A Brampton, Ont. pediatrician reprimanded by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) for her anti-lockdown tweets is asking the court to weigh in on her censure.
According to Blacklock’s Reporter, Dr. Kulvinder Kaur Gill is rejecting the College’s warnings about her social media posts as an infringement on freedom of expression that goes beyond the scope of the CPSO’s mandate.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Sandra Nishikawa said Dr. Gill’s free speech claim is premature, and could only be subject to judicial review after the case has gone through the regulator’s internal process.
“After the hearing and a decision by the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, the unsuccessful party would be able to seek judicial review,” Justice Nishikawa said.
The CPSO launched an investigation after receiving multiple complaints about Dr. Gill’s tweets. The CPSO determined at a hearing in February it would caution her about a supposed lack of professionalism and carelessness in her social media posts.
One of Dr. Gill’s tweets cited in the complaint was a 2020 post in which she criticized the Ontario government’s lockdown measures.
“There is absolutely no medical or scientific reason for this prolonged, harmful and illogical lockdown,” she said.
The CPSO said this tweet was inappropriate and unprofessional. https://www.youtube.com/embed/bcK-Ukt_AyI?feature=oembed
“She stated unequivocally and without providing any evidence that there is no medical or scientific reason for the lockdown,” the CPSO said. “Her statement does not align with the information coming from public health, and moreover, it is not accurate.”
Another tweet mentioned in the complaint was from 2020 questioning the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines.
“If you have not yet figured out that we don’t need a vaccine, you are not paying attention,” she said.
The CPSO said that this tweet is irresponsible and a potential risk to public health.
“The respondent did not provide any evidence to support her statement indicating that a vaccine is not necessary,” they said. “It would be expected and understandable if a certain proportion of the general public who read this statement decided to decline the vaccine with the assurance that they were acting on the guidance of a physician.”
Dr. Gill is not the only doctor the CPSO has investigated since the start of the pandemic.
In November, the regulator cracked down on opposition to vaccines by filing claims against four doctors with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Nov. 3.
The CPSO said in a statement that they are trying to compel Drs. Celeste Jean Thirlwell,. Mary Elizabeth O’Connor, Mark Raymond Trozzi and Rochagne Kilian to comply with ongoing investigations into their practices, including how they issued medical exemptions for vaccines and testing.
“In all four cases, the court filings indicate that their respective investigations were commenced following receipt of information, which includes copies of inappropriately issued exemptions,” they said.
Rogue Ontario MPP Randy Hillier doesn’t mince words. He never has.
The Tory-turned-independent from the notoriously populist-conservative
Ottawa Valley has always been on the outside looking in, even when he
was on the inside of the PC Caucus. In November 2020 he was charged for
leading an anti-lockdown protest at the Ontario Legislature.
The Western Standard‘s Ernest Skinner spoke with
Hiller about his opposition to lockdowns, mandatory-masking, and why he
is putting his neck on the line to fight them.
1. Who is Randy Hillier, the MPP?
“Well, I’m an independent member the legislature and the
provincial Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. I’ve been in
elected office since 2007. My political views don’t always get met with
enthusiasm as I am a bit of a maverick you could say. Besides that, I’m a
dad, a husband, a father of four kids, and have 6 grandkids.”
2. Would you consider yourself an outlaw or bohemian in the realms of your political views at times?
“Well, listen, I’m a very independent-minded person, and I speak
my mind, regardless of what others may or may not think, and that often
has me swimming against the currents of political correctness and
accepted dogma. I’ve often been in the penalty box, but I have an
absolute foundational view that to be in elected office, one must be
truthful and honest at all times, regardless of the consequences.”
3. We all know that you’re against the lockdowns. Can you
comment on your findings regarding deaths and collateral damage as a
direct result of them?
“Yes, the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms released a
report today (December 3) that lays out an exceptionally strong case of
the evidence that the lockdowns and this social experiment that we have
undertaken as a result of COVID[-19] have led to substantial and
significant harm, injury and fatality for those who were never at risk
of COVID. We are seeing at least a 50 per cent increase in deaths in
these other areas such as the suicides, addiction, overdoses, etc.”
4. How would you assess Chief Health Medical Officer Dr.
Theresa Tam’s handling of COVID-19 and her advice to Canadians since
“Professionally, I’d have to do use some diplomatic language, and just call her incompetent.
This is the same person who suggested that masks could not stop the
spread of COVID at the height of the threat, and then in July thought
they were the most wonderful thing. She also said you should wear them
when you are having sex, and one of the ways we can reduce the spread is
by engaging in masturbation instead of intimate relations.”
5. What are your thoughts on Doug Ford and how he has used his powers since the start of the pandemic?
“He should be singled out for derision. He came into office with a
mandate of open economy, that Ontario is open for business, that he is
for the little guy. He’s also the one we’ve seen throughout this,
telling people that it was too dangerous to go to the cottage; we find
he’s going to his cottage. He tells people it’s unsafe to have a
wedding, and he’s going to weddings. It’s been an endless contradiction.
He told us we have to have a broad-based provincial approach to this
and then of course that changed to a regional approach. He’s been flying
off-the–cuff for nine months and everybody in Ontario has been harmed by this ineptness.”
6. Why do you think that “experts” such as Dr. Tam, Dr.
Fauci, and others keep staying on the same path even when they reverse
course and contradict themselves? Can you also talk a bit about the
wearing of masks.
“Well, I see them as bureaucrats; they’re not engaged in
practising medicine even though at some point they may have had a
medical degree. We all know that if you are going to wear a mask the
benefits have to outweigh the consequences. We know very clearly now
that the asymptomatic spread is not an issue. If you are going to
contract the virus it’s going to be because you are in a confined space
with proximity to infected people for a prolonged period of time. Many
studies tell us that”
7. Have you personally spoken with experts in the field of
vaccines and viruses that disagree with the lockdown and mandatory-mask
“Today, [December 3] I’ll be speaking with Dr. Roger Hodkinson who has been slammed by big tech and social media for speaking out at an Edmonton city council meeting.
I’ve spoken with Dr. Matt Straus, Dr. Kulvinder Kaur, Dr. Stephen
Malthouse and these are credible doctors. Tens of thousands across the
world have signed on to the Great Barrington Declaration,stating
unequivocally that this social experiment of masking and lockdowns in
isolation and confinement is not a solution. Another thing is social
media has been engaged in actively suppressing dissenting views, and
we’ve also seen it from our mainstream media – CTV, CBC,
anybody who has a dissenting opinion – is disregarded as some sort of
conspiracy theorist. We had Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, the Chief Medical
Officer of Health in Montreal state it’s like a bad flu season, and even
our own Minister of Long Term Care stated categorically that it was
like a bad flu season; but both the MSM and our social media have been
active in suppressing that information and knowledge to the general
8. Regarding your colleagues in the legislature; are there
others that you know of that agree with your thoughts and views on
“A great many. These are people that I know in the NDP, the
Liberal Party, the CP, who all share my views and my sentiments or a
great many of them. They are fearful of speaking out. They’re fearful of
being removed from their caucus, being kicked out of their parties,
fearful of losing the added perks and benefits of being a parliamentary
assistant or a minister.”
9.What would be your overall personal
assessment of what people in general are feeling, and the ramifications
for the ones in charge of steering the ship?
“People are living in fear, because they have not been exposed to
alternative views and dissenting opinions. They are not aware of the
facts and evidence that show beyond a reasonable doubt that this
situation is exaggerated. At the end of the day – as more and more of
these exaggerations are dispelled – people will come to realize that we
made some very horrible and tragic decisions during COVID[-19] and there
is going to be a price to pay for those officials who failed to do
10. What advice would you give to people that are confused by
the contradictions and questionable advice that our leaders are giving
“There’s an individual whose name is Dr. Michael Yeadon. He’s a
former chief scientist for Pfizer. He has put out a video which is
about 30 minutes long. It is an astonishing, all-encompassing video
that covers things such as masks. It covers clearly why the tests that
we’re doing are creating so many false-positives and that we ought not
to be basing our public policies on a test that is faulty, and faulty to
such a high degree. He would be a good one to go to for people that
have very limited time to investigate on their own.”
Ernest Skinner is the WestRock Columnist for the Western Standard