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Calgary council bans non-vaxport compliant businesses

Council passed the bylaw by a vote of 13-1 with only Coun. Jeromy Farkas opposed.




CALGARY, ALTA: Calgary’s city council and mayor have doubled down on the province’s vaccine passport, making it mandatory for most non-essential businesses.

Once enforced, the bylaw would effectively outlaw those businesses declared non-essential by the provincial government from opening — even with restrictions in place — that do not comply with the new vaccine passport.

Council passed the bylaw by a vote of 13-1 with only Coun. Jeromy Farkas opposed. Fellow mayoral candidates Jyoti Gondek and Jeff Davison voted with outgoing Mayor Naheed Nenshi in favour.

The city will now require a vaccine passport for youth sports (ages 12-17) at its facilities.

Mayor Nenshi says Hockey Calgary and The Calgary Minor Soccer are requiring vaccine passports in their leagues for those 12+.

“I do not have faith in the ability of the province — who really appears to be making this up as they go along — to be able to put in something that is really going to be effective at saving lives,” he said.

“We just don’t have the luxury of time.”

Coun. Diane Colley-Urqhart said she supports this bylaw given the “dereliction of duty by the premier” on COVID-19.

Places for city vaccination passports

Debate on the bylaw got heated.

“Come over, you can tell my six-year-old daughter that this isn’t a real thing. She may have a four-letter word for you,” said Davison.

The city also wants to give its peace officers the ability to enforce the regulations, something the province has so far not allowed.

The city is also proposing to develop a program to give grants to businesses to help with the costs associated with participating in the province’s vaccine passport program.

The bylaw takes effect Thursday, and businesses and customers that shirk the rules could face a $500 fine.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard

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. James Taylor

    October 1, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Abolish the permanent bureaucracies at every level of government. Put those parasites out on the streets and make them look for real work that actually contributes for their fellow man.

  2. Lisa

    September 24, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Communism is here folks. When will the sheeple wake up to the fact that they have willingly sold their freedoms for “safety” from a virus with a 99% survivability rate for most people! I agree with Royden, we need to not give a cent to the city and let Nenshi know that. That happened in Russia recently. People simply refused to go to businesses that implemented the passport, and then the businesses forced the government to drop the mandate.


    September 24, 2021 at 4:12 am

    Coercion is a federal offense. In the old west OK Coral comes to mind.

  4. Proud Albertan

    September 23, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Neons hi and his band of idiots at city hall but one are pressing forward with Klaus Shwabs new world order… vax pass lead to the green pass leads to digital currency leads to great reset.. only those behaving can participate in society… come on people.. push back.. this is not going away

  5. j n

    September 23, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Dave Naylor’s articles are riddled with omissions of facts.

    Get out of the cities

  6. Dominic Ieraci

    September 23, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Pitchforks and torches time for Calgary. We have to stand up like the aussie construction workers. NOW

  7. Mark Cameron

    September 23, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Bringing segregation back…maybe I’ll start setting up clubs for …hmmmm….non-muslims only….or maybe whites only…..that would be appreciated, I’m sure!

  8. Susan Grant

    September 23, 2021 at 5:17 am

    Calgary, It is election time.

  9. Glenn Taylor

    September 22, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Nenshi is a tyrant.

  10. Deb

    September 22, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Crazy fear is the pandemic. The vaccinated will just spread it to each other, then who are you going to blame.

  11. Westcanguy

    September 22, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Yes folks, just keep letting politicians take away more and more of your freedoms. What can go wrong?? LOL

  12. Andrew

    September 22, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Vote all these assholes out!!

  13. berta baby

    September 22, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Look at what this clown nenshi has done to cow town…. You guys deserve every last scoop of it … enjoy

  14. Royden Yuill

    September 22, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Calgary, home of Alberta’s first Communist City State. Thank goodness I can easily spend the rest of my live without ever breathing the air of that place. Now how do I ensure that not one nickle of my taxes goes there?

  15. Mrs. Bark

    September 22, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Hey Calgary, there is an election in a few weeks. Vote then all out!

  16. Tony

    September 22, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    So the pompous windbag Nenshi thinks its all about saving lives, and the sycophant Davison thinks we should listen to his children. This is all beyond sickening. Have any of these people seen the mortality data? The monomaniacal hysteria and government over-reach has grown to a fever pitch. Have any of our “public servants” considered the trade offs associated with policies like this? Our society has become unrecognizeable.

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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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