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Four Alberta doctors file lawsuit against 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.

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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
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.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. Leslie Solar

    October 25, 2021 at 9:53 am

    kenney is a globalist. He attended the Bilderburgers meetings twice–one was in 2014, when he went with Poloz, head of the Bank of Canada. There apparently were some private talks held. I wonder what that was all about?

  2. K

    October 24, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    This is the way to do it: Sue the INDIVIDUALS responsible for these travesties. We don’t stand a chance if we continue to fight against the unlimited money printing power of government controlled corporations. Keep em’ coming. God bless these defendants.

  3. Baron Not Baron

    October 24, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Reports from Amish country reveal the notoriously anti-modern community achieved herd immunity WITHOUT isolating, going to the hospital, or taking the experimental COVID injection.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1DgWYdukZU&ab_channel=FullMeasurewithSharylAttkisson

  4. Tony

    October 23, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    The fellow in the video linked below has presented strong arguments against corona-hysteria from the beginning…..worth watching on Odysee, not YouTube.https://odysee.com/@IvorCummins:f/time-to-think-the-basic-data-says-it-all:b

  5. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    October 23, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Why not treat Yiu like the Calgary councillor find her guilty with out a trial and make her step down , Isn’t that the Calgary way?

  6. Bryan

    October 23, 2021 at 9:52 am

    May the Lord’s Hand be upon these doctors and their lawyers. May He open the eyes of the judges and those at AHS.

  7. Roger Waterhouse

    October 23, 2021 at 9:24 am

    This is excellent news! Every little item like this that challenges the narrative is important. The cumulative effect will eventually win. The truth always prevails!

  8. K Snyder

    October 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

    More doctors need to speak up. They know the truth and are muzzled by the college. Here’s hoping many of them join this lawsuit and stand up for health. We all need to tell every doc we know about this and encourage them to contact the legal team. It won’t be in mainstream media. Let’s all push a bit…..

  9. Elizabeth McIntosh

    October 23, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Concerning the police action losing some of the people who were against the mandate, just reminds me of our esteemed leaders who flipped and then flopped on issues such as the vaccine passports and the carbon tax….those who dropped by the wayside show that they are only in it for themselves when the fail to come up to the plate….we need to stick together….

  10. Claudette Leece

    October 23, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Good for them, AHS sent out message yesterday in our community, that the mandates been delayed a month for our region, so this just emboldens the ones holding out. Good for them stick to your guns.

  11. berta baby

    October 22, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    God speed

  12. Mike power

    October 22, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    All I can say is good for them. Ordinary folks filing lawsuit does not have the same impact as doctors. The very idea that leadership at AHS would deny early treatment because they say treatments haven’t been tested, but mandate vaccinations, that are experimental, long term effects not known, shows politics, not patient or people care, is behind this. And where is Kenney? Sound more like Notley running the show from opposition.

  13. John Lankers

    October 22, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    If the ‘unvaxxed’ can hold out a little bit longer. The facts, the statistics, the lies it is all there.
    Instead of binge watching TV people should get informed:
    ⬇️⬇️⬇️

    https://www.skirsch.com/covid/All.pdf

  14. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    October 22, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    I heard the phrase ;Let sleeping dogs lie ; AHS should have paid attention to that Quote.THe avalanche will pick up speed as more doctors get on side!

  15. Left Coast

    October 22, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    When the Vaxed Bodies start piling up . . . what is Dr. Yiu going to do them?

    Can’t sue the Drug Companies . . . the Province & the Feds have indemnified them against any lawsuits . . . the Feds have already set aside $!75 Million for vax maimings & deaths.

    Why is that? Because this is an Experimental Vax . . . no one knows the long term effects, they didn’t even know it wore off in 6 months till recently. Now we have millions of guinea pigs . . . and Drs. who are afraid to treat anyone outside of the WHO guidelines.

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Sask Polytech ditches vax policy but burdens unvaxxed with testing costs

The Justice Centre is unsatisfied with the response of Sask Polytech and reiterated its intention to pursue legal action against the institution and against the University of Saskatchewan over its requirement for staff and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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By LEE HARDING

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is unsatisfied with the decision of Saskatchewan Polytech to reverse its vaccination requirement for staff and students because the institute does not recognize natural immunity and imposes testing costs on the unvaccinated.

On November 19, the Justice Centre sent Sask Polytech and the University of Saskatchewan letters demanding they reverse their requirement that all staff and students be vaccinated by January 1, 2022. 

On December 1, Sask Polytech reversed its “vaccinated only” policy but now requires unvaccinated staff and students to comply with testing three times a week at their own expense. In a press release, the Justice Centre called this “unacceptable.”

“Such testing requirements for students are even greater than the Saskatchewan government’s requirements for employees of its ministries. Sask Poly has also failed to recognize the compelling scientific evidence of natural immunity for those who have already recovered from Covid-19 and have proof of antibodies,” reads a JCCF press release on Saturday.

“Testing costs, which could exceed $200 per week, mean that only the wealthy and privileged can bear the burden,” stated Andre Memauri, the Justice Centre’s Saskatoon-based lawyer.

“Sask Poly, which has chosen to impose discriminatory testing requirements for staff and students, has the ability to acquire these tests at wholesale cost.”

The Justice Centre said it would commence legal proceedings against Sask Poly in the Court of Queen’s Bench unless Sask Poly immediately absorbs the testing costs and recognizes natural immunity. 

On October 28, the U of S and Sask Polytech announced mandatory vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty, removing the alternative of twice weekly testing which had been in place since the start of the school year. The Justice Centre will also commence legal action against the U of S for refusing unvaccinated students. 

On November 26, Global News reported a 19-year-old student was hospitalized briefly with breathing problems after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The student’s mother, Michelle Marciniuk, publicly called for the university to reconsider its policy.

The U of S’ policy includes exemptions on medical and religious grounds in accordance with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. But according to the Justice Centre, the university usually rejects exemption requests or does not respond to them for several weeks. Besides this, the university has made itself the arbiter of faith considerations for religious exemptions. Medical exemptions have become a difficult document for patients to receive in Canada, due to regulatory pressure on physicians not to provide them based on their medical judgement except in very rare circumstances.

The U of S crowns itself for academic freedom, diversity, equality, human dignity and a healthy work and learning environment, yet it has harshly terminated faculty for speaking on the hallmark principle of informed consent for Covid-19 vaccination of children,” stated Andre Memauri, a U of S alum. 

“Now, the U of S seeks to exclude and villainize those who decide for various reasons not to be vaccinated…Without question, our community has been through a great deal of difficulty and it requires these institutions to lead as vessels of science not ideology…The Justice Centre demands both schools follow the science and adopt policies that bring students together in the most safe and lawful manner.”

The letters sent to both schools from the Justice Centre on November 19 warned that the schools are seeking to deprive students from education on the basis of vaccination status, contrary to Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Sections 2(a), 7, and 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Harding is a Western Standard contributor based in Saskatchewan

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CRA wants more tax filers to file online

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

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The taxman is angry that too many Canadians are still filing by mail, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

“Those who submit their taxes by mail most often say they use paper rather than filing electronically because it is simply how they prefer to do it, e.g. they do it out of habit, because ‘it’s what they are comfortable with,’ they like it, etcetera,” said a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) report.

“Just 13% cite security issues.”

Data show of 30.5 million tax returns filed this year a total 2.7 million or 9% were filed on paper. Millions of taxpayers, a total 4,234,772 including Internet filers, demanded refunds be paid by mailed cheque instead of direct deposit.

The CRA complained it would be “more timely and efficient” if all taxpayers used the Internet. The Agency spends $6.9 million annually mailing T1 general tax forms alone.

“There is still a sizable proportion of taxpayers who are conducting their business with the Canada Revenue Agency through paper rather than taking advantage of digital services which are much more timely and efficient,” said the report.

Research showed typical paper filers were working age men under 55 who completed their own return without a tax preparer, had a university degree, earned more than $80,000 a year and were more likely than other Canadians to prefer in-person teller service rather than online banking.

“The most important factor influencing why respondents file by paper instead of online is disinterest,” wrote researchers, who added: “Apathy is a barrier. Fifty percent of likely switchers say they are simply not interested in switching. Therefore the agency will have to demonstrate the value of switching.”

Findings were based on questionnaires with 2,000 taxpayers who filed returns by mail. The Agency paid Earnscliffe Strategy Group $130,061 for the survey.

The research follows a failed 2012 campaign to have all Canadians use direct deposit for payment of tax refunds and benefit cheques. The attempt by the Receiver General of Canada, the federal office responsible for processing payments, was intended to save costs. Paper cheques cost 82¢ apiece to process compared to 13¢ for electronic transfers, by official estimate.

An estimated 13% of taxpayers refused to surrender bank account information to the Receiver General. “Cheque recipients have become harder to engage,” said a 2020 Department of Public Works survey.

“A few have a general distrust of the Government of Canada’s ability to protect data,” wrote researchers. A total 23 percent of Atlantic residents said they wouldn’t rely on the government to protect their privacy, followed by 22% in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 21% in Ontario, 19% in Alberta, 18% in BC and 12% in Québec.

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WATCH: Alberta Oil drives Guilbeault to meeting with Nixon

Federal Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault’s tour of Alberta has already kicked off with a whiff of hypocrisy.

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Attended by a sizable entourage, Guilbeault exited his black gasoline-powered SUV and hustled into the McDougall Centre in Calgary for a meeting with Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon.  

Guilbeault has dedicated most of his career to telling Canadians they need to transition from petrochemically fueled transportation. During this meeting though, Guilbeault chose not to find an utilize an electric-powered SUV in order to demonstrate his environmental virtue. With the resources of the entire federal government behind him, one would have thought that Guilbeault could have arranged appropriate transportation for his cross-Canada tour.  

It’s almost as if electric vehicles are still not ready for mainstream use yet. 

At least Guilbeault contributed to the Western economy with his conspicuous consumption of local petrochemical products.  

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