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Public service workers mount legal action against Kenney government for forced jabs

“Forced injections of anyone without their consent is a gross violation of the most basic medical ethics.”

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Alberta Public Service personnel have penned an open letter to the Deputy Minister of Executive Council with the Alberta Public Service Commission requesting “the vaccine mandate be rescinded immediately.”

According to lawyer Jeff Rath, of Rath & Company, the group, referring to themselves as MyAPSChoice, has retained his firm’s services to bring forward legal action against the provincial government and Jason Kenney for forcing civil service employees to be vaccinated or lose their jobs.

“This group consists of 4-5,000 public employees who are both vaccinated and unvaccinated, but support choice,” Rath told the Western Standard in an interview, adding they include some senior government managers.

“These people are decent, hardworking, intelligent, principled people who are adamantly opposed to Jason Kenney forcing people to be vaccinated and are appalled by the sheer incompetence of the Kenney government in bringing forward these mandates.”  

The open letter is in response to the coming order that all Government of Alberta (GoA) Public Service employees be fully vaccinated by November 30 or face job loss.

“Whether or not our deep personal concerns are rooted in our individual legal, ethical, moral or spiritual beliefs, we are unanimous in our view that the Government of Alberta Public Service and Alberta Health Services (AHS) vaccine mandate policy — is the wrong and inappropriate alternative to overcoming COVID-19,” the letter states.

The group calls out the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) for violating their own standards of practice on informed consent stating “a care provider must OBTAIN CONSENT and ensure that the patient is fully informed and understands any medical examination, procedure or treatment before it takes place.”

The open letter further accuses Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer and Dr. Verna Yiu, president and CEO of AHS, of “coercive mandates” for people to be “injected against their will on pain of loss of livelihood or loss of basic rights to participate in social gatherings in public businesses or elsewhere in Alberta.”

The group also cites violations of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian & Alberta Human Rights Act, the Criminal Code of Canada and privacy issues that come from being forced to reveal one’s private medical history.

“Forced injections of anyone without their consent is a gross violation of the most basic medical ethics,” the letter states.

“Through this policy, you are coercing and compelling your employees to consent under duress, on threat of adverse employment action, to make the inherently personal choice of what medical treatments to take.”

Rath said the group posted the open letter on their own accord, but have retained his firm to pursue “every legal means available” to push back against the forced jabs.

“I hope the government understands this group includes very senior level managers across every Alberta government department,” said Rath, indicating his firm is currently working on filing a number of legal actions “in very short order” for his clients.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Barbara

    October 17, 2021 at 11:43 am

  2. Mars Hill

    October 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Stand up, don’t regret this when you’re in your rocking chair reminiscing your life.

    https://rumble.com/vnp5e1-how-covid-19-and-vaccines-are-being-utilized-to-push-the-great-reset-agenda.html

  3. Dominic Ieraci

    October 15, 2021 at 9:01 am

    all these court challenges and protests don’t work. When we are all declared terrorists and have no rights left is when the real fight begins. In a real country there would be some assassinated politicians for these policies. They don’t fear the people so they violate our rights brazenly. Only civil war will end this

  4. Mark Cameron

    October 15, 2021 at 2:35 am

    https://covidreason.substack.com/p/harvard-research-confirms-what-weve

    Also, the Science does NOT back their outrageous mandate!

  5. Eldon

    October 14, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    A good investigative story would be the money trail. Just how much are Kenny, Hinshaw and You being paid to enforce these crimes against humanity.

  6. Dennis

    October 14, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    This government has been caught with their pants down after signing a contract with the devil, makers of the vaccine. Now their only escape is 100% vaccination to fulfil their commitments to the drug companies. This vaccine has more adverse effects in under one year than all the other medical treatments combined in the past 30 years. Why has it not been pulled off the market. Good question.

  7. Left Coast

    October 14, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    For 21 months these fools have Lied like sidewalks . . . made promises and changed them at their convenience. Ignored the REAL Science and promoted foolish mandates like Social Distancing and Masks, relics from the 19th Century. Then ordered the folks to stay Indoors, when 99.5% of Transmissions occur Indoors. Then Rinse & Repeat . . . at least 4 times now . . . only the Mentally Disturbed would expect to do the same thing and get a different Result!

    After 21 months now they think everyone should have the VAX, in spite of the 1000s of bad reactions and even deaths attributed to the VAX.

  8. K

    October 14, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    RESISTANCE RISING.

  9. R3

    October 14, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    AHS is a Corporation and Verna Yiu and Balanger only seem to care about the big pharma bucks and shutting down the Alberta economy for climate change.

    Hinshaw, well just look at her. Anyone who cuts their own hair while parading for the media is just weird.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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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.

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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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