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|Appeal from Derek Sloan Regarding the Emergency Inquiry|
First, I would like to thank you again for all of your donations, your generosity to these freedom fighters is going a long way to help them continue to fight.
As the Emergency Inquiry continues – we have an exciting week ahead – with Tom Marazzo, Chris Barber, Danny Bulford, Brigitte Belton and Tamara Lich scheduled to testify. I’m certain their testimony will be riveting.
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Today we want to broaden the net to raise some money for lost wages and living expenses for other Convoy heroes who are in Ottawa testifying and witnessing the proceedings.
Chris Barber, AKA Big Red, is one of the original founding members of the Freedom Convoy from Saskatchewan. He has been in Ottawa occurring expenses for the past few weeks.
Maggie Dingman is a mother who was arrested, driven 30 min away from downtown and dropped off in the snow without a working cell phone. She’s been suffering from PTSD as a result of the police pointing a rifle at her head.
Brigitte Belton is a hardworking trucker and one of the main organizers of the Convoy. Brigitte and Chris brought Tamara Lich into the original group and she began organizing the Freedom Convoy.
Chris Deering is an Afghanistan veteran and a Convoy leader. He was beaten by the police, and lost one of his medals that he was proudly wearing during his arrest. He lost a significant amount of wages during the period of his arrest, and is incurring further expenses right now in Ottawa during the Emergency Act inquiry.
Danny Bulford is a former RCMP sniper who worked on Justin Trudeau’s security detail. His stand for truth cost him his job, but gained him a lot of respect. He was a crucial part of Convoy operations.
And finally there’s Tamara Lich. She’s been arrested, denied bail, and re-arrested and denied bail again. The government has brought the hammer down on her – because she’s been the figurehead of the Convoy movement. They hope they can break her. I’m betting they won’t.
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Please help support Tamara Lich, Chris Barber, Chris Deering, Maggie Dingman, Brigitte Belton, and Danny Bulford as they continue to fight for truth in Ottawa.
Submission by the Canadian Association for Free Expression to the Public Order Emergency Commission, Inquiry into the Invocation of the Emergencies Act
The Act is only to be invoked when all other measures have failed or when there are no other means or powers to solve a very serious emergency. The three week Truckers Freedom Convoy protest may have been a nuisance, an embarrassment, and affront to the Government but it was scarcely a dire crisis. It was a political problem which should have been solved by political means. These were never tried.
1. The Canadian Association for Free Expression Inc. (CAFE) is a non-profit educational organization incorporated under Letters Patent in Ontario in 1983. It’s brief is to promote the value of freedom of speech and to come to the support of those attacked for the non-violent expression of their political religious or artistic views. In pursuit of this goal CAFE has intervened in numerous legal and human rights cases over the years in Ontario, British Columbia and New Brunswick. http://cafe.nfshost.com
2. I wish to offer my observations on the freedom protests which led to the Truckers’ Freedom Convoy and which continue today in many cities across Canada, albeit with fewer numbers than before. This first hand and extensive experience may prove useful to the inquiry.
3. I am a veteran of close to 100 freedom protests in 18 different Canadian cities in two provinces from April, 2020 to the present. Those cities are: Ottawa (m), Toronto(m), Mississauga, Burlington (m), Hamilton (m), Brantford (m), Simcoe, London, Stratford, Niagara Falls (m), Niagara-on-the-Lake, Burlington (m), Kelowna (m), Penticton (m), Oliver, Osoyoos (m), and Vancouver. [(m) indicates many times.]
BACKGROUND TO THE END THE LOCKDOWN RALLIES & THE TRUCKERS’ FREEDOM CONVOY
4. The reactions of the federal, and the various provincial and territorial and municipal governments to the crisis caused by COVID (despite its 99.7% survival rate) resulted in the greatest restriction of the rights of Canadians at least since the Second World War.
5. At various times, gatherings were limited or restricted, businesses declared non-essential and ordered closed, persons forbidden to practise their faith by gathering to worship. For months, the Province of Quebec was placed under curfew.
6. People were compelled in many circumstances to wear masks. For months, people could not fly on Canadian airlines without showing proof of vaccination. A person’s right to determine what is introduced into his/her body (a vaccine) was negated. People were blackmailed into being vaccinated in order to keep or get a job. Thousands, including many medical people and civil servants were fired or put on unpaid leave of absence, if they wouldn’t take the vaccine or if they wouldn’t reveal their vaccination status [over 400 municipal workers in my home of Hamilton alone].
7. Pastors who felt a higher calling — to heed the Biblical injunction for the People of God to worship together communally — were, in some provinces, jailed or heavily fined. The Church of Aylmer Ontario Pastor Henry Hildebrandt was actually padlocked and chained closed by police.
8. Canadians who dissented from these measures as being wrong or an over-reaction to a virus were reviled in most the press and by most politicians as “conspiracy theorists” or selfish people who didn’t care if they killed grandma.
THE END THE LOCKDOWN PROTESTS & THE TRUCKERS’ FREEDOM CONVOY
9. Thus, starting in Vancouver in mid-March, 2020, spreading to Toronto the next weekend and then to cities and even towns across Canada was the largest mass protest in living memory. People frustrated by the various COVID restrictions and the deafness of most politicians gathered to stand up for their individual rights and freedoms. Theirs was very much a freedom protest.
10. At the July 1, 2020 Dominion Day rally on Parliament Hill, the sound of “”freedom, freedom” from a sea of Canadian flags and Red Ensigns was answered by “liberte, liberte” from a sea of Quebec blue fleur de lys flags and a few patriote flag from the rebellion of 1837. At a support rally at Queen’s Park in Toronto, the second Saturday of the Truckers’ Freedom Convoy gathering in Ottawa, I met a man wearing a Polish flag as a cape. We got talking and he explained his presence succinctly: “As a youth in Poland I marched with Solidarity for freedom; today, in Canada, I march for freedom in my new homeland. Both countries are threatened by totalitarianism.”
11. These protests became weekly events in cities across Canada and in many places continue to this day. There has grown a dedicated freedom movement from coast to coast. The weekly nature of these rallies and their persistence for more than two and a half years is unprecedented. There is outrage and dedication fuelling the freedom movement, outrage at the casual ways politicians and even bureaucrats and businesses have stomped on individual rights, and disillusionment with most politicians who were mute or went along with these violations as did most of the media.
12. In the 18 cities where I have attended these freedom rallies, I have never witnessed violence. Indeed, the atmosphere, as it was for much of the truckers’ three week protest in Ottawa, more resembled a 1960s era “happening”. People at these rallies, almost to a man or woman, were unmasked. Social distancing, of course, was not practised. People hugged and embraced complete strangers. Mary Lou Gutscher, a former leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada, greets all who attend the Sunday rallies in Penticton with a hug.
13. People revelled in practising the freedoms that had been banned. In Toronto, for months a Chinese lady brought her home baking and generously shared with one and all. Small groups of various faiths prayed together with their co-religionists. There might be brief speeches and often music and dancing.
14. These rallies brought together people from various points on the political spectrum. I encountered people who had voted Liberal, Conservative, NDP, Green and People’s Party in recent elections. What united people was a deeply felt sense of the loss of their freedom and frustration at a dismissive and unresponsive political class and a largely sneering media which, when it wasn’t ignoring these protests, demonized and dismissed participants as conspiracy theorists or anti-vaxxers. It was more complicated.
15. The disappointment and anger at the loss of freedom was what united people. Some, like followers of Pastor Henry Hildebrandt whom I met a Toronto rallies, were dismayed at the trampling of their right to practise their faith. Others opposed the forced closure of businesses. Some opposed all vaccinations on religious or medical grounds. More were skeptical of the vaccines introduced in late 2020 which had been developed, as President Trump said, “at warp speed”.
16. Many in 2020 worried about forced vaccination. Prime Minister Trudeau had said vaccination would be voluntary, but people noticed how policies changed from day to day. Early in 2020, Dr. Teresa Tam had said masks were of little use. My late Spring, masks were advisable and by Autumn, in many places, compulsory. Many at the rallies feared the same would be the case for COVID vaccines and, indeed, their fears came true.
17. Most people at the rallies were Old Stock Canadians or quebecois de souche in Quebec. Nevertheless, the rallies attracted a number of native Indians, people from Asia, Blacks and some Sikhs. (Many Sikhs are involved in small trucking firms.)
18. Many people at the rallies were furthered in their doubts about the various restrictive mandates by the unequal way in which they were applied. They noted that Prime Minister Trudeau had ignored social distancing and taken a knee at a large Black Lives Rally in Ottawa in June, 2020. Perhaps, the ever-present danger of COVID had taken a holiday that day so that the large gathering could occur. The then Toronto Chief of Police took a knee in a large crowd in the lobby of Toronto Police Headquarters. In June, 2020, a family of London Muslims was run over by a man in a truck. Various federal and provincial politicians, including Premier Ford and Prime Minister Trudeau, attended a large outdoor memorial, again in apparent defiance of mandates on the size of gatherings.
WHAT THE END THE LOCKDOWN FOLKS AND THE TRUCKERS’ FREEDOM CONVOY WANTED
19. When the Truckers’ Freedom Convoy began to take shape early in January, 2022, it was initially to oppose a new order to compel cross border truckers to be vaccinated. The convoy received enthusiastic support from dissenters across the country. It grew in size and its message was an end to all COVID mandates. At numerous rallies in January, I heard great enthusiasm for the convoy as the spearhead of the discontent with COVID restrictions.
20. People protest to get attention for their cause. There was a widespread disillusionment with being ignored by almost all politicians and most of the media when it wasn’t smearing the End the Lockdown and freedom rallies. It was hard to contact MPs. Few were available; many constituency offices were close. The universal excuse was COVID.
21. The goal of the Truckers’ Freedom Convoy was to be heard. They wanted the politicians in Ottawa to pay attention to them and to listen to their concerns.
22. One criticism made as the truckers converged on Ottawa was that they wanted to overthrow and replace the Trudeau government. Allegedly, they hoped to get the Senate and protest representatives with the Governor General to depose Justin Trudeau and form a new government. This foolish plan was the brain child of a tiny faction. Few people at the support rallies I attended had even heard of it and no one agreed. It was obviously unconstitutional and wildly impractical. There was no evidence even one senator agreed. The Governor-General is a creature of Ottawa politics and the federal civil service. That she would so rock the boat as to be part of such a plan is preposterous. Virtually nothing more was heard of this after the truckers arrived in Ottawa.
23. Along the way, from coast to coast, people rallied to feed and cheer the convoy on its way. Mostly, it was bitter cold. The crowds were huge. In Hamilton, a welcome rally was planned for Thursday morning, January 27. It was brutally cold. I expected the organizers would be lucky to muster 200 people to greet the convoy coming up from Niagara. In fact, almost 2,000 people lined roads and snow banks cheering and singing and waving Canadian flags. Station wagons drove up and gave boxes of food and bottled water to the truckers. I followed the convoy along the Queen Elizabeth Way to Mississauga. On every overpass, there were between 30 and 300 people, sometimes even coming down the ramp to the highway, waving flags and cheering the convoy. They had waited for over an hour in what was a frigid wind tunnel. Others told me this was the pattern all to way to Ottawa. There was huge grassroots support for the convoy.
THE REACTION OF THE GOVERNMENT
24. There has long been a rift in Canada between what is sometimes called the Laurentian Elite — the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Axis and much of the rest of the country, especially small town-rural-small city Canada. Many in the latter group believe they are looked down on as unsophisticated, backward people who must be directed and led, for their own good, of course.
25. The demarcation lines are not perfect, of course. Many of the freedom protesters came from big cities, like Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal.
26. Perhaps, a hint of the reaction of much of Canada’s political class occurred in the wake of the first End the Lockdown ally in Toronto in late March, 2020. Premier Doug Ford dismissed the protesters as “a bunch of yahoos.” He had headed the populist Ford Nation and ridden to victory in the 2018 provincial election on a wave of populism. Ford Nation was to die from the totalitarian restrictions and lockdowns imposed by the premier is response to COVID.
27. As the convoy gathered and headed toward Ottawa, the reactions of the government were hostile and abusive. This was not very astute nor fair, passing judgments on people the Prime Minister had never met. Surely, in Canada’s system of representative government an MP must listen to his/her constituents and attempt to represent their views as best as possible, but at the very least the MP should respectfully listen. The same obligation falls upon the First Minister, who spectacularly did not listen.
28. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who refused to meet the truckers, denounced them as a “fringe group”, with “unacceptable” views, who were “misogynistic” and racist and adherents of unscientific ideas. These accusations were made before the convoy even got to Ottawa. This was quite a blast at a group he hadn’t met! There was also much fretting about “violence”. There was much talk of bigotry and “hate”, although the issue of the truckers and their supporters was regaining freedom and an end to government mandates.
29. These accusations were false. As I have indicated, I noticed no violence or threats of violence at the close to 100 freedom rallies I’ve attended. Police testimony already before the Inquiry indicates there was remarkably little violence resulting from a three weeks protest by such a large crowd.
30. Representative government is imperilled when only certain views are deemed “acceptable” to even be heard. Similarly, whether an opinion is that of the majority or a minority (hence, perhaps, “fringe”) it should be heard. The government is loud in its loyalty to “diversity” and “inclusion”. [It even has a Ministry of Housing, Diversity and Inclusion.] One might hope that diversity and inclusion would apply to ideas as well.
32. The smear of “misogyny” was especially offensive and ludicrous. Women played a key role in the Truckers’ Freedom Convoy. One of the major organizers was Tamara Lich, who raised over $10-million in a Go Fund Me appeal within just a few weeks in January. It was subsequently stolen [that is, all but about $1-million, by a judge’s order did not go to the intended recipients, the truckers.] Women were often the majority at End the Lockdown rallies. Indeed, David Lindsay leader of the weekly C.L.E.A.R.-BC freedom protests in Kelowna said to me in the Fall of 2020: “Where are the guys? Seventy per cent of our supporters at these rallies are women.”
33. It would seem that the Prime Minister, much of the political class and many in the media sought to marginalize the Truckers’ Freedom Convoy with a torrent of baseless weaponized words.
34. The Prime Minister, instead of being open to hearing the convoy’s concerns, refused to meet with them and oozed a visceral disdain and contempt for them. In July, 2021, during the federal election the Prime Minister made a startling remark in French that was not reported in the English language press until January of 2022. The Toronto Sun (January 6, 2022) reported his comment: ““They are extremists who don’t believe in science, they’re often misogynists, also often racists. It’s a small group that muscles in, and we have to make a choice in terms of leaders, in terms of the country. Do we tolerate these people?”So, far from negotiation, the Prime Minister questioned whether COVID dissenters should even be tolerated. With such visceral rejection we may see why the Emergencies Act was invoked to smash the uprising of people he saw, in Hillary Clinton’s words, as “deplorables.”
35. Further to the Prime Minister’s mindset, in an article entitled “Convoy was no ‘occupation'”, Ottawa writer Rupa Subramanya says: “In the ultimate analysis, the narrative tone was set from the outset by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and it continues to this day. Commenting on the actions of Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Trudeau praised Ford for ‘standing with the people of Ottawa, of Ontario and of Canada, and not others.’ Unless the prime minister believes, contrary to the evidence, that members of the Freedom Convoy came from Mars, or at any rate from outside Canada, he’s quite literally “othering” fellow Canadians. Trudeau is no longer even bothering with the pretence that he governs for all Canadians, and not just the minority (not even a plurality) who voted for him.” (National Post, October 29, 2022)
36. With the exception of a small number of Conservative MPs who met with and greeted the truckers, Ottawa’s political class was decidedly frosty and unwelcoming in its approach. Former Liberal Cabinet member Catherine McKenna called for censorship of the Internet: “Time for Canada to regulate social media companies so they stop promoting violence and hate.” (National Post, February 1, 2022) The then Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole flip flopped. At first, he refused to meet members of the convoy but eventually agreed to meet some truckers but away from Parliament Hill. Why, as if they were some disreputable people who could not be seen publicly in decent company? Still, he had to scold those he hadn’t even yet met: “There are other groups using the plight of truckers to bring division, hatred, and we need to call that out and stamp it out,” said O’Toole, with no specifics as to what hatred or who those groups were. (CBC January 27, 2022) NDP leader Jagmeet Singh leads a party that for generations has billed itself as the voice of the workingman. He, too, would not meet with these workingmen and women. Sounding a lot like Trudeau and O’Toole, he said that “some of the people behind the demonstration are pushing ‘false information’ through ‘inflammatory, divisive and hateful comments.'” (CBC, January 26, 2022)
NEGOTIATIONS: THE ROUTE NOT TAKEN
37. The main goal of the convoy and its supporters was to the heard by the politicians and especially by the government, to be treated respectfully and seriously. This would have been a reasonable political solution. The government might have invited the convoy to send a delegation of spokesmen to sit down with the Prime Minister and/or a team of Cabinet ministers to discuss their concerns with a view to ending the protests. This was never done.
38.The Inquiry has heard testimony from then-Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson that he had, in fact, negotiated with the Convoy leadership to begin moving their vehicles out of residential neighbourhoods and that the agreement held. “In a statement released on Sunday, the Freedom Convoy Board said it agreed with the mayor’s request to begin moving operations out of residential neighbourhoods.
‘We have made a plan to consolidate our protest efforts around Parliament Hill. We will be working hard over the next 24 hours to get buy in from the truckers. We hope to start repositioning our trucks on Monday,’ reads a letter from the board.” (Global News, February 15, 2022) The conclusion is clear: Negotiations — that is a political settlement — were indeed possible.
39. In early 2020, just before COVID hit, radical Indians and radical environmentalists occupied several railway lines. The most critical was the CN line across the top of Lake Ontario. The two week blockade cost over $300-million in losses for delayed deliveries. The government’s reaction to these manifestly illegal blockades was very different from its approach to the truckers. There were no angry denunciations. In the end, there were negotiations. Note the non-judgemental and conciliatory language used by Minister Marc Miller in regards to the blockades: “Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says there is a clear ‘path forward’ to defuse the ongoing tensions caused by protests that have hamstrung the country’s transportation network, despite some Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs refusing to meet until the RCMP leave their territory.
‘I know that the recent events in B.C. and in various places across the country are deeply concerning to all Canadians. It is a very difficult situation for everyone — for those people who are non-Indigenous but especially if they are Indigenous,’ said Miller during an emergency debate in the House of Commons Tuesday night. ‘All of Canada is hurting, and we are all hoping and working for a peaceful resolution.'” (CBC, February 19, 2020)
40. Although the demands by the Indian and environmentalist blockaders might well be seen as extremist or fringe, there was no such denunciation in the minister’s language.
41. Similarly, while the Black Lives Matter protests in Canada during June and July, 2020, were mostly peaceful, their demand for defunding the police could be viewed as “fringe” or “extreme” but the Prime Minister was glad to greet BLM in Ottawa, meet with them and take a knee.
42. There was a political solution to the three week protest in Ottawa. An early meeting with the Truckers’ Freedom Convoy leaders might well have ended the protest after the first weekend. It is clear the truckers were amenable to negotiation and were reasonable. Their main goal was to feature their grievances in a mass protest (in that they succeeded) and to get the attention of the nation’s political leadership, especially the government. In that they got the equivalent of the bloody cavalry charge unleashed on peaceful protesters in 1905 in St. Petersburg by the Czar, at least as portrayed in the 1960s movie Dr. Zhivago.
The Prime Minister’s remarks, even before the convoy arrived dripped with hostility and contempt, as did much of the media coverage. This was politically clumsy at best.
The Emergencies Act is meant to be used as a last resort in a dire emergency In our submission, the peaceful Truckers’ Freedom Convoy may have been an annoyance and disruption but it was not a dire emergency. The federal government had not tried other means, especially political negotiations, to resolve the situation Instead, their response was to reach for the nuclear weapon of responses — the freedom stealing, money thieving Emergencies Act.
Prime Minister Trudeau has, on occasion, expressed admiration for the Communist Chinese system because, being a dictatorship, it can make decisions quickly and take action quickly, without the messy interference of Parliament or laws. That may be their system but it is not the Canadian way!
Paul Fromm, Director,
Canadian Association for Free Expression,
P.O. Box 332,
-The man formerly known as Kanye West held an impromptu interview in which he recites a list of Jewish media executives and owners.
The list is apparently from Daily Stormer (2013) but I hear there are other similar-looking versions floating around the internet. I can’t vouch for its accuracy but the general idea is certainly true. In the 2002 Preface to the Second Edition of The Culture of Critique (p. xlvi and following), a listing and discussion.
After what seems like an awkward silence from the questioner who likely did not anticipate such a detailed response, the questioner goes to Plan B, saying, “Do you think they stick together when they heard about what happened?”—as if to suggest that even if Jews have a predominant place in the media, that they don’t have any common beliefs or act together.
And yet, as is so often the case, that is pretty much what happened despite the apologetic suggestion that Jews do not have any common interests or opinions.
The whole thing blew up after “super agent” Ari Emanuel wrote an op-ed in the Financial Times on October 19.
In a blistering op-ed for the Financial Times, which was picked up by The Hollywood Reporter, super-agent Ari Emanuel — whose client list includes Martin Scorsese, Denzel Washington, Robert Downey Jr., and Oprah Winfrey — is urging his fellow entertainment industry power brokers to cease all dealings with the man currently known as Ye.
In the piece, Emanuel, who is the CEO of Endeavor, urged corporate behemoths like Apple, Adidas, and Spotify to stop working with West, as they were only giving him a wider platform from which to spread his hate speech. Emanuel also urged Parler’s parent company to not go through with any deal to sell the network to the former Mr. Kim Kardashian.
“West is not just any person,” Emanuel wrote. “He is a pop culture icon with millions of fans around the world. And among them are young people whose views are still being formed. This is why it is necessary for all of us to speak out. Hatred and anti-Semitism should have no place in our society, no matter how much money is at stake.”
The Hollywood Reporter piece notes Emanuel’s previous activism:
Emanuel’s essay referenced a 2006 piece he wrote for HuffPost in which he said entertainment companies should stop working with Mel Gibson after the antisemitic remarks he made that year during an arrest for drunk driving. In his new op-ed, Emanuel explained that he has since recommended Gibson for roles following the actor’s public apology and “commitment to understanding the consequences of his actions,” and that he would be open to helping West do the same.
Given what has happened, West is quite correct to say that he has been proved right on the Jewish power being able to destroy people (3:46). As Joe Sobran wrote in 1996:
The full story of [Pat Buchanan’s 1996 presidential] campaign is impossible to tell as long as it’s taboo to discuss Jewish interests as freely as we discuss those of the Christian Right. Talking about American politics without mentioning the Jews is a little like talking about the NBA without mentioning the Chicago Bulls. Not that the Jews are all-powerful, let alone all bad. But they are successful, and therefore powerful enough: and their power is unique in being off-limits to normal criticism even when it’s highly visible. They themselves behave as if their success were a guilty secret, and they panic, and resort to accusations, as soon as the subject is raised. Jewish control of the major media in the media age makes the enforced silence both paradoxical and paralyzing. Survival in public life requires that you know all about it, but never refer to it. A hypocritical etiquette forces us to pretend that the Jews are powerless victims; and if you don’t respect their victimhood, they’ll destroy you. It’s a phenomenal display not of wickedness, really, but of fierce ethnocentrism, a sort of furtive racial superpatriotism.
A hypocritical etiquette indeed.
And then there’s Kanye discussing his Jewish doctor and his prescription what he calls a “misdiagnosis,” and the assertion by someone that White Lives Matter is “Anti-Semitic” — quickly retracted and changed to the idea that White Lives Matter is anti-Black.
West is obviously not on our side but he is certainly to be praised for publicizing Jewish power—and not backing down in the face of grievous financial damage. Who among us has lost so much—at least $1.5 billion (maybe 2) and counting (at least 3/4 of his fortune)—by standing up for what they regard as the truth?
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“It Ain’t Over”
October 26, 2022
Trudeau threatens a return to restrictions if vaccine uptake doesn’t increase
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Local Kelowna scrutineers and candidate Sacheen Collecut, have launched a challenge to the recent Kelowna civic election results. An application for a review was filed on the last possible day on Monday. The Local Government Act only provides for nine (9) days to file this application, that’s it.
A hearing is set for 9:30 at the Kelowna Courthouse.
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Each Sunday, for as long as we can, we are delivering Druthers/Pandemic Papers Publications, including CLEAR rally cards and other important inserts such as our Masks/PCR brochure, and the recently released UNITY Health & Sciences brochure, for door-to-door delivery to all the mail boxes in Kelowna
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Contact Unity Health & Sciences Team to volunteer to distribute their professional brochures and Medical Doctor Packages throughout your home area, and to your medical doctor!
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Commissioner Paul Rouleau said in a statement that he intends to hold the government to account and wants the inquiry to be as “open and transparent” as possible.
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12:00 p.m. Town Hall
Join the Oliver freedom activists who are continuing their local Freedom Rallies!
October 29, 2022 11:00 a.m.
Osoyoos Freedom Gathering
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Town Hall
Kamloops Freedom Gathering
October 29, 2022 10:00 – 12:00 Noon
Valleyview Centennial Park
October 30, 2022 1:00 p.m.
Penticton Freedom Rally
1:00 p.m. Warren & Main St. in N.E. lot
Join Mary Lou for the largest rally in the South Okanagan, and growing weekly
Rupa Subramanya: Ludicrous to call the Freedom Convoy an occupation
The protesters didn’t come from Mars, or from anywhere outside Canada Author of the article: Rupa Subramanya
(National Post, Oct 28, 2022)
As the second full week of hearings by the Public Order Emergency Commission winds down, it’s becoming increasingly clear just how weak the government’s rationale appears to be for invoking the Emergencies Act. As I wrote last week, key witnesses, including the OPP’s intelligence chief Supt. Pat Morris, shredded the federal narrative that the protesters were a violent and dangerous fringe who posed an imminent threat to the nation’s capital. Morris’s point of view was reconfirmed by OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique, who asserted categorically that there was no “credible threat” to national security posed by the Freedom Convoy.
Echoing the OPP, Ottawa Police Service incident commander Supt. Robert Bernier made clear that the Emergencies Act was not required for the police to do their job. Added to this, interim Ottawa police chief Steve Bell said that while the emergency powers were “helpful,” they were not “needed” for the police, the OPP and the RCMP as part of their unified command to do their job.
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It’s obvious that emergency powers being helpful is not an adequate criterion to invoke them, and it’s going to be very hard for the government to make a convincing case that there was no viable alternative except imposing an emergency. Presumably, the last straw for the government to grasp at is that they had lost faith in the ability of the Ottawa Police, something suggested in a text message exchange now made public between Carrique and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, who apparently relayed the government’s lack of faith to Carrique.
Leave the police aside — there’s ample reason to have little faith in Ottawa’s outgoing mayor, Jim Watson. One of his more outlandish suggestions after the protests had already been cleared was that protesters’ vehicles that had been seized be sold and the proceeds used for policing costs. City solicitor David White, in a memo that since been made public, shot down the idea, saying the city had no legal authority to permanently seize vehicles in such a manner. The fact that Watson, the mayor of a G7 capital, was apparently unaware of this and was proposing tactics that you would more usually find in a banana republic is flabbergasting and scary. Yet, this is of a piece with the federal government’s freezing of the bank accounts not just of the protesters but those who gave them a few dollars of support online.
Equally disturbing was some of Chief Bell’s verbiage during his testimony to the commission of inquiry. He repeatedly referred to the protests as an “occupation” and the protesters as “occupiers,” terms widely used by critics and opponents of the protests. Such terms are clearly intended to delegitimize what was in fact a peaceful disobedience movement, of a type that Canada or Ottawa has not seen much of, but which is common around the world, including in our neighbour to the south.
Likewise, when challenged under cross examination by Convoy lawyer Brendan Miller, Bell, who repeatedly invoked “violence” being done to city residents, conceded that his use of the term did not refer to actual violence as defined by the Criminal Code but a violence that was “felt” by Ottawa residents. Again, such an assertion might possibly make sense coming from a psychiatrist or a psychological counsellor, but seems rather bizarre coming from the chief of police, whose day job is enforcing the law, not psychologizing what some residents may or may not have felt.
If the rest of the hearings go like this, it’s hard to believe an impartial commission could conclude otherwise than the government failed to make its case for the invocation of the Emergencies Act. However, the Liberals have their waiting saviour in the NDP and Jagmeet Singh. Singh has said, while the inquiry is in progress, that even if the commission finds fault with the government, his party won’t pull the plug on Trudeau’s minority, thus propping them up until their term expires in 2025. Rationalize it however Singh may, this is nothing other than the most cynical political calculus, since an early election is likely to prove ruinous to the veto that a party unlikely to ever form a government has over the current governing party.
In the ultimate analysis, the narrative tone was set from the outset by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and it continues to this day. Commenting on the actions of Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Trudeau praised Ford for “standing with the people of Ottawa, of Ontario and of Canada, and not others.” Unless the prime minister believes, contrary to the evidence, that members of the Freedom Convoy came from Mars, or at any rate from outside Canada, he’s quite literally “othering” fellow Canadians. Trudeau is no longer even bothering with the pretence that he governs for all Canadians, and not just the minority (not even a plurality) who voted for him.
PENTICTON RALLY – EVERY SUNDAY
Thank you, Vlado for the pictures from the last rally
This Sunday, October 30th – from 1 to 3 p.m. Corner of Main and Warren, Penticton.
Drs. Hoffe and Malthouse with the Justice for the Vaccinated bus tour will be joining us for a meet and greet and (fingers crossed) will be ushered in by The Resistance convoy.
– Wow! Action-packed day! Details are below for the J4V event that evening.>>>>
|Important updates, open mic, bumper stickers, buttons, Druthers, Pandemic Papers, Common Ground, lots of other information and free hugs. Miss a week and you miss a lot. Fighting for freedom is more fun with friends. Bring a few. November – lots of great speakers have been planned. Stay tuned! ——————————- o0o————————————- Quick list of other events this weekend and next week (as we currently know them). 1. Penticton Rallies and Events – below and at https://penticton4freedom.com/events/|
2. Other Okanagan Rallies and Events – below and at https://penticton4freedom.com/events/
3. Canada-Wide Initiatives – See below for links and instructions
4. Protest at Richard Cannings’ office every Tuesday, noon to 1. 301 Main Street, Penticton. Bring signs.
5. Hand out invitations for J4V at Farmers Market this Saturday. Meet at Maison Mulnati, 221 Main Street at 10 a.m. 6. Justice for the Vaccinated/Glorious & Free event – Lakeside Conference Centre – Sunday, October 30 at 7 p.m. Details below. 7. Tip Toe to Tyranny documentary Premiere – Saturday, October 29. Details below. Penticton4Freedom is a sponsor! ——————————- o0o————————————-
Justice for the Vaccinated Event – Dr. Stephen Malthouse and Dr. Charles Hoffe speak out. Free event- Let’s pack the place! Encourage others to share their stories. The bus parked at the event and earlier at our rally. Plan to be THERE!!! October 30th 7 pm Penticton Lakeside Resort, 21 Lakeshore Drive W, Penticton.
TO HAND OUT INVITATIONS FOR THE J4V EVENT AT THIS SATURDAY’S FARMERS MARKET, MEET FOR REFRESHMENTS AT MAISON MULNATI AT 10 A.M. 221 MAIN STREET. ——————————- o0o————————————- Vaccine Choice Canada is 40 years old! Thank you, VCC for all you’ve done and are doing to help us understand the risks and make informed decisions.
Going on elsewhere in the beautiful Okanagan…
Saturday Rallies https://penticton4freedom.com/events/
Osoyoos 10:30 am
Oliver 12 noon
Kelowna 12 noon – Stuart Park
|Saturday, October 29 “TIP TOE TO TYRANNY” DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE The premiere screening of this powerful documentary by Canadian filmmaker Chris Harrigan is this coming Saturday, October 29th. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with profiled experts including Dr. James Lyons-Weiler, Dr. Dena Churchill, Dr. Bob Sears, and inspirational parent Diane Doucet. Watch the new trailer HERE Thanks to your donations, Penticton4Freedom will be listed in the movie credits as a sponsor. Woohoo! Register For the Premiere $20 for the viewing of the Premiere with live Q&A. You can have a bunch of friends over to watch it with you at no extra charge. Bring on the popcorn and have your own discussion following the feature film. A Librti.com account will be required, but you can set up a free account to join. This will give you access to the other features on Librti.com as well. There are just two seats left for viewing in Penticton for those who helped with the sponsorship of the film at our October 2 and October 23 rallies. To reserve one of these spots, please call Mary Lou at 780-908-0309. You will be contacted with the exact time and location. Details of the subsequent availability of the film will be announced on librti.com and in our newsletter as soon as more information is available.|
Don’t forget to continue to follow the steps to REIGNITE OUR FREEDOM
Reignite Freedom – Step #8
The 8th step of the GLOBAL WALKOUT is to watch the new documentary called ‘The real Anthony Fauci’.
Take it a step further and try to convince a fence-sitting friend to watch it with you. Do whatever it takes…maybe their favourite wine, dinner or dessert??
The most relentless and merciless compilation of just how dishonest, self-contradictory, incompetent, and downright wicked our public officials have been since early 2020. You’re going to want to host viewing parties. You’re going to want to spread it all around. You can view this documentary for free, for 10 days only.
It’s free to watch for the next TEN DAYS – click here
You might not know this, but Robert Kennedy Junior inspired the idea of the Global Walkout. He was featured in our launch video and his organisation, Children’s Health Defence, supported us a lot and published the global walkout steps. (Global Walkout Founder)
|Emergency Act Hearing Starts https://librti.com/view-video/emergencies-act-inquiry-begins-a-preview|
The Democracy Fund wants to know the real reason why the federal government invoked the Emergencies Act. Read HERE And you can still add your views to the many letters sent to the Hearings by individuals like us.
|Canada Must Exit the WHO|
|An action we all can take to send a message to our elected representatives that it’s time to exit the WHO. Powerful action made easy HERE|
Have DRUTHERS DELIVERED To YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
It’s never been easier to make a big difference in your neighbourhood with Druthers. Now you can have copies of Druthers newspapers delivered right to mailboxes in your neighbourhood and wake up your community more quickly. We make all the arrangements with the printer and with Canada Post, so all you need to do is place your order here, decide how many addresses you would like delivered to and which postal code area you would like them delivered around, and that’s it… we’ll take care of the rest.
|FREEDOM RISING Newsletter #19|
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Remember that Freedom Hugs are available at ALL our Penticton4Freedom events!
Let’s make this week AMAZING!!
~ Mary Lou Gutscher
Have you heard the latest?
A Christian mother of five children was arrested from false accusations that she ‘hurt the feeling of an LGBT activist on Twitter.’
Radical left has done it. Yes, once again!
Our Caroline Farrow, CitizenGO’s Campaign Director for the United Kingdom and Ireland, has been arrested for alleged “harassment” and “malicious online posts”.
Posts she didn’t even make!
We need your help to demand that the Detective Chief Inspector, David Bentley, apologise for the unwarranted actions of the police officers, who so forcedly and ruthlessly stormed in and raided Caroline’s home.
While Caroline was being arrested, the transgender activist posted a picture in his social media literally popping a champagne bottle and celebrating how a mother of five is arrested in front of their autistic children, for something she hasn’t done.
The persecution will have no end, if we don’t stand up to it NOW! If it can happen to a Christian mother of 5 in a rural English town, it can happen to anyone — including you and me!
Sebastian Lukomski and the entire CitizenGO Team
Here’s the email we sent you earlier on this:
|Caroline Farrow, CitizenGO’s Campaign Director in the United Kingdom, has been arrested from accusations that she ‘hurt the feeling of an LGBT activist on Twitter.’ They are calling the arrest justified for potential charges of “harassment” and “malicious posts”. There not a limit to how far the totalitarian establishment will go, continuously clamping down on our fundamental freedoms — particularly on our right to our own faith, thoughts, and beliefs. Demand the Detective Chief Inspector, David Bentley, inquire into the actions of the the Surrey Police Department, who have deprived Caroline of her liberty, in such an undignified way. SIGN THE PETITION|
I wouldn’t be emailing you so late if it wasn’t as important as this…
In the last hours, Caroline Farrow, the CitizenGO’s Campaigns Director in the United Kingdom and one of the bravest defenders of Christian family values, has been arrested and taken away in front of the very eyes of her children under false, unfounded and unwarranted accusations that she hurt the feelings of an LGBT activist.
“Teatime. I was doing a roast chicken. Knock at the door. Two coppers. There’s been an allegation of harassment and malicious posts, and we’ve come to arrest you”.
Caroline was dismayed… She immediately asked to see a warrant, but a 6 foot 3 police officer forced his way through the front door, arrogantly claiming that he didn’t need a warrant.
She knew instantly who was behind these false accusations: the same radical transgender activist who previously tried to have her thrown in jail and never stopped to harass Caroline and her family! The same activist who has had two other women arrested in identical circumstances.
It should terrify us all that the police can simply take an LGBT and transgender activist’s words for something, storm into your house and arrest you.
The Surrey Police Department, and those who called for Caroline’s arrest, should be ashamed of such a forceful, disgraceful and unnecessary intrusion, and MUST be held accountable — she needs all of our support now, more than ever.
SIGN NOW to demand an inquiry into the actions of the the Surrey Police Department, who have deprived Caroline of her liberty, in such an undignified way, and an investigation into the complaint history of her accuser.
I am sick to my stomach hearing about what has just happened to Caroline, and have no words to describe how her young children and family must be feeling right now.
One minute you’re cooking dinner, the next, you are being taken to a cell! And just because your accuser, no matter if he’s lying, is a transgender activist!
For some time now, the authorities have been tracking Caroline, in her everyday life, as well as online, in pure authoritarian-like, Soviet fashion.
Back in 2019, she found herself under investigation by her local police force after she described the sex-reassignment surgery performed on a sixteen-year old boy as ‘castration’, ‘a form of child abuse’ and ‘mutilation’.
Following a media backlash, transgender lobby activists did whatever it took, to ensure that Caroline was punished. One such, was Stephanie Hayden who began targeting Caroline over social media in a relentless campaign of abuse, that included attacking her Catholic faith, making several threats and attempting to get her de-platformed from the media.
Caroline’s entire family has been harassed with prank phone calls, targeted with exposure to disgusting explicit materials, and stalked on social media.
Did it make any difference that Caroline repeatedly asked for protection from the police? NONE! Sadly, she is not a transgender activist, she’s only a Christian mother trying to stand up for her values and protect her family.
Having monitored Caroline ever since, yet despite the lack of any notable evidence, the Police decided to raid the house, ruthlessly seizing all of her and her family’s devices, including the homework iPad that Caroline’s 10 year old daughter with autism uses for her homeschooling.
“As I was stripped of my personal belongings, I kissed my cross necklace before putting it in a plastic bag. I’ve never taken it off since it was given to me.”
ACT NOW in defense of Caroline: demand the Detective Chief Inspector, David Bentley, to inquire into the unwarranted actions of the police officers and investigate the complaint history of her accuser.
We’ve seen recently how the establishment is clamping down viciously on our fundamental freedoms, particularly on our right to our own thoughts and beliefs, which are the core of who we are.
We’ve seen it with Pavi Raasanen – Finnish MP who faced a jail sentence in a lengthy trial for posting a Bible verse. We’ve seen it with Maureen Martin, who was fired from her job for expressing her religious beliefs. And even most recently, Irish teacher Enoch Burke, who was jailed for refusing to validate gender ideology.
How many countless others must there be?
Let’s not think for a moment that this is some kind of a distant reality.
We must wake up to what is happening. We need your help immediately to fight to halt this totalitarian attack on our ideas, our beliefs, and our freedoms! It is up to us to make sure these kind of attacks do not continue to repeat themselves.
While Caroline was being arrested, the transgender activist posted a picture in his social media literally popping a champagne bottle and celebrating how a mother of five is arrested in front of their autistic children, for something she hasn’t done.
The persecution will have no end, if we don’t stand up to it NOW! If it can happen to a Christian mother of 5 in a rural English town, it can happen to anyone — including you and me!
Please sign this crucial petition today in support of Caroline and her family, and in all that they are currently going through and bring justice to the several women her accuser is making false allegations against.
Sebastian Lukomski and the entire CitizenGO Team
A Strange Sort of “All Candidates” Debate at McMaster
McMaster is one of Canada’s leading universities. On Monday, October 17, the McMaster Students’ Union hosted sparsely attended mayoralty debate. The leaders in the race, at least as decided by the Fake News CBC, Andrea Horwath and Bob Bratina did not show up. CBC (October 18, 2022) reported: “Monday’s mayoral debate, which saw candidates Michael Pattison, Ejaz Butt, Keanin Loomis and Solomon Ikhuiwu attend, was part of the push by groups like the McMaster Student Union (MSU) to get out the vote, during the final week of the campaign.” For some unknown reason, I did not receive an invitation. This would seem to be part of a widespread campaign by Hamilton’s leftist elite and media — I was warned about this, by a man who has worked closely with the People’s Party of Canada and seen the same tactics at play — to isolate me and deny me as much exposure as possible. It’s sad that a university, which should be a forum for lively debate and clash of ideas should be so restrictive and that was the doing of the students union not the administration! — Paul Fromm
Kicked Out of A Free Speech Lecture
On September 22, the Democracy Fund sponsored a lecture by writer and businessman Conrad Black and National Post columnist and former CBC personality Rex Murphy entitled The History of Civil Liberties in Canada, Part 2 to be held at the Canada Christian College in Whitby, Ontario.. Tickets had to be ordered online from Eventbrite. Accordingly, I ordered two tickets and invited a local supporter, Raychyl Whyte, to join me. We were cordially greeted by people I took to be Eventbrite staff and invited to go into the college auditorium. I took a seat and chatted with several people I knew. Just before the lecture was to start, I was approached by a burly man who asked if I would step out into the lobby. There he told me he was the head of college security. He said: “I want you to leave. The College wants you off its property now.” I told him I’d paid for my ticked and had been admitted. “The college will refund your money,” he said. But, I had not paid the money to the college and have not received the refund
Raychyl Whyte an associate of CAFE who attended the lecture contacted Cameron Ward Events Space Co-ordinator at Canada Christian College. He said that none of his personnel had ordered me expelled: ” He told me that he has made several attempts to find out information from The Democracy Fund, but claims to be “in the dark” as much as I am, because they have not responded. He has also spoken with all management staff at the College. The most he has been able to find out so far is that an (unidentified) employee at The Democracy Fund recognized you, knew about your “past”, and did not want you there.”
Raychyl Whyte contacted the Democracy Fund which is a Canadian charity. Its directors are Conrad Black, Dr. Julie Ponesse and lawyer Bob Moran. They are very hard to reach but seem to want donations. They require you to fill out an e-mail. A “Sarah” answered her e-mail but said the fund didn’t have the capacity to return a phone call. Raychyl Whyte wrote back: ” With respect Sarah, it is curious that your organization does ‘not have the capacity to call’, but evidently ‘does’ have the capacity to e-mail.” Nearly a month after her September 23 inquiry, she has received no answer. When h learned what had happened, YOUR WARD NEWS publisher Leroy St. Germaine who was in attendance, asked Rebel News bossd Ezra Levant why I had been ejected. He said he doubted it had been by the college but by the organizers, which would be the Democracy Fund whose mandate is “to advance constitutional rights in Canada.”” Very strange!