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Arwen~ When did Canada start the rapid descent? 2015. Who got elected in 2015?
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When Canadians feel that their freedoms are being encroached upon and that our leaders are not hearing their concerns and taking action, the natural thing to do is to organize and advocate for change.
Well over the last few years, our nation has seen a large surge in the formation of groups representing the legitimate concerns of Canadians. Arguably one of the most impactful groups that has emerged is Action4Canada. What started as a mailing list of 500 has grown into hubs literally from sea to sea of moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, and the like.
Through their amazing work, during the pandemic, Action4Canada saved thousands of Canadians their jobs. Their focus is now on what our kids are being taught in school, and what parents who have concerns can do.
Here with us to share about it all is the organizer’s Founder and Executive Director, Tanya Gaw. She joins us today to share some concrete ways that we can get connected and have a real impact, as well as some success stories of concrete change happening in our nation because of people, like you, who cared and got involved.
No one should be surprised by the continued destruction of Canada’s history and the Canadian nation by the Trudeau Liberals.
Having declared in 2015 that Canada was the world’s first post-national state, Justin Trudeau proceeded to dismantle the Canadian energy industry and the Canadian economy in pursuit of a Marxist green globalist agenda.
The Trudeau Liberals then proceeded to destroy Canadian history by declaring Canada to be a genocidal state thereby invalidating all of the historical accomplishments that this great nation has produced.
Add to this the Trudeau Liberals’ contempt for Canadian citizens as demonstrated by their tolerance for foreign meddling in Canada’s internal affairs and their own lack of ethics, and the erosion of Canadians’ faith in the efficacy and empathy of their federal government. I have no doubt that this disgrace of a government would have been turfed by the electorate by now if not for the self-interested selfishness of Jagmeet Singh’s NDP.
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Last week saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claim in a talk at the University of Ottawa that he never “forced” anyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and that everything his government did during the pandemic was merely to “encourage” Canadians to get the shot.
It’s true that Trudeau’s government never used physical force to literally grab Canadians and jab COVID vaccines into their arms. But it was only a year ago that Canada still had one of the world’s strictest regimes of pandemic measures, many of them designed with the explicit goal of coercing holdouts into obtaining a course of COVID vaccines.
Below, a quick review of just how far the Canadian federal government went to punish, sanction and otherwise close off civic life to the unvaccinated.
The 2021 Liberal platform literally promised “mandatory vaccination”
The pledge is still there on the party’s website, in the section entitled “Finishing the Fight Against COVID-19.” The “mandatory vaccination” promise vows that a re-elected Liberal government would pursue every means within its power to make vaccines a requirement. “To finish the fight against COVID-19, protect people at work, ensure businesses can get back up to speed, and, most importantly, make sure our kids can safely return to school, we need to do everything we can to keep public spaces safe,” it says.
A quarter million federal employees were threatened with job loss if they didn’t get the vaccine
This was the big one. Just before dropping the writs for the 2021 federal election, the Trudeau government gave the civil service an ultimatum: Show proof of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, or get fired. This was then used by the Liberals as a major wedge issue during the campaign.
“If anyone doesn’t have a legitimate medical reason for not getting fully vaccinated — or chooses to not get vaccinated — there will be consequences,” Trudeau said at a campaign stop on Aug. 15, 2021.
After the election, the policy was expanded to include everyone working within a federally regulated industry, ranging from rail crews to cashiers at an airport newsstand. By Trudeau’s own admission, exemptions would be “onerous” to obtain. Ultimately, vaccines would end up being mandatory even for employees who had natural immunity from a prior COVID infection, or who worked remotely and never had any direct contact with others.
Military members were forced to get the shot, despite internal evidence that it was unnecessary
The Canadian Armed Forces has always been a bit more cavalier about forcing inoculations on its members, but in the case of the COVID-19 vaccine their top brass was generally of the opinion that a mandate wouldn’t do any good.
More than 90 per cent of the military got vaccinated voluntarily, and Canadian Armed Forces members were disproportionately composed of young, healthy demographics that were at far lower risk for COVID-19 complications. On top of that, some of the military’s own legal advisers weren’t so sure that a vaccine mandate would constitute “a legal order.”
Nevertheless, then defence minister Harjit Sajjan ordered them to impose one anyway. The result was several dozen members being forced out of uniform at precisely the point that the Canadian Armed Forces first started facing one of the most acute recruitment shortages in its history. The mandate ended last October, but the dismissal of service members who defied orders for the shot continues unabated.
The military wouldn’t be the last sector to be hit with a late-stage vaccine mandate despite widespread voluntary uptake and limited evidence it would make any difference from an epidemiological standpoint. All those factors existed in the government’s decision to impose mandates on cross-border truckers in early 2022 – a decision that ultimately sparked the Freedom Convoy anti-mandate protests.
Unvaccinated Canadians were effectively barred from travel
By mid-2021, the unvaccinated had effectively been barred from participating in civil society: No bars, no restaurants, no sporting events, no trips to the cinema, and for a time no access even to big box stores. But all of those restrictions were imposed at the provincial level.
The principle method by which the feds tried to make life difficult for the unvaccinated was to effectively cut off their ability to travel. Unvaccinated Canadians couldn’t so much as walk into a train station or airport, and were barred from boarding cruise ships and other types of marine vessels. Any entry into the country without proof of vaccination, meanwhile, would prompt a two week quarantine order.
“For the vast, vast majority of people, the rules are very simple – to travel, you’ve got to be vaccinated,” Trudeau announced in a speech on Oct. 6, 2021 that trumpeted the fact that Canada’s vaccine mandates were among the “strongest in the world.”
And the federal strictures stayed in place way longer than the provincial ones, remaining long after any extraordinary risk from COVID-19 had passed. While virtually every sub-national Canadian jurisdiction had lifted its COVID mandates by March of 2022 – the feds maintained theirs for another six months.
Provinces were offered generous federal funding to maintain their own vaccine mandates
Speaking of provinces, the Trudeau government did do its best to ensure that provincial governments were also taking a hard line on mandates. During the 2021 campaign, Trudeau pledged $1 billion to help provinces create in-house vaccine passport programs with the goal of streamlining who would be allowed to enter “non-essential” businesses and services. Notably, the announcement was made at a small Syrian bakery where Trudeau’s campaign staff were observed openly violating their own public health measures regarding social distancing.
And the rhetoric …
Amid all of the above measures, Trudeau was particularly stark in his rhetoric against the unvaccinated, a stance that would later prompt open dissent among his own caucus.
When anti-mandate protesters showed up to one of his campaign events in 2021, Trudeau said “𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 people are putting us all at risk.” During that same campaign, he repeatedly accused Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole of disregarding the health of Canadians simply for backing a public sector vaccination policy that would have allowed some bureaucrats to opt for regular testing instead of the shot.
But one of the most notorious was his mid-2021 comments on a Quebec talk show, in which he said the unvaccinated were “misogynists and racists” who were standing in the way of science. “They are a small group that occupy a loud space and a decision needs to be made: do we tolerate these people?” he said.
Arwen~ NEVER, ever, forget how Trudeau demonized people who held differing medical opinions and choices for themselves. He should have been charged for hate speech and inciting hatred against fellow Canadians.
“There will be in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and produce dictatorship without tears so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”
He told the Council that the world is experiencing a “moment of uncertainty like we haven’t seen in our lifetimes,” with authoritarianism on the rise and new threats emerging to weaken democracy. “If we don’t step up, other forces will step in,” he said
Arwen~ Ahem, BillC-11 anyone?
This quote is applicable to Trudeau and every other globalist leader.
“A steady patriot of the world alone, The friend of every country—but his own.” -George Canning
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman in New York at the Global Citizen Now conference on April 27, 2023.
“If one created such an illiberal liberal in a script nobody would believe it, yet here it is writ large in the form of Trudeau. He is truly an exemplar of CS Lewis’ dictum concerning the tyranny of those who do so for one’s own good…”-AP