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Dr. Bonnie Henry ordered to stand trial

Dr. Bonnie Henry will stand trial beginning April 17, 2023

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British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, will stand trial and address the concerns of BC-based organization the Canadian Society for the Advancement of Science in Public Policy (CSASPP).

The self-described non-profit, non-partisan, secular, and crowd-funded organization’s objective is to counter BC’s COVID-19 related measures, which have been in place since March 18, 2020 when the provincial government declared a state of emergency.

The ball got rolling on Tuesday morning when CSASPP had their first hearing.

It initially filed their class action suit on Jan. 26, 2021, and Henry must personally submit to answering their questions while under oath.

Yesterday’s hearing – a judicial management conference – was strictly procedural, meaning it was not meant to deal with any of the allegations CSASPP is making in the action, but it did however ensure that the process going forward is not unreasonably delayed.

During the hearing, the Crown opposed solidifying a trial date, saying it was too premature. CSASPP argued it was appropriate, and the judge agreed.

“Dr. Henry, in her capacity as the provincial health officer for the province of BC, and the Crown, will stand trial as ordered by the court starting 17 April, 2023,” writes CSASPP in an August 11 release.

“It will be set for 40 days. We also intend to conduct her examination for discovery well before that.”

The certification hearing will be on the week of June 20, 2022.

“For those of you unfamiliar with class actions, a certification hearing is very important, arguably more so than trial,” said CSASPP.

During yesterday’s hearing, the Crown told the judge that it would like more details regarding what the defendants are being sued for.

The judge told the Crown they’ve been in possession of the suit since January, and therefore should not need much time to discern what the alleged concerns are. He ordered the Crown to provide their requests by August 25, 2021.

The public was able to listen to the hearing via a teleconference option.

“Crown counsel advised the judge prior to the hearing they had not been consulted in our request that public access be made available by teleconference for the hearing,” writes CSASPP.

“Our judge said public access is important, so far as it does not violate the rules of court. He also said the public should be able to listen in real time to what was happening and be informed of any orders that are made.”

The judge stood down the court until the teleconference was up and running, in order to ensure the public was able to listen.

Both parties will return to court for their second case planning conference on Sept. 27, 2021, as ordered by the judge. Instructions on how the public can listen will be updated on CSASPP’s website closer to the date.

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 been overwhelmed with public support,” said Kip Warner, executive director of CSASPP, in a June 3 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.”

The BC government stands by their actions.

“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 the orders made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are lawful and fully comply with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”

CSASPP says it “will continue to take all reasonably necessary precautions to protect the identity of any high level government whistle-blowers within Dr. Henry’s staff, another governmental entity, or those in the private sector that may communicate with us from time to time.

“If requested, we can make arrangements for encrypted telephone, video, email, or text.”

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

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23 Comments

  1. Kelly_41m

    December 8, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Unfortunately – Saskfreedom makes a valid point. I’ve personally had experience with our court\legal system here in British Columbia. Heard all kinds of rumors (before entering into a dispute over timber theft) that BC’s legal system and Law Society are to one degree or other corrupt. My attitude was however – these are just rumors from disgruntled individuals. Was not long before I too was forced to face the fact that – the so called rumors – are to a very large degree true. Would be nice to see Mrs. Henry and others face justice for some of their ill-conceived endeavors – but am not holding my breath. In my experience in BC’s legal system – science and evidence are irrelevant – judgments are mostly based upon which way the political or corporate wind is blowing at the time. Fingers are however crossed that maybe justice just might prevail on this one.

  2. Shawn Orr

    November 28, 2021 at 1:02 pm

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    Reid Small

    August 26, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks Karen

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    Karen Selick

    August 25, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    Reid, if you go to CanLII and search the term “ordered to stand trial” then look under the legislation tab, you will see that every instance in which this term is used is in the context of criminal law or youth criminal justice. It is not a term used in civil law. I don’t care whether CSASPP made the same error or not. It’s an error, and you should bring it to the attention of whoever wrote that headline. Maybe it wasn’t you, maybe it was an editor. However, it undermines the credibility of Western Standard to be using clickbait like this, and since I am an opinion columnist for Western Standard myself, I don’t like to see that happen. Here’s the CanLII search link: https://www.canlii.org/en/index.php#search/type=legislation&text=%22ordered%20to%20stand%20trial%22

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    Karen Selick

    August 25, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Reid Small: The people at CSASPP are just laymen like you, so their use of legal terminology is not definitive. I very much doubt whether they have their lawyers write their news releases. Quoting someone who mis-uses language is not an excuse for mis-using it yourself.

  6. Sean

    August 16, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Maybe she should face experts like this guy:
    https://catherineedwards.life/aiovg_videos/a-manufactured-illusion-dr-david-martin-with-reiner-fuellmich-9-7-21/

    Also maybe she should consider the story below where Andrew Cuomo has been arrested for his role in altering, & mandating, various bogus initiatives. Also check out Schiff’s fate & story on the same website.
    https://realrawnews.com/2021/08/military-arrests-andrew-cuomo/

    Also this database is interesting in that there are more than 60 studies proving that Ivermectin is an effective treatment.

    https://ivmmeta.com/

    Her choices are dire indeed. Canadians may think they are immune but the Nuremberg Code (1945 – 1946) was produced as a consequence of the Nuremberg Trials in the same time period. These people need to realize that the Nuremberg Code is enforceable in most western nations that agreed to it. Plus there is plenty of case law where the Nuremberg code has been enforced in both US & Canadian jurisdictions. “I was following orders” is not accepted as an excuse or justification. Schiff was just executed at Guantanamo in spite of using that defense.

    https://realrawnews.com/2021/08/shifty-adam-schiff-faces-firing-squad/

    I sincerely hope that Bonnie Henry receives the appropriate justice for her role in usurping & aggrandizing her role as a “health expert” – which to me is a laughable designation.

  7. Steve Miller

    August 14, 2021 at 5:30 am

    “stand trial” is perfectly fitting. Like a criminal would. If they succeed it will open the doors for other provinces and I pray they sweep the country.

  8. Mary Hale

    August 13, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    HOW MANY PEOPLE GOT TICKETS…I SAY, DO WHAT PATRICK KING DID IN EDMONTON…SUBPEONA BONNIE HENRY AND TAKE HER TO COURT AND CHANLLENGE HER TO SHOW THAT SCIENCE BEHIND THE VIRUS…IF ENOUGH OF YOU DO THIS, SOMETHING MAY GET DONE TO STOP THIS ABSOLUTE MADNESS IN BC…

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    Reid Small

    August 13, 2021 at 7:42 am

    Yes Karen, I know you were a lawyer. This is not the first time I’ve seen you wave the “I was a lawyer” card.

    CSASPP update, 11 August 2021: Dr. Bonnie Henry Ordered to Stand Trial.

    “Dr. Henry, in her capacity as the Provincial Health Officer for the Province of BC, and the Crown, will stand trial as ordered by the court starting 17 April, 2023.”

    I am quoting verbatim. Contact their legal counsel with your concerns if you like.

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    Karen Selick

    August 13, 2021 at 7:12 am

    Yes, in fact I did listen to the entire thing. I maintain my position that saying she has been ordered to “stand trial” gives a very flawed picture of what actually happened, and what is going to happen. In civil suits, we would say the action will proceed to trial. We don’t say a defendant is going to stand trial. It implies some kind of state action or criminal prosecution. I practiced law for 38 years, incidentally.

  11. SaskFreedom

    August 12, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    2023!!! What a joke this “justice” system is. They better be careful of the message they’re sending the population by dragging out all these trials, they’re doing the same with all the JCCF cases.
    History shows that once court corruption is blatant, and people start to realize it, a country gives up on the system, falls into Banana Republic territory, vigilante justice and stuff like that. There are lots of countries like this. Nobody wants that here. Or maybe they do since a court date that far out is basically spitting in our faces.

    A few other things to be garnered…

    Trudeau’s “Great Reset” fantasy is obviously expected to be completed by 2023. They expect any resistance will be in Trudeau’s anti-vax concentration camps by 2023… and probably a bunch of the sheep will be thinned from side effects by then,, they protect their puppets, as long as they’re still trying to protect their narrative they told the puppets to mouthpiece.

  12. Andrew Red Deer

    August 12, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Propaganda expert warns of global COVID psyop
    ‘Should ring alarm bells for anyone who has even the most basic grasp of history’
    https://www.wnd.com/2021/08/propaganda-expert-warns-global-covid-psyop/

  13. Left Coast

    August 12, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Dr. Bonnie & her script writer the incredibly incompetent Adrian Dix rode the Fake PCR Tests for 18 months creating “Fear” & “Scare” with the help of BCs FakeStream Media.

    Anyone with a functioning brain could find the facts, Mullis the Nobel Prize winning inventor of the PCR device said “it was NOT a Diagnostic tool”. Finally after 18 months the US CDC admits the “Test” cannot differentiate between a long list of Corona Viruses & the newest Wuhan Corona Virus. So ALL the “Cases” information was FALSE !

    Then there’s the 12+ Studies regarding Masks . . . ALL agree masks are Useless to stop a Virus. Didn’t Dr. Bonnie believe in Real Science?

    The Flawed Covid Model That Locked Down Canada, Peter St. Onge, June 4, 2020). At this time, there is absolutely no “science” behind the “lockdown” model, as it has never been used before in human history.

    The fact that in the Summer of 2020, the Increase in Drug Deaths was almost DOUBLE Covid Deaths in BC . . . but the incredibly incompetent BC Health Dept soldiered on.

    Canada . . . . 37 Million & 27,000 deaths!
    These African countries did much better . . . .
    Congo 178 deaths . . . 92.3 Million people.
    Tanzania 21 deaths . . . 59.7 Million people.

    Death rates in countries that rely on hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the treatment of Covid-19 appear to be dramatically lower than death rates in countries that discourage the use of the drug. A new study claims that the death rate in the countries that used HCQ early on was 79% lower than in countries where the drug was not used.

    So why did our incompetent Heath officials not tell us about HCQ, Ivermectin, Zinc, Vit D/C?

    The Candace Owens Show: Dr. Stella Immanuel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g7EWA9GFkQ

    ALL this needs to be answered in a Court of Law . . . incompetence should be rewarded!

  14. K

    August 12, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Don’t expect anything to happen, but that doesn’t mean this shouldn’t keep happening. Sue, sue, sue and sue again until the imbecile ‘govern-me-harder, daddy’ cultists in this country get the picture!

  15. Ariana McKone

    August 12, 2021 at 10:40 am

    2023 is justice delayed and justice denied. But maybe knowing she is going to have to provide evidence for her actions will cause her to start thinking of the charter moving forward.

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    Reid Small

    August 12, 2021 at 10:30 am

    @Karen Selick

    Hi Karen, did you tune into the hearing and listen to what the judge said?

    Mr. Justice David A. Crerar ordered a trial, and it begins on April 17, 2023.

    Bonnie Henry is named as the defendant. She has not been removed from the suit, and a trial has been ordered.

    If you disagree with the terminology, fair enough. But your suggestion that this is intended to be inflammatory click-bait is simply not true.

    As for “making it clear that this is a class action,” see paragraphs four and ten.

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    Karen Selick

    August 12, 2021 at 8:40 am

    “Stand trial” is the terminology that we usually use when a person has been charged with a criminal or regulatory offence, in which the state is prosecuting. You should make it clear that this is a class action in which Bonnie Henry is named as a defendant by private plaintiffs. Your inflammatory headline is being used as click-bait, I think.

  18. Diana Dayton

    August 12, 2021 at 7:33 am

    Glad the perpetrators of this “Covid lie” are finally held accountable. With so few deaths worldwide, 4.3 million in almost 2 years according to the WHO Dashboard, none of what has happened is justified. It is a crime against humanity. I have lost my job for nearly 2 years. I am pressured to be vaccinated with experimental gene manipulation and have slipped into a deep depression. As have many. The fear mongering has been absolute. And this woman is on the top list of puppets for the elitists meeting in Davos that drummed up this whole Covid scenario. I always think that “the fear of death does not stop anyone from dying; but it surely stops them from living.

  19. Andrew Red Deer

    August 12, 2021 at 6:24 am

    As they say, its a start. We need to do this in Alberta and the rest of the world.

  20. Mars Hill

    August 12, 2021 at 12:17 am

    It’s a start; these a$$holes are going to pay for the damage they caused.

  21. Penny4YourThouhts

    August 11, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    2023! LMAO! By then, unless people find their courage and stand up for their freedoms, Canada will be full on communist and the charges against Ms. Henry will be dropped. Instead, she’ll be celebrated for fulfilling the communist agenda.

  22. berta baby

    August 11, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    2023! …. I here by declare that this person shall stand trial 14 and one half years from now to face a group of her peers in the court of law!… until then vaccine passport the shit out of BC and continue to rob people of their basic human rights and freedom such as mobility and religion.

    Justice is sweet!!

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The classic film Fight Club has been changed for viewers in China, with a ‘happy ending’ that complies with domestic censorship rules.

An altered version of the 1999 film was released on streaming platform Tencent Video in China over the weekend.

Multiple scenes from the original cut were deleted and a new ending was added.

Many in China had seen the original film pirated online and were surprised when streaming the newly released version.

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Original closing scene of Fight Club

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In the censored version released in China, the narrator still kills off Durden, but the exploding buildings scene is replaced with a written message on black screen.

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