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Health Minister says provinces could make COVID vaccines mandatory

Duclos said based on his “personal understanding of what we see internationally and domestically” … he believes discussions around mandatory vaccination policies will be coming in the near future.




Canada’s Federal Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos announced provinces are likely to soon introduce mandatory vaccination policies to deal with surging COVID-19 cases.

“What we see now is that our health care system in Canada is fragile, our people are tired, and the only way we know to get through COVID-19, this variant and any future variant, is through vaccination,” Duclos said on Friday, during a news conference.

Duclos said based on his “personal understanding of what we see internationally and domestically” and the conversations he’s had with health ministers across the country over the last few weeks, he believes discussions around mandatory vaccination policies will be coming in the near future.

“50% of hospitalizations in Quebec are due to people not having been vaccinated,” said Duclos.

“That’s a burden on health care workers, a burden on society which is very difficult to bear and for many people difficult to understand.

“That’s why I’m signalling this is a conversation which I believe provinces and territories, in support with the federal government, will want to have over the next weeks and months.”

Duclos said rapid tests, masking and social distancing are effective tools, but believes vaccination remains the only way out of the pandemic.

He also indicated it would be up to each province to decide to implement mandatory vaccination policies.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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  1. SaskFreedom

    January 9, 2022 at 1:18 am

    How to know it’s a false flag:
    1. timing is exactly in unison with inflammatory statements, seen as “reactions” by the sheep
    2. False flag targets either, innocent people and is successful or if targeted at the guilty, is completely unsuccessful
    3. False flag gives community support to do the things that the populace would have otherwise been unsupportive of.

    Defcon 5 level false flag warning. They have something up their sleeve. Be alert. Do not fall for traps, do not engage in ANY violence, stay at home knitting. They want you out peacefully protesting in order to televise a false flag about how violent you are. Protesting does nothing anyway. It’s the left’s weapon of choice. A better defence is minding your own business and peaceful non-compliance. Tell your friends.

  2. SaskFreedom

    January 9, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Lee’s an agent or idiot. He says, “big talk”, because as I said, the Trudeau government right now is planning a false flag. They are trying to inflame “big talk”, so they can say, “see”, after their false flag. This false flag being planned will be blamed on “anti-mrna” types.
    The perp will supposedly be a white, male, racist, woman beating, flat-earther, who hates xyx religion that isn’t Christian.
    Don’t you think it’s funny that Turd and his bum buddy Macron, both tried to inflame people who believe in bodily autonomy in the same week.
    I’m telling you, they’re planning something to frame all anti-mrna people as terrorists, and it won’t be grassroots. It will be 100% concocted by the government. The “bad guy” will be a paid actor with a made up history (just like NS). They always do this. It’s their modus operandi. Their inflammatory remarks are timed in unison because the false flag is imminent.

  3. Peter No

    January 8, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    ILLUSION, info is not 100% (after consulting with my savvy wife):
    -Entering USA by car requires “full” vaxxination.
    -Entering USA by plane (charter plane from AB or any airline from Mexico) does not requires vaccination.

  4. William Clark

    January 8, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    Long live Jesus Christ the King!

  5. Illusion

    January 8, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Peter No, Plz let me know what you find out. Is there a difference between the vax requirements entering the US by vehicle at the Canada vs Mexico borders? In my opinion, it would be a lot easier logistically for folks in AB to just drive to Montana.

  6. Peter No

    January 8, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    ILLUSION: PS: my 99% confidence could be total BS.

  7. Peter No

    January 8, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    I 99% believe USA border does not require vaxxination. Will confirm.

  8. Lisa

    January 8, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    William Clark. I agree with you completely.

    “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm , then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatianans 5:1

  9. William Clark

    January 8, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    When push comes to shove we will see who stands up and who bows down. I’m willing to bet there is a whole lot of us that will never bow down no matter what. If there is no freedom then living on this evil planet is worthless. there still is a lot of good people in this world so it’s still worth fighting for.

  10. Lisa

    January 8, 2022 at 11:26 am

    Lee Morrison. It is rare to find a comment on here from a current victim of Mass Psychosis Formation. You just proved that they do exist.

  11. Left Coast

    January 8, 2022 at 11:08 am

    Another loser in Canada’s Idiot Cabinet created by the Low Intellect Crime Minister.

    The VAX that we know now does not work against the Wuhan Virus now should be mandatory.

    Obviously Canada’s Federal Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos feels the VAX is getting results . . . and it is if the results you want are More Dead Canooks.

    I choose to believe that the plans of the Left, their goal of creating another self-serving Communist China clone.
    Someone said it very well “People get so used to hearing lies that the truth doesn’t seem real anymore.” We had better learn the difference.

  12. Lee Morrison

    January 8, 2022 at 10:22 am

    Lots of big talk here. If it does come to compulsion (and I don’t think that it wll) all of the oh so independent amnti vaxers will line up like the rest of us did, get their shots, and the virus will be under conmtrol within a few weeks.

  13. James Morris

    January 8, 2022 at 9:08 am

    Canada is done unless sock boy gets boxed. He will blackmail provincial leaders by withholding transfer payments until they implement his wishes.

  14. SaskFreedom

    January 8, 2022 at 3:34 am

    Here’s the truth people. They’re putting out these inflammatory statements, to serve a part in the coming false flag.
    These statements have no other purpose, than to serve as evidence of the “unhinged antivaxxxers” when they let lose their next false flag.
    Remember they need to take one thing away before they take peoples moms, dads and children to camps. They need to have a false event first, so that, they can do that. They don’t need anyone to do that (the false flags always “fail”), it’s the moral high ground they need. So they put these inflammatory statements out in order to egg a group of people feeling disenfranchised.
    Then when their operatives do it pretending to be some other group, they have their scapegoat group.
    This is nothing but them trying to stir our outrage. If they can’t get our outrage, they’ll pretend they did. Nothing is as it seems.

  15. SaskFreedom

    January 8, 2022 at 1:27 am

    I also swear I had “to” spelled as “too”.
    I’m going to start taking screen captures of everything I write from now on.

  16. SaskFreedom

    January 8, 2022 at 1:24 am

    obviously that was meant to be a 99.97% survival rate. I swear stuff gets changed because I do proof read quickly before hitting send.

  17. SaskFreedom

    January 8, 2022 at 1:22 am

    How much more evidence does the normie require? Will they have to personally witness JT sending orders to put the unvaccinated in ovens?
    No, even that wouldn’t deter normies from being useful idiots because they’d be to scared of something with a 99.97% death rate (significantly higher for those who aren’t 70+) to leave their house to even ask “why us all that smoke coming from the unvaccinated camps?”

  18. PB

    January 7, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    This is most likely what we have to look forward to, if this madness goes ahead.

  19. Boris Hall

    January 7, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    This is evil beyond comprehension
    The are now desperately trying to exterminate the control comparison group and have everyone injected with the mRNA poison
    They know the obvious and negative health consequences of the “vaccine” are being documented by the millions world wide
    This is obviously now a kill shot
    The more injections the worse off you will be
    In Trudeau’s new Hell on earth Canada you are no longer a person or a citizen
    You are now a pharmaceutical commodity to be injected at will by big Pharma without your consent
    And once we surrender this the injections will be literally endless
    This is off the charts evil

  20. Liane Boeckx

    January 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    A friend told me there’s a catch though, if your passport is expired they won’t renew it unless your double vaxxed. . . . Can anyone verify that?

  21. Illusion

    January 7, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Cosmo Kramer, it does appear that we are looking at forced vaxx in few months in Canada and likely Alberta. It is possible that Kenney’s caucus will stay his hand for a while in implementing mandatory vaccines in AB and that thousands will, as a survival instinct, flee to Alberta from the rest of Canada. Maybe’s Kenney’s leadership review in April will help delay this tyranny in AB for a bit, which might be the miracle that we need. We need caravan’s of thousands of unvaccinated Canadians a day packing the TransCanada and setting up trailer parks and mobile cities across Alberta. The political impacts of this would be immediate. Trudeau will surely try to stop this with the military and close down provincial borders.

    On the other hand, hoping for a miracle is probably not a prudent strategy if you have other options. If you have the means to get into the US legally, I strongly recommend doing it.

  22. Illusion

    January 7, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Peter No, thanks for this information, but what is your plan for getting into the USA from Mexico? Is there a legal way to do this without a vaccine passport? I thought that US was enforcing vax passport for all point of entries for non-US persons. I get that the Mexico border is basically uncontrolled at this point but that is for the Soros-funded leftist hoards. I doubt that illegally crossing would end well for you or me.

  23. mm

    Karen Selick

    January 7, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    How fucking stupid can this man be? How deaf and blind can he be? There are all kinds of ways of stopping the pandemic. Just ask the people in that state in India where they’re all taking ivermectin and the pandemic is gone. For starters, he could get Health Canada to revise the ridiculous information on its website advising people to stay out of the sun and not supplement with anything more than 600 IU of vitamin D per day. Is he bought, or under an extortion threat, or stupid as hell?

  24. Peter No

    January 7, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    (of course Babine Air could take you just across the border to Helena for much lower price). But you can fly out unvaxxed as of today.

  25. Peter No

    January 7, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    As of now unvaxxinated Canadians can leave Canada in the private charter planes. They are more pricey than big airlines.
    I have just gotten a quote from BABIN AIR flight from Cranbrook AB to Tijuana MX (25K from Calgary). It is 3.4K for 1 seat which is still cheaper than paying 5K fines for being unvaxxed Jew to Gestapo every 3 months.
    Looks like need to get ready to leave in a couple of months. Take couple of months off in Mexico, then go to USA state without vaccine mandate and start looking for work (visa).

  26. Cosmo Kramer

    January 7, 2022 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks Illusion.

    I do not have dual-citizenship with the USA. My wife could have gotten a green card right around the time we were married but we (actually I) foolishly decided it is best to stay here and be close to family.

    If in the event of a jab by force (military or police) we will definitely just leave. I think future jabs will be more lethal and will have the IoB (Internet of Bodies) functionality.

    In the meantime, you make some good points. A conservative are of Alberta may be better to move to. I live in an urban area and I can tell you the people here are totally lost. Many are double-jabbed and making appointments for their boosters and now many of these same people have covid. As with the previous sentence any thinking person can see that this was a con but with these people it just does not compute. Also, we can see there is no shortage of armed police who are more than ready to do the violent bidding of their overlords.

    It is especially worrisome when you have kids.

  27. Ella De

    January 7, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    I am going to be like the men in Daniel 3:16 – 18

    Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego(A) replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

    I wont bow to Turdope’s synringe idol!

  28. K

    January 7, 2022 at 3:59 pm


  29. Patricia Seddon

    January 7, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    We need to have our own country here in the West. The East is lost.
    Either that or let those that want to leave for a better place.

  30. Illusion

    January 7, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    Note that one of my sources for what I am proposing with regards to relocating to AB below is this site: https://albertanationals.com

  31. Illusion

    January 7, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    Cosmo Kramer, if you have dual citizenship, get out of Canada now and go to a red state with a low population (eg. Idaho). The populace here is not equipped or mentally prepared to push back against this level of tyranny. The people here will rise up at some point but I do not know how bad it is going to get and the unvaccinated are going to be on the front lines of being persecuted in the meantime.

    I am not sure if you’re going to be able to get over the border without a vaccine passport at this point in time, but if you can then do it. Stay away from any southern state that has weather that is conducive to large scale migration and realize that Biden is likely only week’s away from announcing a similar policy to what Trudeau is doing now. The difference is that you can become part of well-armed rural communities down there that are in a better position to fight.

    For the rest of us that do not have a dual citizenship, I call on you to move to rural Alberta now. Every conservative-minded Canadian that believes in basic liberties needs to move themselves and their families to rural Alberta (a conservative rural county or a small city like Grande Prairie or Lloydminster that has a very conservative voting record) right now. Our only hope is to make our final stand in this province and move for independence as hard as possible. While it’s true that AB has a globalist puppet Premier running it right now and that the big cities (Edmonton and Calgary) are total losses, there is still a 30%-40% base in AB that is strongly conservative and with an established separatist movement. If even 400,000 of the most conservative-minded Canadians relocated to Alberta, it could be enough to put independence over the top and wrestle political control away from the globalists.

  32. Bill Mccann

    January 7, 2022 at 2:10 pm


  33. Steven Fraser

    January 7, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Notice to the Government of British Columbia:

    If you are considering this, be aware that this voter and taxpayer says “Absolutely not, under ANY circumstances”.

    If necessary, I’ll take you to court and tie you up for years and at great expense. I will self-represent, and I’m retired, so I have the time, the inclination, and it won’t cost me a dime.

    If the above isn’t clear enough: I WILL NOT COMPLY.

  34. Bryan

    January 7, 2022 at 1:33 pm



    And if YOU try it here, oberführer ‘Justin’ Kenney, you best leave Alberta IMMEDIATELY after making such a proclamation!

  35. berta baby

    January 7, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Liberty or death

  36. Ken

    January 7, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Of course this is the next step and the sad part is the people with two or three jabs will just follow along like good little citizens and will be told to turn in anyone they don’t like or agree with. Has this method of control ever been tried in human history before?? And it wasn’t that far back in history either.

  37. Cosmo Kramer

    January 7, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Peter No,

    I feel exactly the same. I am considering fleeing south of the border. For myself and my family, that is all where we really could go. At least a good 40% of all Americans (much higher in red states) have not bought into the agenda and the American judiciary has sided with the people in many cases and thrown out jab mandates. We have a fighting chance there. Here the judiciary is politicized, biased and rotten to the core. You are in a good situation if you have another citizenship which to flee to.

    Does anyone else have similar plans?

    BTW, I put a long thought out post that did not go through and has a message “Your comment is awaiting moderation”. It had a link to an article from the Lew Rockwell site. FYI, Lew Rockwell is a pivotal figure and close collaborator of Murray Rothbard who was the founder of the Libertarian movement. WS management claim to be libertarians. What gives?

    For us to communicate without censorship do you think we should start a Discord server?

  38. Mises

    January 7, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    And how exactly are you gonna do it ? Fallujah style? Siege of Leningrad style? Supporters of Hitler and Stalin had backing of millions of fanatics and who do you have? Soy fed politicians, journos, government workers and weak military that can turn on you on a dime?

  39. berta baby

    January 7, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    It’s my personal understanding based on what I observe that anyone who wants to inject anything into my body must do so by force . I will not surrender my body sovereignty to no man

  40. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    January 7, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    The liberal cockwombles are floating yet another policy to divide the country.How well has the shots/shots/ shots and boosters worked to date? Stupid is as stupid does .The population of Canada can just be pushed so far and you will see whats happening in other countries come here to roost.Cosiderable danger lurks to those that would attempt to put this mandate in.Lick your front sight you patriots.

  41. eshea@teksavvy.com

    January 7, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    Over my dead body!
    The Trial balloon has been announced. They are clearly not following science.
    There is no immunity from their emergency experimental quasi- vaccine- it is simply a potential severity reducer for the ones injected. Why would anyone force someone to take an aspirin to lower the severity of a headache they don’t have, unless you are the less than 1% comorbid and old that could die?
    I know many will likely agree with them, but what freedoms do you now have since you followed all the mandates? Do you honestly think that’ll change?
    I’ll bet by the middle of February herd immunity will have happened(thanks to Omicron) and hospital rates will be down significantly, and after 2years what’s changed to now force the first 2 vaccines that no longer work on anyone?
    Such Bullsh!t.
    Freedom anyone?
    Over my dead body!

  42. Only Freedom Matters Now

    January 7, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Responding to Kevin:
    This isn’t a trial balloon – this IS the plan and it WILL go forward. Remember the government procurement of tear gas that was exposed? Making more sense every day.
    And yes, their biggest mistake was to not take the guns first. I still have my “recently prohibited” firearms in my gun safe. I can assure you that I will not be getting into any “boxcar.” Saw how that works out.

  43. Peter No

    January 7, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Nazist Union of Canada is inevitable. Today I seriously started to think about running from this country into which I invested half of my life. We have couple of months window which is closing rapidly. With active or passive support of 75% of population all unvaxxed will destroyed – financially first, physically next.

  44. Cosmo Kramer

    January 7, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    To understand why they are doing this you have to understand where they want to take us. This is not about public health at all. The planned pandemic is being used as a vehicle for totalitarian takeover under great reset, agenda 2030. The media (even good media like Western Standard) will not look at the agenda even though it was mentioned straight from Trudeau and Kenney’s mouths. Klaus Schwab put out a book in May, 2020 called the Great Reset and the whole plan is spelled out there. There are many videos and analyses of the agenda and can be easily found looking at the Computing Forever, Press For Truth, James Corbett and many other video channels as well as lewrockwell.com.

    This short (35 minute) video sums it up perfectly and if you do not have time for anything else watch this one:


    The agenda requires that 100% of people get jabbed with no exceptions (not medical and certainly not religious). No exceptions even if you get myocarditis after the 1st jab. the CPSA has banned all doctors from giving medical exemptions on threat of losing their license (still what kind of doctor still goes along with this) and most religious leaders will not write religious exemption letters and people who do get them near always have the exemptions denied.

    With a pandemic, I read that around 67% of people need to have immunity for there to be herd immunity. In Canada, 85% of the people have been jabbed. Yet they still want to push this dangerous substance on people. We could see that it does not work (most illnesses are now double-jabbed people), does not prevent transmission (jabbed people transmit it to other jabbed people), and is dangerous (the most dangerous part of covid-19 is the spike protein which the mRNA gene treatments trigger the body to manufacture in great numbers). So why would anyone get it?

    Besides all the deaths and illnesses, it may shorten lifespans. Other credible talk is that the jabbed will become a part of the internet of things. Just as many appliances and vehicles have an IP address and can be tracked, we will be the internet of bodies where constant surveillance and intrusion will exist. Bill Gates spoke of death panels for the elderly (look it up). Maybe when we are older and ready to retire the nano-technology will be used to turn us off.

    This control of our bodies and constant surveillance, as well as the social credit system is the future that Trudeau, Kenney (and all provincial premiers) are marching us in lockstep towards.

    I really am not optimistic for Alberta. Most people I work with are talking about getting their boosters and are staunch federalists. There is a worthy separatist movement here but (and I hope I am wrong) I do not see it getting traction. I suspect we will see and NDP government next year. Kenney will win his leadership review this spring but will resign later on (before the provincial election) and leave Alberta for either federal politics or a globalist organization. Even he knows he has no chance of winning.

    I am fearful this will be forced on us and our children. If that comes I plan on following these guidelines for safety:


    I will then get my family and myself out of this hellhole. There are problems in the USA but at least around 50% of the population is not buying into this. We will emigrate south of the border. Mandates have been thrown out in many American courts and there is some integrity with their judicial system. Unlike Canada which is corrupt to the core. We should have got out a long time ago.

    Again, do not just waste time on discussing if the gene treatment jabs will stop covid-19. Of course some discussion is necessary as the jabs do not work and are dangerous. Necessary discussion is needed on why they are forcing the jabs on every living human being in this Kanada craphole. When you know where they want to take us then you know why they are doing what they are doing.

    P.S. I never trusted most politicians but I never realized what evil people they are. No concern or empathy at all. They may not care who they kill or maim but in they will eventually have to face a final judgement.

  45. Spitfire66

    January 7, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Anybody that tries to give me graphene poisoning against my will, will end up getting high velocity lead poisoning.
    I would die on my feet than live on my knees like the rest of mindless sheeple!

  46. Mark Cameron

    January 7, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    It is like they are totally removed from reality….bunch of clowns.

  47. Kevin

    January 7, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    This is a trial balloon they are floating. The libs will take our guns first. It would be nice to hear from the official opposition on this. Hey O’Toole! Hello – anybody there? Crickets…….

  48. Leslie Solar

    January 7, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Here we have a federal Minister (no less) who knows nothing, but is going to try to suck the provinces (for which the feds have nothing but contempt) into something that is illegal, immoral and (BTW) DOESNT WORK.

    The vaxxed are, far an away, the vast majority of the INFECTED at the moment!!! Yep–making more vaxxed persons–THAT WILL SURELY MAKE THE COVID CASES GO DOWN. (or are you just trying to help Quebec set a precedent with their tyranny?)

    Yes, massah Duclos! We are so obliged for your scientific and quarter-baked opinion, crafted to sound like a legal opinion.

    Can we shine your shoes before we run off and round everyone up for their non-vaccine?

    Or better still, we can

  49. Only Freedom Matters Now

    January 7, 2022 at 11:48 am

    ” . . . the only way we know to get through COVID-19, this variant and any future variant, is through vaccination,”
    Nope. That would be a lie. Plenty of better ways to deal with it.
    But it’s not about a virus and not about a vaccine.

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Misery index places Canada in bottom ranks

“Canadians are rightly concerned about the country’s high inflation and unemployment rates, and when compared to other developed countries, Canada is not doing well.”




Canada’s combination of high rates of inflation and unemployment have secured it the sixth most “miserable” advanced economy in the world.

Tuesday morning, the Fraser Institute released a study that ranked the International Monetary Fund’s top 35 economic countries.

With an inflation rate of 3.15% and unemployment rate of 7.72%, Canada’s 2021 Misery Index score is 10.88.

“Canadians are rightly concerned about the country’s high inflation and unemployment rates, and when compared to other developed countries, Canada is not doing well,” said Jason Clements, executive vice president of the Fraser Institute.

Fraser Institute

American economist Arthur Okun created the Misery Index to understand the level of economic strain felt on an everyday basis for regular citizens of a country.

Inflation and unemployment act as measures that drastically affect the costs of living that impacts economic well-being on an individual level.

Only five countries received worse scores than Canada, Spain in the last spot with a score of 17.61, followed by Greece (15.73), Italy (11.96) and Iceland (11.26)

Countries above Canada’s score include France (10.10), the United States (9.72), Australia (7.33), and the United Kingdom (7.17).

Japan (2.61) and Switzerland (3.57) received the top scores being the least miserable.

The Misery Index was prominent in policy discussions during the 1970s and 1980s, but fell out of the spotlight during the 1990s while inflation and unemployment was low.

“The fact we are again discussing the Misery Index and Canada’s high ranking on it is bad news for all Canadians, who will suffer as a result,” Clemens said.

“Governments across Canada, particularly the federal government, should prioritize those policies that will make Canadians less miserable by lowering inflation and unemployment.”

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard

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LETTER: Does Copping have scientific evidence to continue with vaccine passports?

“Surely our government would not discriminate against any Albertans without a sound scientific basis for doing so.”




RE: Vaccine passports now mandatory in Alberta

My wife and I took it upon ourselves to get tested for immunity to the COVID-19 virus at our own cost. Several other couples in our community have done the same thing. The test is carried out by the Mayo Clinic so I think we can all agree it is done by a very credible organization.

Both my wife and I tested >250 which is the highest level of immunity that they register. It is also the same level of immunity they show on the most vaccinated people. 

With this in mind, I ask the Minister of Health and the entire UCP government, what is the scientific basis for your continuing to impose the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) to discriminate against us and restrict us from being able to participate in society?

Surely our government would not discriminate against any Albertans without a sound scientific basis for doing so.

Murray Woods
Linden, AB

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‘Galileo’ stockbroker loses COVID case

Grammond explained judicial notice of obvious facts is intended to ensuring plaintiffs with pointless claims do not “bog down the judicial process” with unnecessary arguments.




A Montreal stockbroker who likened himself to Galileo and said COVID-19 wasn’t real had his case tossed out of Federal Court, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

“Courts make decisions based on evidence brought in each particular case,” wrote Justice Sébastien Grammond.

“Some facts however are so obvious courts assume their existence and no evidence of them is required. This is called judicial notice.”

Lucien Khodeir filed a federal challenge of Treasury Board vaccination orders for employees.

Khodeir was not personally affected by the orders issued last October 6. The court was told he works as a stock trader for CIBC World Markets.

Khodeir in his submission said vaccine mandates were unnecessary since the coronavirus did not exist, and proposed to call three expert witnesses.

“It is pure speculation,” said the court.

“In his submissions, Mr. Khodeir compares himself to Galileo who was persecuted in the 17th century for asserting that the Earth revolves around the Sun, a theory unanimously accepted today. Yet unlike Mr. Khodeir, Galileo buttressed the heliocentric theory with facts, especially his discovery of Jupiter’s moons.

“In contrast, Mr. Khodeir asks us to believe his assertions regarding the coronavirus without providing any tangible fact in support. The comparison is unfair to the great Italian scholar. Mr. Khodeir’s case has no scientific footing.”

Grammond explained judicial notice of obvious facts is intended to ensuring plaintiffs with pointless claims do not “bog down the judicial process” with unnecessary arguments.

“Over the last two years most people on this planet have been affected in various ways by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the court.

“It has become common knowledge COVID-19 is caused by a virus.

“Numerous trusted sources of information have repeated this fact to the point that it is now beyond reasonable dispute. There is a lack of debate on this issue in scientific circles.”

The Federal Court noted dismissal of the claim was unrelated to numerous cases awaiting trial in which vaccine orders are being challenged as unnecessary, intrusive and unconstitutional. None of the plaintiffs challenging vaccine orders have disputed the existence of the coronavirus.

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