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UCP MLA Guthrie blasts government mandated vaccination programs

“I unequivocally disagree with this approach.”




Airdrie-Cochrane UCP MLA Peter Guthrie told the Legislature he is against vaccine mandates brought in by many Alberta government agencies.

He said an all-party committee looked into making revisions to the Public Health Act and returned saying Albertans were against mandatory vaccination programs.

“I support the committee recommendations and oppose any organization directing mandatory use of an active medical procedure, including vaccinations, on the citizens of this province,” said Guthrie in Members’ Statements.

“Unfortunately, over the course of the last few months, we have seen government organizations, institutions and businesses implement vaccination policies with termination as a result of non-compliance

“I unequivocally disagree with this approach.”

Guthrie told MLAs he has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Numerous provincial bodies like Alberta Health Services have brought in vaccine mandates. Municipalities have followed suit with similar policies, including police and fire departments.

“I also hold dear the rights and freedoms of those to choose in matters pertaining to their bodies and personal health,” Guthrie said on Tuesday.

“A viewpoint shared by many Albertans is that we should have less government interference in our personal and business lives, not more. Creating legislation or supporting policy that may well be unconstitutional and acting based on societal views at any moment in time — even if one agrees with those views, sets a poor precedence and in my opinion — has governments going down a slippery slope.”

It was the second time Guthrie lashed out at his own policy. Guthrie last week said the UCP could be on the verge of collapse.

Guthrie made the statement in a letter to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on the eve of the party’s annual general meeting (AGM) last week.

And he demanded an independent investigation over allegations that Kenney’s office staff is working against UCP MLAs that have come out against him.

“Public opinion continues to wane, and we may be at a point where this party cannot be salvaged,” writes Guthrie, in the letter obtained by the Western Standard.

“Membership has fallen from 150,000 to less than 10,000 and fundraising is evaporating along with our credibility.”

Guthrie, first elected in 2019 writes: “The party is also known to be actively working to replace sitting MLAs that oppose you, premier. Shockingly, I have it from multiple direct sources that PAC’s supporting premier are offering to pay member AGM fees as well as providing other favors in exchange for their votes at this weekend’s AGM.

“Those involved in the scheme include staff from your office (using taxpayer dollars), as well as the party and even MLAs,” writes Guthrie.

“They are doing this to assist you in retaining the UCP provincial board with the intent of controlling the review process. I don’t know about the rest you, but that’s not the “Grassroots Guarantee” that I ran on. This may not be illegal, but it is certainly unethical. 

“Winning back the favour of Albertans should be our priority. And this kind of undermining of the process will do nothing but drive Albertans away.

“Premier, to save the party’s integrity (and that of the process) an independent investigation should be launched immediately to hold any culprits accountable. And if you are complicit, then premier you need to step down here and now.  

“We cannot continue to have these missteps and have you deflect blame if we are to rebuild going into the next election. ‘Humility’ and ‘trust’ cannot be mere words. 

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Left Coast

    November 25, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Taiwan have stopped vaccinating younger groups because of reported heart damage and other injuries. (See here, here, and here.) All four countries report worrisome rates of myocarditis and pericarditis, which cause heart inflammation, in younger people injected with Covid vaccines. And in Germany, federal data shows that children aged 12 to 17 were far more likely to be damaged from Covid vaccines than from Covid. Children were hospitalized post-vaccine with myocarditis, pericarditis, thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Around the world, children are suffering from Covid vaccines.

    Pfizer conducted NO long-term studies on their vaccine’s impact on kids – none, nada, zilch, zip.


  2. Claudette Leece

    November 24, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    The vaccines are garbage, now they changed the meaning again, it gets your body ready for an immune response. How about it destroys the immune system we have. The most vaccinated countries have the highest cases now, far more than when their was no vaccine. So make sure you line up,the kids, who don’t need one, and see if you can change their immune system for life

  3. Barbara

    November 24, 2021 at 12:56 pm


    Not Your Own? mRNA/DNA ‘Vaccines’ Raise Questions Over Patented Property Rights

  4. Left Coast

    November 24, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    The dailyexpose.uk has the much deeper story:

    “The public are being repeatedly lied to by elected officials, unelected advisors, and the mainstream media, with all of them claiming that the world is currently experiencing a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated. This could not be further from the truth.”

    “But it all makes absolutely no sense because official Public Health data shows that over the past three months… two-thirds of Covid-19 hospitalisations [people who get very sick from the shot] have been among the fully vaccinated, and a frightening 91% of Covid-19 deaths [people who die from the shot] have been among the fully vaccinated, and projections shows things are about to get a lot worse.”

    “…in the week beginning November 6th a total of 773 Covid-19 hospitalisations [people injured by the shot] were confirmed in Scotland. Of these 137 were among the unvaccinated population, whilst 363 were among the vaccinated population.”

    “…the fully vaccinated accounted for the majority of hospitalisations [in Scotland] between October 16th and November 12th, and again by taking into account hospitalisations as far back as August 23rd we can see that things have been getting progressively worse for the fully vaccinated by the week.”

    “In the week beginning August 21st the vaccinated accounted for 68% of hospitalisations, but fast forward to the week beginning November 6th and we can see that the vaccinated accounted for 73% of hospitalisations.”

    “The worst week so far for the vaccinated however, in terms of hospitalisations, came in the week beginning October 16th which saw the vaccinated population account for 79% of Covid-19 hospitalisations [people injured by the shot].”

    The VAXED are the New Superspreaders . . . coming here !

  5. Left Coast

    November 24, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Same MO in Canada . . . No treatment allowed . . . HCQ & Ivermectin attacked by Politicians & the Inept Media.

    Dr. Robert Malone: “Look Tony, there are over half a million deaths in the United States for this virus, completely unnecessary because the federal government has very actively blocked the ability of physicians to provide lifesaving medications early in the infection. They’ve set a policy where physicians aren’t supposed to be treating as outpatients, they’re only supposed to be treating as inpatients. And you only get admitted when your body is pretty effectively trashed by the virus. And so we have this high rate of dying.

    This was the same thing we were saying earlier this year. The Gateway Pundit spoke with top doctors and medical institutions and no one could define an early treatment program for COVID patients. Fauci blocked promising treatments which resulted in over 500,000 US deaths.

    Fauci should be arrested, prosecuted and tried for mass murder.


  6. Barbara

    November 24, 2021 at 10:22 am

    Austrailia Senator speaks out.


  7. Barbara

    November 24, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Just say no. Do not comply. Join Protests and the Wildrose.

    If you want change YOU have to make it.

  8. Ben Wilson

    November 24, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Who said UCP MLA’s should cross the Floor. Crossing the floor to NDP achieves nothing as NDP is totally corrupt anti oil activists. Clearly only a NDP operative would make a comment like that in a conservative paper like this.

    So far the UCP has mandated Vaccines for government workers with tons of exception. And gov workers are already 95 % Vaccinated as government worker are strong rule followers and strongly support the Vaccine. So the Mandate hardly effected anyone in gov. However, the rest of the mandates are from AHS, universities, municipalities, big businesses etc. These other groups have acted on there own, and they all will need to face the legal challenges on there own. And there will be many legal challenges. People will see all the Corruption in organizations (IE Salvation Army).

    I do not support Vaxx Mandates and Masking. No logic to it now. And I was shocked in Sept when we moved to bring these thing into Alberta. But I am seeing a plan unfold by UCP.

    In July…Alberta 100% opened. This was a disaster for the Left. Other provinces would want to be like Alberta, so Alberta needed to be attacked, to lock down again. The fake PCR tests were all adjusted to significantly increase positivity. Alberta PCR positivity went from 1.5 % to 13 % in just a few weeks. Then the MSM turned on the jets from coast to coast, then AHS reducing ICU beds, then They brought in a few military staff to Help AHS for optics. Then with Just 320 people in ICU Dr Yui called a ICU emergency, Even though AHS was asked to create 1080 ICU surge beds in April…. they did nothing. Hmmm. Then UCP created all the restrictions, as the people were now in panic. The only thing now is, to attack Alberta like this event was, they needed to really pull some funny business. Clearly, AHS acted with gross incompetence…. 15000 surgeries cancelled, the people will never forgive this once all the truth comes out. PCR testing, which is controlled by AHS will also be brought to light. Again, you can not hid lies forever. And the fake MSM news will just wake more people up to our corrupt news in Canada.

    The whistle blowers will be coming out soon.

  9. Andrew Red Deer

    November 24, 2021 at 5:36 am

    I certainly agree with his comments, but they are tempered by the fact it took almost two years to change his mind. And the fact that he has taken the vax, denotes he wants to save his own skin first….he is one of the Rats deserting a sinking ship. too little too late. Cross the floor to WIPA or you are done.

  10. Peter No

    November 24, 2021 at 1:03 am

    This MLA is a rare exception, honest man among the majority of corrupt Nazi MLAs and MPs.

  11. Barbara

    November 23, 2021 at 5:33 pm


    Austrilia going full Nazi. Will Kenny, notely and Trudeau follow.

  12. Tiberius

    November 23, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    “Membership has fallen from 150,000 to less than 10,000”

    I guess tyranny and massive government control of all aspects of life doesn’t sell to the right leaning base. Who would have guessed???

    What I actually want to know is who are the 10,000 who still support this crap???

  13. Left Coast

    November 23, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    First question to ask . . . How much money have Alberta Health and the Political Parties received from Pfizer, Modena or J&J?

    It was October 2019 when the Wuhan Virus hit the West Coast of North America . . . we have all been living with the “Virus” for over 2 years now. Many have received the VAX this year only to find out that it barely lasts for 6 months and you need a Booster. You are aware that Booster No. 2 is in the Works and the Fake Dr. Fauci now says it may be an annual event.

    So why after 2 years would it now become necessary to VAX Children who have a near ZERO chance of dying from the Virus? Why does it matter NOW whether your Dr. or Nurse or Firefighter or Police Officer is VAXED? The Idea is quite friggin INSANE . . . they have been working in the public realm for 2 years with few problems. Likely most have Natural Immunity which is at least 20 Xs better than the VAX.

    It appears our Public Health Tyrants & our Low Intellect Premier is more interested in keeping the Pfizer money flowing . . .

    Watch the following Video from Real Doctors . . . something missing in Canada today!

    Texas COVID-19 Summit: COVID-19 Vaccines: Are They Safe and Effective?

    Now that the VAXED are the new Super Spreaders and filling Hospitals around the Globe . . . your life might depend on your understanding of this issue.

  14. berta baby

    November 23, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    It’s election season and these bitches know the numbers they lie about are just that … lies . Now it’s all about freedom. Politicians are such bitches

  15. Mac Cumming

    November 23, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Demand Trudeau approve the Eagle Spirit pipelines to Hyder Alaska as well as a pipeline to Alaska to ship out of Valdez. Use more than a nasty letter as we can shut off pipelines to the east and Vancouver. Shipping out of Alaska negates Trudeaus tanker ban on the Pacific coast. Also we should look in to make our own pipe at a point between Ft St John and manning where there is billions of tons of iron ore.

  16. Cosmo Kramer

    November 23, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    I totally agree with and commend Peter Guthrie.

  17. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    November 23, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    It is quite plain that Guthrie is on the right track, The AHS has shown to most they don’t have the smarts to handle covid o r a plan to run the system . They had training ground with stars and put all their eggs in one basket . Their game plan ruined Alberta and its way of life,Kenny let them run the show and its the blind leading the blind. High paid Cockwomble individuals that should all be in jail if Alberta is to get some justice.I think Guthrie recognizes the problem but knows how to solve it but Kenny is in the way.

  18. Leslie Solar

    November 23, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    quite a turnaround from a MLA who has been almost invisible since elected…..well, better late than never…and please forego those silly signs with your picture on them, going up the cochrane hill….

  19. K

    November 23, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you!

    Also — “Membership has fallen from 150,000 to less than 10,000” LOL!

  20. berta baby

    November 23, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    I support this man and his stance!

  21. Hiccup Haddock

    November 23, 2021 at 3:08 pm


    Guthrie throw your hat in the ring to replace Jason Trudeau.

  22. Baron Not Baron

    November 23, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Your right to freedom ends where my right to send you to the gulag starts – thinks every injection loving citizen.

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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.





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.




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.




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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