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WATCH: Alberta doctor says hospital capacity numbers manipulated by AHS

“I’ve lost at least 30 in my department, and not because of COVID,” he said.—ER doc, Dr. Gary Davidson.




The number of patients in Alberta hospitals was actually going down when Premier Jason Kenney brought in the latest COVID-19 lockdown restrictions last week, claims Dr. Gary Davidson, an emergency doctor in Red Deer.

At an event put on by Mountain View Freedom in central Alberta September 18, Davidson spoke to a gathering of close to 1,000 people.

Alberta Health Services say his claims are wrong.

Just before the lockdown announced on September 15 by Kenney, Davidson said he noticed hospital admittance numbers were on the decline.

He said he texted one of his political friends asking if the province was going to go into another lockdown.

The reason for his inquiry stems from what Davidson had been observing in his and another Alberta hospital: numbers of patients being admitted was trending down.

“As soon as they (admittance numbers) drop they put us in a lockdown so it looks like the lockdown fixed everything and they’ve been doing this every time and I know that because I see the numbers,” he claimed in his speech, which was videotaped and posted online.

Davidson also said he texted a colleague at the University of Alberta hospital to look into admittance numbers and “in three day’s they had been trending down and my last shift, I had zero patients for about three hours.”

“So, the question is: are we in a crisis in our hospitals?” he asked.

According to Davidson, this “health care crisis” didn’t start with COVID-19, and admitted he needed to be careful what he said.

Davidson claimed the problem started six years ago under the Notley government.

Within two years into their mandate, he alleged the government began to cut back nursing positions in his Red Deer emergency department. The shortage in staff was covered by the local newspaper in October 2017, exposing the hospital bed shortages throughout the province and in other provinces.

Because of the staffing shortages at the time, his department was told to redirect patients to other smaller hospitals, he said.

“We’re the intake hospital for the central zone. We can’t do that. We can’t send a heart attack to Lacombe. They send them to us. But this is what we were doing because we had no staff,” he said.  

Davidson claimed his department had 55 beds at the time and at 11:30 p.m. they were forced to close 17 beds because there was not enough money or staff to keep them open. This was what led to long wait times in emergency.

“This has nothing to do with COVID. It’s been going on for six years and it was created. We have a crisis because we have no staff, because our staff quit because they are burnt out. They’re not burnt out from COVID,” he said.

He claimed on Friday night he was working with a senior nurse who’s been working at his hospital for 30 years.

“She quit last night. She was crying,” he said.

Davidson quoted the nurse as saying: “I’m done. One of your colleagues called me a waste of skin because I’m not vaccinated.”

“So, this is someone who worked there for over 18 months unvaccinated, not afraid, front lines and walked out of there last night,” Davidson said.

Davidson also claimed he received a text from a person “who’s in the know” alleging 425 ICU and critical care staff have quit across the province.

“I’ve lost at least 30 in my department, and not because of COVID,” he said.

Davidson said Alberta has 8,000 hospital beds and stated every ICU is able to quickly double capacity when needed. He also said since 2009, the province has 2,500 ventilators but “no one knows where they are.”

When reached for comment by the Western Standard, Alberta Health Services said that Davison’s claims were false.

“AHS is aware of a video circulating on social media involving claims from an Emergency Department physician regarding COVID-19 and hospital capacity,” officials said in a statement.

“The majority of information provided in this video is false. This physician’s opinions do not accurately reflect the COVID-19 pandemic, the AHS pandemic response, or the situation at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.

“In addition, they do a disservice to the incredible work our frontline teams do every day. This individual does not hold a leadership position with AHS,” read the statement.

“It is disappointing that someone would spread misinformation about COVID-19 in this way.”

Ironically, Davidson’s wife, Pamela, is running in the Alberta Senate election under the federal Conservative banner.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter for the Western Standard

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  1. Claudette Leece

    September 24, 2021 at 7:24 am

    R3 yes where’s the union, there not supporting their members because there so far up,NOTLEYS rear it’s disgusting. Time for members to revolt

  2. Claudette Leece

    September 24, 2021 at 7:21 am

    You ask people who are or have worked in healthcare, who are willing to be honest and they will tell you, everything he says is TRUE. They need to speak out or they can’t say they care more about their patients than there job

  3. Mars Hill

    September 23, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Well DUH! Anybody who didn’t know what was going in in May-July 2020 probably will never know the truth till it slaps them in the face and that could be very shortly.

  4. Andrew

    September 23, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Ex AHS employee here. AHS has been corrupted since it came into being. The Alberta government needs to keep a short leash on them. A bunch of higher ups need to lose their jobs.

  5. Andrejs Bondarenko

    September 23, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    I am hearing the same stories from my wife who works in healthcare. The constant shortage of staff, people quitting their jobs due to burnout and now they threaten to fire those who chose not to get vaccinated. Sure, the pandemic is so deadly that you have to get rid of medics!

  6. Joni Menz

    September 23, 2021 at 9:58 am

    The truth tellers always have something to lose. Listen to people with ‘skin in the game’

  7. westofsask@hotmail.com

    September 23, 2021 at 8:31 am

    AHS are the ones spreading misinformation. Interesting as well how Ms. savior of health care Notley was actively pulling the plug on health care from the start of her reign.

  8. Declan Carroll

    September 23, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Also on a side note had a nurse h
    Who works in admin at my house just yesterday and she told my wife the same story as what this gentleman is describing above. Kenney is a liar and a fraud and he did this to us on purpose.

  9. R3

    September 23, 2021 at 8:25 am

    We need to call the College of Physicians and Surgeons and tell them to stop their cancelling efforts against these doctors.

    None of these organizations care about their members, they enjoy rewards for their allegiance to the governments global initiative to crush us.

    The same can be said for UNA, AUPE, CUPE and their professional associations.

  10. Pamela Bridger

    September 23, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Why is it ironic Melanie? Are you implying his wife’s Senate run has something to do with his speaking out? It’s irrelevant to the story.

  11. MD

    September 23, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Finally some truth about the Covid sham in the hospitals on Western Standard. There’s more deception and they should interview whistleblowers.

  12. Claudette Leece

    September 23, 2021 at 6:15 am

    Worked in AHS for 22 years, our hospital was full of seniors waiting to get into LTC, during Covid many of our seniors were sent home far too early, and facilities like lodges and families ended up dioing the care the hospital should of done. Sometimes they were readmitted within hours because they never should of been sent home. This has been going on since I started, this so called bed shortage, right now in our small hospital their are 6 positions infilled because people are sick of treatment from management

  13. Susan Grant

    September 23, 2021 at 5:16 am

    And yet nobody in cacus has the courage to right by those that elected them. Nobody seems brave enough to step out. #VoteUCPout #FreeAlberta

  14. Josh

    September 22, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    I believe this doctor. Thank you for speaking the truth about what’s going on

  15. Wesley

    September 22, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Who do I believe? The Doctor of course. AHS has lost it’s credibility months ago!

  16. Natasha Stawiarski

    September 22, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    He is 100% correct. He’s also not the only Dr in Alberta voicing warnings on the vaccine. Which vaccine the definition has been changed by AHS last week, removing the word “immunity” to “protect”.

  17. jgl

    September 22, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    The government is lying about a lot
    Should not Dr Davidson’s expose of Alberta Health Services fraud be criminally investigated? I’m no lawyer or law enforcement officer but is fraud not a crime in this country?

  18. Richard Weiss

    September 22, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    I believe the College of physicians and surgeons has just sanctioned this and other Doc’s for speaking out against the government narrative, just on the evening CTV Calgary news.

  19. Proud Albertan

    September 22, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Where is all the money going? How many AHS managers make 1mm with bonus? Please publish the most recent sunshine list for ahs

  20. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    September 22, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    To solve the crisis is not rocket science. If each UCP member was to visit the hospitals in their jurisdiction and get the organization charts along with the wages of all managers and just see how our tax dollars are spent.Factor in the role of each manager with his or her responsibility.The problem will soon make all UCP members aware of the issues and can make their cases openly; I believe you would then know the course of action that is necessary.As usual the docs and nurse have done their job, Do we dare ask our reps to get the job done

  21. K

    September 22, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    These people are monsters. They are literally calling for the deaths of unvaccinated people, I have heard it myself. We were ALL unvaccinated a year ago, you brainwashed idiots.

  22. Chris Robertson

    September 22, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Watch the establishment try to discredit this guy very quickly, AHS will be in full fear-mongering mode over the next few days. Just watch the GLOBAl NEWs headlines.

  23. Declan Carroll

    September 22, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Shocking the government lying about something for ulterior motives. News flash the Government lies about everything all the time. You can tell a government offical is lying by the mere fact of them opening their filthy mouths and exhaling.

  24. Bonnie Parks

    September 22, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    This Doctor has no reason to be lying, but every reason in the world to be giving us the truth!
    He spoke his truth with full knowledge that it will likely cause him to lose his job, but he still came forth. We were at this event, because it’s time the public heard what’s happening at our hospitals.

  25. berta baby

    September 22, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    What a brave man, courageous and speaking the truth…. Watch the globalists fire him … in the middle of a pandemic “rolling eyes” ya let’s fire nurses and doctors in an emergency right people?! Makes sense to me right ? ….right?

  26. Andrew A

    September 22, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    The doctor is confirming the obvious. Some of us figured this out months ago. When an epidemic with a 99.4% survival rate takes down the healthcare system, the problem is with the healthcare system, not the epidemic.

  27. Baron Not Baron

    September 22, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Hope this doc will still have a job

  28. John Lankers

    September 22, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    What’s worse is that Kenney and Sandro have known that AHS CEO Verna Yiu and AHS CMOH Dr. Hinshaw were planted by Notley and nobody bothered to look into it and verify the claims made by Dr. Hinshaw and so many AHS bureaucrats.

  29. John Huizing

    September 22, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    I believe this well-respected doctor to be speaking the truth. Governments, politicians and Big Pharma are lying to the masses.

  30. Bruce

    September 22, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    Yup. 100%

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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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