MARCH 4 UPDATE: The respondents (Dr. Henry and the B.C. government) have not yet filed documents in court.
By PAMELA FAYERMAN
The last time I communicated with former Newfoundland premier Brian Peckford, he was trying to draw attention to the shortage of physicians on Vancouver Island.
Peckford, who was a Progressive Conservative premier from 1979 to 1989, moved to Vancouver Island in 1993. This week, I exchanged emails with him because I was surprised to see his support for a lawsuit against Dr. Bonnie Henry and the BC government.
The lawsuit, filed late last month, is spearheaded by Kip Warner and a non-profit group calling itself the Canadian Society for the Advancement of Science and Public Policy. The lawsuit alleges many things, like the government and Dr. Henry have misrepresented the severity of COVID-19 which, the plaintiffs contend, is no worse than seasonal influenza.
They allege public health orders are draconian and have led to economic ruin for many, with more drug overdose deaths, suicides, depression, and unemployment besides other harms. They are seeking to have the Supreme Court of B.C. certify the lawsuit as a class action proceeding and ultimately overturn emergency public health orders. The government has not yet filed a statement of response.
The group suing the government has a GoFundMe campaign and is seeking $100,000 from donors to cover legal fees. At the time of writing this post, they had raised $26,758 from 181 donors, including a $100 donation from Peckford and his wife. Most of the donations are from anonymous contributors. The single biggest is a $10,000 contribution.
I asked the former premier a few questions: why he’s aligned himself with this lawsuit by contributing money to the fundraising, what he’d be doing differently if he was still premier, and whether he thinks that pandemic public health orders and other measures have gone too far.
“If I was Premier I would have been opposed to the harsh measures used. Often I was outside the mainstream of what the premiers did or said.”
Then he drew upon his involvement in the constitutional patriation process and the drafting of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, some of which, he said, came from the Newfoundland delegation.
“Charter provisions have been violated without, for want of a better phrase, due process, federal and provincial involvement, and extensive consultation with the people (and) groups affected. Additionally, much so-called ‘science ‘ was not science at all but a perversion of the same. The Great Barrington Declaration Comes to mind and the great work done by the scientists involved in that effort. The American Institute For Economic Research is a valuable resource.”
Not surprisingly, the lawsuit has spurred many to make bizarre and highly offensive allegations. One individual, who wrote to me after my first story about the lawsuit, predicted there would be a “new Nuremberg Trial” to prosecute politicians and others who are “blood guilty for all the lives the lockdowns are taking.”
The letter writer continued:
“The more lawsuits the better. It is a genuine case, by the way. When this “pandemic” is over, we’ll need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to name every official, politician, executive, medical and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this globally devastating plandemic (sic). A new Nuremberg Trial will occur eventually. All those siding with the governments’ lockdown measures, and all those being silent and all those going along to keep their jobs, or for some other reason are blood guilty for all the lives the lockdowns are taking. You have snatched our liberty and smile away and restricted our basic human right to breathe, move, mingle and work on this planet earth in the name of a re-branded flu. You do not have any valid data or logic to support or implement the current Covid restrictions. Stop this cruelty to humans. The PCR test is medical fraud. The W.H.O admits it has been misused. All the lockdowns are based on models that use inaccurate PCR data.”
So that, folks, is the rather deranged mindset of those with nothing but disdain for what governments across the country have tried to do during the pandemic in a bid to reduce deaths and hospitalizations.
Deranged mindset pretty much sums it up.
You get paid lots, Pamela? Your comment about the letter you got is arrogant and disgusting given the information available outside MSM and the forces who want nothing less than to make Canada a complete fascist country. You should ashamed of yourself and the very least, don’t bother calling yourself a “journalist” because your remarks shouted loud and clear you are writing to minimize the anger out there against these fascist chief’s of health who are placed in the positions they have by outside elements who are pushing their evil agenda through these appointed mouthpieces for the Davos group. Shame, shame, shame on you.
Those of us with common sense and who have been asking questions for the past year have a “deranged mindset”, do we?
Pamela, what kind of a reporter are you?? Obviously you’re not one who looks at all sides of the situation and you’re certainly not one who “seeks the truth”! Here in Alberta in June, Premier Jason Kenney was adamantly AGAINST vax passports. In 3 months he did a total 180. So YES, I have “DISDAIN” for the Alberta Government! And I have “DISDAIN” for our Prime Minister for literally declaring war on those who stand for our freedom to choose, for publicly stating they should be segregated and “hated” upon. Do you know what kind of national outcry there’d be if this was against our aboriginal community, or African americans, or Catholics?
So anyone with any common sense would ask these questions:
– If we have 70% vaxed (I doubt it’s this high), why are the vaxed so afraid of those who are choosing not to, or can’t for medical reasons?
– If the vax works, why are those who’ve had the vax still being required to wear a mask and social distance?
– If the vax works, why are people still getting the virus?
– If the vax works, why does Alberta (in particular) have way more cases of sick people 7 months AFTER the vax program started, as compared to Dec 2020?
– Why is there so much censorship on other points of view? (FB, YouTube, etc)
– Why do governments say there would be medical exceptions and then deny them?
– Why are people with disabilities, who’ve been advised by the doctors to NOT get the vax, having their other social programs denied, to the detriment of their mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing?
– Since when is it constitutional and ethical for gov’ts to give medical workers the ultimatum “jab or lose your job”?
– Since when is it constitutional and ethical for colleges and universities to force their students to jab in order to continue their education?
– Since when is it constitutional and ethical for gov’ts to fine businesses who don’t enforce their bullying vax passport?
– So a pharmaceutical concoction is better than my own immune system?
– Why would I jab when where is scientific evidence that the spike protein will PREVENT my own immune cells from doing their job, and that it also affects brain cells? (I’m seeing more vaxed people who are not thinking logically!)
– If the shot works, why would I need booster after booster after booster, likely for the rest of life? (Anyone see a PROFIT and CONTROL motive here?)
If this were a TRULY safe shot, the tyranny would NOT be needed. There are MANY reliable sources of information out there, from scientists and medical practitioners, about the numerous health risks. But most media sources are turning a blind eye because they’re funded by our corrupt government! (Or maybe reporters jobs have also been threatened if they don’t jab.) Everything about this pandemic is violating our rights and freedoms and ignoring the first oath medical practitioners agree to of “DO NO HARM”.
A friend of mine who used to be a RN sent this to me (and I’m quoting her)…“I will never allow someone to inject poison into me. Every nurse that does the “Jab “ is held responsible for a persons life should they die. This is criminal and beyond stupidity! Politics has become so corrupt. It’s not about Covid anymore it’s about power and control and destroying our population and creating a one world order.”
There are way too many things that don’t make sense. When the gov’t or the medical establishment tells us to inject something into our body when they’ve only told us one side of the story, that should be a RED FLAG for everyone who uses their brain or follows their intuition!! WAKE UP, PAMELA, grab a brain and some balls, and be a REAL reporter who investigates all sides of the story!!! If you buy into all this nonsense and insanity, YOU are part of the problem.
I am not a reporter, but I do ask questions and I think. I’d be happy to share 4 PAGES of website links I’ve collected and researched, so you can live up to the Society of Professional Journalists “Code of Ethics”…
“Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity.
The Society declares these four principles as the foundation of ethical journalism and encourages their use in its practice by all people in all media.
1) Seek Truth and Report it; 2) Minimize Harm; 3) Act Independently; 4) Be Accountable and Transparent”.
Excellent comment, Marion C. I agree with every point and was also disappointed with her biased, uninformed, unscientific stance vilifying letter writer’s “deranged mindset”. Politicians, journalists, MSM, and public “health” officers have a lot to answer for – not to mention all those who have withheld early treatment, safe, widely available medicines, which would have saved thousands.
Mainstream Media reporters and writers are far from objective and merely parroting the utterly unscientific govt/Big Pharma/Big Tech narrative about this “pandemic”, and in so doing have participated in destroying world economies, and the physical, mental, and social health of billions of people with their incessant fear-mongering about a virus which over 99% survive. Not to mention destroying our basic rights to move, travel, socialize, hug, and see one another’s faces and smiles.
The fact that they are now targeting children – who have a near 100% chance of surviving Covid – with this unsafe injection is unconscionable. The truth will eventually surface, and all those complicit in spreading unscientific lies about this virus – and decimating society using it as an excuse – must be held to account.
Thank you to CSASPP. I wish you every success in this civil claim.
Thank you, you took the words right out of my mouth. These people are traders and sellouts. They have no idea what the end results, the fallout will be of their money grubbing actions. Our governments, mainstream media, and medical system has been hijacked and polluted. None of them are here for us anymore, they are in it for the money and power. When you look into who has doubled and trippled their incomes over the last two years, you realize this is not about loving the people and looking out for us, it never was. They say with the great global reset we will own nothing but will be happy as they widen the gap between us and them. Trudeau has totally sold out Canadians and is nothing more than a WEF Puppet. This BEAST SYSTEM Needs to be dismantled, destroyed. Humanity is going to be extinct if this group of satanic tyranicals aren’t stopped soon. And we gave to stand up and be counted or bow down and live on our knees.
I find it almost unbelievable how your only response to the letter you received is a lowball ad hominem attack, but I suppose that is all you can say when you have no evidence to refute the extremely valid claims made. Your intellectual honesty is a travesty. We do not need reporters that lack such critical thinking and just spread bigotry so flippantly. Please introspect and reflect on your moral and intellectual values.