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Hodkinson’s impassioned speech rouses Edmonton crowd

“Believe nothing you’re being told. It’s all a pack of lies from start to finish! Pure, unopposed propaganda, plain and simple. This is nothing more than a bad seasonal flu with certain minor exceptions,” the pathologist said.




Edmonton pathologist Dr. Roger Hodkinson held nothing back as he shredded the COVID-19 narrative in an outdoor speech in his home city.

The doctor began his World Wide Freedom Day speech by thanking those present on Saturday.

“Your presence means so much to me, that we’re fellow travelers in this journey towards recapturing our fundamental freedoms in this country, which COVID has, unfortunately, so seriously undermined,” Hodkinson said.

“I’m putting my career on the line here. I’ve been a laboratory inspector for the very college that’s got its teeth into me. Do you think that’s an important role to make sure every other laboratory is doing the right job? Yes, I’m very proud of my CV. And any attempt by Snopes to maim me, to discredit me is despicable. And I loathe those little decomposing maggots!

“Yes I’m pissed! Because you are the laboratory rats [getting the vaccine]. You’re the experiment. Never before in medical history has an uncontrolled clinical trial at this scale ever been undertaken with no evidence of safety.

“This unprecedented horror show, the worst in medical history…I am viscerally outraged at how unnecessary this grotesque tragedy has been and yet somehow manages to continue. It’s insanity cubed….” Hodkinson continued.

“Believe nothing you’re being told. It’s all a pack of lies from start to finish! Pure, unopposed propaganda, plain and simple. This is nothing more than a bad seasonal flu with certain minor exceptions. And nothing was needed…except good old common sense and early treatments with drugs known to be totally safe.”

Hodkinson, who has been an assistant professor at the University of Alberta, said authorities had misused the words “safe,” “fact,” and “case.”

“In medicine, we do not pronounce the vaccine safe until it’s been put through five to seven years of clinical trials for the very simple reason, we don’t know what we don’t know, for Christ’s sake!”

A man from the crowd called out, “He’s on fire! The doc’s on fire,” before Hodkinson resumed.

“They are lying to you. This vaccine is not safe – underlined in neon!

“The governments and their minions [insist] what they’re saying is based on fact. That is the most Orwellian distortion of the English language. It is not fact. It is hearsay! They’re distorting everything to make you scared and complicit and obey.”

Covid19tracker.ca says Canada has had 1.42 million cases of COVID-19, but Hodkinson disagrees.

“You know what we call a case in medicine? Someone who’s sick in front of us – they’ve got a fever, they’ve got pain, they’re sick. I’ll tell you what sick about this. They’re sick! These are not cases, these are false-positive PCR results,” said the pathologist.

“The PCR test creates over 95% false positives in perfectly well people!”

Hodkinson, whose expertise in pathology has been recognized by the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta, said “brutal silencing of the truth” had taken place from politicians, mainstream media, and social media.

“The other reason for wearing masks is to stop you giving it to me. Well, asymptomatic spread does not happen. It cannot happen. It undercuts the very tenets of infectious disease transmission. It’s ridiculous. It’s stupid.”

Hodkinson said “liberal doses of…common sense” were the best medicine.

“Flip-flop (Anthony) Fauci, or as I’m now calling him five-finger Fauci, his sticky fingers are all over this from beginning to end when his gain-of-function research escaped from that lab in Wuhan. And he’s lied about it twice in Congress with the penalty being a five-year jail time,” he said.

“You shouldn’t be forced to put your life or your child’s life on the line by getting vaxxed just to solve a problem that he created. That is government tyranny and indescribably offensive. The experimental gene-based vaccines have never before been used in humans. As I said before, you are the lab rats of the largest uncontrolled clinical trial in the history of medicine. There are all kinds of side effects, not the least of which is death.”

Hodkinson said the counts for COVID-19 vaccine deaths in the U.S. was “probably vastly understated, [yet] larger than all the other deaths attributed to other vaccines over a 30-year period and they’re still doing it.”

He said the myocarditis it caused some young males was anything but minor and “Using these vaccines in children who are virtually at zero risk from COVID can only be termed state-sanctioned child abuse.”

Fertility effects were another concern. “The last time I checked the pregnancy takes nine months. How can you check the fertility if the testing, the trials, so-called trials, only go on for four to six months and by intention do not include pregnant women who are being vaccinated today?”

Hodkinson concluded by saying a person did not need vaccination if they’d already had COVID-19.

“So for God’s sake, don’t let them scare you or your children into getting vaxxed. Tell them instead, repeat after me. Stop. The. Shot. Stop the shot, thank you.”

Lee Harding is a Western Standard Correspondent from Saskatchewan.

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  1. joel stewart

    July 31, 2021 at 4:07 am

    I wouldn’t doubt covid is spread via aerosol cans

  2. Josh

    July 28, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Does anyone have a video of his speech?

  3. AHS Smoke and Mirrors

    July 27, 2021 at 9:50 am

    “Believe nothing you’re being told. It’s all a pack of lies from start to finish” – Exactly!

    AHS vaccine statistics are misleading. Saying 0.9% of first dosers and 0% of 2nd dosers since January 1,2021 got covid after getting the shot, the rest are unvaccinated… Well no duh, We were half way through the first spike and had another covid spike since Jan 1 2021 well before Alberta had any sort of vaccine coverage. So ya, most people weren’t vaccinated during those times. By the time the 2nd wave in 2021 came and went we had about 9% fully vaccinated of which most were the elderly. The elderly already had natural immunity as it seemed to run through those people first. About 95% of cases occurred before Alberta had 9% of people with 2 doses.

    It’s all smoke and mirrors. Don’t start telling us how the vaccines are doing till we’ve gone through a full flu season with your 75% fully vaccinated numbers you’ll most likely get. And this time don’t include data on cases from when the vaccine wasn’t even available to the majority to pad the statistics on your side.

    Stop reading the headlines and dig through the data/graphs and you might get a different story.

    Also the case numbers, hospitalizations (icu/non-icu) are pretty close to identical July 26,2021 vs July 26, 2020. I find that interesting.

    Of course all of this means absolutely nothing as the PCR test is bunk, so their numbers and my numbers are meaningless… hahaha.. chew on that for a while. They are just trying to confuse us all and in that they can do whatever they want, power grab, money grab, etc…

  4. Peggy Guthrie

    July 26, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Of course the PCR test will be curtailed. They’ve nearly reached their vaccination goal and don’t need any more false positives.

  5. Left Coast

    July 26, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    CDC withdraws fraudulent PCR testing protocol that was used to falsify covid “positives” to push the plandemic

    After more than a year of committing scientific fraud to push false “positives” via PCR testing, the CDC has announced it is withdrawing the RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel on December 31st of this year:

    After December 31, 2021, CDC will withdraw the request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, the assay first introduced in February 2020 for detection of SARS-CoV-2 only. CDC is providing this advance notice for clinical laboratories to have adequate time to select and implement one of the many FDA-authorized alternatives.

    The use of PCR tests for covid illness diagnosis is a global scientific fraud, since no PCR instrument can produce quantitative results that might indicate a specific viral load. Yet this CDC-approved testing protocol was relied on to fabricate the “casedemic” illusion which pretended that hundreds of millions of people around the world were infected with covid.

    The entire thing was an elaborate quack science hoax, and anyone familiar with PCR technology (see below) has known this from the very start.

    The PCR testing approved by the CDC to diagnose covid was fraudulent from the very first day.

  6. Dennis

    July 26, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Penny4, While I agree with you 100%, unfortunately we are in the minority among the Sheeple. The long term effects of this experiment will come to light but in the meantime us dissenters are taking the flack. Thanks to Lee for staying on this issue.

  7. francis witzel

    July 26, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Than you , thankyou thankyou Western Standard for having the courage of reporting on these incredible professionals, who have the courage to stand up and tell the truth . Finally we are starting to hear the truth, only hope it’s not to late . People we have been lied to by our government, from local all the way to the top , are you going to continue to take it ?

  8. Declan Carroll

    July 26, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Kenney thinks this will all be forgotten about by the next election hahahahahahaha. Hilarious. Notley is no better. She was egging Kenney on the entire time. We need Nuremberg style trials and both Kenney and Notley need to be held to account gor their society destorying lockdowns and treachery!

  9. Left Coast

    July 26, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Dr. Hodkinson is right on target . . . how about this decade old speech to the WHO?

    Kissinger quote from a speech to the WHO Council on Eugenics, February 25th 2009:

    “Once the herd accepts mandatory vaccinations, It’s GAME OVER. They will accept anything – Forcible blood or organ donation- “For the greater good”.

    We can genetically modify children and sterilize them- “For the greater good”. Control sheep minds and you control the herd.

    Vaccine makers stand to make billions. And many of you in this room are investors. It’s a BIG win/win. We thin out the herd, and the herd pays us for extermination services”

    Henry Kissinger~

    Anyone who thinks this Wuhan Virus event was not pre-planned is living in the Slow Lane!

  10. Baron Not Baron

    July 25, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Like I said, from some time now.. a more and more imbecilic nation that is complying with EVERYTHING. No idea why YOU need Dr. Hodkinson (God bless him!) to be able to see the truth.. but the answer is an inconvenience – because the crowd does not think. Never did and neither will happen in the future. This is why there are others telling the crowd how to anything.

    Did you know the “Census” is for nothing more than to assess what it really takes to make you poor? It analyzes YOU, your accumulation, and how to be taken away from YOU. I suppose the Census for YOU is still the same thing YOU always believed it was. Yes, it always comes down to YOU.

  11. Rose

    July 25, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    After much searching, I finally found AHS’s list of vaccine side effects at the very bottom of vax stats page (after 9 graphs/charts of vax dosing). Particularly troubling are the obscure categories of “AESI (adverse events of special interest)” and “Other Unusual Events”, with high injury rates. Under these benign labels, they are hiding the commonly reported side effect of Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart). It has been reported world-wide and its a deadly serious side effect, yet AHS hides it under innocent sounding labels which misleads the public. It’s highly unlikely AB is the only place not to experience the common Myocarditis vax side effect. AHS ethics are appalling.

  12. Tony

    July 25, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    I recall reading that the first clinical trials which would produce any meaningful data about safety would not be complete until January 2023. Has anyone else heard anything similar? Regardless of this, I cannot help but admire Dr. H for his willingness to speak what he believes even when he knows it will be unpopular. Reassuring to see people like him and Lt. Col David Redman among other Albertans speaking out. For such an important event as the rise of covid has been, why were there never televised public discussions featuring experts with differing opionions on public policies that affect us all, such as lockdowns, school closures, mask mandates, government financial support for those impacted, vaccine promotion and on and on and on? That is a rhetorical question by the way….lol.

  13. berta baby

    July 25, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    What a great coverage piece , that’s expert enough for me . Good line about the testing on pregnancy, if the FDA and health Canada clear this for non emergency use giving full approval before 5 years it would be a joke ….the only data the government isn’t collecting about Covid is the negative outcomes after taking the shot….. the first women to take the shot like 8-9 months ago…. Ya she’s dead , does naturally and peaceful in her sleeep!

    So take the vaccine and die= peacefully and naturally

    Don’t take the vaccine as die= died in agony and pain from Covid

    Both scenarios also had 80 year olds locked away from their families dying separate and alone ….

  14. Seven-Zero-One

    July 25, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Dr.Hodkinsons is right. Wait until 2 to 3 year’s from when have pandemic of heart failures, cancer increase and rest…

  15. Penny4YourThouhts

    July 25, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    I LOVE Dr. Hodkinson! He says it like it is! While Fauci has his five fingers in everything and is benefitting financially, he isn’t at the top of this particular food chain. Bill Gates is and more and more highly credentialed folks who remember what ethics are – just like Dr. Hodkinson – are coming forward. Now it’s time for people to stand up and say NO MORE! We will NOT be compliant!

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Loophole benching minor hockey in Cochrane

Within hours of sending out the e-mail, Oaten confirmed between 30 and 40 kids had withdrawn from the program.




Although new restrictions announced this week allow for recreational sports to continue for youth under 18 without proof of vaccination, one minor detail is benching minor hockey players in Cochrane.

Thursday morning, Cochrane Minor Hockey Association (CMHA) President Cory Oaten, was sent an e-mail from Hockey Alberta stating: “…based on Hockey Alberta’s interpretation of current information, minor hockey games and practices can continue, subject to the updated temporary measures that came into effect at 12:01 am this morning.”

However, Friday morning, Oaten was notified by his local facility, Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, it would be requiring proof of vaccination for those 12 and older entering the building.

That morning Oaten notified families registered with CMHA of the new requirement and included a provided statement from the facility and assured families the decision was not that of Hockey Alberta or CMHA.

“… all persons entering the Cochrane Arena or SLSFSC (ages 12+) must show proof of full vaccination, proof of a single dose as long as the dose was given more than two weeks ago, a negative test result or a medical doctor approved medical exemption.”

“Tonnes of kids are withdrawing,” Oaten said.

Within hours of sending out the e-mail, Oaten confirmed between 30 and 40 kids had withdrawn from the program.

“I’m not against the vaccines, but I’m pro-choice,” Oaten said.

The Western Standard spoke with one father who pulled his CMHA player as a result of the facility mandates. He requested to remain anonymous.

“Obviously the government is just passing the buck on this and it’s the businesses that are going to take the brunt,” he said.

A father of four children under the age of 12, he was also in line to coach his son’s team, but will not be permitted inside as he is not vaccinated.  

“We’re not the type of parents that are just going to drop our kids off at a facility and leave them unsupervised,” he said, adding those decisions effectively ended his kids’ participation in CMHA’s sports programs.

He said he also has concerns for the liability involved with those businesses being ill-equipped to manage peoples’ sensitive health records.

“Forget the legality of all this. Morally, we just can’t support businesses that take this approach.”

Alberta Country Singer and former health care worker at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Paul Brandt, took to Facebook on Friday to express his thoughts on the vaccine passport issue.  

Facebook post

“I want to be clear, I am not against vaccines,” his post confirms. “What is troubling to me is this: Why aren’t people who have had COVID and recovered being included in the conversation?”

Brandt’s son is a CMHA player. Both have recovered from COVID-19.

“Why are we not being recognized as people who have adequate immunity?

As of today, my son has also been told by the arena that hosts his hockey association he will not be allowed to participate in sports unless he is vaccinated—even though he has immunity to COVID-19, and is of no greater risk to his peers than anyone else.”

Oaten pointed out that players who have yet to be vaccinated will be eliminated from the important tryouts happening now and, because of wait times between doses and the 14-day waiting period to be considered fully vaccinated, many will miss a chunk of the season.

“It’s about the kids,” said an emotional Oaten.

“What makes me upset is kids are going to have to quit hockey because they don’t want to have to choose a medical procedure in order to play.”

Risdon is a reporter for the Western Standard

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WS EXCLUSIVE: UCP vice-president calls for emergency meeting to initiate leadership review

“I think we need to carefully consider the option of initiating a leadership review. I believe the future of our party may be at stake.”




The Western Standard has obtained an email from the vice-president (policy) of Alberta’s United Conservative Party (UCP) calling for an emergency meeting of the province-wide board of directors to discuss a leadership review of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.

Joel Mullan e-mailed the party’s board of directors at 8:33 pm MST September 17, under the subject line “Leadership review—request for meeting.”

“In light of events this past week, I believe we should meet and therefore request a meeting,” wrote Mullan.

“Specifically, I think we need to carefully consider the option of initiating a leadership review. I believe the future of our party may be at stake.”

The Western Standard spoke to a member of the party’s board of directors who received the e-mail who said—on condition of anonymity—a timely review of Kenney’s leadership has “become inevitable.”

As of publishing it’s not known if the request for an emergency meeting has been accepted by party president Ryan Becker or the board at large.

One day before, the Western Standard reported the UCP constituency association (CA) in Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills voted almost unanimously to trigger a prompt leadership review of Kenney.

The party currently has a review scheduled for late 2022, but that could be within six months of the next election, and for local CA president Robert Smith, that’s not good enough.

By a vote of 27-1, the CA’s board voted to send a letter to the party demanding a review before that as soon as possible, but before next March, said Smith.

“We would love for it to happen tomorrow,” Smith told the Western Standard.

“In talking to people, mainly rural people, it’s fair to say we have no confidence in the premier.”

While the letter was sent on the heels of controversial new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions introduced by Kenney—including the imposition of a vaccine passport—Smith stressed the letter wasn’t as a result of that, but had been brewing for months.

But he said those restrictions could help the momentum to reach the mark of 22 ridings needed to spark a leadership review.

Smith said he gets a sense in talking to other constituency association leaders “critical mass of 22 ridings could have been reached now.

“I feel confident in saying that target can now be met. I’m surprised it hasn’t been met before,” he said.

Clockwise, Jason Nixon, Tyler Shandro, Jason Kenney, Travis Toews, and an unidentified guest on the rooftop patio of the “Sky Palace”

One of the biggest concerns for the board was when the now infamous pictures f Kenney holding an outdoor dinner on the balcony of the “Sky Palace”—in contravention of the government’s of laws, regulations, and guidelines—were published.

“The entitlement and the double standard incensed the board,” said Smith.

In April, a UCP MLA told the Western Standard they are “100% certain” Kenney will be the subject of an early party leadership review.

“Caucus is in total chaos,” said the MLA, who spoke with the Western Standard on the condition of anonymity.

The Western Standard reported earlier there are at least eight ridings now on board for a review.

Even earlier this week there were signs of dissension with the UCP Caucus.

During a tense meeting of caucus Tuesday, three MLAs told Kenney they had “no confidence” in his continued premiership of the province and leadership of the party, multiple sources told the Western Standard.

Sources inside of the caucus told the Western Standard the emergency meeting saw sharp polarization around the issues of putting the province under another lockdown, a potential mandatory vaccine passport, and firing healthcare workers who did not agree to be vaccinated.

According to the MLAs who attended the caucus meeting, three MLAs openly told Kenney they had “no confidence” in him, and several others implied as much using softer language.

The sources all gave the same three names, but none of the three MLAs responded to request for comment or confirmation from the Western Standard.

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THOMSON: An Alberta solution to the drug poisoning crisis

A regulated drug supply is the best deal on offer to shrink public health costs and enforcement budgets and repossess the drug market from organized crime syndicates, while creating good jobs and preserving the lives of thousands of working-age Albertans.




Dr. Euan Thomson is an entrepreneur, scientist and director of EACH+EVERY, a coalition of over 100 Alberta businesses calling for policy action to end the overdose crisis.

Drug poisoning is the leading cause of death among working-age Albertans, claiming more than 1,800 Albertan lives since the beginning of 2020. Almost all of these people were between the ages of 15 and 60, and people in the trades are vastly overrepresented.

These tragedies are more accurately called poisonings because people typically cannot be certain what they’re taking when they consume illegal drugs. Surviving through an unregulated drug supply is its own small miracle, particularly as elephant-strength synthetic opioids like carfentanil now slip through our sieve-like borders.

Let’s face it: synthetic opioids have extinguished any hope of “winning” the war on drugs, given the entire 2016 American fentanyl supply could fit into a dozen oil drums.

Albertans are free thinkers, and this crisis calls for a made-in-Alberta solution that centres personal autonomy, free enterprise, fiscal responsibility, and a healthy irreverence toward federal power. A century into drug prohibition with nothing to show but accelerating body counts, it is time to regain control through a regulated market.

The idea that in a regulated market, we would walk into corner stores and find crystal meth between the Mentos and Tic Tacs would be laughable if it wasn’t so widely cited. For experimenting adolescents, alcohol is at least as hard to obtain as illegal drugs precisely because its access is controlled—a distinction that also encourages open conversations and harm reduction measures. We can implement regulatory barriers as needed to keep kids safe, but only once we control the supply. For adults, the question is much simpler: shouldn’t we be allowed to put what we want in our bodies?

Decriminalization is the first step toward a legal market. Since decriminalizing drugs 20 years ago, Portugal has among the lowest youth drug use rates in Europe and effectively left its drug poisoning crisis behind. Our federal parties are short on details around their vision for ending Canada’s crisis, but the Western Standard Editorial Board recently gave the federal NDP’s platform section on drug policy the only A-grade for endorsing decriminalization and other measures emphasizing personal autonomy and freedom from harassment by authorities. (For the record, it was one of the only high-scoring parts of the NDP platform from the Western Standard.)

It turns out, people across the political spectrum agree after a hundred years, criminalization has failed to even slow down drug use, let alone end it.

While personal autonomy and market philosophy are intuitive drug policy cornerstones, the fiscal argument is at least as compelling. The Cato Institute reports ending the War on Drugs would eliminate $27 billion USD a year from American enforcement budgets and siphon $40 billion a year from organized crime. For Canada, this translates to billions cut from our enforcement, judicial and incarceration balance sheet and billions added to taxable sales. Meanwhile, reducing hospital visits due to drug poisonings could single-handedly solve the chronic ambulance shortages squeezing our emergency response capacity.

A regulated drug supply is the best deal on offer to shrink public health costs and enforcement budgets and repossess the drug market from organized crime syndicates, while creating good jobs and preserving the lives of thousands of working-age Albertans.

How can we propel this plan against the drag of federal inaction?

First, set up a province-wide exemption from Section 56 of the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to abolish police enforcement of drug possession laws.

Next, support Albertan pilot projects to prescribe safe supply options to encourage more widespread access and choke off the demand for a street supply. Non-profit compassion clubs would cover those who cannot afford their prescriptions, as we saw during cannabis prohibition.

Finally, establish the first provincial Section 55 exemption to allow for drug manufacturing and distribution here at home, a move that would instantly benefit a Lethbridge-based operation and their partners in the nearby Blood Tribe. Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis already looks after compliance for legal drugs; we can apply similar stringency around labelling on the new products so people know what they’re taking.

Then watch as other provinces struggling with the same crisis adopt this updated, evidence-based Alberta Model; one that aligns compassion for people who use drugs with core values shared by so many in this province: personal autonomy, free enterprise, and fiscal responsibility.

While we’re at it, we can thumb our collective nose at a century of bad federal policy—all together, on brand for Alberta.

Tell your local federal and municipal candidates, as well as your provincial MLA, you want to see your values reflected in our drug policies.

Dr. Euan Thomson is an entrepreneur, scientist and director of EACH+EVERY, a coalition of over 100 Alberta businesses calling for policy action to end the overdose crisis.

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