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Health Canada says convincing parents to vax kids will be ‘quite difficult’

“We do know parents who are unvaccinated. It’s probably going to be quite difficult to convince them their kids need to be vaccinated,” said Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief medical officer.




With six COVID-19 related deaths among more than six million children under 15, Health Canada says it is “probably going to be quite difficult” to convince all parents to immunize young children, said Blacklock’s Reporter.

“There are parts of the country that are still under-vaccinated,” said Dr. Theresa Tam, chief public health officer.

“We do know parents who are unvaccinated. It’s probably going to be quite difficult to convince them their kids need to be vaccinated.”

Pfizer-BioNtech submitted their version of the children’s vaccine for licensing on October 18 and after a month-long review, the Department of Health approved it for use on November 19.

“Once a vaccine has received its authorization it is not considered to be experimental,” said Dr. Supriya Sharma, chief medical advisor at the Department of Health.  

Sharma recommends children receive two doses, eight weeks apart stating, “if you get a side effect in that period after the vaccination it’s good to be able to know potentially what vaccine it’s related to.”

Sharma added there was no evidence “that would cause us to think that there were safety issues or risks.”

Based on the most recent available information, rates show few unvaccinated children required hospitalization from COVID-19 between the start of the pandemic in March 2020 to July 2021. Data shows of 6,041,733 children under age 15, a total of 171,254 were infected — 3%. Of those, a total of 780 were hospitalized — 0.01%.

“There were six COVID-related deaths reported in Canada among individuals between 0 and 14 years old,” said Anne Génier, spokesperson for the health department.

“We have in Canada one of the best regulatory systems to approve vaccines,” Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos told reporters, adding Canadians should have confidence in vaccine approvals.

However, in mid-October, leading epidemiologist Dr. Raywat Deonandan of the University of Ottawa told a federal union he strongly opposed any mandatory immunization of young children.

“Vaccine mandates are controversial,” said Deonandan who is also the executive editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal Of Health Sciences.

“I have a small child. I’m not happy about injecting him with strange things. I will if his mother agrees. But it does not fill me with comfort to do so.”

Deonandan says compelling parents to vaccinate children under 12 “just creates far too much distrust in the population and doesn’t rub people the right way.”

According to the Canadian government website, “no safety issues were detected” in the trials and “the vaccine provided very good protection against COVID-19 in the couple months after vaccination.”

The site says, “vaccine manufacturers will continue to collect information about safety from clinical trial participants. Canada’s vaccine safety monitoring system will also help to detect any possible rare side effects that didn’t appear in the clinical trials.”

The Immunization Monitoring Program ACTive (IMPACT) network, administered by the Canadian Paediatric Society, has been set up as a safety surveillance system designed to monitor pediatric vaccinations. The network has been monitoring childhood immunizations for more than 20 years.

Just days before Pfizer’s vaccine for children 5-11 years of age was approved, Jeffrey Rath, an Alberta lawyer with Rath & Company, filed a criminal complaint claiming “fraudulent submissions of Pfizer Corp” with regard to the Pfizer vaccine for children.

Rath has requested RCMP open a criminal investigation stating Pfizer “fraudulently and misleadingly does not discuss or acknowledge any other potential causes of death,” in their submissions for approval.

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. Left Coast

    November 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Dr. Scott Atlas: The data is the data and the data is being denied by the lockdowners. The data shows the following, the Bjornscoff(?) studies of 24 European countries, the lockdowns did not reduce the deaths during the pandemic. That was a spring 2021 study. A January 2021 study from Stanford’s Ben David and colleagues, lockdowns failed to stop the spread of the infection. In fact, one of the authors said it was pro-contagion, increasing infections. And the most important study was the National Bureau of Economic Research by Rand, in June this year. Everybody should look at it because they showed analysis of 43 countries and all the states that lockdowns increased the excess deaths during the pandemic. Earlier lockdowns increased the deaths during the pandemic. And when the lockdown was instilled, deaths were coming down and deaths started increasing when lockdowns were implemented. So the Birx-Fauci lockdowns that was the advice of the task force the entire year failed to stop the spread of the infection. They failed to stop the dying and they destroyed millions and millions of people, particularly low income families.

    Dr. Atlas has a new book out, A Plague Upon Our House.

  2. Left Coast

    November 22, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Tale of 3 nations: Austria, Japan and India – guess which is not using Ivermectin… (Chart)


  3. Left Coast

    November 22, 2021 at 11:38 am

    We will kill 117 kids to save one child from dying from COVID in the 5 to 11 age range

    That’s according to a risk-benefit analysis done by risk-benefit expert Dr. Toby Rogers. His analysis has been viewed by over 22,000 readers. No mistakes were found. Nothing but praise.



    Taiwan made its decision despite continued efforts in the United States’ to coerce children to “get the jаb”. The head of Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center officially suspended future shots for ages 12 to 17 amid grave concerns over the risk of myocarditis.

    The Pfizer vаccine is linked to 75 percent of the myocarditis cases. Despite alarming evidence that puts young teenagers at a 10 times higher risk of developing heart problems after the second dose, U.S. officials are still pushing vаccinations.

    Other nations, such as Hong Kong, have altered their vаccine recommendations because of these serious health risks. However, the United States, where much of the data is being produced, has done nothing. The liberal Biden administration is recklessly focused on one thing.

  4. K

    November 22, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Because they DON’T NEED TO BE. Children do not die of covid.

  5. Leslie Solar

    November 22, 2021 at 11:06 am

    If the UCP hopes to survive, there needs to be an uprising and Jason Kenney needs to go. Now. Not after he has mandated that all of our CHILDREN need to get this unsafe and ineffective shot that doesnt meet the definition of “vaccine”.

    And please note that the Senator (if memory serves) that died of COVID, had the two shots that are supposed to confer “full immunity”. (Huge guffaw here)

    They think we are all stupid.

  6. Baron Not Baron

    November 22, 2021 at 10:34 am

    There was an article today on CBC or Global about an 11 mo who had a “stroke” (Whaaat???) and which has been misdiagnosed as an arm sprain. They think you are stupid.

  7. Bryan

    November 22, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Quote from article: “There were six COVID-related deaths reported in Canada among individuals between 0 and 14 years old,” said Anne Génier, spokesperson for the health department.

    Are they including that poor child that died of stage four cancer in the ‘score’, like Dr. Deena ‘Mengele’ Hinshaw did?

    Given the Lieberal bent for outright lies and ‘misstatement of facts’, it would NOT be a surprise!

    Ceterum autem censeo Justinius True-dope-us esse delendam

  8. Dennis

    November 22, 2021 at 10:21 am

    This video is about 4 hours long from the Texas Covid 19 Summit Nov/21. I challenge anyone who is convinced that this vaccine/covid thing is valid to watch this video and still claim this vaccine is safe for adults, never mind for children.


  9. Patricia Seddon

    November 22, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Thank you for your excellent reporting of this situation. Parents need to see this.

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New Sask law exempts employers from COVID-19 lawsuits

The release bragged that Saskatchewan was one of only five jurisdictions with such extensive sexual harassment protections, but after the legislation was passed, Morgan defended the COVID-19 provisions as being common.




By Lee Harding

Employees’ quests for legal COVID-19 recourse has died with recently passed legislation that is “protecting vulnerable workers” according to Labour Minister Don Morgan.

Legislation recently passed by the Government of Saskatchewan prevents employers from being sued for implementing measures listed in the Public Employers’ COVID-19 Emergency Regulations or the Employers’ COVID-19 Emergency Regulations.

Amendments to the Saskatchewan Employment Act say “no action or proceeding lies or shall be commenced or maintained against an employer” if that employer acts in good faith.

“It’s broad general thing that would cover anything related to COVID-19 — signage, lack of signage, whatever else might reasonably arise from it. The threshold is that they must act in good faith,” said Morgan.

“We aren’t trying to target a specific lawsuit that’s been started or being threatened … But we know that COVID-19 vaccines, etc., are a worldwide issue right now and we want to be able to encourage our employers to have some comfort that they’re not going to be subject to lawsuits.”

The legislation applies regardless of when a perceived transgression may have occurred. The amendment received royal assent November 30. However, when the Saskatchewan Employment Amendment Act, 2021 was first announced in a press release November 18, nothing about COVID-19 was even mentioned.

Although the opening sentence mentioned “better and safer workplaces for employers and employees” the rest of the release concerned details about sexual harassment and union bargaining provisions.

Now the Labour Relations Board must exclude supervisors from the same bargaining unit as those they supervise, wherever possible. Sexual harassment at the workplace is now defined as any unwelcome action of a sexual nature, and provisions of the act extend beyond employees to include independent contractors, students, and volunteers.

“The legislation that governs our employers and employees needs to address the challenges of the modern work environment, including protecting vulnerable workers,” Morgan wrote in the release. “These amendments will help us build a stronger, safer and healthier Saskatchewan.”

fact sheet the release linked to concluded with a brief mention of COVID-19.

“We are introducing a provision that will provide protection for public and private sector employers that comply with the new COVID-19 vaccination regulations. These regulations give the employee the choice of showing evidence of being fully vaccinated or evidence of a negative COVID-19 test at least every seven days.”

The release bragged Saskatchewan was one of only five jurisdictions with such extensive sexual harassment protections, but after the legislation was passed, Morgan defended the COVID-19 provisions as being common.

“That’s being done generally across North America,” Morgan said.

The same day Morgan made his comments, a post on the Freedom Alliance Facebook page suggested a strong desire for legal recourse alongside skepticism, and an apparent unawareness of the new provincial law.

“Does anyone here know of any lawyers in Saskatoon that believe in the same rights and freedom as we do? I believe it’s time to really do something about losing my source of income 

“The couple lawyers I did speak with basically said the pandemic supersedes all our rights! Would be great if we found a lawyer that called out the BS! Might have to source out to other provinces,” replied Michielle Ross Noble.

“At the mine I work at they had a lawyer go to bat and it seems to be that the government is above the law and beyond the constitution. Money talks louder than laws these days,” replied Garrick Bernard.

“I also live near Saskatoon,” replied Ron Chappell. “Good luck finding a lawyer that will stand up for your rights and freedoms. Seems these evils are above the law including the Canadian charter of rights and freedoms. There should be lawsuits going on everywhere. Either we don’t hear about them or they are not happening. Justin Trudeau is [a] tyrant.”

To this Funk made what proved to be a moot reply.

“Then a group of us should band together and file lawsuits! Who’s with me?”

Harding is a reporter based in Saskatchewan

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Maverick leader describes his perfect successor

“I am aware of three or four people who are seriously considering running for leadership,” interim leader Jay Hill told the Western Standard.




Jay Hill, interim leader of the federal Maverick Party, says he hopes for a candidate for his replacement is someone that can “move the provinces and premiers towards greater autonomy for the West.”

On Wednesday, the Maverick Party released the rules for its leadership race that will see a new leader elected May 14, 2022.

The party will officially be accepting leadership applications as early as January 3 with a deadline of April 30.

Hill says he hopes to see two to six candidates apply.

“I am aware of three or four people who are seriously considering running for leadership,” Hill told the Western Standard.

“We’re more so focused on the quality side of things rather than quantity.”

The Maverick Party, formerly known as Wexit Canada, advocates for greater autonomy for Western Canadian provinces including BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the three territories.

“I’d like to see someone with the right vision and oratory skills to communicate with passion for Western Canadians,” said Hill.

Hill pointed to Quebec’s position within Canada and said the Maverick Party supports moving the western provinces in that direction.

Included in the list of rules for those interested in throwing their hat into the leadership race is a registration fee set at $10,000.

“Our governing council really struggled with that fee,” said Hill, who indicated the registration fee is still “substantially less” than any of the other federal parties.  

“We were really aiming for the right balance — that sweet spot — where you want to be realistic and make it doable and not a deterrent.

“It’s efficient to get serious contenders with serious commitment to register and not those with frivolous reasons.”

Hill, the former House leader for the Conservative Party of Canada, said he’s “too old” to run the party moving forward.

“My roll in elected office is done,” said Hill, adding he was done with the “high stress and high drama” when he quit federal politics in the fall of 2010.

When a new leader is elected in May, Hill plans to stay on and assist the party “depending on the needs of the new leader and how he or she feels I can contribute the most.”

Hill said he is excited and is looking forward to “a good, credible and lively leadership race.”

Melanie Risdon is a reporter for the Western Standard

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Maverick Party petition calls for carbon tax break for Canadians

Canadians will soon have to choose between food on their tables or heat in their homes,” the petition reads.




The Maverick Party, with a newly launched petition, is calling on the federal government to suspend the collection of carbon taxes from Canadians from January 1 to April 1, 2022.

Carbon tax is a levy imposed on human activity that results in carbon emissions being released into the atmosphere, usually by the burning of fossil fuels like gasoline, natural gas and coal.

The petition notes although carbon taxes are designed to “change behaviour,” the rising costs of living are an “added extra burden” on taxpayers.  

The petition also says the party “understands that the cost of living is increasing at a pace that families can’t keep up with,” pointing to “skyrocketing” inflation and the cost of essential items rising.

“Many Canadians will soon have to choose between food on their tables or heat in their homes,” the petition reads.

“The federal government can alleviate some of the burden by declaring a carbon tax moratorium on New Year’s Day 2022.”

The Maverick Party is demanding the government give Canadians who are “drowning financially” a break to get through what will likely be “the most expensive winter in memory,”

The Trudeau government implemented the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act in 2019 that was upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada in March of this year.

“Putting a price on carbon pollution is widely recognized as the most efficient means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also driving innovation,” the Government of Canada states on its website.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter for the Western Standard

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