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WATCH: Calgary police officer gives emotional statement on losing career after refusing jab

Like numerous organizations, the CPS has brought in a mandatory vaccine policy. All officers had until December 1 to receive two jabs.




A 24-year Calgary Police Service veteran has spoken of his emotional turmoil as he faces losing his job a year before retirement for refusing a COVID-19 vaccination.

Const. Brian Denison said he made the video on September 29. He is wearing a CPS uniform and appears to be sitting in a police vehicle.

“I have to choose between getting this miracle jab that the government is touting or possibly lose my job,” Denison said in the 10-minute video.

Like numerous organizations, the CPS brought in a mandatory vaccine policy. All officers had until December 1 to receive two jabs.

“I looked forward to retiring at 25 years and the easy way out for me is to retire now. But, I’ll tell you this, I’m not taking the easy way out. I’ve never done it throughout my life and I’m not doing it now,” said Denison.

He also called on other emergency services workers to “stop fooling yourself.

“This is the beginning of your rights being taken away. This is the beginning of what is going to be a long road,” he said.

He describes vaccine programs around the world as a “farce” and points out vaccinated people are also dying from COVID-19.

“Twenty-four years ago, just about, I took an oath that I’d uphold the law and part of that is what I’m doing today. I’m standing up and I’m now allowing myself to take part in this sham, this illegal activity that they are doing,” Denison said.

“I have sat back and I have shed tears over this and everything in me says ‘you’re doing the right thing.’ “

He called the CPS policy of forcing unvaxxed officers to use up all their banked time and then be suspended without pay is the “ultimate in bullying. The ultimate slap in the face…to frontline workers.

“This is the very beginning of you seeing Canadian society torn down. People in Canada are sheep, you feed them enough, you tell them they’re great, you tell them this will help them, they’ll do it,” said Denison.

He described the segregation of society into two camps — the vaccinated and the unvaxed — as similar to Hitler’s Nazi regime.

Denison issued a “call to action” to his police colleagues to stand against vaccine policies.

The CPS provided the Western Standard with a statement on the situation Friday afternoon.

“We are aware of a video circulating on social media, of a Calgary Police Service member in uniform that is expressing his opposition to our vaccination policy. This matter has been referred to our Professional Standards Section for investigation. In addition, we acknowledge and share in the Jewish community’s disappointment in relation to remarks made in the video,” the statement reads.

“The Service can confirm that this member is currently relieved from duty with pay for failing to adhere to the COVID-19 vaccination policy. The Service is pursuing relief from duty without pay under the provisions of Alberta’s Police Act.

“The health and safety of the public and our members is essential. We are committed to ensuring that those who are serving Calgarians do so in a safe manner, whether vaccinated or participating in the rapid testing program.

“We respect our employees’ decision on whether to get vaccinated. We value inclusivity and collaboration in our workplace and in doing so, we offer the rapid testing program for our employees who are unvaccinated, for a variety of reasons.”

In a later Facebook post, Denison said he had been suspended with pay November 6. He also faces internal charges of discreditable conduct and insubordination. He said it is likely to result in his firing.

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. Jack of all Trades

    December 9, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Thank you Dennis for posting the link, what a powerful and well worded letter.

  2. Dennis

    December 4, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    As I was digging around the Wildrose Independence Party website, I ran across this tweet from the Wildrose Independence Leader, Paul Hinman. Wildrosenation.com

    Quite a statement coming from a Federal Government employee. Probably won’t be on Justine’s Christmas Card List.

    PaulHinmanWIPAPaul Hinman@PaulHinmanWIPA·1 Dec
    This 👇 is an amazing letter written by a staffer at the Office of the Auditor General on why vaccine mandates are against Canadian law. It’s long, but well argued and absolutely worth the read.

    Time to uphold our Constitutional rights and freedoms!

  3. Clash

    December 4, 2021 at 11:52 am

    We need Officers with the courage and integrity of Brian Dennison in the Alberta Provincial Police force. And their years of service should be accredited to them! They are trained, and concientious. Bravo Brian! Get in touch with Rebel News!!

  4. Declan Carroll

    December 4, 2021 at 10:53 am

    *update. The are now banning the unvaccinated from the grocery stores. How very 3rd Reichish of them.

  5. Grant Makarchuk

    December 4, 2021 at 9:12 am

    You are not alone! This is my story as well. I have worked at the U of A for 25 years. I have been removed from service (Leave Without Pay) as a Senior Power Plant Operator. We supply all of the U of A campus and Hospital with Steam and Electricity. This is a total injustice! It’s iconic that days after removing me from my career, they were celebrating me for my 25 years of service. Needless to say, I’m in no mood for celebrations. I applaud Constable Denison for these words! These words need to be heard and taken to heart. We can not allow our rights to be taken away so easily. Every person that is using the vax passport is enabling the government to continue to take our rights away. Think about it please!

  6. Mars Hill

    December 3, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Hang in there folks, the movie is just about over and like most good movies the good guys won. This is comparable to cleaning up the garbage on the floor before the lights are turned off and we go home.

  7. James Taylor

    December 3, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    The good ones will continued to be purged until there are only psychopaths and perverts in their ranks. This is how it always goes in totalitarian regimes

  8. Ben Wilson

    December 3, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    And there must be other police officers who are in the same boat as this officer. CPS under Mayor Nenshee has gone to the dogs. The CPS chief is hated by the front line officers. Moral is terrible.

    Time for JCCF to take on this officers case to challenge what is happening here.

  9. Andrew

    December 3, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Good on this cop, finally some truth.

  10. Barbara

    December 3, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    The Pandemic is OVER in India.
    This doctor explains now. Some one should share this on Kenny’s twitter page and FB page.


  11. Bryan

    December 3, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    May the Lord bless and protect this brave man! My prayers are for this man, and others who take a stand!

    May He raise up an army of men and women, brave enough to risk all, to spread His Truth!

    As time goes on, the truth about the gubmint supported (and soon to be FORCED) ‘gene therapy’ shots, designed to destroy the immune systems of people, to reduce the population, WILL come out!

    Could it be that the ‘battle of Armageddon’ is a battle between countries that FORCE the ‘clot shots’ on their citizens, and countries that allow free choice?


  12. K

    December 3, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    The purge continues. These are the only kind of police we need; ones with moral conviction. Can’t have a global totalitarian regime with that.

  13. Andrew Red Deer

    December 3, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    A true hero. and a role model for the next police force, after the current ones die off.

  14. William Clark

    December 3, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    God Bless you sir!
    You are 100% correct in your observation that this is just the beginning of all our rights and freedoms being taken.

    Those of us who can think for ourselves will most likely have to fight in more ways than one

  15. Sonja Farrell

    December 3, 2021 at 11:32 am

    There are many of us like this officer who refuse to bow down to a government that has been completely corrupt and incompetent. There is a clear and definitive line being drawn in the sand. If you cannot recognize that fact, you are living in what may appear as blissful ignorance. But trust me with what history has taught, there is a severe penalty for your ignorance.

  16. Claudette Leece

    December 3, 2021 at 10:57 am

    I salute you, it will take many people like you, to stop this madness sadly under the guise of safety, too many are brainwashed to believe this garbage the governments are putting out.

  17. Left Coast

    December 3, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Brian Denison is one of those intelligent Canooks that are so scarce these days . . . Canada is morphing into a CCP slave state with our Commie luving Crime Minister.

    The chances of dying from the Wuhan Virus for a 50 something healthy person is a tiny fraction of 1% . . . the chances of suffering bad outcomes from the VAX are higher . . .

    Over 42,000 Adverse Reaction Reports Revealed In First Batch Of Pfizer Vax Docs

    The FDA’s excruciatingly slow release of data related to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has already borne fruit, and it’s damning despite a trickle of just 500 pages per month out of 329,000 pages – which will take until 2076 to complete.

    As first reported by Kyle Becker, there were a total of 42,086 case reports for adverse reactions (25,379 medically confirmed, 16,707 non-medically confirmed), spanning 158,893 total events.

    More than 25,000 of the events were classified as “Nervous system disorders.”


  18. Declan Carroll

    December 3, 2021 at 10:37 am

    To add to that Constable Denison deserves a medal for standing up to these thugs and tyrants hiding behind fraudulent elections with the rigged tabulation machine’s. Elections have consequences and stolen elections have catastrophic consequences!

  19. Declan Carroll

    December 3, 2021 at 10:34 am

    It is obvious to everyone that the government is purging the police and military of individuals who take their oath to protect and serve the People seriously. They want compliant robots who will follow unconstitutional and immoral dictates of our fraudulently elected officals.

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Manitobans shipped to US for surgery

The move is an effort to deal with the province’s backlog of more than 153,000 surgical and diagnostic procedures, blamed on COVID-19 health care demands.




About 300 Manitobans awaiting spinal surgery will be sent to Sanford Medical Centre in Fargo ND for their operations.

The move is an effort to deal with the province’s backlog of more than 153,000 surgical and diagnostic procedures, blamed on COVID-19 health care demands.

Patients who have been on the spinal surgery waiting list for more than a year will be given priority. Some may be headed south of the border by the end of January.

Health Minister Audrey Gordon and members of the Diagnostic and Surgical Recovery Task Force are expected to provide an update at a 2 p.m. CST news conference.

The province may also be contemplating sending joint-surgery patients to Sanford.

“We acknowledge the suffering. We acknowledge the waits,” said Dr. Ed Buchel, the provincial surgery lead for Manitoba Shared Health told CBC.

Sending patients elsewhere in Canada isn’t an option because every provincial health care system is overwhelmed with demands from the Omicron variant, he said.

Health staff have been diverted from operating rooms to care for COVID-19 patients while surgery backlogs escalated.

Patients suffering broken backs, unstable spines or cancer are deemed too risky for surgery in the U.S.

Preference will be given to those with serious conditions needing urgent attention, yet are able to travel by vehicle to Sanford, 360 km from Winnipeg.

Doctors Manitoba hopes this is a short-term measure.

“Sending patients out of Manitoba for care is not ideal, but we understand the task force has very few local options right now because of the shortage of staff and the current surge in Omicron hospital admissions,” spokesperson Keir Johnson said in a statement to CBC.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba was the only province that transferred critical care patients, 57 in all, out-of-province.

To be updated…

Slobodian is the Senior Manitoba Columnist for the Western Standard lslobodian@westernstandardonline.com

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WORLD WATCH: UK announces COVID restrictions are over

Beginning Thursday, January 27, the UK government will bring an end to “mandatory certifications” — vaccine passports.




The UK government will no longer require vaccine passports and mask mandates as of next Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons.

“We can return to plan A in England and allow plan B regulations to expire,” said Johnson, in a live address on Wednesday. 

Beginning Thursday, January 27, the UK government will bring an end to “mandatory certifications” — vaccine passports.

Johnson said organizations will be permitted to continue the voluntary pass but the government will “end the compulsory use of COVID status certification in England.”

The government also announced it will no longer require people to work from home.

With the announcement the government will no longer mandate the wearing of face masks, the house erupted with cheers.

Johnson confirmed students would no longer be required to wear facemasks in classrooms as of Thursday, but added the government will continue to suggest the use of masks in public places.

“We will trust the judgement of the British people and no longer criminalize anyone who chooses not to wear one,” said Johnson.

Restrictions on visits to care homes will also be eased across the UK.

Johnson said some measures will remain in place including self-isolation.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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CTF calls for tax cuts as inflation hits 30 year high

The December 2021 consumer price index hit 4.8%, according to Statistics Canada on Wednesday.




The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on the Canadian government to reduce taxes to help people with the rising cost of living.

The December 2021 consumer price index hit 4.8%, according to Statistics Canada on Wednesday.

“Canadians are fueling up at the pumps and then worrying about whether they have enough left over for ground beef at the grocery store,” said Franco Terrazzano, federal director of the CTF.

“Inflation is a key economic issue facing Canadian families and our politicians need to wake up and provide some relief.”

Canadians who make more than $64,900 are going to see an extra $396 in payroll tax bills this year, according to the CTF.

The federal carbon tax increased twice during the pandemic and will increase again to 11 cents per litre of gasoline on April 1, 2022.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said carbon tax will be increasing to nearly 40 cents per litre by 2030, as well as a second carbon tax is being developed that could add another 11 cents per litre.

Additionally, the federal government is planning for an increase in alcohol taxes for the third time during the pandemic on April 1.

“High taxes and soaring prices are making the tough times tougher in Canada,” said Terrazzano.

“While other countries are cutting taxes, all we get from Canadian politicians are higher tax bills. It’s time for Ottawa to provide some tax relief and make life in Canada a little more affordable.”

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole also called on Trudeau to take immediate action.

“For the first time in 30 years, prices are up 4.8% compared to a year ago. Millions of Canadians are feeling the pinch of inflation in their daily lives. Families and seniors are falling behind and they see the Trudeau government doing nothing to give them a break,” said O’Toole in a statement.

“Food is more expensive. Gas and home heating are costing more. Rents in many cities are skyrocketing by double digits and home ownership is out of reach for millions as prices are up a staggering 26.6% in just one year.   

“More Canadians are struggling to meet ends meet, young people are giving up on home ownership and nearly half of all Canadians are worried about their financial security for the upcoming year. The high-tax, high-debt lockdown agenda of the Trudeau government has set the stage for inflation and COVID policies are making supply chain challenges worse. We are already seeing alarming shortages on shelves leading to higher prices.”

The CTF noted Spain was rated lower than Canada on the 2021 misery index, but that country’s government is taking action giving citizens breaks by cutting added tax on electricity from 21% to 10% until April 30.

South Korea, India, and several states across America have also reduced fuel taxes.

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard

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