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Four in 10 Canadians say COVID a planned vaccination campaign

Asked, “How much of a threat, if any, is the COVID-19 outbreak to the rights and freedoms of the Canadian population as a whole?” 59% called it a “major” or “moderate” threat.

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A whopping 40% of Canadians believe COVID-19 “is part of a global effort to enforce mandatory vaccination,” government research shows.

Blacklock’s Reporter said the provinces with the highest rate – 45% – were Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

“Intelligence gathered from this study will help the Privy Council Office understand the perceptions and views of the Canadian public,” said the research.

Authors said the “perceived safety of the COVID-19 vaccine is an important explanatory factor” as public health officers pleaded with Canadians to get their shots.

Findings were based on questionnaires with 2,363 people nationwide over a four-week period last January and February. The Privy Council Office research was conducted after the Department of Health on December 9 licensed the first pandemic vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech.

Only 12% of people said, “I will not get a Covid-19 vaccine.” Another 22% said they were unsure, a total 34%. The rate was 41% for Canadians under age 35, and 43% of people who self-identified as Black.

Asked, “How much of a threat, if any, is the COVID-19 outbreak to the rights and freedoms of the Canadian population as a whole?” 59% called it a “major” or “moderate” threat. The rate was 62% among Canadians with a postsecondary education.

Almost a third of people, 31%, said they believed COVID-19 vaccines altered their DNA. The rate was highest, 54%, among Canadians with a Grade 8 education but included 43% of high school graduates, 40% of tradespeople, 30% of college graduates and 20% of Canadians with a university degree.

Asked, “As far as you know is the following statement true or false: New vaccine technologies for Covid-19 can cause some people to become infected with the virus.” 36% said it was probably or definitely true. The rate was 44 % among young people under 35.

Asked, “True or false: The world’s largest pharmaceutical companies have been deliberately delaying or hiding the development of a vaccine that could end the Covid-19 pandemic in order to drive up the price of the vaccine.” 36% said it was true. The rate was 46% in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 39% in British Columbia and Alberta, 34% in Ontario, and 32% in Québec and Atlantic Canada.

The federal research concluded 38% considered scientists “very trustworthy.” The rate was 42% for front line nurses and doctors, but only 26% for “public health leaders associated with the government.”

The Privy Council Office paid researchers with Riwi Corporation $40,000 for the online survey.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/nobby7694

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. Penny4YourThouhts

    August 6, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Exactly @leftcoast! I kept wondering WHY Kenney and every other supposed conservative was so willing to move toward the left and go along with the push toward the Great Reset and coerced gene altering injections. It always boils down to money doesn’t it.

    I wondered how this was all possible. How were they able to get every single government worldwide to turn on their people, then Dr. Astrid Stuckleberger came forward, from inside the WHO and explained how. She brought proof with her that all roads lead to one office.
    The Great Reset and the communist invasion isn’t conspiracy theory. It’s conspiracy fact.

  2. Barbara

    August 5, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Here’s some good news and why we don’t trust AHS or Hinshaw

    Freedom Fighter VICTORY! Ends Masking, Shots, Quarantine in Alberta!

  3. Left Coast

    August 5, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Fauci: There will be a surprise outbreak (Jan 10, 2017)
    “No question there will be a challenge in the coming administration” . . . says the Funder of the Wuhan Lab in China . . .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C95ECjxgcJE

    Today the Southern US Border that Senile President Joe Biden opened wide on Jan 21st this year has seen almost a Million crossers from 150 countries. At least 10% are infected with Covid & other diseases but no one is checking as the Govt Agencies drop them in every state. Then the Idiot Regime is blaming the Non-vaxed for the outbreaks of sick vaccinated people. By the end of the year Border Patrol estimates over 2 Million will have come into the USA as Illegal Aliens.
    Meanwhile the Northern Border is closed because of the “dangerous” Wuhan Virus . . . lol

  4. SaskFreedom

    August 4, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    If it weren’t just a ploy to get people to take vaccines, Trudeau would have banned international arrivals from a hot spot. Instead they went out of their way to invite them in. Then banned international travel later, for Canadians, after it was too late.
    Trudeau said it was racist to reject non-Canadians coming in, when the virus could have still been contained. But after it becomes endemic, and ubiquitous, he bans travel for Canadians from and to Canada. Why should I as a tax paying Canadian, have less right to enter my own country now, than non canadians in april 2020 to present?

  5. SaskFreedom

    August 4, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    There’s zero argument. This whole thing was orchestrated to get people to take vaccines.
    If it weren’t they wouldn’t have cycled pcr tests to a level with a 100% false positive rate. If it weren’t just a plan to get people to take vaccines they would have allowed drug treatments; instead they banned them. If they really cared about not spreading the disease they would have given us effective ppe, instead of mandating completely ineffective ppe, and outlawing effective ppe.
    It’s obvious to anyone with free thought.

  6. Left Coast

    August 4, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Dr. Fauci who funded the PlanDemic and the creepy Bill Gates have been thrust into the Public realm in the last 18 months and have not fared well.

    Then we have . . . This quote from the 2009 WHO Eugenics conference has a lot more meaning today. I would bet the farm the Fauci & Gates were sitting in the front row!

    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~

    And the Progressives all went . . . Baaaaaaa

    “A whopping 40% of Canadians believe COVID-19 “is part of a global effort to enforce mandatory vaccination,” government research shows.”

    40% of Canadians are Waking UP it seems . . . How Long for the Awakening in Canada’s Govt Funded FakeStream Media?

  7. K

    August 4, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Another piece of good news. The fact that 40% of Canadians believe this tells me that 60% of them are NOT vaccinated as we keep hearing in the MSM.

  8. j n

    August 4, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Individuals complicit in with all the COVID “protocols” have tarnished their reputations to the degree that some institutions(such as the CDC(Walensky)/Health Canada(Tam)) have lost all credibility

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Sask Polytech ditches vax policy but burdens unvaxxed with testing costs

The Justice Centre is unsatisfied with the response of Sask Polytech and reiterated its intention to pursue legal action against the institution and against the University of Saskatchewan over its requirement for staff and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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By LEE HARDING

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is unsatisfied with the decision of Saskatchewan Polytech to reverse its vaccination requirement for staff and students because the institute does not recognize natural immunity and imposes testing costs on the unvaccinated.

On November 19, the Justice Centre sent Sask Polytech and the University of Saskatchewan letters demanding they reverse their requirement that all staff and students be vaccinated by January 1, 2022. 

On December 1, Sask Polytech reversed its “vaccinated only” policy but now requires unvaccinated staff and students to comply with testing three times a week at their own expense. In a press release, the Justice Centre called this “unacceptable.”

“Such testing requirements for students are even greater than the Saskatchewan government’s requirements for employees of its ministries. Sask Poly has also failed to recognize the compelling scientific evidence of natural immunity for those who have already recovered from Covid-19 and have proof of antibodies,” reads a JCCF press release on Saturday.

“Testing costs, which could exceed $200 per week, mean that only the wealthy and privileged can bear the burden,” stated Andre Memauri, the Justice Centre’s Saskatoon-based lawyer.

“Sask Poly, which has chosen to impose discriminatory testing requirements for staff and students, has the ability to acquire these tests at wholesale cost.”

The Justice Centre said it would commence legal proceedings against Sask Poly in the Court of Queen’s Bench unless Sask Poly immediately absorbs the testing costs and recognizes natural immunity. 

On October 28, the U of S and Sask Polytech announced mandatory vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty, removing the alternative of twice weekly testing which had been in place since the start of the school year. The Justice Centre will also commence legal action against the U of S for refusing unvaccinated students. 

On November 26, Global News reported a 19-year-old student was hospitalized briefly with breathing problems after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The student’s mother, Michelle Marciniuk, publicly called for the university to reconsider its policy.

The U of S’ policy includes exemptions on medical and religious grounds in accordance with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. But according to the Justice Centre, the university usually rejects exemption requests or does not respond to them for several weeks. Besides this, the university has made itself the arbiter of faith considerations for religious exemptions. Medical exemptions have become a difficult document for patients to receive in Canada, due to regulatory pressure on physicians not to provide them based on their medical judgement except in very rare circumstances.

The U of S crowns itself for academic freedom, diversity, equality, human dignity and a healthy work and learning environment, yet it has harshly terminated faculty for speaking on the hallmark principle of informed consent for Covid-19 vaccination of children,” stated Andre Memauri, a U of S alum. 

“Now, the U of S seeks to exclude and villainize those who decide for various reasons not to be vaccinated…Without question, our community has been through a great deal of difficulty and it requires these institutions to lead as vessels of science not ideology…The Justice Centre demands both schools follow the science and adopt policies that bring students together in the most safe and lawful manner.”

The letters sent to both schools from the Justice Centre on November 19 warned that the schools are seeking to deprive students from education on the basis of vaccination status, contrary to Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Sections 2(a), 7, and 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Harding is a Western Standard contributor based in Saskatchewan

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CRA wants more tax filers to file online

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

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The taxman is angry that too many Canadians are still filing by mail, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

“Those who submit their taxes by mail most often say they use paper rather than filing electronically because it is simply how they prefer to do it, e.g. they do it out of habit, because ‘it’s what they are comfortable with,’ they like it, etcetera,” said a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) report.

“Just 13% cite security issues.”

Data show of 30.5 million tax returns filed this year a total 2.7 million or 9% were filed on paper. Millions of taxpayers, a total 4,234,772 including Internet filers, demanded refunds be paid by mailed cheque instead of direct deposit.

The CRA complained it would be “more timely and efficient” if all taxpayers used the Internet. The Agency spends $6.9 million annually mailing T1 general tax forms alone.

“There is still a sizable proportion of taxpayers who are conducting their business with the Canada Revenue Agency through paper rather than taking advantage of digital services which are much more timely and efficient,” said the report.

Research showed typical paper filers were working age men under 55 who completed their own return without a tax preparer, had a university degree, earned more than $80,000 a year and were more likely than other Canadians to prefer in-person teller service rather than online banking.

“The most important factor influencing why respondents file by paper instead of online is disinterest,” wrote researchers, who added: “Apathy is a barrier. Fifty percent of likely switchers say they are simply not interested in switching. Therefore the agency will have to demonstrate the value of switching.”

Findings were based on questionnaires with 2,000 taxpayers who filed returns by mail. The Agency paid Earnscliffe Strategy Group $130,061 for the survey.

The research follows a failed 2012 campaign to have all Canadians use direct deposit for payment of tax refunds and benefit cheques. The attempt by the Receiver General of Canada, the federal office responsible for processing payments, was intended to save costs. Paper cheques cost 82¢ apiece to process compared to 13¢ for electronic transfers, by official estimate.

An estimated 13% of taxpayers refused to surrender bank account information to the Receiver General. “Cheque recipients have become harder to engage,” said a 2020 Department of Public Works survey.

“A few have a general distrust of the Government of Canada’s ability to protect data,” wrote researchers. A total 23 percent of Atlantic residents said they wouldn’t rely on the government to protect their privacy, followed by 22% in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 21% in Ontario, 19% in Alberta, 18% in BC and 12% in Québec.

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WATCH: Alberta Oil drives Guilbeault to meeting with Nixon

Federal Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault’s tour of Alberta has already kicked off with a whiff of hypocrisy.

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Attended by a sizable entourage, Guilbeault exited his black gasoline-powered SUV and hustled into the McDougall Centre in Calgary for a meeting with Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon.  

Guilbeault has dedicated most of his career to telling Canadians they need to transition from petrochemically fueled transportation. During this meeting though, Guilbeault chose not to find an utilize an electric-powered SUV in order to demonstrate his environmental virtue. With the resources of the entire federal government behind him, one would have thought that Guilbeault could have arranged appropriate transportation for his cross-Canada tour.  

It’s almost as if electric vehicles are still not ready for mainstream use yet. 

At least Guilbeault contributed to the Western economy with his conspicuous consumption of local petrochemical products.  

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