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Over 3,500 health care workers demand AHS rescind vaccine mandate

The open letter lists a number of reasons why the signatories are opposed to the mandating of the COVID-19 vaccine pointing to emerging data from peer reviewed publications.




Thousands of Alberta Health Services (AHS) employees have sent an open letter to their bosses demanding it drop its mandatory vaccination for staff policy.

The letter’s signators say they include both vaccinated and unvaccinated physicians, nurses, first responders and health care professionals that oppose the AHS requirement they are fully vaccinated by the end of October, or face job loss.

Citing the severe strain the health care system is currently facing, the signatories shared concerns about providing adequate patient care with the looming threat of potential loss of staff.

As of its release on September 20, 3,544 health care workers have signed the letter, saying they are “standing together in keeping the Alberta healthcare system operating at its greatest capacity to support the highest possible number of patients.”

Constitutional lawyer Carol Crosson represents the staff members who are seeking help in asserting their legal rights in relation to these mandates.

The letter lists a number of reasons why the signatories are opposed to the mandating of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Their concerns include what they say is the vaccine’s inability to prevent the contracting or spreading of COVID-19, weakening efficacy, lack of evidence or research into natural immunity versus vaccine immunity, and the growing number of vaccine injuries being reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) in the US.

“I’m working 10 to 15 hours a day,” Crosson said.

“These are unvaccinated employees, but they’re also vaccinated people standing up. They don’t want to be forced to do anything they don’t want to do and they shouldn’t have to.”

Crosson said that the stories she hears are taking a toll on her.

“Some evenings when I take a break from work, I sit and have a little cry for all those hurt by this.”

The letter says that mandatory vaccination breaches Section 2 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the “freedom of conscience and religion” as well as Section 7, “the right to life, liberty and the security of the person and the right to not be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.”

“We are a group of physicians, nurses, first responders, health care professionals. We are a diverse group, including both individuals vaccinated and unvaccinated against COVID-19,” the letter read.

“We are pro-choice. We are not an anti-vaccine group. We are against medical coercion. We respect an individual’s right to choose or refuse treatment and to exercise informed consent and the right to bodily autonomy.

“There are more health care professionals supportive of our position and letter, but they are fearful of signing this letter.

“The AHS Mandatory Vaccination Policy is medical coercion. We stand against it.”

As of Friday, Crosson hasn’t heard a response from AHS.

Click here to read the open letter.

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  1. Left Coast

    September 27, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Govt Funded FakeStream Media has preached Fear, Scare & Propaganda for 21 months now.

    The “VAXED” are living in fear of the Un-vaxed? What are you afraid of, does the Vax not work?

    HC Workers have worked directly with Covid Patients for 21 months . . . most likely have Natural Immunity which is 20 to 27 Xs more robust than the Experimental Vax. Why would they want to get Vaxed and destroy that immunity?

    As Hospitals around the World are filling with VAXED folks with Covid . . . what is the Govt and Fraud Media going to tell us next?

  2. berta baby

    September 25, 2021 at 7:32 am

    It’s a medical crisis but the leaders think it’s wise to fire 3500 nurses and doctors…. Standing ovation, way to lead with wisdom on this one everyone.

    I mean to me personally this course of action makes the whole pandemic BS even more BS ish …. No way if this was an actual crisis would they be considering this.

    Take a leaky needle or lose your job??? Surrrrrreeeee.

    Talented works such as nurses and doctors should relocate to free land in the USA they are needed and respected down there and deserve to be treated with dignity.

    Let this ship whole country burn

  3. Andrejs Bondarenko

    September 24, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    3500 signed the letter but there are still those who are “fearful”? What is wrong with those people? What is there, really, to be fearful of? You are standing for the Constitution of your country against those who are breaking the law. It is not you who has to be “fearful”, it is them!

  4. Baron Not Baron

    September 24, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Let there be war. We have the numbers, we are the very many. They are the very few. Burn it all down !

  5. Mars Hill

    September 24, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU……to ALL health care workers but especially the one standing up for the rights of all Albertans. You’re all the best in my book, we’re blessed to have you looking after our health and standing up for our right to look after our own health.

  6. Chris

    September 24, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    CN Rail mandated vaccination as requirement to keep your job. Employees have till November 1st to get vaccinated or they will be put on a unpaid leave of absense as per President JJ Ruest.

    Employees were told they need to take their first shot by September 19th and report shots to the company. Told by my friend all managers system wide are calling employees today to demand vaccine status. Managers wait for them to arrive at work and threaten them that they will be fired on November 1st if notvaccinated, despite CN president saying you will get an leave of absence.

    I was told by my friend less than 20% of CN employees have reported vaccine status. Was also told office workers are resigning instead of taking the shot, LOL.

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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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