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“We shouldn’t be blocking puberty in children. Most of them will grow out of gender dysphoria.”

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A BC father is taking a stand against “gender ideology”, even if it costs him a broken bone or two.

Chris Elston, known as “Billboard Chris,” has been travelling the country during the past year in an effort to educate Canadians on the dangers of puberty blockers.

Puberty blockers are, as the name suggests, designed to block puberty in children who experience gender dysphoria.

Gender dysphoria is a term used to describe a sense of anxiety that wells up within an individual who believes he or she has been born into the wrong biological gender and, when said individual experiences this feeling as a child, they can be “treated” with a drug called Lupron.

Lupron was given FDA approval to treat prostate cancer in men, breast cancer and endometriosis in women, and more. Now it is used as a medical intervention for children as young as 10 who experience gender dysphoria.

“We shouldn’t be blocking puberty in children. Most of them will grow out of gender dysphoria,” Elston told the Western Standard.

“What’s happening today is rapid onset gender dysphoria at adolescence which has never occurred before, and it’s primarily affecting adolescent girls. It’s insane to block healthy children’s bodies from developing.”

There are no clinical trials regarding the long-term usage of this treatment on adolescent children.

In late 2020, the high court in England ruled children under the age of 16 are “unlikely” able to give informed consent to treatment with puberty-blocking drugs.

In British Columbia, if you are under age 19, the criteria for getting puberty blocking treatment is:

  • A long-lasting and intense pattern of gender non-conformity or gender dysphoria.
  • Gender dysphoria emerged or worsened with the onset of puberty.
  • Coexisting psychological, medical, or social problems, if any, are stable enough to start treatment.
  • The adolescent having given informed consent. The consent of your guardian is preferred but not absolutely necessary under the BC Infants Act.

The Infants Act states children may consent to a medical treatment on their own, as long as the health care provider is sure the treatment is in the child’s best interest, and the child understands the details of the treatment, including risks and benefits.

The arbiter of said child’s maturity is shifted from family to state under the act, as a health care provider will determine whether the minor is mature, not the parents or guardians.

In April, a BC father — known as “CD” — who’d attempted to prevent his 14-year-old child’s gender transition treatment, was sentenced to six months in prison for speaking publicly about the matter, in defiance of court orders.

CD first learned of his child’s intentions to medically transition in 2018, and went to court arguing that no treatment should be provided without his approval.

The BC Supreme Court sided with the child under the BC Infants Act, and the father was served with an injunction that said any further attempt to pressure his child was a form of violence.

Both the father and child’s name remain under publication ban.

“If they wish to do this as adults, go for it. But not kids,” said Elston.

While Elston has and continues to receive extensive support for his efforts, he has also been dished his fair share of abuse.

Video Source: Chris Elston

The above attack took place the evening of March 12, on Saint-Catherine street, Montréal.

Elston suffered a broken arm, which he received surgery for in April.

This past weekend, an IATSE protest was taking place at the Vancouver Art Gallery, near where Elston was posted up with his sign. Several demonstrators got in his face, telling him to leave.

“When people tell me to leave, I’m pretty much guaranteed to stay,” said Elston.

“Most people are overwhelmingly supportive, it’s just this younger generation. Primarily young women under 25 years of age, but of course you get a little bit from every demographic.”

You can donate to Elston’s efforts and or get in touch with him here.

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

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  1. Left Coast

    October 6, 2021 at 9:37 am

    This is completely insane . . . children have no ability to make decisions like this which is why we don’t give them Drivers’ Licences at 10 or let them vote.

    Feelings & Emotion . . . while the major tool of the Insane Left are only subjective, they are not dealing in FACTS.

    Feeding drugs or promoting illegal surgeries on Children is Child Abuse and anyone who participates needs to be Locked UP. This is Dr. Mengele stuff . . .

    The number of victims of this insanity that regret their actions is substantial and the Number of post-op Suicides is more than 30%.

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Flights from Vancouver to Kamloops priced more than $1,200 over Christmas

BC flight prices have skyrocketed over the Christmas season following flood damage to highways.

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Following substantial flooding in November, which led to savaged highways and infrastructure, many of those planning to visit family out of town for Christmas are forced to fly — and some will be paying exorbitant prices for it.

For example, a WestJet round trip — listed on Expedia — from Vancouver to Kamloops, BC on December 22, with a return flight on December 27 is listed at $1,264 as of Wednesday morning.

The normally 30-minute flight includes a nearly four-hour layover in Calgary.

On TripAdvisor, the same round trip is priced similarly.

Those planning a round trip from Vancouver to Kelowna, BC on the same dates will save a few hundred bucks in comparison to those headed for Kamloops. For example, one round trip with WestJet from Vancouver to Kelowna — December 22-27 — is listed at $741 on Wednesday, although it includes a six-hour layover in Edmonton.

Normal flight times between the locales are 55 minutes.

Prices on WestJet’s website are comparable. On Air Canada’s site, all are currently sold out for the aforementioned dates and locations.

However, those travelling between Vancouver and Kelowna can find cheaper trips on Swoop if they fly out of Abbotsford, BC. On Wednesday morning, a non-stop round trip from Abbotsford to Kelowna, departing on December 22 and returning on December 29, is priced under $300.

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

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Top Ontario doc says separating vaxxed and unvaxxed best way to get COVID under control

Ontario has had more than 626,000 cases of COVID-19 which has left more than 10,000 people dead.

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One of the ways to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control is to stop “the mixing of unvaccinated and vaccinated,” says Ontario’s chief medical officer.

“Basic means of protecting individuals is stopping the mixing of unvaccinated and vaccinated,” said Dr. Kieran Moore at a Tuesday press conference.

“And if our cases continue through and after the holidays we would make recommendations of government to continue the certification process in play. But we’ll continue to review the data. We do have a very robust testing strategy in Ontario for the winter months as we’ve released previously. We’ve purchased … 11 million rapid antigen test for all students in Ontario.”

Moore was asked whether COVID-19 is “something we’re just going to have to learn to live with” and whether it would ever go away.

“We have a long ways to go with the World Health Organization and other international organizations to try to decrease the number of individuals in which this virus can mutate and/or spread,” he said.

“But I do see a time when we’ll have low, endemic rates and it will turn out to be like influenza or other winter respiratory viruses where there’s a seasonality to it, where it does have an intermittent impact on our health-care system and like influenza, you need an annual vaccine to protect against it.”

Ontario has had more than 626,000 cases of COVID-19 which has left more than 10,000 people dead.

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Trudeau’s beach denier demoted

Trudeau was photographed twice on a beach in Tofino after deciding to skip the first day of a holiday he created — the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.

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The Justin Trudeau spokesman who told reporters the prime minister “wasn’t on a beach” when he was, has been demoted, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

Trudeau was photographed twice on a beach in Tofino after deciding to skip the first day of a holiday he created — the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.

Trudeau had promised to “set a higher bar for openness and transparency in government.”

Alex Wellstead will be “taking on new challenges” as press secretary to the industry minister, the Prime Minister’s Office said yesterday.  

Wellstead. Courtesy Twitter

Wellstead in a statement called it “a very difficult decision to make.” He had worked as Trudeau’s official spokesman for 20 months.

Wellstead on September 30 issued misleading statements to conceal the fact Trudeau spent the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at a beach resort in Tofino, B.C.

“He wasn’t on a beach,” Wellstead told The Canadian Press at the time. Global News and the weekly Chilliwack Progress photographed Trudeau strolling on the beach and enjoying a glass of beer on a beachfront patio.

The Prime Minister’s Office claimed Trudeau was in private meetings in Ottawa. Staff flew an Indian Residential School “survivors’ flag” and issued a solemn statement in Trudeau’s name.

“We remember the children who never made it home,” it said.

Wellstead did not explain his conduct.

“You as a communicator need to understand everything,” Wellstead said in a March 30 interview with public relations students at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont.

The prime minister in 2015 Ministerial Mandate letters said officials must be truthful and transparent.

“Members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, indeed all journalists in Canada and abroad, are professionals who by asking necessary questions contribute in an important way to the democratic process,” wrote Trudeau.

“Your professionalism and engagement with them is essential.

“We have committed to set a higher bar for openness and transparency in government. It is time to shine more light on government to ensure it remains focused on the people it serves.

“Government and its information should be open by default. If we want Canadians to trust their government, we need a government that trusts Canadians.

“It is important that we acknowledge mistakes when we make them. Canadians do not expect us to be perfect. They expect us to be honest, open and sincere in our efforts to serve the public interest.”

Trudeau on October 6 apologized for the Tofino holiday.

“Traveling on September 30 was a mistake and I regret it,” the prime minister told reporters.

“What made you decide to take a personal trip on a day your government set aside to honour the victims and survivors of residential schools?” asked a reporter.

“Like I said, it was a mistake,” replied Trudeau.

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