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Vulnerable people offered money to get COVID jabbed for others in BC

“Vulnerable” people have been allegedly offered money to take the COVID-19 vaccine for others in BC.

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Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) says “vulnerable people” in the city’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) have been offered payment to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by those attempting to obtain a vaccine passport without actually receiving the injection.

“This behaviour is deplorable and we’re disappointed that anyone would take advantage of vulnerable people in this way in an attempt to circumvent the process for receiving a BC Vaccine Card,” said VCH in a statement, adding that further incidences may be forwarded to police.

Fraudulent vaccination records are being removed from the provincial registry, with cards being revoked, according to VCH.

In December, BC Health Minister Adrian Dix said around 2,000 cases of vaccine fraud were being investigated in the province.

Regarding fake vaccine credentials being obtained through the paid injection of strangers specifically, these incidents appear to be minimal despite public discourse suggesting large swaths of people are running amok on the DTES in search of takers.

“I don’t have the number off-hand, I don’t think it’s many,” a VCH representative told the Western Standard.

“From what I understand, it’s a handful of incidences.”

Proof-of-vaccination against COVID-19 must be provided in order to access a wide variety of settings and services in BC, with the list of what unvaccinated individuals cannot do steadily increasing.

During a September 20, 2021 staff forum, the Chief Medical Health Officer of VCH, Dr. Patricia Daly said vaccine passports are not intended to prevent transmission, but rather incentivize vaccine uptake.

“The vaccine passport requires certain people to be vaccinated to do certain discretionary activities such as go to restaurants, movies, gyms… not because these places are high risk,” said Daly.

“We’re not actually seeing COVID transmission in these settings, it’s really to create an incentive to improve our vaccination coverage.”

Reid Small is a BC-based reporter for the Western Standard
rsmall@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/reidsmall

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  1. Tena Windle

    January 16, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Jack of all trades, nobody is talking about it because it won’t make trudeau any money. Trudeau owns shares in the lipid nanoparticle technology…and we all know know who controls the media/narrative.

  2. Fergus Hodgson

    January 15, 2022 at 10:12 am

    While I have not done this, I do not blame people for their desperation. They want to live and not be guinea pigs in this sick experiment.

  3. Jack of all Trades

    January 15, 2022 at 9:46 am

    Why is nobody talking about the protein based, non MRNA Novavax Covid vaccine which was approved by the WHO in November 2021 and is awaiting approval in several countries, incl. Canada and the US.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/10/novavax-ceo-covid-vaccine-could-be-cleared-in-multiple-countries-soon.html

  4. Peter No

    January 14, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Brave people! I would rather shoot myself with lowest grade heroin than with shit-vaccines.

  5. Deb

    January 14, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Chief Medical Health Officer of VCH, Dr Patrica Daly just admitted they are not seeing high cases of transmission in places that are requiring vaccine passports and the reason vaccine passports were put into place was to coerce people into vaccination. This is intended punishment for anyone who is refusing to vaccinated. I am printing off this article for the Nuremberg Trials.

  6. Hiccup Haddock

    January 14, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    Typical MORAL HAZARD, government caused this and they can end it by stopping the manufactured consent ( read enforcement) to get the jab to fly, to keep a job etc… etc…

  7. Angry Redneck

    January 14, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    “This behaviour is deplorable…”
    How about just “The BC Vaccine card is deplorable”. End of story.

  8. Joell Haugan

    January 14, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    So if the shots are perfectly safe and effective….why is this a problem?

  9. Bill Mccann

    January 14, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    More bullshit propaganda to try and demomize the unvaccinated.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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