Cost Of A Child’s Coffin In Canada

Then, there are the bodies that will never be found, like the infant tossed into the furnace[!] as described by Irene Favel, a survivor.

We have the names, why don’t we have convictions?

Plague Update: Vaccinations And Premature[?] ReOpenings Proceeding

“Ontario MPP Stephen Lecce said COVID-19 wasn’t spreading in schools. Internal documents show Ontario’s education ministry did not know if this was true.
New Ontario research now indicates school outbreaks, when they occur, are relatively well contained. There is also evidence that in-person learning can drive spread.”
What’s changing? Lots.

Some people are choosing to change where they work, if employers won’t adapt to the new social structure built to adapt to COVID.

“Employees are quitting instead of giving up working from home.
With the coronavirus pandemic receding for every vaccine that reaches an arm, the push by some employers to get people back into offices is clashing with workers who’ve embraced remote work as the new normal.”

“Isn’t Who We Are”

Why are there Canadians willing to deny the Residential School system was a genocide perpetrated against Indigenous people of Canada? Maybe the top politicians saying this Isn’t Who We Are, and the paid radio ads have an impact on the Denialist psyche?

Hundreds of Kids Found Dead In Unmarked Graves

Canada is a normal settler-colonial country with a dark history of genocide against Indigenous peoples

The Minister doesn’t seem aware, or in charge since this is his tweet upon the discovery of the graves:

Maybe stop fighting survivors of these Residential Schools in court, Liberals?

Plague Update: Why WHO Didn’t Clear The Air

There are many examples of leading scientists being shouted down by their peers for daring to propose a new theory, and after presenting evidence, supporting that theory, they’re still shouted down, or worse. The doctor who first realized that the germs on dead people were being spread to pregnant women by doctors performing autopsies before delivering babies, didn’t get credit during his lifetime for his remarkable discovery. The World Health Organization cited his 19th century work in their effort to control the novel coronavirus of 2019, soon named COVID-19. Their biases led them to miss an obvious point in the data: mask wearing helped reduce infections. What they knew about airborne disease, was based on a mistake from 60 years ago.

Last year, some scientists knew what was going on with COVID-19 transmission, but it was a year long battle to get the planet’s top doctors to realize that the 5 micron measure was a mistake that had been passed down over the decades in misunderstanding.

“In July, the two women sent slides to Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. One of them showed the trajectory of a 5-micron particle released from the height of the average person’s mouth. It went farther than 6 feet—hundreds of feet farther. A few weeks later, speaking to an audience at Harvard Medical School, Fauci admitted that the 5-micron distinction was wrong—and had been for years. “Bottom line is, there is much more aerosol than we thought,” he said.”

2 meters / 6 feet of distance won’t protect you if you’re indoors with a COVID-19 infected person, and the anti-viral wipes aren’t going to stop you from inhaling the infection.

Plague Update: Cons Spin The Blame Bottle — Lands On Selves

You read this PPE shame before on my blog, but it was brought up in a mailing by local Conservative MP M. Kram.

  • “Never-Ending Blunders – Tons of PPE from National Stockpile destroyed”

Now, here are the facts:

CBC News reported Wednesday that last year (2019), the government of Canada threw out two million N95 masks and 440,000 medical gloves when it shut down an emergency stockpile warehouse in Regina.

A spokesperson for the Public Health Agency of Canada, which oversees the stockpile, said in an email that the masks and gloves had been purchased in 2009 and “had passed the limit of five years for their use, as recommended by the manufacturer.” The masks expired in 2014.”

If you can remember 7 years ago, Stephen Harper was Prime Minister, and his government didn’t replace the masks which would have then expired 5 years later in the stockpile while Justin Trudeau was Prime Minister. Would they have thrown out freshly expired masks in 2019, instead of 5-year expired ones? Who knows? As it stands, each PM shares some blame for having Health Ministers not on top of emergency preparedness. So, why does Kram mail out a Liberal criticism list that mostly applies to his party as well?

Kram’s propaganda

“Failed to fund domestic vaccine production facilities”

How did Canada lose such a national gem? In 1984, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, the greatest “privatizer” of our time, sold off Connaught Laboratories in two public issues, and it has since been resold, merged, side-swiped and wasted away to next to nothing. Said Liberal MP Jim Peterson at the time: “No industrialized country … would permit the takeover of its leading biotechnology firm.””

Meanwhile, the Saskatchewan Conservative Premier is in favour of locking up northern Saskatchewanians in their half of the province, but not locking out Albertan plague rats.

“Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan is not planning to install checkpoints at provincial borders, a move the NDP says the province should put in place to monitor who is coming and going.

Alberta has reported 659 new cases of COVID-19 over the last three days, while Saskatchewan has reported 24 over the same period.

On Thursday, Moe announced further restrictions regarding northern travel.

The public health order restricts all non-critical travel in and out of the Northern Saskatchewan Administrative District (NSAD), which covers nearly half of the province but has a low population relative to the rest of Saskatchewan.”

If it can be done for northern Sask, it can be done inter-provincially too!

In its latest COVID-19 update to physicians on Thursday, the Saskatchewan Health Authority reported that “uncontrolled intra- and inter-provincial travels is driving ongoing transmission and [facilitating] the speed of variant spread.”” –CBC

Geeze, it’d help if our Premier wasn’t a raging lunatic, hell bent on ignoring medical scientific advice, and just letting people (who aren’t northern Saskatchewanians) go where ever they please even if they *cough cough*, don’t feel well.

  • “Wasted millions on a feel-good “pandemic postcard” program”

It’s really effing ironic to be reading that from a tax-payer funded propaganda sheet with a printed cut-out postcard next to it, as Kram uses Canada Post on your dime to collect data for his insane party of hypocrites.

Plague Update: Close The Schools Already!

It’s been obvious since last Summer that indoor transmission is a risk because the virus is airborne. Would you go into a room with someone who has measles or TB? Not effing likely. Why? Because you wouldn’t want to trust that they and you are wearing your masks perfectly.

So why are some people comfortable sending their kids to old, poorly ventilated, crowded schools with literally dozens or hundreds of other “bubbles” mingling? It makes no GD sense. How’s it possible? A coordinated gaslighting campaign to make you think you’re being unreasonable to be uncomfortable about kids eating indoors at school with dozens of people while the Government says it’s too unsafe for adults and kids to do the same thing at restaurants in the same cities and towns.

Somewhat to my surprise, Saskatchewan managed last March and April to “Flatten the curve” and not exceed our ICU capacity in hospitals. A big part of this success was a lockdown where the streets were visibly empty for most of the day and night, kids were home from schools and many day cares, and many people could claim CERB emergency funding while they couldn’t work at their usual jobs.

Then Moe lied about using the virus reproduction rate to guide public health measures, and hasn’t looked back as wave after wave hits the people of this province, killing hundreds so far.

Then 2021 March and April, Saskatchewan did everything wrong. Schools and restaurants and other businesses nearly fully open, and the streets are jammed with every person going everywhere.

Latest in #SaveSTC

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release, April 28, 2021

Canadian Transportation Agency rules favourably in decision

In a precedent making decision in Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency ruled against “Rider Express”. Saskatchewan’s disability community applauds this decision to remove a discriminatory practice.

The Sask Party had promised that the private sector would fill the void left by the loss of the Saskatchewan Transportation Corporation (STC). A small number of companies tried to take over a few of the most profitable runs, but most gave up after a short time. Then, even Greyhound closed in Western Canada. One privately-owned company, “Rider Express,” has been successful running between major Western cities. It operates on a lowest-cost model and does not have wheelchair accessible buses.

Under both the Saskatchewan and Canadian Human Rights Codes, however, persons with disabilities have the right to access mobility services available to the general public, unless it does create undue hardship to the provider.

Knowing this, Terri Sleeva filed a complaint in November 2018 with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. Because Rider Express operates in Western Canada, she was referred to the Canadian Human Rights Commission, who then referred her to the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA). Sleeva received their decision in April 2021 indicating they ruled in her favour.

The CTA directed Rider Express that it must “meet its obligation to provide accessible services to persons with disabilities, (so) the Agency orders the respondent to provide bus services that are wheelchair accessible.”

Austerity cuts impact the vulnerable so that the privileged have lower taxes. People with disabilities were left without mobility for social interactions, attending medical appointments and a myriad of other things that contribute to our quality of life. This is not a competition between the abled versus the disabled. Let’s remember that Saskatchewan’s motto is “From Many Peoples Strength.”

For further information, please contact Terri Sleeva”

 

Plague Update: Saskatchewan Needs New Leadership

An offensively dangerous COVID Denier was touring Canada spreading misinformation and hate. The Sask Government and cops welcomed him with words but no real warning.

And in related news, the Health Minister is whining about how people don’t like how he let over 450 people die on his watch:

Meanwhile, Nova Scotia has an outbreak, so go on a 2 week lockdown. Saskatchewan has incompetent school boards deciding to send kids back with record COVID-19 variant numbers in our cities and towns. As schools closed, infection rates among kids went down. Hmm.

Saskatchewan Party Produces Pollution

Back in 2012, there was a problem:

Provincial water too polluted, says research

Back then, the SaskParty was promising to address climate change with a plan that included a 20% emissions cut below 2006 pollution levels, by last year, 2020. They soon deleted that target.

Then this happened, and continues to happen:

Sask. leads country in per capita greenhouse gas emissions

“Provincial environment minister says climate plan needs time to work”

No! It doesn’t. When we give the SaskParty time for their plans to work, they make emissions worse, not better. And they promote their failed Environment Ministers to party leader too.

Other jurisdictions are too Canadian/polite to give us the F grade our Petrostate deserves.

https://www.conferenceboard.ca/hcp/provincial/environment/ghg-emissions.aspx

Co-op Refinery VOC emissions 10x higher than average of other refineries

Sour gas emissions at refinery ‘problematically high’ says expert

That’s from back in 2015, and my understanding is that it’s been addressed to some degree. For the latest be sure to follow an expert like Prof. Eaton.