Over 800 Freedom Fighters March & Rally to END THE LOCKDOWNS in Toronto
TORONTO. MAY 23, 2020. Over 800 freedom fighters rallied at Queen’s Park today under brilliantly sunny skies to protest the province’s lockdown policies.
Around 2:00, most of the crowd marched west along College Street and then back sounding an alert to neighbours and passersby.
Many younger people formed that backbone of the protests.
Freedom fighters made new friends, exchanged information, got signatures on petitions and even danced. A lady in a wheelchair played loud polka music and several people proceeded to pik up the beat and dance.
Key issues stressed by attendees were:
Attacks on freedom of speech
Open the churches
Open the beaches
No compulsory vaccines
The attacks on personal freedoms is creeping communism
Red China, the source of the Wuhan Flu, has undue control of Ottawa’s decisions making (Red Chinese admirer Justin Trudeau & Canada’s mistake prone Teresa Tam)
The federal government has been advising its employees to avoid any reference to China when discussing the coronavirus, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
Documents by the Treasury Board and The Canadian Centre for
Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), both advise federal public
sector workers to avoid any reference to the virus’ country of origin as
to avoid “stigma” and “micro-aggressions.”
“Don’t blame any age group or people from a specific country,
ethnicity or race for the spread of Covid-19. Show compassion for all
victims around the world and go easy on the others,” wrote the Mental Health And COVID-19 For Public Servants: Balance Family Life which was published by the Treasury Board.
According to the CCOHS, public sector employees are encouraged to spy out “social stigma and micro-aggression” while at work.
“Groups that may be experiencing stigma during the COVID-19 pandemic
including those that have traveled, persons of Asian descent, emergency
or health care professionals and other essential workers,” wrote the
CCOHS’ guidebook titled Preventing Stigma.
“Micro-aggressions are everyday verbal, non-verbal and environmental
snubs or insults that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative
messages. These messages target persons based on the group the other
person perceives them to belong to.”
Since the virus originally broke out in Wuhan, China, and was
subsequently covered up by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the
communist regime has sought to cast shade over its origins and insist
that any criticism of their government’s handling equates to racism.
The CCP’s tactic has caught on in Canada. In April, a CBC article echoed CCP talking points when slandering an exposé report by the Epoch Times.
The CBC charged the publication, which is owned and operated by
people of Chinese descent, of “advancing a conspiracy theory” and being
“racist and inflammatory.”
“The CBC headline focuses on a small part of our eight-pages-long
special edition, a commentary article that discusses the history of top
CCP officials talking about developing bioweapons. But this opinion
article did not state that the Wuhan lab was developing bioweapons,
contrary to the claim in the headline,” wrote Gu in a statement posted
In an exclusive True North report,
Macdonald-Laurier Institute foreign policy specialist Shuvaloy Majumdar
accused the CCP of conflating “credible critiques with charges of
“We’ve seen them conflate credible critiques with charges of racism
and it’s silly to do that and they’re growing sharper and more immature
in how they’re responding to it,” Majumdar told True North.
in mid-April, spontaneous anti-lockdown protests sprang up
across Canada. People attending expressed concerns about many issues, but the
attack on free speech was one of them. As reported last month, Privy Council President Dominic LeBlanc,
a close ally of Justin Trudeau, had
talked about legislation criminalizing spreading misinformation over the Internet about the coronavirus that could harm the public. As
contradictions in the government’s propaganda became obvious — at first, no
restrictions on travel from China (if you made such a proposal, you were a
the WHO said face masks do no good
— many began to suspect they’d been deceived. Canadians have been terrified
into accepting lockdowns, restrictions of their mobility rights, restrictions on
their right to earn a living or run a business and even virtual banning of
New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island restrict travel by
Canadians to their provinces. In Ontario, one Shanker Nesathurai, medical officer of health for Haldimand and
Norfolk counties issued a public health order (later rescinded when threatened
with of legal action) banning cottagers, under threat of $5,000 fines from
going to the cottages they own on Lake Erie. (National Post, May 16, 2020) The same issue of the Post showed a picture of
menacing signage at Port Stanley on Lake Erie: “Beach Closed. Restricted Area. No trespassing under penalty of
law!” So, people are banned from public beaches. Yet, sunlight helps
kill viruses. Everywhere, swaggering authorities treat Canadian adults like
morons, assuming they will not keep a distance from each other. These and a
host of other abuses and illogical restrictions have motivated thousands of
Canadians to protest. People are concerned about the arbitrary restrictions,
the crashing of the economy, the federal gun grab, and the possibility of
There have been
weekly protests in Vancouver and Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Hamilton,
and more recently in Kelowna. This list is only partial. The first Toronto
protest, April 25, which drew 50 people provoked an angry Premier Ford to
denounce the protesters, whom he hadn’t met, as “a bunch of yahoos” who were “reckless”.
His reaction is typical of many politicians who believe they should command rather
than listen respectfully to the views of those who elected them. Four weeks
later, the weekly Saturday protest had grown to 400 people. There were almost as many Red Ensign flags fluttering in the warm Spring sunshine as Pearson pennants. People shared many earned concerns — the loss of free speech, Trudau’s opportunistic gun grab, the fear of forced vaccination, and the general joyless herding of the population in a no service, neo-Soviet totalitarianism. Their signs help tell the story.
“No more lockdown” protests began two weeks earlier than Toronto.
They started with 25 and by May 17, had swelled to 325. B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix dismissed the protesters as people
with “marginal views. Don’t allow people who are attempting to
promote themselves by using the suffering of others to distract us. Don’t look
at them, but focus on what we need to do together.” (CTV,
April 26, 2020) A fellow NDPer Spencer
Chandra Herbert went further and seemed to want the police to charge or
ticket the protesters. Herbert, who is an outspoken lobbyist for homosexual
rights, is himself homosexual and “married” to one Romi Chandra, stated: “”I’ve
alerted the Ministry of Public Safety
for their information, and reached out to the Vancouver police who have the
responsibility for enforcing orders. I don’t want our community’s safety
threatened by selfish people who won’t do their part to stop COVID-19.”
In Kelowna, led by
longtime freedom activist David Lindsay
under the banner of CLEAR (Common Law
and Education Rights), “end the lockdown” protesters from
throughout the Okanagan Valley rallied in Stuart Park, opposite City Hall, on
May 7. Their numbers had doubled to 40 on May 16 and they plan to be in Stuart
Park every Saturday at noon until the lockdown ends, as will the Vancouver and
A store in Old Town has been fined $880 for violating a provincial
order after patrons on the sidewalk outside were found to be ignoring
pandemic social distancing rules.
The owners of Nina Gelateria and Pastry Shop were ticketed by a Town
of Niagara-on-the-Lake bylaw officer for a violation on Sunday, May 3.
Downtown NOTL was packed with visitors that weekend, despite a state
of emergency and few services being available. More than 10,000 vehicles
entered Old Town that Saturday and Sunday, according to town traffic
The town refused to release any details on the ticket, citing privacy statutes and the fact the matter was before the courts.
NOTL’s acting senior enforcement officer Henry Boese said he can’t
talk about it. “That incident is currently with the Ontario Court of
Justice and I can’t speak about it,” he said.
In response to a question asking to clarify the town’s position on
what businesses should be doing on sidewalks to enforce distancing,
spokesperson Lauren Kruitbosch said, “Businesses should be taking
reasonable steps to enforce physical distancing within the business.
Sidewalks can be used by pedestrians waiting in line to enter a store
(while maintaining physical distance). They can’t however, be used for
Mark Martinovic, who co-owns Nina Gelateria with his wife Klaudia,
confirmed receiving the ticket, a $750 set fine plus costs totalling
$880. The fine has been paid, he said.
Until that first weekend in May, the shop, at 37 Queen St.,
was “closed on the weekends as we were just catering to our locals,
Monday to Friday,” Martinovic said in a statement to The Lake Report.
The store owners heard there would be a parking ban and many bylaw
officers in town for added support, “so we decided that it would be OK
to open up. We have always followed the provincial guidelines in the
store with signs and floor markings,” he said.
“As a take-out/curbside pickup establishment, we never had any issues
with serving our sweets, pizzas, crepes or panini sandwiches safely.”
On Sunday, May 3, Queen Street was very busy. “We wish we received a
warning or some communication first, but we ended up receiving a fine
for not enforcing physical distancing in front of our store.”
“A big problem is that the sidewalk is shared by people waiting to
get inside the store (while waiting in line) and with pedestrian traffic
and it clearly presents a challenge for businesses and the town, moving
Some of the customers outside were families, who, when standing
together in line, can appear to not be complying with physical
distancing requirements, Martinovic said.
“But as they are a family unit, they stay in close proximity together and this is allowed under present regulations.”
“The good news since then is that we have maintained positive
communication with the town and are working together to make sure we are
on the same page,” he said.
Kruitbosch said the town has laid 42 charges during the state of emergency, which was declared on March 23.
“Some were laid as trespass, the majority for violation of the
(province’s) emergency order. The identities of persons or businesses
charged are protected by the Municipal Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Act.”