocacy groups, and many more.

“Since we filed, we’ve be overwhelmed with public support,” said Kip Warner, Executive Director of CSASPP, in an interview with the Western Standard.

“Millions of people worldwide are turning off corporate and government news sources as they rediscover the value of thinking for themselves. Consider that we didn’t even put out a news release, and yet awareness of our campaign went viral… no pun intended, shortly after we filed.

“We have received support from city councillors, medical doctors, biostatisticians, two former Canadian premiers (including Newfoundland’s Brian Peckford)… one of which helped draft the charter, distinguished members of the bar, concerned parents, government whistleblowers, a former deputy Prime Minister of Canada, a former federal opposition leader, and many others.

What we are seeing is our suit has become a template for a multitude of other jurisdictions both in Canada and internationally.

“Anyone interested can follow our progress directly on our website at www.covidconstitutionalchallengebc.ca. Besides keeping the general public apprised as things transpire, our website also provides various practical tools to help small businesses deal with their insurers and regulators, the two most pressing short term priorities for our stakeholders.”

British Columbia experienced 17,350 business closures in April of 2020; a more than 200% increase from 7,623 in 2019, according to statistics Canada.

“I have been following all the rules, whatever they have been imposing on us,” the owner and head chef of a popular Vancouver restaurant told the Western Standard. He asked to not be identified.

“We are allowed to seat four tables, and we’re making two, three, maybe four hundred dollars a day, and I pay 10,000 dollars in rent plus hydro, I don’t know how I am going to survive. They are not in our shoes. They get a big fat pay check which we are paying with our taxes just for them to pretend that they actually care about us.”

While the provincial government has indicated restrictions will be easing in the near future with their “Restart Plan,” many have grown skeptical of their words and will not forget what has been, as CSASPP says, “unjustifiably imposed on them.”

CSASPP, which has raised close to $40,000, confirms a judicial management conference has been scheduled for August 10, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. PST.

“As this matter is presently before the courts, we will not be commenting on the litigation or the plaintiff organization,” a spokesperson of the Ministry of Attorney General told the Western Standard.

“As set out in the Response to Civil Claim, the Province and the Provincial Health Officer deny the allegations made by the CSASPP and say that the orders made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are lawful and fully comply with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”

Reid Small is a BC correspondent for the Western Standard
rsmall@westernstandardonline.com

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9 Comments

  1. Leslie

    July 24, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    The bogus covid testing kits! They have got to be, the biggest part of this farce, between a PCR test that was never invented to know the difference between a dead, or alive virus, or a little fragment of an antibody! (Inventor Kary Mullis) Anyhow, I wanted to share this interesting video (top one), kinda hard to dispute! And if it’s in this particular place, what other countries? are doing the same thing with the covid tests, that they can’t test, when there no lab!

    “IS IT REALLY HAPPENING???” A inside leaked Iphone video of the covid tests that are send here to be tested, but, don’t get tested! It’s as bad as the masks made in India on the floor!

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/83blUFfZ23sy/

    Workers Making Face Masks On Dirty Floor At A Sweatshop In India!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox-0NusoIAA

  2. James Dean

    June 7, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    still amazed to see how many people are complete morons.
    just looks at what “BARBARA” posted (pharmaceuticalfraud.com)
    idiots like that should move to the US, where they belong.

  3. Kelly Carter

    June 6, 2021 at 9:17 am

    GACTGN, I couldn’t agree more! I am a biochemist, and one of the things that has irritated me since the beginning is the basic biology of viruses has been ignored. When you understand basic virology, basic immunology, and basic proper PPE protocols it becomes obvious that the COVID restrictions do nothing to stop/slow spread and in many cases may contribute to increased spread.

    The other very disturbing trend is the use of computer models as “science”. Computer models are only a tool to be used with data not in replacement of data as is happening. Garbage in = garbage out!

    Lockdowns were an irresponsible method of trying to contain disease because they created much more collateral damage and harm than the actual disease itself. Individual responsibility for one’s own health is the only method that should have been used. The government should never have been in the business of “protecting” our health seeing as they have no knowledge of each person’s unique health requirements. In the mean time beneficial things like gyms were closed, and poor health choices like fast food got to remain open.

    The other BIG mistake was the singular focus on a vaccine. We should have been researching and implementing treatments as well as developing vaccine as well as letting people develop their own immunity.

    Logical responses such as the focused protection of known high risk groups as suggested by the great Barrington declaration (epidemiologists), Dr.s Modry and Hodgekinson, and David Redmend is the only thing that should have been done. Data already shows it would have been more successful with the least collateral damage.

  4. Mars Hill

    June 5, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    This french cat hits the proverbial nail on the head for CSASPP…and why they’ll win and multiple of other cases will follow at every level.
    https://drcharlieward.com/lockstep-senario-by-the-rockerfellas-how-to-bring-down-the-world-with-a-pandemic/

  5. gactgn@gmail.com

    June 5, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    All the government from all levels across this land need to be made accountable for the damage they have done to each and every citizen of Canada. It’s a tragedy what has been done. YES they have violated our rights and freedoms. Stupid is that stupid does that’s what all our politicians are.
    Covid 19 is a bad flu. Yes it kills people so does the seasonal flu every year and actually more than Covid 19 has but has never been reported. I know first hand as a Front line nurse.

    Main stream Media is the worse to promote the fear factor in people. Covid viruses are everywhere. You can not kill viruses they move on or mostly die off. Common sense has gone out the window with really bad leaders.

    Politicians should not be involved in anyone’s health this is personal thing & the only person who needs to know is your doctor. What ever happen to trust your people? We do not need politicians making health decisions for us. What ever happen to going to the people they elected the government but Like Left Coast said very well I shall add “when the citizens elect some of the stupidest amongst us to run their Province tyranny is what you get”. Plus add the Federal government to that one.

    Actually if you consult with the Centre of Justice in Alberta they do not work for the government. Independent body of great people fighting for right and freedoms. http://www.jccf.ca.Funded by people . You can check it out DR CMolloy.

  6. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    June 5, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    This will never happen in Alberta the lawyers all work for the gov.

  7. Baron Not Baron

    June 5, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Yes, please finance this action! it is the damn time and common sense that some lawyers get together and resolve this tyrannical debacle!

  8. Left Coast

    June 5, 2021 at 9:26 am

    “CSASPP describes how an astronomically low infection fatality ratio, testing kits producing false positives, the disappearance of the seasonal flu, and an overall lack of adequate evidential foundation are being increasingly questioned by legal scholars, small business owners, physicians, nurses, the scientists selling the tests, civil liberty advocacy groups, and many more.”

    Exactly what all the SANE People have been saying for over a Year . . .

    Fact-Free Dr. Bonney & the Horgan NDP Clown Show have done far more damage to British Columbia than the Wuhan Virus could EVER DO. Long past time these marxists were held to account. When the citizens elect some of the stupidest amongst us to run their Province tyranny is what you get.

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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.

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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
lslobodian@westernstandardonline.com

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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.

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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.

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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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