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Justice Centre sends warning to NB: ‘Depriving citizens of food constitutes an act of cruelty’

“No one should be barred from the ability to purchase food to feed their family,” said JCCF staff lawyer Andre Memauri.




The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) issued a warning letter on Tuesday to the New Brunswick Minister of Justice Denis Landry regarding the province’s latest COVID-19 order.

The order, brought in on December 4, invites private sector grocery stores to decide whether or not they will require customers to show proof of vaccination to enter their establishments.

“The right to food is a fundamental Human Right enshrined in various international instruments including Article 25 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights amongst other Human Rights instruments,” said the JCCF in a release.  

“An invitation to the private sector to consider such egregious discriminatory practices triggers historic Charter violations,” said JCCF staff lawyer Andre Memauri.

“Potentially depriving citizens of food constitutes an act of cruelty. It is discriminatory, unconstitutional, and likely an offence under international law. No one should be barred from the ability to purchase food to feed their family.”

The order also “discriminates against people of faith” for gatherings such as weddings, church services and funerals by requiring occupants to be fully vaccinated, while “non-faith gatherings have no such requirement,” the release states.

“In every church and other faith venue, paragraph two does not apply, but the owners, occupiers and managers are required to take every reasonable step to ensure at every indoor faith gathering that every person in the venue is fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” the provincial order states.

“This is an unconscionable violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and it has no scientific or legal justification,” said Memauri.

“Vaccine-free New Brunswickers who are grieving the loss of a family member cannot attend a funeral but are permitted into a pool hall with a negative test.

“Canada is better than this.”

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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  1. Peter No

    December 10, 2021 at 11:16 am

    It is genocide

  2. Lisa

    December 10, 2021 at 8:49 am

    “Canada is better than this.”

    Sadly, I don’t think this is true. We ARE this, as WHERE is the outrage? Where are the organized boycotts of companies that practice discrimination? Nowhere. Thanks to our government sponsored propaganda machine, the vast majority of the country seems to have bought the lie that the unvaxxed are the reason for the “pandemic.” History has shown it never goes well when a group of people have been systematically labelled as the “unclean.”
    Every one of us that sees the evil that is happening here, had better start trying to shake sense into those around us before it is too late!

  3. Bruce

    December 9, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Where are the politicians across the country condemning this atrocious movement of the politicians in NB? Crickets. I find the silence a very disturbing action.. It seems to me that there is a plot afoot that this is going to happen all across Canada., and henceforth the silence. The virus has a 99.95% survivability, and many have now natural immunity. Yet again crickets.. The deeper you go the more nefarious this whole shenanigans becomes. It’s unfortunately all starting to follow the leaked information of Parliament PMO that was put out October 14, 2020.. Just a little latter in the implementation. Conspiracy Theory? Really starting to doubt that..

  4. Glenn Taylor

    December 8, 2021 at 10:43 am

    Look how depraved and awful Canada has become.

  5. Left Coast

    December 8, 2021 at 9:33 am

    When are the citizens going to be angry enough to follow the politicians and get in their faces everywhere?

    Year 3 of this Scam is about to begin . . . everything they have told us has been LIES.

    Dr. Shankara Chetty, a family doctor in South Africa who, according to his website, has “treated 7000 Covid-19 patients without a single hospitalization or death,” combined insights from his medical knowledge along with his observations of government dictates and media censorship to support his conclusions.

    Why were Canadian Drs. not having the same Success treating the Wuhan Flu aka Covid?
    Was failure part of the plan . . .

  6. Del French

    December 8, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Who said history can’t make a come back WWII Germany is here again and the sheep don’t fight back again. What’s wrong with you people. Get off your back sides and fight these politicans. They are suppose to be working for you not the other way around.

  7. John Lankers

    December 7, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Here is what’s gonna happen you thugs (gov. of NB), some people will turn violent and others will be too afraid to enter any stores and will starve to death. This is the beginning of a real genocide.

  8. CN

    December 7, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Any Canadian (or any human being for that matter) supporting the ban of someone from a grocery store should be embarrassed. This is unconscionable.

  9. CN

    December 7, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    I’m donating to JCCF right now.

  10. berta baby

    December 7, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    The courts do t care… riot , it’s the only way these animals will back off

  11. Leslie Solar

    December 7, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    question for the Justice Centre: can the NB Minister of Justice (cynical laugh here) be sued in his personal capacity? Perhaps that should be done?

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Ottawa press gallery discusses letting Chinese propaganda agency in

Xinhua has been accused of misusing press privileges at the direction of Chinese diplomats.




Officials with the Parliamentary Press Gallery held a behind closed doors meeting on Tuesday to talk about letting reporters from Xinhau, the Chinese Community Party’s propaganda agency, into the club, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

“The gallery is not bound by any outside political considerations,” said gallery president Catherine Levesque of the National Post. 

“We are doing our due diligence to ensure Xinhua meets certain criteria and we will be making a decision shortly.”

Xinhua has been accused of misusing press privileges at the direction of Chinese diplomats.

“Membership in the Parliamentary Press Gallery allows access to the secure physical buildings of the parliamentary precinct and the opportunity to directly question individuals who drive and shape public policy,” gallery directors wrote in a 2020 code Journalistic Principles And Practices.

“As a result, accreditation is a privilege, not a right.”

Xinhua had been a member until 2020 when its press pass lapsed.

The Department of National Defence in 2012 blacklisted the agency from attending its press briefings, and a Xinhua correspondent in 2012 disclosed he was asked to maintain surveillance on Chinese dissidents in Canada.

The gallery would not discuss the Xinhua application but the gallery code states members must “respect the rights of people involved in the news.”

The Commons by a unanimous 266-0 vote last February 22 condemned China for human rights atrocities including the genocide of its Uyghur Muslim community. MPs also voted to petition the International Olympic Committee to relocate the 2022 Winter Games from Beijing.

“We need to move forward, not just as a country but as a world, on recognizing the human rights violations that are going on in China,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier told reporters.

“This is an issue that matters deeply to me, to all Canadians, and we will continue to work with our partners and allies on taking it seriously.”

Xinhua was originally granted Press Gallery membership in 1964 at the request of then-Foreign Minister Paul Martin Sr.

“It is a step in the direction of mutual understanding between Canada and mainland China,” Martin said at the time. Membership was approved in a press credentials swap that saw the Communist Party permit the Globe & Mail to open a Beijing bureau.

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PHA head says cellphone snooping fears unwarranted

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar said managers at no time collected information that personally identified any of 33 million cellphone users.




The president of the Public Health Agency (PHA) says Canadians need not fret over the fact his organization snooped on 33 million cellphone users, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar said managers at no time collected information that personally identified any of 33 million cellphone users.

“No personal information was asked or was received,” Kochhar told the Commons health committee.

“No individually identifiable data is contained in any part of the work.”

The Commons ethics committee last Friday voted 10-0 to examine the data collection program using cellphone tower tracking. The PHA said it sought the information to monitor compliance with lockdown orders.

“The actual reason why we collected this data is reliable, timely and relevant public health data comes out of it for other policy and decision making,” said Kochhar.

“This is population-level mobility data analysis. This is what we have collected.

“That would help us to understand the possible link between the movement of populations within Canada and the impact on COVID-19. We did that in terms of a very clear way of getting that open and transparent means of collection. We never, ever actually know when we use that information that it is individually identifiable. It is aggregated data.”

MPs on the ethics committee earlier noted cellphone users were never told the PHA was collecting the cellphone tracking data. Conservative MP John Brassard (Barrie-Innisfil, Ont.), noted the scope of the monitoring was only detailed when the Agency issued a December 17 notice to contractors to expand the program.

“It becomes increasingly concerning that government is seemingly using this pandemic as a means and a cause for massive overreach into the privacy rights of Canadians,” said Brassard.

“As parliamentarians, it’s incumbent upon us to make sure we protect those rights, that there is proper scrutiny and oversight.”

“The Public Health Agency was collecting data without the knowledge of Canadians, effectively doing it in secret. We need to know what security measures were in place to protect the privacy rights of Canadians.

“It is vital we do not allow the COVID response to create a permanent backslide of the rights and freedoms of Canadians including their fundamental right to privacy.”

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Health Minister Duclos has no info on $150-million COVID contract to SNC-Lavalin

But testifying at the Commons health committee, Duclos had no answer when asked why the contract was issued.




SNC-Lavalin was given a $150-million sole-source contract to provide “urgently” needed field hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic — but Canada’s Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos doesn’t seem to know much about it, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The field hospitals were never used.

“This is obviously in support of the needs at the request of provinces and territories,” said Duclos.

But testifying at the Commons health committee, Duclos had no answer when asked why the contract was issued.

“What is the status of the mobile field hospitals SNC-Lavalin was contracted to produce?” asked Conservative MP Shelby Kramp-Neuman (Hastings-Lennox, Ont.).

“It was an example of the significant level of preparation that we did throughout the crisis,” replied Duclos.

“Why have the field hospitals from SNC-Lavalin not been deployed?” asked Kramp-Neuman.

Duclos replied he had no information on “the exact nature of the state of that equipment.”

“Did the Prime Minister’s Office approve of this?” asked MP Kramp-Neuman.

“That’s a public works question,” replied Duclos.

“We’re not getting a lot of clarity here,” said MP Kramp-Neuman, adding: “The buck stops with you. Sadly, I recognize you don’t have all the answers to everything, but it doesn’t seem like we’re getting a lot of answers to anything.”

An unidentified Department of Public Works manager finalized the SNC-Lavalin contract on April 9, 2020 without notice to other bidders.

“A public call for tenders was not issued due to the urgency of the need as a result of the pandemic,” said an internal e-mail.

However, as late as Sep. 9, 2020, the Québec contractor had still not fixed a delivery date, according to staff emails.

Paul Thompson, deputy minister of public works, Tuesday said he knew little of the contract details.

“I personally don’t have all the details at my fingertips,” said Thompson.

SNC-Lavalin was paid to supply field hospitals equipped with 200 hospital beds, ventilators, masks, medical gowns and ten days’ worth of medication, back-up generators, water and oxygen tanks, X-ray machines, shower bays and latrines.

“The self-sufficiency of the unit makes it extremely flexible for deployment where the need is greatest in Canada,” said a memo.

Internal records dated Oct. 13, 2020 disclosed no one wanted the field hospitals.

The department said spending included $2 million for design work and millions more on warehousing medical supplies for presumed future use.

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