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Notley wants sweeping new powers for Hinshaw

Rachel Notley wants Kenney to hand over all COVID-19 decisions to Hinshaw and a panel of experts.




NDP Opposition leader Rachel Notley says there is a need “to separate politics from public health” and wants sweeping new powers granted to Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw.

Notley said infighting amongst the UCP has led to a point where Premier Jason Kenney and his cabinet can’t be trusted to make decisions about COVID-19 in Alberta.

“Albertans have seen this movie before,” Notley told reporters at a Calgary press conference on Thursday.

She described the UCP caucus and party officials sniping at Kenney as a “high school drama.”

“The campaign for leader started (Wednesday),” she said.

“Cabinet ministers are sharpening their knives to seek power,” said Notley describing Kenney’s cabinet as “politically compromised.”

The UCP announced Thursday there will be a leadership review of Kenney in the spring.

Notley wants Kenney to hand over all COVID-19 decisions to Hinshaw and a panel of experts.

She said daily death tools this week stood at 29 and 20 and “no one in government said a thing.”

Notley said Kenney should “surrender” powers to the CMOH.

She said Hinshaw may have to bring in even more COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and will have to decide when to remove restrictions if she is granted the powers.

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. Mark Cameron

    September 24, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    There is NO WAY bureaucratic, medical tyranny of unelected pencil pushers can be allowed any more power than they have already been given!

  2. Cathy Perri

    September 24, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Did anyone ever wonder why the Deputy Medical Officer under Hinshaw is a respirologist from Wuhan, China? She was hired January 27, 2020!! “Dr. Jing Hu received her medical degree from Tongji Medical University in Wuhan, China. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency, worked as a respirologist for three years, and earned a Ph.D. in Medical Science before coming to Canada. From 2014 to 2019, Dr. Hu did her Public Health and Preventive Medicine training at the University of Calgary. She was appointed the Deputy Medical Officer of Health in Alberta on January 27, 2020.”

  3. R3

    September 24, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    This take over is happening all over the world.

    We need to rise up and resist the tyranny.

    Currently, Canada’s focus is on dividing the two groups.

    They are likely negligently labeling hospitalized patients as unvaxxed when they have had at least one, both or months ago doses. These people use their fake out, you are not “fully vaccinated” This applies to the waning of them or not in the short 14 week window of effectiveness.

    You are not considered “fully vaccinated” until two weeks post jabs and then the merry go round stops in 14 weeks.

    Boosters forever required to continue to be considered “fully vaccinated”.

  4. Left Coast

    September 24, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Nutley should apply for a position at the Wuhan Lab . . . she is a Marxist freak show!

    If you have not figured out that “Lockdowns” don’t friggin work by now . . . you must be a stupid NDP hack.

    Time to try the Sweden method . . . go back to NORMAL.

    When do you think Dr. Hinshaw is going to tell us what % of the Hospitalized are Single & Double Vaxed?

  5. Andrew A

    September 24, 2021 at 9:41 am

    “Prediction: in 2 weeks Kenney will hand over all Covid-19 decision making to Hinshaw and other Alberta public health bureaucrats.”

    2 weeks? Maybe 1 week, or has it already happened?

    When Kenney said no vaccine passports ever, my interpretation of his lie was no vaccine passports until Thanksgiving. How naively optimistic I was!

    Notley doesn’t need to win an election, effectively she is already the Premier.

  6. Susan Grant

    September 24, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Why not just fire Hinshaw and Yiu ….it would be cheaper than the ongoin incompetence of the last 20 months. Hand them each 2 million and AND TRAVEL restrictions and lock them in their homes. Then duct Nutleys mouth shut. Maybe Kenney can see truth then. If not then we will know for sure he is a TRAITOR.

  7. Claudette Leece

    September 24, 2021 at 7:09 am

    Need to get rid of Hinshaw and Yu there Notley holdovers and NDP plants


    September 23, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The evidence is there that Rachel and Jason are on the same team. Rachel says that the provincial government should put Pastor Coates in jail and then, two or three weeks later, Jason does it. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had secret planning meetings together.

  9. Mars Hill

    September 23, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    I asked the Tooth Fairy about this and she just giggled.

  10. Andrew

    September 23, 2021 at 9:41 pm


  11. Kelly Carter

    September 23, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Hinshaw and every one of the upper and middle managers as well as the bureaucrats in AHS need to get fired for incompetence and gross negligence. Bonus is it would save the healthcare budget millions. However, Notley is really running the show and will get what she wants so note ad of a well deserved pink slip Hinshaw will get more powers, more perks and a pay raise, and they will propbably hire more managers for AHS because the ones currently in charge don’t know how to find the opening of a paper bag.

  12. Clash

    September 23, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Deena Hinshaw(Communist) was appointed by Rachel Notley(Communist). Just another one of the “Notley Crew” brought in to destroy Alberta. Read Sheila Gunn Reid’s, “The Destroyers”, for the full cast of Communist Subversives appointed by Notley. Why didn’t Kenney replace Hinshaw with a Doctor that is concerned with curing people and not one who wants to take advantage of a Disaster for political\financial gain. Now they are going to bring in Bill Blair(Communist) to save us all! God help us all when “Foghorn Leghorn Blair” has to be relied on. All “Kenney” has to do is say “Deena You’re Fired!”. Then start an investigation into the real numbers of “Cases” and “Hospitalizations”. There are more sick people now with 80% vaccinated than when there were 0% vaccinated. Is it possible that Kenney(Communist?) is part of the plot?

  13. Pamela Bridger

    September 23, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Well I think Bill 66 (maybe it should have been Bill 666) allows this thanks to Kenney.

  14. Proud Albertan

    September 23, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    No damn way… look to the Australians … Please lockdown AHS managers Notley and her union thugs… double vaxxed are the variant as per Dr. Malone the man who had a hand in bring MRNA vax to fruition. We need more doctors and nurses standing up.

  15. Deb

    September 23, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Royden Yuill is right there are so many parallels happening now that played out in Germany in the late 1930’s it all started with health and vaccinations then. They say history repeats it’s self. Is the same play book being used. I wonder. Check out this article and then you better start hiding your art and valuables. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadian-provinces-orwellian-ministerial-order-allows-officials-to-enter-ones-personal-property-without-a-warrant/

  16. Royden Yuill

    September 23, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Pay Per View Public Hanging with help pay for this when we finally get around to Nuremberg 2.0. Well at least put a dent into it. That and the seizure and sale of all of thier assets. Hopefully we won’t be paying thier gold plated pensions by that point.

  17. K

    September 23, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    That’s not how it works, you shrivelled up witch.

  18. Proudly_Free

    September 23, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Notley’s already governing this province by proxy, as she has been since the 2019 election. All she’s calling for here is for her obedient pet Hoaxshaw to take her barking orders from the Notley Destruction Party directly and cut out the pawns in the middle.

    The chief pawn Kenney’s inability, or worse, unwillingness, to grow a pair and tell this wicked b!@#h of the West to sit down and shut up is fuel and fodder to pour on what should’ve been a harmless little flame but has now grown into a bonfire. Since the rest of the UCP caucus doesn’t have the balls to do what is necessary, Notley is right about the high school drama. But neither she nor her obedient pet are the answer to putting out this bonfire. That requires a WIPA firehose.

  19. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    September 23, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Thats great unelected AHS managers that was appointed by Noltley will ruin the economy further with no oversite by elected officials.Whats wrong with this picture.The very best option would be clean out all managers and Fat cats in this overpaid AHS. Give the savings in bonus to health care workers.

  20. Royden Yuill

    September 23, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Yes, we must absolutely hand over all power to an unelected bureaucrat who answers to no one, who has received pay raises during this pandemic! I’m wondering just how much stock she holds in Pfizer and Modnerna? After 19 months her only answers have been are masks, social distancing, locks downs, and now forced illegal coercion of a vaccine so safe it has Not received Health Canada approval. It is still being administered under the Emergency Use Authorization.
    At this point I keep losing track of wether it’s Notley or Hinshaw who has killed more Albertans. Either way it was Notley who appointed Hinshaw, and correct me if I’m wrong but I thought Notley Lost the last election?
    What really confuses me is wether its Notley or Trudeau pulling the UCP puppet strings. Seems to be the same 2-3 week delay then Kenney obeys.
    From looking at the statistics I understand that with a population of over 4.4 million people we lose roughly 74 Albertans every day to all cause mortality. Everything from accidents to cancer to boating deaths. How many of these 29 deaths recieved the 2nd vaccine jab 10-13 days ago. Technically they aren’t considered vaccinated until double jab plus 14 days. How many of these 29 deaths died of an Adverse Event from the jab? Look up how many cases of pericarditis and myocarditis Albertans had prior to 2021. Never mind the blood clots, when was the last time you have seen AstraZeneca offered? Remember it was just as safe as the other 2. How many of these 29 deaths got infected from the asymptomatic double jabbed?
    Germany didn’t just wake up 1 day and decide to exterminate 6 million Jews, it started with health. Look at the history of Germany in the 1930’s.
    If they appoint a medical dictatorship, buy stock in cattle cars and industrial gas chambers. They will have more wealth to confiscate from anyone with free will and a brain. Just remember if the 6th booster wakes you up you can ride the same rails, and meet the same end as all the other unvaxxed.

  21. Josh

    September 23, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    They probably want that so hinshaw can call in the military cause their getting nervous about their crimes being found out.

  22. Josh

    September 23, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Wow.. we all know why

  23. Baron Not Baron

    September 23, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Who wants to bet she’s going to achieve this? Rach asks Rach gets

  24. Declan Carroll

    September 23, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Sounds like a great idea. Hand over all our constitutional rights to an unelected, unaccountable board of tyrants. What could possible go wrong. There is something seriously wrong with Notley. She is a disgusting, odious, loathsome individual and god help us all if she ever gets the ring of power.

  25. berta baby

    September 23, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Well since she calls the shots it’s going to happen…. One thing though NO ONE VOTED FOR HINSHAW TO DESTROY LIFE AND PROSPERITY.

  26. John Lankers

    September 23, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Hell No!!!!

  27. Cosmo Kramer

    September 23, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Prediction: in 2 weeks Kenney will hand over all Covid-19 decision making to Hinshaw and other Alberta public health bureaucrats.

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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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