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Calgary doc who’s fighting for more COVID lockdown taking trip to pandemic hotspot

Dr. Vipond attended many protests in Calgary and Edmonton actively speaking out against the provincial government’s easing of restrictions through the summer.




Calgary emergency physician Dr. Joe Vipond — who heavily criticized the Alberta government and Alberta Health Services’ COVID-19 response — is shifting his fight to climate change and heading to Glasgow, a COVID case hot spot.

Vipond tweeted Sunday that he and his daughter are heading to Glasgow for COP26, the 26th annual United Nations climate change conference, despite reports COVID-19 infections are surging in the area.

Vipond attended many protests in Calgary and Edmonton and actively spoke out against the provincial government’s easing of restrictions through the summer.

The emergency physician became the mainstream media go-to doctor for his stance on continuing health measures and pandemic controls, then came under criticism when his financial support of the Alberta NDP government surfaced and revealed a number of substantial donations to the party.

Vipond dismissed allegations of his “partisan affiliations” in an early-August interview with CTV stating: “There is a record of me donating to one political party. I would just like to say that’s a normal part of our electoral process and it’s a normal part of our democracy.”

Now looking to focus on a new fight, Vipond will travel with his daughter, a climate change activist, to Glasgow at the end of October for the two-week conference, despite the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area currently recording the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country. 

Despite significantly lower infection rates around the country, a Glasgow news site says 507 cases were recorded Sunday and a number of neighbourhoods in Glasgow are seeing a seven-day positivity rate of more than 400 per 100,000 of the population.

A number of comments posted on Vipond’s twitter thread accuse those traveling to the climate conference of being hypocritical citing the “footprints” they will be leaving in the wake of their travels.

Jayson Lobb commented, “You mean flying on a jet plane around the world leaving a massive footprint? Yes, her dad is teaching her what every climate change person knows. Their own carbon footprint doesn’t matter.”

“Non-essential jet travel in a pandemic…hypocrisy is thy name,” commented @icycledna.

Sandy B commented, “The hypocrisy of the people flying to a climate change meeting is mind boggling. Wonder what the total carbon footprint of all those jets will be?”

“So let me get this straight, you gonna fly across the world to talk about how other people shouldn’t be allowed to fly across the world?” replied Derek Wassink.

An estimated 30,000 delegates from around the world are expected to attend COP26 in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, including thousands of official negotiators representing 197 different countries in the talks.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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. Lisa

    October 14, 2021 at 9:47 am

    This will probably be the useful idiot that the globalists will use to say that climate change is “a health crisis” and we need to have more lockdowns to fight it.

  2. Jeanette Johnson

    October 13, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    The Global Pandemic can’t be that bad in Calgary if he can fly to another country for a climate conference during the “pandemic peak”.

  3. Del French

    October 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

    He’ll probably get a pass on the quarantine when him and his world saving daughter gets back and infect a whole bunch of us. Can the two of them spell hypocrite?

  4. Claudette Leece

    October 13, 2021 at 6:42 am

    Guess getting a medical degree i does not show you really have any intelligence

  5. Longo

    October 13, 2021 at 5:23 am

    Dr. Joe needs to spend more time figuring out why 24,000 Canadians die each year from medical mistakes.

  6. berta baby

    October 12, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    I don’t know flying a jet to a climate change thing is like eating a cheeseburger on the way to a weight lose class…. Leftists rational thinking for you

  7. Left Coast

    October 12, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Two largest Polluters on the Planet are China & India . . . almost 3 Billion people . . . the UN Klimate fascists have given them a pass to continue to increase their pollution.

    Are you aware that EVERY 20 Days China increases their Emissions by more than Canada’s ANNUAL Emissions?

  8. Left Coast

    October 12, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Vipond is a Nutbar . . . Gorebull Warming is as real as Biden’s election win !

    Too bad the Science Free Dr. is so clueless and political.

  9. karen.selick@gmail.com

    October 12, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Wow, I wonder what’s wrong with that guy’s mental processes. He’s not just an ordinary sheep-like doctor following the flock, he’s an UBER-sheep wanting to lead the flock to further harm.

  10. K

    October 12, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    This goggled and mask-wearing idiot came out of nowhere and gained instant notoriety by the MSM, parroting ALL the same talking points. Can you say controlled opposition?

    The sheer amount of virtue signalling found in this basket case smells like ‘actor’ to me. This is not the mind of an actual person.

  11. Mark Cameron

    October 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm


  12. K Snyder

    October 12, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    Mental illness

  13. Westcanguy

    October 12, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    If only there was a way to keep him there…

  14. Barry Williams

    October 12, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Ya buddy has been adding to Climate Change with his Covid-Canadian hot-under-the-collaredness so I’m glad the fizzition is jetting over to another country to let things cool down here a bit. Righteo Herr Doktor!

  15. Baron Not Baron

    October 12, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Covid cow is drying out

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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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