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With approval of Pfizer vax for kids 5-11 years old, Kenney warns school boards not to mandate

Although Kenney’s statement sounds solid, he has flip-flopped on his stance on making vaccines mandatory in Alberta in the past.




On the heels of Health Canada’s approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 5-11-years-old, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says children will not be required to be vaccinated to attend school.

“There is no requirement in Alberta for children to be vaccinated to attend class,” said Kenney in a tweet that included a letter from Alberta Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange.

“Any school board that attempts to implement one will be held accountable.”

Although Kenney’s statement sounds solid, he has flip-flopped on his stance on making vaccines mandatory in Alberta in the past.

In November 2020, Kenney assured Albertans there would be no mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations in the province and said his government will look to make “a number of amendments to the Public Health Act,” to ensure as such.  

“So let me be absolutely clear: Alberta will not be making that or any other vaccine mandatory,” he said in a live question-and-answer period.

In July, Kenney reiterated Albertans would not be seeing the likes of a vaccine passport in the province adding he will fight any attempt by Ottawa to implement one.

“We’ve been very clear from the beginning that we will not facilitate or accept vaccine passports,” Kenney told reporters at his annual Calgary Stampede pancake breakfast Monday.

“I believe they would in principle contravene the Health Information Act and also possibly the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.”

“These folks who are concerned about mandatory vaccines have nothing to be concerned about,” he said.

In an about-face on September 15, Kenney then announced the province would, in fact, bring in a mandatory vaccination policy.

“All COVID-19 vaccines authorized in Canada are proven safe, effective and of high quality,” says the Government of Canada website.

Pfizer made alterations to their original vaccine reducing the dosage by two-thirds for administration to children under 12 years old and up to 5 years old and is identifiable by an orange cap and label, compared to the regular dose identifiable by a purple cap.

The website says the effectiveness of the shots one week after the second dose was about 95% effective in protecting trial participants from COVID-19 for those 16 years and older, 100% effective for those 12-15 and 90.7% effective for those aged 5-11.

Calgary lawyer Jeffrey Rath of Rath & Company filed a criminal complaint on Tuesday addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief medical officer, the Attorney General and RCMP superintendent.

The complaint alleges the “fraudulent submissions of Pfizer Corp.” with regard to the Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11 years of age.

Although Rath has asked the Canadian government to hold off on approval of the Pfizer vaccination until a full investigation can be conducted, the approval came Friday.

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. Chris

    November 19, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Going to be home schooling in the new year, thanks flip-flop Kenney.

    Vote WIP the UCP is a disaster.

  2. Kelly Carter

    November 19, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Translation: Kenney will wait until public polling to show that the “majority” support mandating the Vaxx in kids, and then it shall be so. I predict around February mandates will be in place.

  3. Left Coast

    November 19, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Healthy Children have never been an issue with the Wuhan Virus.

    Healthy Children have a practically ZERO chance of dying from Covid, VAXING them is quite INSANE.

    Dr. Toby Rogers explaines . . . 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.


    I would keep my child as far away from this Experiment as possible . . . no one knows the long term effects, we are only in month 10.

  4. Leslie Solar

    November 19, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    It is time for the MLA’s in the party to take a stand. How about a vote of non-confidence in Kenney? In a recorded vote, so that the electorate can see who voted for what.

  5. Seven-Zero-One

    November 19, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Best Summer ever? Can we please wake up from Hybridizing at least in Alberta. Kenney needs to meet The Pfizer quote. Cough,cough… Pfizer share holder.

  6. Cosmo Kramer

    November 19, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    Kevin, I agree with you. However, do not expect any reactions after kids start dying or have serious adverse reactions. They have that base covered just like they did with teenagers and under 25s. The media will not report it. Doctors will say that it had nothing to do with the experimental gene therapy injection. It is not a part of the narrative and will be ignored. The victims will suffer.

    What he have going on is unprecedented evil. Probably the worst the world has ever seen. With Soviets and Nazis the population was at least aware of what was going on. Mass harm is being inflicted on an unsuspecting public by politicians, media, medical establishment, and bureaucrats with no empathy at all. No conscious. They just want to serve the globalist agenda and do not care at all about the death and suffering they are inflicting on the naive and trusting population.

  7. Kevin

    November 19, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Kenney will soon be pressured by Nutley and the school unions to have all kids jabbed in order to protect the teachers. Mises is right in pointing out that Kenney is letting everybody else take the fall as he stands on the sidelines letting unelected and unaccountable groups make up the rules. Only when kids start dying or having severe outcomes will some of the sheeple wake up. For most it seems, they will just go along with the narrative that vaccines are safe and effective even though there are NO studies that can prove that they are. Playing Russian Roulette with kids lives is child abuse.

  8. Baron Not Baron

    November 19, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Wondering how that will change in a month or so

  9. Mises

    November 19, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    So you folks understand, nothing is Kenney fault. Lockdowns fault of AHS, mask mandates fault of cities and municipalities, vaccine enforcement fault of employers, vax pass fault of businesses etc. Scumbag.

  10. Cosmo Kramer

    November 19, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    You are right Melanie. A promise from Kenney means nothing.

    Don’t look at what he says but look at his actions. Looking at his history he has reneged on every promise he has made regarding the gene therapy injections and lockdowns since the start of the pandemic. It is highly probable that this evil man will be mandating the injections to children soon.

  11. Liberty

    November 19, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Are we taking bets on how long this lasts before he changes his mind and mandates them? I’ll bet that by end of February they’ll have decided that they know best and all children should be juiced up, regardless of any data available at that time.

  12. Dennis

    November 19, 2021 at 11:55 am

    You’re right Melanie, Kenney is an habitual liar

  13. berta baby

    November 19, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Better be the truth

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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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