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U of S medical prof mocks COVID-19 narrative

He said his suspicions on lockdowns began in the spring of last year when for the first time in his career he saw doctors and scientists censored.




An eminent surgeon and professor at the University of Saskatchewan has voiced his opposition to prevailing views on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Francis Christian, general surgeon and clinical professor of general surgery, teaches at the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Christian recently joined four other physicians in an online panel hosted by Didi Vergados of Take Action Canada.

Christian began his comments by saying: “I’m a pro-vaccine physician … but the fact is, this experimental injection is unlike anything we’ve seen before.”

He said his suspicions on lockdowns began in the spring of last year when for the first time in his career he saw doctors and scientists censored.

“I want to follow the science. I want to see what the evidence is. And this is the pledge I’ve taken for my patients. So I think there is a very strange and very sinister thing going on all over the world. Scientists are being shut down,” Christian said.

“You shouldn’t be believing people like (Dr. Neil) Ferguson from England who made all these ridiculous models (projecting pandemic deaths). He’s supposed to be an expert. Should we be believing (Dr. Anthony) Fauci who has been lying to us through his teeth?”

Christian suggested the public has been fed a steady diet of fear.

“Fraudulent physicians, Ferguson, Fauci are being given all the prominence. What is going on? So having studied the control of population in the Soviet Union, I think this is exactly the Soviet playbook. The Soviets conditioned everybody by fear. And the fear there was, oh, if I don’t follow the party line, my neighbor will disappear, I will disappear, I will be sent off to Siberia,” Christian said. 

“Now this was even more brilliant because they unleashed this virus, this so-called pandemic on the world, and conditioned everybody with fear. So once everybody is conditioned with fear, children, parents, adults — it’s much easier to feed them lies. And then the public then wants to believe what these experts say because everybody’s after self-preservation.”

Christian’s research was first published in 1993 and as recently as 2018. He believes science itself has become a casualty of the pandemic.

“From political editorials from the politicizing of science from the death of science, we’re living in what I would call toking madness. I’ve never seen this in my career. Never.”

Christian points out there was no lockdowns, masking, or social distancing in 1969 when the Hong Kong Flu killed 1 to 4 million people, and COVID-19 has killed 3.5 million.

“It was also the year of the moon landing. It was also the year when the Concorde took off. We remember these events. So how will we remember 2020 and 2021? I think we’ll remember it as the age of fear … not a good thing for civilization, and not a good thing for society.”

Christian said shrinking COVID-19 numbers may not be due to the vaccine, given comparisons to last year and current comparisons to other locations at various vaccination rates.

“The media says it’s vaccine, vaccine, vaccine. But look at 2020 and May and it goes down exactly the same way. I mean, do they think that we are that stupid? Come on, it’s not the vaccine. I don’t know what’s causing it. Maybe seasonality, maybe it’s immunity, maybe it’s the way they’re measuring it.”

Christian has practiced surgery for decades and is the editor of the Journal of the Surgical Humanities. In addition to his professorship, he is also the director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the Department of Surgery at University Hospital. He said he feels for everyday people.

“Canadians are watching ballgames in Texas packed with 90,000 people. And we can’t go to the grocery stores, we are under curfew. What the hell is happening? I mean, this is ridiculous,” he said.

The doctor predicts the authorities will lock everything down again in the fall. In the meantime, he has a message for the public.

“Make up your own minds. As somebody said, ‘Don’t let your minds be outsourced to experts.’ Just be your own expert. We can evaluate evidence. We can do it to a high degree, we can look at statistics. You don’t even need that. You just follow your common sense. Look at alternative websites. Look at what other people are saying. Do you really want to follow guys who have been wrong about masks, about flights, about — I mean, they’ve been changing things all the time.”

Harding is a Western Standard correspondent based in Saskatchewan

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  1. Aynus Rand

    June 24, 2021 at 12:43 am

    He may or may not be a skilled surgeon, but he’s obviously no epidemiologist. Just like I don’t want an epidemiologist performing surgery on anyone. This kind of attention seeking egoist is not a guy I want in charge of patient safety. Glad he is getting canned. Don’t worry, he’s made millions during his career & will be alright. Maybe he can tour with Maxime “I can’t be trusted with a briefcase” Bernier?

  2. Frank

    June 18, 2021 at 10:52 am

    The fact that Dr. Christian is willing to speak out speaks volumes about his integrity and interest in the general welfare of all. That so many have been silenced is chilling and will not reflect well on us when we look back at this period in 10 or 20 years. We have been conned and it was because too many were afraid to speak up, cowed by the vocal minority that keeps barking to keep everyone in line.

  3. Josh

    June 9, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Wise man.

  4. K

    June 9, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Smart man. Not all doctors are morons.

  5. Baron Not Baron

    June 9, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Only people who feel they have achieved nothing in life are afraid of death. So leave your mark, get out from under your beds, stop eating TP. Everything is OK.

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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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