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Hundreds of police officers band together to fight COVID regulations

The group, Police On Guard For Thee, was started in December 2020, by two serving police officers in Ontario – Const. Chris Vandenbos and Det.-Const. Matt Blacklaws, who say the rules are in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.




Hundreds of serving and retired police officers from across Canada are joining forces to battle COVID-19 restrictions — that goes against the oath they took — they’re expected to enforce.

The group, Police On Guard For Thee, was started in December 2020 by two serving police officers in Ontario – Const. Chris Vandenbos and Det.-Const. Matt Blacklaws – who say the rules are in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

“We are a group of active duty and retired police officers who have assembled to create a haven of truth and justice for all members of law enforcement,” they say on their website.

“Over the past year, we have seen the foundation of our country irreversibly damaged. The unconstitutional Public Health orders in place have resulted in the permanent closure of countless small businesses, the declining mental health of adults and children, and the tainted reputation of Canadian Law Enforcement.”

The two officers say the turning point for them was the violent arrest by the Calgary Police Service in December of Ocean Wiesblatt as he played pickup hockey.

“We started the group and within 24 hours we had calls across the country, from BC to Nova Scotia,” said VandenBos, who serves with the York Regional Police.

The group hired Toronto lawyer Rocco Galati, who filed a motion in Ontario’s Supreme Court to seek an injunction against provincial COVID-19 regulation.

“We ask that all active-duty officers carefully consider the legislations they are imposing and analyze all information surrounding this public health emergency with an open and critical mind,” their website reads.

“If you have also been questioning current public health orders and feel even slightly apprehensive to enforce them, do not be fearful, you are not alone.  We urge you to reach out to us via social media or e-mail. You will be supported by a group of like-minded individuals who are standing firmly in support of truth and justice.”

The pair said along with active officers, the group is seeing numerous retired members joining their group. Membership is now in the hundreds.

They pair have not been disciplined by police brass but say they expect sanctions down the road.

“For sure, doing this is career suicide,” said Blacklaws, a city of Toronto police officer.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard

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. El Toro

    June 9, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Real integrity here.

    Protect and Serve!

  2. Robert van Noggeren

    June 9, 2021 at 9:47 am

    I feel for these officers. They know that their careers are on the line for this stand. That can’t be easy for any of them. But, right is right and I commend these people for their position.

  3. Breathing Sunshine

    June 9, 2021 at 9:33 am

    The western standard is pure pro-censorship commie propaganda which deletes comments it disagrees with fully in bed with the liberal agenda spread the word i know i will denounce these two faced anti-Christ liars!!

  4. Breathing Sunshine

    June 9, 2021 at 8:26 am

    Too little too late!! All cops are already walking dead and will all be shot or hung by the neck if they come peacefully including these cops as they are criminal gang members perpetrating evil against the people!! Anyone that defends the police deserve the same one way ticket to hell each and every cops has already earned!! “Just following orders” was not an excuse under from the nazis and it is not today!! You don’t take it to court you lawfully arrest those making the fully 100% illegal orders!!

  5. Ron

    June 9, 2021 at 7:05 am

    Well done about time too!
    We need this in the UK to happen soon more than a million people were on the streets in different parts of the country against lockdown not one thing on the BBC or other mainstream media about it. Trouble will start if lockdown is not removed as promised on the 21st of June! Normal UK police don’t enforce masks and the like in everyday street situations as if a person is exempt from mask-wearing they just say so and police have no right to ask for proof would have to take to the police station and police doctor would confirm or deny without having to disclose a medical condition.
    This study paper, originally written in Japanese and auto-translated into English. Labeled, “Pfizer confidential,” the study is known as a bio-distribution study that uses luciferase enzymes and radioisotope markers to accurately track the distribution of Pfizer’s mRNA LNPs across the body. What it found should result in the FDA immediately pulling all mRNA vaccines off the market.
    I am not medically qualified to comment so just post it. Show to a doctor that is to decide if you want to take the vaccine.
    If this is at all true I feel sorrow for those that have already taken it.

  6. Zeb

    June 8, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Far to little far to late. I don’t trust anyone that gets a public paid wage. Fing bureaucrats all deserve to bu hung

  7. Mars Hill

    June 8, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    I suspect the police forces across the country will be on ‘the right side’ in very short order. If the military doesn’t get to them first, they’ll delight in arresting their former bosses the corrupt politicians and bureaucrats.

  8. Bryan

    June 8, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Judging by the actions of members of the CPS, regarding their obvious pleasure at roughly handling Pastor Pawlowski during his arrest, I sincerely doubt that even one CPS ‘officer’ belongs to this group of officers that support freedom. After all, anyone who supports freedom, including freedom from wearing useless ‘facial diapers’, is a ‘white supremacist’, according to ‘mare’ Nenshi. (Mare, as in east end of a horse facing west.)

    I back the blue. I DON’T back the ‘storm troopers’!

  9. Left Coast

    June 8, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Wondered when the Cops were going to wake up . . . good for them.

    Too bad it took them a year and a half though!

    They must feel completely abused & used by our mostly insane Political Class and our incompetent Health Authorities.

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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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