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Trudeau announces national vaccine passport system

“We are also ensuring booster shots for the coming years as they become necessary,” said Trudeau.

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Canada is implementing a standard proof-of-vaccination system against COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday morning.

Canadians will use the new vaccination passport system both within Canada and for international travel. It will show your name, date of birth and COVID-19 vaccine history, such as which doses you received and when.

You’ll need to show your proof-of-vaccination when travelling in Canada by air, rail or cruise ship as of October 30, 2021.

Provinces and territories may also ask you to use this proof to access non-essential services.

Every province and territories document will look similar to the Yukon sample shown above.

“We are also ensuring booster shots for the coming years as they become necessary,” said Trudeau, adding Canada is working directly with Pfizer to receive millions of doses in Canada, enough to get all kids ages 5 to 11 vaccinated “as quickly as possible,” pending approval from Health Canada.

All provinces have confirmed they will move forward with the proof-of-vaccination policy, said the prime minister.

The new passport — which can be presented on your phone or as a print out — will be tamper-proof, according to officials, who say that any changes to the document will be detected.

“Get yourself vaccinated, it’s the way we can all get back to the things we love,” said Trudeau.

More to come…

Reid Small is a BC correspondent for the Western Standard
rsmall@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/reidsmall

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16 Comments

  1. Dennis

    October 22, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Mr. Trudeau, as a born and raised Canadian citizen, I object to your assertion that I have no right to free travel in and out of Canada. In fact sir, you can Kiss my Ass!!

  2. Proud Albertan

    October 21, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Al long as the unions have all the power over what ever reigning party you vote in here or any other province… we are dead in the water for trying to get out of this… every country will adopt this so there is no where to run to…

  3. Dominic Ieraci

    October 21, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    time for revolution. We’re not voting our way out of tyranny

  4. K

    October 21, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    This F****** B***** isn’t even bothering to list an end date to any of this absolutely draconian madness, because they intend it to continue indefinitely. The ‘govern me harder’ covidians don’t even care. Brace yourselves for a fate worse than Australia.

  5. K

    October 21, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    So, we’re effectively barred from escaping Canada as we turn into a totalitarian, martial law nightmare, unless we comply with an unnecessary and undetermined amount of vaccines — that are still in clinical trials with no long-term safety data — for a virus that 99.97% of us survive? Got it.

  6. Bryan

    October 21, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    We have become a ‘police state’, run by a tyranical, immature, drug addled, racist, sexist, mealy mouthed little creep.

    With his, and his Premiers’ mandates, tens, if not HUNDREDS of thousands of police and military are resigning. What will be left are Stasi and there WILL NOT BE ENOUGH Stasi remaining in the ranks to quell the revolts.

    Ceterum autem censeo Justinius True-dope-us esse delendam

  7. Mars Hill

    October 21, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    He may as well announce he’s taking a crap. I and many others don’t give a $hit what he says or does (no pun intended).

  8. Left Coast

    October 21, 2021 at 11:11 am

    This is so friggin Insane on so many levels . . . . “Let’s go Justin”.

    Meanwhile deaths in many western countries of 30 to 50 year olds with circulatory & heart issues. Nothing to see here folks . . . .

    In Britain . . . Child deaths are 52% higher than the 5-year-average since they were offered the Covid-19 vaccine

    Where are the Canadian Doctors? Are they all treating their patients to with only the “Approved” Govt. Healthcare dogma?

  9. Left Coast

    October 21, 2021 at 11:10 am

    This is so friggin Insane on so many levels . . . . “Let’s go Justin” . . .

    Meanwhile deaths in many western countries of 30 to 50 year olds with circulatory & heart issues. Nothing to see here folks . . . .

    In Britain . . . Child deaths are 52% higher than the 5-year-average since they were offered the Covid-19 vaccine

    https://theexpose.uk/2021/10/20/child-deaths-are-52-percent-higher-since-they-were-offered-the-covid-19-vaccine/

    Where are the Canadian Doctors?
    Are they all treating their patients to with only the “Approved” Govt. Healthcare dogma?

  10. Left Coast

    October 21, 2021 at 11:08 am

    This is so friggin Insane on so many levels . . . . “Let’s go Justin” !

    Meanwhile deaths in many western countries of 30 to 50 year olds with circulatory & heart issues. Nothing to see here folks . . . .

    In Britain . . . Child deaths are 52% higher than the 5-year-average since they were offered the Covid-19 vaccine

    https://theexpose.uk/2021/10/20/child-deaths-are-52-percent-higher-since-they-were-offered-the-covid-19-vaccine/

    Where are the Canadian Doctors? Are they all treating their patients to with only the “Approved” Govt. Healthcare dogma?

  11. Eldon

    October 21, 2021 at 10:36 am

    This criminal pm needs to charged with crimes against humanity.
    He is a wef, phizer pawn.
    Wake up people! He is an enemy of freedom.

  12. Dennis

    October 21, 2021 at 9:56 am

    WS, Pleeease refrain from posting a photo of this moron unless it’s one of him in Handcuffs being led to prison.

  13. Baron Not Baron

    October 21, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Bahaha

  14. Bill Mccann

    October 21, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Boosters for ever. It’s like mr. blackface can see into the future.

  15. Mike Bujold

    October 21, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Hell no.

  16. Dennis

    October 21, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Here we go again folks, if you haven’t already, I suggest you go to Wildrosenation.com and look over the Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta. Make no mistake, there is no negotiation in there. Alberta has been given the shaft in confederation since 1905. There has been some truly great leaders over time who tried to fix it but could not because the Eastern Elites will not allow it. As time has gone by, this issue has become worse with each successive government simply because we no longer have the Ralph Klines or Peter Loughheeds who were true Alberta Patriots that stood for Alberta first. We now have bought and paid for Federalists who are simply Pigs at the Trough and stand only for themselves.
    The time is now for a whole new approach to Alberta Independence and that is the Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta. Government By the People, For the People. If you believe in Alberta and our Alberta way of life, now is the time to get on board, buy a membership, make your donation (make no mistake this costs money), get involved with your local Constituency Association. This movement needs You the People to succeed in 2023. let’s do this!!!!! Wildrosenation.com

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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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