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Alberta RCMP break up election debate

Mounties ended the all-candidates debate when approximately half of the attendees failed to comply with a masking order.




About 100 people who attended an all candidates debate in Innisfail last night were left scratching their heads after RCMP officers broke up the confab.

“I don’t think anyone was anticipating that the RCMP would come in and that would be game over,” said Paul Mitchell, a one-time People’s Party of Canada hopeful who attended the September 8 meeting.

“So even though I’m not running this time, I was quite curious to see what what would happen (at the debate),” he said.

Mitchell, who now works with Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta, said he was stunned when RCMP entered the local Legion where the debate was being held and prompted the exodus from the building.

“Probably about half of the people inside – just rough figures – did wear masks and the other half didn’t, (but) that didn’t seem to be a problem.”

The 7 p.m. meeting got off the ground with all candidates making an opening statement in the first 20 minutes.

“And then we were moving on to sort of a question and answer section where people in the audience were allowed to submit questions sort of electronically, and then they would be voted on and the ones at the top of the of the batting order would be answered by the candidates,” Mitchell recalled.

“At that point, it seemed like a pretty normal.”

It was then when three uniformed RCMP officers showed up and had a chat with the organizers of the debate who soon informed all in the meeting that everybody had to comply immediately with the forced-masking requirements, or they were going to end the event.

“And, so obviously, this didn’t go over very well with the crowd.” Mitchell said.

One member of the audience asked organizers if they acknowledged mask exemptions, but the question was met by silence.

“You know, they weren’t willing to accept medical exemptions. Several people were now getting a little bit annoyed with with what was happening and they just kicked everybody out,” Mitchell said.

Despite the mood, everyone acted in an orderly, polite fashion, said Kelly Lorencz , the PPC candidate for Red Deer-Mountain View who also attended the event.

“You know what? Everybody was respectful. They went outside, and they just congregated outside. There was no confrontations,” he said.

“I know. Mr. (Conservative MP for Red Deer-Mountain View Earl) Dreeshen avoided any confrontation, he went out a side door.”

Mitchell said he observed the same.

However, both men heard — and they were quick to say it was a rumour at the event — that it was one of the event organizers who called the cops.

“It wasn’t an RCMP spokesman, laying down the law,” Lorencz said.

“They [RCMP] communicated with the organizers and then it was the organizers that tried to tell everyone that either there would be immediate compliance or else it was over.”

Attendees chose the latter and broke off into groups outside the building to talk amongst themselves.

“Apparently, you cannot hold one of these events without the RCMP showing up and shutting it down, unless there’s 100% compliance with the mask rules,” Lorencz said.

“And of course, [Alberta Premier] Kenney had promised that we were open forever, but I guess it’s not only are we not open forever, but now this is going to have a visible effect on on the federal election campaign,” he said.

The RCMP in Alberta have been responsible for ending several meetings — such as church gatherings — since forced-mask mandates were first installed in the oil-rich province.

It was unknown at press time if Innisfail will soon host another all candidates debate.

Mike D’Amour is the British Columbia Bureau Chief for the Western Standard.

Mike D'Amour is the British Columbia Bureau Chief and Copy Editor for the Western Standard. He worked as an investigative crime reporter at the Calgary & Winnipeg Suns. mdamour@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Baron Not Baron

    September 11, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    When the gvt wants to keep you “safe and secure” there’s a problem with the gvt’s real intentions. It is our moral obligation, duty and responsibility to not bend, yield, nor give up our righteous ways of pursuing happiness, which includes the right to dispose of tyranny, building up on our shoulders. Defund them. Let them fend for themselves. Fact: parasites need HOSTS. Shake your shoulders! Refuse to continue to be hosts. They will fall and starve to death, from lack of blood!

  2. Jeanette Johnson

    September 10, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Chamber Event Organizer to Earl prior to debate. “Don’t worry Earl we got this.”

  3. Josh

    September 10, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    It’s good to see people finally waking up

  4. GonadTheRuffian

    September 10, 2021 at 11:40 am

    The RCMP are Turdeaus Palace Guard. They need to be removed from Alberta as the first step in our separation from this abusive marriage called Confederation.

  5. Rose

    September 10, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Defund the RCMP!
    Feds should not police provinces.

  6. Dennis

    September 10, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Mike, what does this statement have to do with the subject matter of your article? Could you not just say “In Alberta”?
    I thought WS was above all of this type of hype. Anyway, thanks for cleaning up the grammar.
    “since forced-mask mandates were first installed in the oil-rich province.”

  7. Dennis

    September 10, 2021 at 9:08 am

    There is an option. After the smoke clears from this federal charade of an election, Albertans can begin to focus our energy on removing ourselves from a dysfunctional constitution by electing the Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta, and getting our house in order with a government for the people, by the people. Wildrose.party 2023

  8. Dennis

    September 10, 2021 at 7:01 am

    Doesn’t anyone do grammar checks on these articles?

  9. Andrew

    September 10, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Fire the RCMP.Where the hell do I live?

  10. Mars Hill

    September 9, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    At he highest level the RCMP are an arm of the Liberano’s and they’re an arm of the CCP. Local cops do as their told from the top down the chain of command. Pretty simple and corrupt.

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Four Alberta doctors file lawsuit againt AHS and Yiu over forced vaccination

“The Plaintiffs oppose being forced against their will to be vaccinated without their informed consent as mandated by AHS,” the statement of claim reads.




A statement of claim was filed Friday against Alberta Health Services (AHS) and President and CEO of AHS, Dr. Verna Yiu by four Alberta doctors opposed to vaccination mandates.

“The Plaintiffs oppose being forced against their will to be vaccinated without their informed consent as mandated by AHS,” the statement of claim reads.

“Further, the Plaintiffs are opposed to disclosing their private health information or have disclosed their private health information with respect to their vaccination status against their will under threat of termination or unpaid long-term leave.”

The statement of claim says the plaintiffs are also concerned the COVID-19 vaccines are “experimental and have not undergone sufficient long-term safety observation,” and claim the ingredients for the vaccines have yet to be fully disclosed.

Plaintiff Dr. Joanna Moser is an anesthesiologist in Calgary and Red Deer and has had severe allergies to past vaccines. Moser is concerned about the risks she faces not knowing what the full list of ingredients are and fears having an adverse reaction to the shot but has been denied an exemption.

The legal filing also highlights the doctors’ concerns that “the COVID-19 vaccines do not provide full immunity,” and may only “lessen the severity of symptoms or potentially reduce the risk of hospitalization.”

In addition to citing numerous Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms violations and medical references disputing the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, the statement of claim also says the doctors are facing “discrimination” and have suffered “vilification and extreme ill-will” as a result of “false public statements” that the “unvaccinated are to blame for the pandemic.”

 Local lawyer, Jeffrey Rath of Rath & Company filed the statement of claim on behalf of his clients Friday afternoon and intends to file an injunction application on Monday.

“We’re filing the injunction to provide temporary relief for our clients and others while waiting for this to get to trial,” said Rath in an interview with the Western Standard.

“The injunction will bring broad-based relief to all those unvaccinated within AHS on the basis that it’s creating a toxic work environment and is willfully creating contempt and hatred towards unvaccinated staff members.”

An injunction, if successful, would force the vaccine mandates to be put on hold until the claim is finally determined.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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Banned BC doctor claims COVID ‘the greatest propaganda campaign in human history’

“This is a pandemic caused by the vaccinations and were talking about high school level biology,” said Dr. Nagase.




The current COVID-19 crisis is because of a “pandemic caused by vaccination,” said banned Dr. Daniel Nagase, in an exclusive interview with the Western Standard.

Nagase, a B.C. doctor who came under fire for giving patients an unapproved treatment for COVID-19 while working in Alberta hospitals, has been relieved of his duties in September and is no longer permitted to work in Alberta Health Services facilities.

Early October, a video of Nagase speaking at an event commemorating the anniversary of the Nuremburg Trials went viral with his account of working in an Alberta hospital treating COVID-19 patients with Ivermectin, which is also used in agriculture settings.

Western Standard exclusive interview with Dr. Daniel Nagase

The Western Standard shared the video and subsequent tweets from AHS about the incident.

“All physicians — including temporary locums — are governed by AHS’ medical bylaws when working in an AHS facility. Under these bylaws, there are expectations for all physicians to follow regarding unapproved use of medical therapy,” said AHS.

Nagase said he is not against vaccines, but said “there’s never been anything like this given to humans,” referencing the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

“Medically speaking, scientifically speaking, this is a lot closer to gene therapy than it is other vaccines that have been put out in history,” Nagase said adding he has not had a COVID-19 shot yet.

Nagase said his life has been turned upside down since he began to speak out about his experience being relieved of duty for treating COVID-19 patients with Ivermectin, but added, “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Since his message has gone viral on social media, Nagase said he’s been able to reach more people with his message that “Ivermectin is a safe medication for coronavirus 19.”

Nagase has researched trials in other countries and said, “in every single one of those studies, Ivermectin worked. In moderate COVID and mild COVID mortality is reduced to zero.”

Also concerning to Nagase is that doctors are being prevented from treating patients as they would have been able to in the past.

“What they did is something that has never been done in 200 years of medical history. They banned doctors from trying a medication and banned patients from receiving it,” said Nagase of how Ivermectin was prohibited from being prescribed and used to treat COVID-19 in Canada.

Nagase has been banned from hospital practice in all AHS facilities, but is still able to practice if he opened his own office. However, Nagase said as of Monday, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta has asked him to voluntarily withdraw his licence.

“And usually when they demand you voluntarily withdraw your licence, it’s because they are leading up to involuntary revocation of your license,” he said.

Nagase also slammed the Alberta government for its handling of the health crisis.

“It has been completely anti-science,” Nagase said who went on to explain “when healthy people wear masks, you are actually driving the evolution for any virus to overcome that mask.”

“This is a pandemic caused by the vaccinations and were talking about high school level biology.

“I’m worried that we are living through the greatest propaganda campaign in human history,” Nagase said when asked why he believes there is such conflicting information around the pandemic.

When asked how he would have handled dealing with the pandemic, Nagase said, “two weeks to flatten the curve and that’s it. Isolate only the people that are at high risk of dying — that’s all.”

Nagase is in Calgary speaking at the Freedom Talk conference running Friday and Saturday. Details on the conference are here.

For those not on Facebook, the video will also be available here on Rumble.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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BC Liberals refuse to accept Gunn as leadership candidate

“LEOC concluded that to approve Mr. Gunn’s candidacy would be inconsistent with the BC Liberal Party’s commitment to reconciliation, diversity and acceptance of all British Columbians,” said the party in a statement.




BC Liberals have told Aaron Gunn he will not be allowed to stand as a candidate for the leadership of the party.

“After a thorough review of Mr. Gunn’s statements on social media, both public and private, and after having provided Mr. Gunn with the opportunity to respond to concerns raised by certain of those statements, LEOC concluded that to approve Mr. Gunn’s candidacy would be inconsistent with the BC Liberal Party’s commitment to reconciliation, diversity and acceptance of all British Columbians,” said the party in a statement.

Gunn was less than pleased with the decision.

“Today, it became clear that conservatives, and all British Columbians who believe in common sense and freedom of speech, are no longer welcome in today’s BC Liberal party. I will be releasing a full statement later today, but rest assured, if you think this fight is over, you couldn’t be more wrong,” he tweeted.

Gunn tweet

“mm 7 unelected, non-Indigenous insiders decided my candidacy would be inconsistent with “reconciliation”… Meanwhile, it was ACTUALLY supported by the only Indigenous person in the race,” he tweeted.

“Imagine being so entitled and arrogant that you believe a small group of unelected insiders should decide the future direction of a political party and not its democratic membership.”

Gunn announced on October 9 he would try and run for the leadership.

“I’m tired of sitting on the sidelines … the policies being enacted are the antithesis to common sense,” Gunn told an enthusiastic crowd assembled at the Greek Community Centre in Saanich — a municipality of the Greater Victoria area — moments ago.

“For too long, politicians have promised us one thing, but failed to deliver once in power … under the NDP things have gotten worse,” he said, referring to John Horgan’s government.

“I think it’s time for a change, I think it’s time for renewal and I think it’s time for common sense,” he said moments before officially announcing his candidacy.

Gunn, 31, who planned on running under the banner: Bring Back Common Sense, tried to join six others — Gavin Dew, Kevin Falcon, Michael Lee, Val Litwin, Ellis Ross, and Renee Merrifield — who’ve already tossed their hats into the leadership race ring.

His said priorities would have included scrapping the carbon tax, “serious” health care reform, and opposing vaccine passports.

“I’ll be the only one in the race opposing those, as I believe I have a substantially different approach than the other candidates. I’ve got very clear positions on on the development of resources, on supporting our forest industry, on supporting our energy industry, and a whole bunch of other things.”

Gunn said changes need to come from the top.

“I think it all starts with political leadership,” he said.

“When (police) feel they don’t have the political support, or no one’s got their back, I think that trickles down into what you see in everyday policing issues. I know many police — I’ve talked to people in the Vic PD, for example — they know sometimes they arrest one of these people, and they do all the paperwork only to see them back on the streets in just a matter of days, or even less.

“So I think there’s lots of problems and, provincially, there’s only so much you can do, but you can direct prosecutors to pursue maximum sentences, and to pursue people who are repeatedly and flagrantly breaking the law.”

Gunn served Canada during a three-year stint in the Army Reserves straight out of university, before he went to work for the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation where he founded and became executive director of the “Generation Screwed” initiative which battled government debt, among other issues.

He’s been on the fringes of the political scene for the past three years or so, and his YouTube videos have garnered more than 50 million views and tens of thousands of followers, making him one of British Columbia’s most listened to political voices. (As an example, his Facebook followers number 20,000 more than Premier John Horgan).

Gunn said he not only wants to rebrand the BC Liberal Party — which is not affiliated with its similarly named federal party, but to rename it, as well, to reflect his and other party member’s conservatism.

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