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Justice Centre claims Hinshaw took vacation instead of appearing in court

The Crown acknowledged that “Dr. Hinshaw’s decision to take time off may appear to conflict with the representations” made to Court that resulted in the adjournment of the trial.

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The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) is “growing tired” of repeated delays in their constitutional challenge against the Alberta government for “ineffective” lockdowns and restrictions.

In December 2020, the JCCF challenged the constitutionality of Dr. Deena Hinshaw’s health orders. The case was delayed numerous times by the Alberta government that finally submitted their evidence to justify its Charter-violating lockdown measures in July 2021. At that time, Hinshaw was scheduled to be cross-examined September 27 and 28 in the trial.

“These are issues of substantial public importance,” said Jay Cameron, litigation director for the Justice Centre in an interview with the Western Standard.

“For more than 18-months, Dr. Hinshaw issued orders which close houses of worship and all kinds of businesses, saw pastors thrown in jail for holding church services, prevent social gatherings, restrict movement, and even prohibit peaceful outdoor protest against her draconian and sometimes irrational measures.”

Shortly before trial was to start on September 20, another adjournment was requested by the government’s lawyers claiming Hinshaw was too busy managing the “forth wave” to come to court to which the JCCF “reluctantly” agreed to the adjournment.

On Tuesday, the court and the Justice Centre was notified by the Crown that “Dr. Hinshaw intends to take three days away from her role as the Chief Medial Officer of Health at the end of this week.”

“So, for the days she was scheduled to be cross-examined, she has now taken time off,” said Cameron.

The Crown acknowledged that “Dr. Hinshaw’s decision to take time off may appear to conflict with the representations” made to court that resulted in the adjournment of the trial.

“Dr. Hinshaw has excessive unilateral power under the Public Health Act, with virtually no accountability to the democratically elected Alberta Legislature. When Dr. Hinshaw was called on to testify in court in defense of her orders, she said she was too busy running the province to come to court, and needed an adjournment. Once the adjournment was obtained, she booked herself a vacation,” said Cameron.

“Albertans are once again suffering under lockdown measures similar to last winter after repeatedly being told there would be no more lockdowns, and after it has been repeatedly proven that lockdowns are ineffective and cause tremendous harm to society.”

The Western Standard reached out to Hinshaw for comment, but didn’t hear back in time for publishing.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandard.com

Melanie Risdon is a Calgary-based Reporter for the Western Standard. She has over 20 years experience in media at Global News, Rogers and Corus. mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Dennis

    September 30, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Westofsask, What it really says is that the people of Alberta are stupid enough to allow this unelected, overpaid, public servant moron to take control of our lives and damm well like it. Disgusting

  2. westofsask@hotmail.com

    September 30, 2021 at 8:38 am

    In the middle of a “fourth wave” she takes vacation along with thumbing her nose at the courts? That says a lot!

  3. Declan Carroll

    September 30, 2021 at 6:22 am

    Well this suites me just fine. If Dina Hinshaw doesn’t have to follow the rules then we don’t either. I will just carry on with my day ignoring all her illegal dictates.

  4. Claudette Leece

    September 30, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Power went to that women’s head and between her and YU they will destroy this already broken system. Should be a rule, only someone elected by the people, not an NDP, Notley plant should hold that office and time for the whining DrTalbot to be put out to pasture, he’s past his past due date

  5. Left Coast

    September 29, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Hinshaw running the Province . . . what a joke.

    She is just as clueless on the subject of the CCP Wuhan Virus today as she was back in March 2020 . . . has learned absolutely nothing.

    What is she going to do this fall . . . as the Hospitals fill up with the Single & Double VAXED as they have done in Australia?

  6. Eldon

    September 29, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Hinshaw should be charged with crimes against humanity. She thinks she is untouchable and above the law. She has in fact broken the law on multiple levels. Which will be proven once she fails to have any evidence to justify what she has done.

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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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Firearms lobby group shoots down Liberal move to decriminalize gun laws

The Liberal government is moving again to eliminate the mandatory minimum prison (MMPs) times handed to people convicted of some gun crimes.

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The Liberal’s move to decriminalize numerous firearms laws show they are only interested in punishing legal gun owners, says the executive director of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association.

“It must seem obvious to anyone that the Liberal’s real agenda is to persecute and punish lawful firearms owners — by definition, the people that don’t break the law. Every time a new Liberal gun control measure is announced, it is directed at the law-abiding while the punishments for real criminals are lessened,” Tony Bernardo told the Western Standard.

The Liberal government is moving again to eliminate the mandatory minimum prison (MMPs) times handed to people convicted of some gun crimes.

A proposed Liberal bill would affect 14 Criminal Code sections and six drug-related offences.

The gun offences that would see MMPs dropped include possessing a restricted firearm with ammunition, weapons trafficking, discharging a firearm while committing an offence, reckless discharge of a firearm, and extortion and robbery with a firearm.

It follows a similar bill the party introduced in February that died without being passed when the election was called in August.

It would remove MMPs from 13 firearms offences and one for a tobacco offence.

MMPs would remain for murder, treason, impaired driving and sexual offences, as well as a some firearms offences.

“The Liberal’s C-5 has nothing to do with helping marginalized Canadians and everything to do with protecting the predators of our society,” said Bernardo.

“Yet, they are willing to spend billions to take competition rifles from sportspersons under the guise of making us safer. Where are the promised protections to the urban Canadians that have their neighbourhoods ravaged every week by drugs, gangs, and violence?

“Why has this government forsaken the people in rural areas that have their hard-earned property stolen with impunity? Where are the safe streets these political carpetbaggers sell every election? Where is the outrage from Canadians as the Liberals lie their way through another mandate?”

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