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Feds knew of huge mask shortage early in the pandemic

“We have been trying to delicately tell our unions there isn’t enough to go around,” wrote a Department of Transport aide.

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While the Public Health Agency publicly stated Canadians had no need for masks, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) from the earliest days of the pandemic knew of a “massive shortage” of masks that would have to be rationed, according to an internal document, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.

“There is a massive shortage of personal protective equipment,” said a March 30, 2020 e-mail in the PMO.

“Doctors and hospitals are saying they don’t have it themselves. We are going to have to make choices,” wrote staff.

“Everybody wants it, we won’t have enough to go around.”

The e-mail summarized a teleconference between unnamed officials at the departments of health, transport and public works.

“We have been trying to delicately tell our unions there isn’t enough to go around,” wrote a Department of Transport aide.

“We will have to figure out how to help you manage that,” replied the Department of Health.

“We can’t do specific guidance for every sector,” the e-mail concluded. Staff added: “We’re going to have to figure out who we prioritize.”

Cabinet did not detail medical supply shortages at the time.

“Canada is among the best prepared countries in the world,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters March 11, 2020.

Dr. Theresa Tam, chief public health officer, repeatedly said Canadians had no need for masks and claimed they were unsafe and “can lead to infections.”

As late as April 3, 2020 Tam said masks were not scientifically proven to prevent Covid infections.

“It hasn’t been proven really to protect you from getting the virus,” she said April 3.

Tam also advised:

• “There is no need to use a mask for well people” (March 28, 2020);

• “Putting a mask on an asymptomatic person is not beneficial” (March 30);

• “What we worry about is actually the potentially negative aspects of wearing masks” (March 30);

• “The effectiveness of the use of non-medical masks has not been well demonstrated” (April 1);

• “You have to be careful you’re not putting your finger in your eye” (April 1).

The Public Health Agency at the time said its guidance on avoiding masks reflected scientific evidence, a claim challenged by MPs on the Commons health committee.

“I remember the chief medical officer saying that not only were masks not helpful, but that they were harmful,” New Democrat MP Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) told a hearing last October 9.

The Health Agency in an October 28 report From Risk To Resilience omitted all reference to inadequate medical supplies and contained a single reference to masks:

“April 7, 2020: Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health issue statement supportive of wearing non-medical masks as an additional lawyer of protection.”

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  1. Baron Not Baron

    September 22, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    So.. what was the muzzle good for, anyways?

  2. Left Coast

    September 22, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    There are now 13 studies out there regarding cloth & paper Masks . . . two of the latest from a few months ago at Stanford University and MIT. Both highly reputable organizations.

    ALL 13 studies Agree . . . a Cloth of Paper Mask CANNOT catch a Virus which is a 1000 Xs smaller than the holes in the masks.

    Social Distancing is another myth . . . the virus can travel in the air up to 90 feet . . . and the best solution is well ventilated rooms or outside.

    Masks are all about “Obedience” and control . . .

    Masks are Dangerous for children . . . here’s the proof . . .
    Over in Florida, a group of parents were so concerned their kids were being forced to wear masks all day long at school that they had their kids’ used masks sent for laboratory testing. After the analysis, it was found that the masks had the presence of 11 dangerous pathogens, as well as fungi, parasites, and bacteria.
    The analysis detected the following 11 dangerous pathogens on the masks:
    Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumonia)
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis (tuberculosis)
    Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis, sepsis)
    Acanthamoeba polyphaga (keratitis and granulomatous amebic encephalitis)
    Acinetobacter baumanni (pneumonia, blood stream infections, meningitis, UTIs—resistant to antibiotics)
    Escherichia coli (food poisoning)
    Borrelia burgdorferi (causes Lyme disease)
    Corynebacterium diphtheriae (diphtheria)
    Legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires’ disease)
    Staphylococcus pyogenes serotype M3 (severe infections—high morbidity rates)
    Staphylococcus aureus (meningitis, sepsis)
    In fact today we are seeing more children with Respiratory Infections caused by Bacteria . . . from wearing useless Masks of course.

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Top Ontario doc says separating vaxxed and unvaxxed best way to get COVID under control

Ontario has had more than 626,000 cases of COVID-19 which has left more than 10,000 people dead.

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One of the ways to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control is to stop “the mixing of unvaccinated and vaccinated,” says Ontario’s chief medical officer.

“Basic means of protecting individuals is stopping the mixing of unvaccinated and vaccinated,” said Dr. Kieran Moore at a Tuesday press conference.

“And if our cases continue through and after the holidays we would make recommendations of government to continue the certification process in play. But we’ll continue to review the data. We do have a very robust testing strategy in Ontario for the winter months as we’ve released previously. We’ve purchased … 11 million rapid antigen test for all students in Ontario.”

Moore was asked whether COVID-19 is “something we’re just going to have to learn to live with” and whether it would ever go away.

“We have a long ways to go with the World Health Organization and other international organizations to try to decrease the number of individuals in which this virus can mutate and/or spread,” he said.

“But I do see a time when we’ll have low, endemic rates and it will turn out to be like influenza or other winter respiratory viruses where there’s a seasonality to it, where it does have an intermittent impact on our health-care system and like influenza, you need an annual vaccine to protect against it.”

Ontario has had more than 626,000 cases of COVID-19 which has left more than 10,000 people dead.

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Trudeau’s beach denier demoted

Trudeau was photographed twice on a beach in Tofino after deciding to skip the first day of a holiday he created — the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.

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The Justin Trudeau spokesman who told reporters the prime minister “wasn’t on a beach” when he was, has been demoted, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

Trudeau was photographed twice on a beach in Tofino after deciding to skip the first day of a holiday he created — the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.

Trudeau had promised to “set a higher bar for openness and transparency in government.”

Alex Wellstead will be “taking on new challenges” as press secretary to the industry minister, the Prime Minister’s Office said yesterday.  

Wellstead. Courtesy Twitter

Wellstead in a statement called it “a very difficult decision to make.” He had worked as Trudeau’s official spokesman for 20 months.

Wellstead on September 30 issued misleading statements to conceal the fact Trudeau spent the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at a beach resort in Tofino, B.C.

“He wasn’t on a beach,” Wellstead told The Canadian Press at the time. Global News and the weekly Chilliwack Progress photographed Trudeau strolling on the beach and enjoying a glass of beer on a beachfront patio.

The Prime Minister’s Office claimed Trudeau was in private meetings in Ottawa. Staff flew an Indian Residential School “survivors’ flag” and issued a solemn statement in Trudeau’s name.

“We remember the children who never made it home,” it said.

Wellstead did not explain his conduct.

“You as a communicator need to understand everything,” Wellstead said in a March 30 interview with public relations students at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont.

The prime minister in 2015 Ministerial Mandate letters said officials must be truthful and transparent.

“Members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, indeed all journalists in Canada and abroad, are professionals who by asking necessary questions contribute in an important way to the democratic process,” wrote Trudeau.

“Your professionalism and engagement with them is essential.

“We have committed to set a higher bar for openness and transparency in government. It is time to shine more light on government to ensure it remains focused on the people it serves.

“Government and its information should be open by default. If we want Canadians to trust their government, we need a government that trusts Canadians.

“It is important that we acknowledge mistakes when we make them. Canadians do not expect us to be perfect. They expect us to be honest, open and sincere in our efforts to serve the public interest.”

Trudeau on October 6 apologized for the Tofino holiday.

“Traveling on September 30 was a mistake and I regret it,” the prime minister told reporters.

“What made you decide to take a personal trip on a day your government set aside to honour the victims and survivors of residential schools?” asked a reporter.

“Like I said, it was a mistake,” replied Trudeau.

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Feds threaten regulated businesses with COVID fines

The labour department in a statement said it would rewrite the Canada Labour Code to mandate vaccination for some 955,000 private sector employees in federally regulated sectors like air transportation, banking, broadcasting, grain milling, marine shipping, railways and interprovincial trucking.

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If they don’t mandate vaccination of workers, the Labour department is threatening to levy cash fines against airports, banks, radio stations and other federally-regulated employers, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

But the Liberals stopped short of repeating an earlier threat to strip workers of legal rights to challenge vaccine orders.

“It is time to move on,” said Government House Leader Mark Holland.

“Get vaccinated. That’s what Canadians expect to have happen.

“I think the country understands we have now 90% of Canadians who have had their first injection, over 86% with their second. All workplaces across the country” should promote vaccinations, he added.

The labour department in a statement said it would rewrite the Canada Labour Code to mandate vaccination for some 955,000 private sector employees in federally regulated sectors like air transportation, banking, broadcasting, grain milling, marine shipping, railways and interprovincial trucking.

First Nations businesses will be exempt.

“Employers who do not comply with their obligations under the Canada Labour Code may be subject to compliance and enforcement measures including administrative monetary penalties,” the notice said.

“The government will consult with key stakeholders, including representatives of small and medium-sized employers, as it works expeditiously to finalize the new regulations which would come into force in early 2022. The government will also develop resources to help federally regulated workplaces implement the COVID-19 vaccination requirements.”

The notice made no reference to a liability shield proposed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the election campaign. Trudeau on September 1 said a re-elected Liberal cabinet would shield employers from any legal challenge of vaccination orders.

“We’ll stand firm on our commitment,” said Trudeau, adding: “We’ll protect businesses that mandate vaccinations from unjustified lawsuits.”

Canadians who declined a COVID-19 shot were “more than just wrong, because everyone’s entitled to their opinion, they are putting at risk their own kids and they’re putting at risk our kids as well,” said Trudeau.

“What about my choice to keep my kids safe? What about our choices to make sure we’re getting through this pandemic as quickly as we can?”

The Liberal Party in its September 1 campaign platform stated: “A re-elected Liberal government will table legislation to ensure every business and organization that decides to require proof of vaccination from employees and customers can do so without fear of a legal challenge.”

Compulsory vaccination breaches federal law, according to a May 19 statement by Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien and 1996 National Immunization Report by the Department of Health.

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