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Trudeau looks at making vaccines mandatory for federal staff, regulated industries

Trudeau said on Thursday bringing in the mandatory requirement is a “question of leadership.”

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is considering mandatory vaccines for federal public service employees, as well as for federally regulated industries.

Trudeau said on Thursday bringing in the mandatory requirement is a “question of leadership.”

He said talks on the issue are ongoing.

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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. Deb

    August 6, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is considering mandating vaccines for federally public service employees, as well as for federally regulated industries. He plants the seed and hopes other companies will jump on board. It is almost like he has given it an endorsement prior to any concrete decision made by government. https://drive.google.com/file/d/101Ymdg-pgX3GWty3R88GhVrNxrd4pPeP/view

  2. Deb

    August 6, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    No one should be mandated to take an experimental vaccine, that has bypass animal studies which means you are now the animal the vaccine is being tested on. No one, no one is sure of how you will be effected. You will all not be effected in the same way as each body is unique because of our DNA makeup. No one knows the long term effect of accepting the vaccine. No job is worth the price of your health or life. Stand up to the drug pushers. Don’t comply.

  3. Left Coast

    August 6, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Nearly half of those hospitalized in Britain with the ‘Delta Variant’ were vaccinated.
    A report out of Britain shows that 35% of all individuals hospitalized with the ‘Delta Variant’ had taken two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Another 10% had taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Barely over half of those hospitalized had not taken the vaccine.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/report-uk-shows-35-hospitalized-covid-taken-two-doses-vaccine/

  4. Left Coast

    August 6, 2021 at 9:53 am

    65% of the Delta variant Deaths in the USA are Vaccinated folks.
    According to Dr. Peter McCullough . . .

    https://www.worldviewweekend.com/tv/video/dr-peter-mccullough-responds-frivolous-lawsuit-against-him-and-covid-treatment-has-about

  5. SaskFreedom

    August 5, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    @ WESTCANGUY , I wish that were true, but it’s not. The leftist (ie. all) unions are completely on board. Unions always vote liberal or ndp. Unions are based on the communist ideal of “for the greater good”, unions fight to have dissenting voices fired or not hired. Unions promote unitarianism, not individualism. Unions are the perfect partner in crime for this liberal government which seeks to destroy individualism and freedom. The unions will support it.
    I haven’t checked yet but, if not already, guaranteed in short order, Unifor will come out “for” mandatory mrna injections.

  6. SaskFreedom

    August 5, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    That would be completely illegal. They know it.
    So they’ve been floating “mandatory vaccines” in the media to try to win in the court of public opinion, trying to scare people into voluntarily getting the injections by threatening mandatory injections.
    Don’t let anyone fall for it. Mandatory injections are illegal under world law and Canadian law. They will try, but it will fail in court ultimately. They just hope they can pump people full of vaccines between when they illegally mandate and when the court case ultimately determines its illegal. There could be a long stretch of persecution between, so be ready and don’t give in because the more that give in, the weaker the holdouts become. If we’re to believe their numbers theres only 20% of Canadians left unvaccinated. Basically tyranny can’t overcome a 10-15% resistance. Between when they mandate and when it would ultimately get struck down in court, they are hoping to get another 10% more give in, and then the remaining 10% could be tyrannically dealt with, sent to detention centers etc. 20% is too many for them to aggress against.

  7. Eldon

    August 5, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Big pharma may be exempt from lawsuits. By industry and governments are not.
    Trudeau will have his day in gitmo.

  8. Westcanguy

    August 5, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Federally regulated industries??? Unions will tell him to go pound sand while others will take the crown prince of papineau to court.
    Leadership… LOL

  9. berta baby

    August 5, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Still an experiment right? So called break through cases being reported now daily right? It’s the flocking unions and the God damned propagandists working the daily rags who are pushing this.

    Interesting that today in the global so called news they are comparing trumps new supporter card to the eagle the nazi’s used…. All the while demanding people Cary medical docs to get service and those without will be kicked out of society mush like the Democrats did to the slaves in the states and the nazi did to the Jews …. Papers!! Ver are your papers , Ve only do dis for your protection from the filthy unvaccinated

  10. K

    August 5, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Evil dictator straight from hell.

  11. Bryan

    August 5, 2021 at 10:42 am

    It speaks volumes about the current Canadian ‘leader’, when I look back with some fondness (though VERY little) for former Prime Minister Rocky Waterhole (Pierre Trudeau). Compared to his supposed spawn, the current Prime Mistake of Kanadahar, Justin(e) True-dope, Rocky Waterhole was miles ahead of this drugged out, sexist, groper of young women.

    Ceterum autem censeo Justinius True-dope-us esse delendam

  12. j n

    August 5, 2021 at 10:39 am

    WIPA!!!

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Canada-Europe take action over COVID variant Omicron

“Emergence of Omicron, a new variant of concern reinforces the need for caution,” said Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam.

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With the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant of concern (VOC) named Omicron in South Africa, the Canadian government is taking steps to limit the risk to Canadians.

Travellers arriving from countries of concern within the last 14 days will be required to quarantine pending negative COVID-19 tests. Countries of concern include South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini.

On Friday, Canada’s Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said the federal government will impose five measures in an effort to limit its spread in Canada.

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam took to Twitter on Saturday to share her concerns over the VOC.

“Emergence of Omicron, a new variant of concern reinforces the need for caution,” wrote Tam.

The WHO has labelled Omicron as a variant of concern due to its high number of mutations and reports that early evidence suggests it could be more infectious than other variants.

Meanwhile, during a news conference on Saturday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK will take “targeted and precautionary measures” after two people tested positive for the Omicron variant.

One case was identified in Brentwood, a town in southeastern England while the other case was located in the central city of Nottingham. Both individuals are linked and had travelled from southern Africa. The two individuals are self-isolating along with their households and authorities are working on contact tracing.

Johnson confirmed travellers arriving in England will be required to take a PCR test and self-isolate until a negative test result is provided. Those that test positive for the new variant will have to self-isolate, along with any of their close contacts, for 10 days regardless of vaccine status.

He also said masks will be required in shops and other public spaces and indicated they will “boost the booster campaign.”

“Right now this is the responsible course of action to slow down the seeding and the spread of this new variant and to maximize our defences,” said Johnson.

Johnson said the new rules will be reviewed in three weeks when scientists know more about the variant.

On Friday, the British government added Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe to the country’s travel red list. By Saturday, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia were also added to the list.

Other countries are adding restrictions on travellers coming from various southern African countries including the US, Japan, Brazil, and Australia while cases have also been reported in Belgium, Israel and Hong Kong.

Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and the Czech Republic have also reported suspected cases related to travellers arriving from South Africa.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
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Road closures as British Columbians brace for more rain

Closures will impact Highway 1, Highway 3 and Highway 99 on Saturday.

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As BC braces for additional rain, the government has ‘proactively’ closed a number of highways for travel.

“We are actively responding, monitoring and assessing the many highway closures due to flooding and will continue to do so as we work with local and emergency service partners,” said the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

“Safety is our top priority while we deal with a rapidly changing and difficult situation.”

Closures will impact Highway 1, Highway 3 and Highway 99 on Saturday. The ministry said the time and duration of the closures will be weather-dependent.

“The highway infrastructure in these areas is extremely vulnerable following recent storms, and more heavy rain in the forecast poses an additional risk,” said the ministry in a press release.

“The closures of these three highways will be re-evaluated on Sunday morning, with the highways reopened when it is safe to do so.”

The release said Highway 1 will be closed between Popkum and Hope on Saturday afternoon as BC Hydro plans a reservoir release, “crucial to protect the Jones Lake Reservoir, which is also being affected by the heavy rains.”

The release explains the reservoir release will discharge water towards areas of Highway 1 that were affected during the November 14 storm.  

“This additional flow – combined with the increased precipitation and already high stream flows – poses a risk of impact to Highway 1 in the Laidlaw area.”

The ministry is bracing for further damage to Highway 1 in this area and said the reopening time cannot be determined at this stage but will be assessed by crews “when it is safe to do so.”

Highway 7 between Mission and Hope remains open with travel restrictions in place. Essential purposes for travel are defined in the travel restrictions order through the Emergency Program Act

Weather statements are in effect for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, Squamish to Whistler and the Sunshine Coast into next week. Storms are expected to bring more rain which has resulted in high streamflow advisories for all regions of the coast by the River Forecast Centre.

Ongoing road and travel updates are available on the ministry’s website.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
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Bill to aid jurors traumatized by testimony up for vote … again

Bill C-206 would amend a 1972 secrecy law to permit jurors to disclose confidential details of deliberations for the purpose of “medical or psychiatric treatment or any therapy or counselling.”

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For the third time in three years, legislators will attempt to pass an aid bill for jurors traumatized by graphic testimony in criminal courts.

“When we ask citizens to be a juror we don’t ask them to be a victim,” said Quebec Senator and bill sponsor Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu.

“There is no excuse not to adopt that bill.” 

Bill C-206 would amend a 1972 secrecy law to permit jurors to disclose confidential details of deliberations for the purpose of “medical or psychiatric treatment or any therapy or counselling,” said Blacklock’s Reporter.

Two identical bills, S-207 and C-417, lapsed in the last two Parliaments.

“That kind of bill should be a government bill, not a private bill,” said Boisvenu.

“I don’t think it’s a matter of private interest. It’s a matter of national interest.”

In 2017, the Commons justice committee recommended the Criminal Code amendment after hearing testimony from former jurors who said they quit jobs, suffered marriage breakdown and were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after being compelled to watch crime scene videos and hear testimony from coroners.

“Everyone’s mental health matters,” Ontario Senator Lucie Moncion said Thursday.

“Yet from a legal point of view, jurors are part of a special category of people who are denied complete health care. The secrecy rule prohibits a juror from disclosing information related to deliberations to anyone including a health care professional. This needs to change.”

Moncion was a juror in a 1989 murder trial and said the experience left her with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

“They show you the whole autopsy,” said Moncion.

“It was very difficult. This is still very difficult for me.”

Alberta Conservative MP Michael Cooper, a member of the 2017 Commons justice committee that recommended reforms, said delays were inexcusable.

“It should have been a no-brainer for the government to have brought this bill forward,” said Cooper indicating the bill has been “studied thoroughly.”

“There have literally been no arguments tendered against this piece of legislation.”

Cooper, in 2019, sponsored a similar bill – C-417 – that lapsed. MPs at the time noted U.S. jurors were free to discuss their experience with friends, family, psychiatrists or media.

“In the United States once a trial is over jurors are generally free to discuss the events of the trial and jury deliberations unless a specific court order bars them from doing so,” said Ontario Liberal MP Arif Virani, then-parliamentary secretary for justice.

“What that means is that jurors in the United States can talk with nearly anyone about juror deliberations including a talk show host on national television or across the Internet. This approach, which offers limited protection for juror privacy, is significantly different from the Canadian model.”

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