Plague Update: Doug Ford Broke Quarantine Law

Liberals might be happy to learn that OPC leader Doug Ford has been privately prosecuted with breaking federal quarantine law. Trial is pending.

They may be less excited to learn that Justin Trudeau should face similar prosecution for breaking the same law in the same manner. Another who should be charged gave this excuse for their breaking of the public safety measure: “He also noted that the press conference was not a public setting.” Imagine that a ‘private’ press conference.

One of the law profs behind the prosecution of Ford has made waved on Twitter previously.

I think it would be easy to find other Premiers like Moe who’ve broken the quarantine law too. Wasn’t Moe just gallivanting around Europe and the Middle East?

Plague Update: #FluTruxKlan rally loses $9M from GoFundMe, and sued for $10M more

GoFundMe has frozen further donations from going to the convoy organizers. This was at the request of the Mayor of Ottawa, among other authorities becoming desperate to end the blockade peacefully.

GoFundMe announces freeze of the fascists’ funding:

GoFundMe supports peaceful protests and we believe that was the intention of the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser when it was first created.

Suuuure GoFundMe, their intentions started out “peaceful”, while being organized by Pat King of Alberta. who said in previous videos a lot of homophobic and white supremacist things, and that they’d solve their problems with bullets. That’s why the good folks on both sides showed up with their racist flags in the first place too. King thinks the flags were flown as a false flag to sully his spotless reputation… as a bigoted violent racist.

Justin_Ling :

“James Bauder, the founder of Canada Unity and the architect of the “trucker” convoy to Ottawa, has said Trudeau “needs too[sic] be arrested and charged for treason, and for participating in committing crimes against humanity.”

The media has some people doing a good job of reporting on this, but this insurrection attempt is being downplayed in lots of places too as a protest against vaccine mandates, instead of a vast, far-right wing attack on the Prime Minister and legitimate government of Canada.

Meanwhile, Moe and his CPC buddies are rolling out the red carpet for the protesters who manage to limp home with their own funds.

CBC neglects to point out in their headline that Moe’s claim is disinformation. His threat to remove public health protections is real, however.
That’s why all the American flags, the Confederate flag, Trump flags, etc.

And then, some GoFundMe collateral damage happened. Caryma is a legitimate journalist, and GoFundMe just screwed her out of $7000. They’ll have yet one more thing to answer for to Parliament.

What is it about Conservative MPs and Senators that draws them to rallies with fascist flags being flown? Hmm, if only we could know what they’re thinking.

Plague Convoy Gets Support From Premier and O’Toole

Canada’s capital is occupied by white supremacist, anti-vax protesters who’ve urinated on the National War Memorial, stood on the Unknown Soldier’s tomb, flown Nazi and Confederate flags, and even desecrated a statue of Terry Fox.

Yesterday, the Premier of Saskatchewan released a letter supporting these protesters, and his message went viral on Twitter being ‘liked’ more than 11,000 times by last night.

Dear Premier Moe:
Your letter on January 29th in support of anti-vaccination protesters was a contradiction to your messaging from the past year saying vaccination is our way out of pandemic public health measures.
I have a low opinion of your leadership, but you continually fail to surmount even my low expectations.

You should resign in disgrace, as the organizers of the so-called Freedom convoy included white supremacists, and upon their arrival in Ottawa they attacked front-line workers, defaced monuments to veterans and Canadian heroes, all while protesting the vaccine you once publicly supported.

Sincerely,
John Klein
Regina, SK

No Truth

Manitoba’s new Minister really put his foot in his mouth. The leader of the Official Opposition put him in his place.

Why are Canadian Conservatives like O’Toole and this Manitoban willing to publicly defend the Indian Residential School genocide program?

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: 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: Hockey Canary

The WHL is carrying on in Regina, as the UK variant COVID rages.

Conservatives Reject Reality

Sucks to be a country where the Official Opposition party rejects longstanding science that a grade school kid can understand. For ideological and economic reasons, the Conservative Party of Canada won’t accept that air pollution is bad. They won’t even accept that it’s air pollution, instead, the veg-heads erroneously call excess carbon dioxide from fossil fuel combustion “plant food”. And this is the party that was in charge of Canada between 2006 and 2015. Horrible.

Conservative Party members reject policy to recognize that ‘climate change is real’

On Saturday, Conservative Party delegates voted by a margin of 54% to 46% to reject a policy that would add the statement “climate change is real” to the party’s policy book, and recognize that “Canadian businesses classified as highly polluting need to take more responsibility.” The vote came just hours after Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole told delegates that the party “cannot ignore the reality of climate change.””

With how terrible the Conservatives are, the Liberals’ lacklustre, and even bad, management of the climate crisis has been getting a pass. Should Trudeau’s minority government fall during the pandemic, there’s a chance that the anti-science, racist CPC could come to power again, so I get why partisan Liberals are nervous. It’s not like there’s anything concrete for them to point to 5 years into their mandate to do far more, when their hero bought a pipeline, and has yet to build a solar or other renewable power grid where Canada still pollutes with coal burning. Emissions are up, not down.

And the carbon tax fight the ridiculously Conservative SK Government is leading the charge in, goes to the Supreme Court next week. Will the top court side with the stupid people who don’t care if the world burns?

Plague Update: SK Party’s Predictable Conservative Hypocrisy

One of my least favourite Sask Party cabinet ministers (for him closing STC Bus service) is in hot water after going to California during the pandemic. He’s legally required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Palm Springs.

There are a lot of people this year who’ve been right about very important things, and had too few people listen to them. I know how they feel.

What ended up happening? Long Term Care homes went viral, and killed dozens of people. This was entirely predictable, yet the SK Government didn’t do anything useful to stop it from happening.

Also, billionaires made record gains.

Wall Street minted 56
new billionaires since
the pandemic began
— but many families are left behind.

Australia’s billionaires
became 50% richer
during pandemic.

Pandemic profiteers:
Forbes adds 50 health
care moguls to its list
of global billionaires

And what did I write last night about Conservatives, and the Sask Party, after an Ontario MPP Minister was caught vacationing at St. Barts?

It’s not just SaskParty MLAs behaving horribly though. Republican Rep-elect Luke Letlow passed away recently from an entirely predictable COVID-19 infection, after appearing maskless in public gatherings, and arguing people weren’t working hard enough through the pandemic. Besides the President likely infecting his Secret Service staff, there are other Republicans guilty too of spreading the plague:

And over in BC:

Plague Update: Sociopathy Of Contemporary Conservativism

There are economic solutions to harms caused to livelihoods by pandemic public health responses. Yet Conservatives oppose public health measures with the idea that the economic harms are worse than people dying from a preventable plague.
It is sociopathic.