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A Canary in a Cole Mine is a warning sign


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From the Frontier Centre for Public Policy

By Leighton Grey 

The Frontier Centre for Public Policy recently held a symposium reviewing and important new book  CANARY in a COVID WORLD: How Propaganda and Censorship Changed our (my) World, edited by C. H. Klotz (Canary House Publishing, 2023).

The COVID pandemic hit North America with disastrous consequences for both the health care systems and the civil liberties of individuals. The book focuses on these issues in the U.S., but there are several chapters written by Canadians showing that the Canadian situation was very similar to that in the U.S.

Canaries were once used in mines to detect the presence of dangerous gases that could escape and kill miners. These birds would sing until carbon monoxide and methane reached lethal levels, falling over dead before the miners were affected. This is a profound metaphor in the broad context of human affairs.

CANARY in a COVID WORLD is one of the most significant books today. Those of us who are still struggling to make sense of our experiences during these past few years are desperately searching for information that is authoritative and trustworthy. This book contains that information.

This newly published anthology of thirty-four essays by courageous critical thinkers, including several Canadians, is readily available. These authors risked their careers and reputations to tell the truth, and their reward was persecution and censorship. In some cases, their licenses to practice medicine were cancelled. In others, they were punished by ostracization. Despite all the hardships, the authors still tried to alert the public to the truth about both the COVID virus and the vaccines.

I had the pleasure of interviewing several of these authors on my GreyMatter podcast, including Professor Bruce Pardy, Dr. Peter McCullough, Dr. Robert Malone, Rodney Palmer, and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, whom I am honoured to call a friend. They are all leaders in their respective fields: novelists, journalists, lawyers, judges, scientists, physicians, scholars, politicians, researchers, and vaccine-injured patients.

Their shared commitment in finding answers to the questions that trouble us about the COVID-19 pandemic has led them to contribute to this book. In doing so, they have soothed our fears and given us hope. They validated the opinions contradicting the mainstream media and government narratives and revealed that those who question the mob are neither ill-informed nor alone. These authors proved that the powerful elites do not own the truth, nor does repeating lies somehow eventually make them true.

The Covid-19 pandemic drew battle lines that persist today, so that even within families, it is risky to raise this subject in polite conversation. Often, people are so entrenched in their beliefs, that no data, facts, or expert opinions can change their minds. Their deeply ingrained views on lockdowns, vaccines, masking, or the way that future pandemics should be managed are almost impossible to change. This compilation offers hope, despite that the opinions were based upon heavily censored information that most legacy media, the current instruments of propaganda, would not touch.

This book includes diverse, thoughtful voices who share the common goal of awakening citizens to the reality of the situation. Today, critics of the handling of the pandemic have too often been silenced and punished. These authors offer their unique perspectives on the truth about the situation. The book is dedicated to the brave souls who defied aggressive propaganda and exposed the truth, informing and warning others about the totalitarian authorities and the ill-advised public health measures that have caused more harm than good. It is also dedicated to those who lost their lives due to COVID-19 and those who were injured and continue to suffer because they were denied the truth about the experimental vaccines.

Dr. Roger Breggin and his wife, Dr. Ginger Breggin, discuss their book, COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We are the Prey, showing for the first time, the master plan that was 10 years in the making by malevolent global predators before the pandemic. To reorganize the world under the guise of public health, billionaires, government agencies, and major pharmaceutical companies collaborated to lay the groundwork for what would become Operation Warp Speed. The Breggins exposed this, naming specific individuals and groups, and documenting their schemes. Many top medical and public health experts regard Breggin’s book as the most comprehensive content about those behind the measures seeking to crush individual freedoms and the economies of Western countries, such as the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Canada.

Another contributor, Dr. Robert Malone, recently published Lies My Government Told Me. When he invented the mRNA vaccine technology as a medical graduate student in the late 1980s, he could not have imagined that he would become a leader in a movement to expose the dangers of the vaccines received by billions of people, often without being informed of the risks.

Because of his opposition to the mainstream narrative, Dr. Malone has been censored by Big Pharma and vilified by the media. Nevertheless, he continues to speak out, alerting the world of the lies that we have been fed. From vaccine safety and effectiveness to early treatments like Ivermectin, lockdowns, and the ineffectiveness of masks, he has been a prominent dissenting voice in the COVID-19 debate. Dr. Malone calls upon us to resist being controlled by corporatist, totalitarian overlords.

Finally, a few paragraphs about another contributor, Dr. Peter McCullough, who has co-authored a recent book, The Courage to Face COVID-19: Preventing Hospitalization and Death while Battling the Bio-Pharmaceutical Complex. Dr. McCullough describes the story of doctors who developed safe and effective treatments for COVID-19, and their battle with pharmaceutical companies, who began searching for a cure when the pandemic hit in March of 2020. Dr. McCullough and his colleagues developed effective treatments using generic, repurposed drugs and supplements, saving millions of COVID-19 patients from hospitalization and death, and they did this by following the time-honoured principle that it is best to tackle an illness early before it becomes life-threatening. Despite this success, their efforts were unwelcomed and even rejected by public health officials and the media. Worse, the news of their promising results was dismissed as misinformation. Dr. McCullough and his colleagues soon found themselves censored and attacked in the media. Some were fired from their jobs.

The most salient victims of the smear campaign were the COVID-19 patients who were deprived of effective treatments. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people died needlessly of the disease. During the same time, governments and mainstream media claimed that the only cure for COVID-19 lay in the new mRNA vaccines developed during Operation Warp Speed. These vaccines, unfortunately, were heralded as a cure-all that would save humanity, but as Dr. McCullough shows, the vaccines were neither safe nor effective, and their administration to an unsuspecting populace caused seriously misguided policies and disastrous outcomes.

Once we see the power of censorship and propaganda directed at hiding the truth, we awaken to a new understanding. Only then will we begin to realize the depth of the corruption in our societal institutions: public health, politics, government, science, law, the media, and, of course, Big Pharma.

May we all heed the warning call of the CANARY in a COVID WORLD before it is too late.

Leighton Grey is a Senior Fellow with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. He is also Creator & Host of The GreyMatter Podcast

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Red Deer Doctor critical of Alberta’s COVID response to submit report to Danielle Smith this May

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By Anthony Murdoch

Leading the task force is Dr. Gary Davidson, who was skeptical of mandates at the time.

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith will soon be receiving a little-known report she commissioned which tasked an Alberta doctor who was critical of the previous administration’s handling of COVID to look into how accurate the province’s COVID data collection was, as well as the previous administration’s decision-making process and effectiveness. 

As noted in a recent Globe and Mail report, records it obtained show that just less than one month after becoming Premier of Alberta in November of 2022, Smith tasked then-health minister Jason Copping to create the COVID data task force. 

Documents show that the Alberta government under Smith gave the new task force, led by Dr. Gary Davidson – who used to work as an emergency doctor in Red Deer, Alberta – a sweeping mandate to look at whether the “right data” was obtained during COVID as well as to assess the “integrity, validity, reliability and quality of the data/information used to inform pandemic decisions” by members of Alberta Health Services (AHS).  

As reported by LifeSiteNews in 2021, Davidson said during the height of COVID that the hospital capacity crisis in his province was “created,” was not a new phenomenon, and had nothing to do with COVID.

“We have a crisis, and we have a crisis because we have no staff, because our staff quit, because they’re burned out, they’re not burnt out from COVID,” Davidson said at the time. 

Davidson also claimed that the previous United Conservative Party government under former Premier Jason Kenney had been manipulating COVID statistics.  

In comments sent to the media, Smith said that in her view it was a good idea to have a “contrarian perspective” with Davidson looking at “everything that happened with some fresh eyes.” 

“I needed somebody who was going to look at everything that happened with some fresh eyes and maybe with a little bit of a contrarian perspective because we’ve only ever been given one perspective,” she told reporters Tuesday. 

“I left it to [Davidson] to assemble the panel with the guidance that I would like to have a broad range of perspectives.” 

After assuming her role as premier, Smith promptly fired the province’s top doctor, Deena Hinshaw, and the entire AHS board of directors, all of whom oversaw the implementation of COVID mandates. 

Under Kenney, thousands of nurses, doctors, and other healthcare and government workers lost their jobs for choosing to not get the jabs, leading Smith to say – only minutes after being sworn in – that over the past year the “unvaccinated” were the “most discriminated against” group of people in her lifetime. 

As for AHS, it still is promoting the COVID shots, for babies as young as six months old, as recently reported by LifeSiteNews.  

Task force made up of doctors both for and against COVID mandates  

In addition to COVID skeptic Dr. Gary Davidson, the rather secretive COVID task force includes other health professionals who were critical of COVID mandates and health restrictions, including vaccine mandates.  

The task force was given about $2 million to conduct its review, according to The Globe and Mail, and is completely separate from another task force headed by former Canadian MP Preston Manning, who led the Reform Party for years before it merged with another party to form the modern-day Conservative Party of Canada. 

Manning’s task force, known as the Public Health Emergencies Governance Review Panel (PHEGRP), released its findings last year. It recommend that many pro-freedom policies be implemented, such as strengthening personal medical freedoms via legislation so that one does not lose their job for refusing a vaccine, as well as concluding that Albertans’ rights were indeed infringed upon. 

The Smith government task force is run through the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) which is a provincial agency involved in healthcare research.  

Last March, Davidson was given a project description and terms of reference and was told to have a final report delivered to Alberta’s Health Minister by December of 2023. 

As of now, the task force’s final report won’t be available until May, as per Andrea Smith, press secretary to Health Minister Adriana LaGrange, who noted that the goal of the task force is to look at Alberta’s COVID response compared to other provinces.  

According to the Globe and Mail report, another person working on the task force is anesthetist Blaine Achen, who was part of a group of doctors that legally challenged AHS’s now-rescinded mandatory COVID jab policy for workers. 

Some doctors on the task force, whom the Globe and Mail noted held “more conventional views regarding the pandemic,” left it only after a few meetings. 

In a seeming attempt to prevent another draconian crackdown on civil liberties, the UCP government under Smith has already taken concrete action.

The Smith government late last year passed a new law, Bill 6, or the Public Health Amendment Act, that holds politicians accountable in times of a health crisis by putting sole decision-making on them for health matters instead of unelected medical officers. 

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Inquiry shows Canadian gov’t agencies have spent $10 million on social media ads for COVID jabs

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From LifeSiteNews

By Anthony Murdoch

One campaign cost $1.5 million alone to encourage children to receive the COVID-19 shots.

A recent Inquiry of Ministry request revealed that Canada’s Public Health Agency (PHAC) along with Health Canada have combined to spend approximately $9.9 million on social media advertising to promote the experimental COVID injections since 2020.

The Inquiry of Ministry information showing the large advertising spending on the COVID shots became known as the result of a request from Conservative Party of Canada MP Ted Falk, who demanded answers about what was being spent by officials to promote the shots.

The information published on April 8 shows that PHAC and Health Canada spent approximately $4.6 million on production costs of ads, with $5.3 million on actual advertising of the COVID shots on social media platforms Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and Pinterest from 2020 to 2024.

One mass COVID vaccination advertising campaign titled the “Ripple Effect” cost about $1.8 million alone. PHAC claimed the campaign served to “remind Canadians about the collective vaccination effort required to see a reduction in restrictions and public health measures.”

Other campaigns ranged in spending from $75,000 to $564,000 to promote the shots to young adults.

PHAC also spent $1.5 million on a campaign to promote the COVID shots to parents with kids to try and encourage them to get their kids injected.

It should be noted that PHAC, as per a 2021-22 Departmental Results Report, had tried “diligently to counter false statements and misinformation” to prop up the COVID shots. In 2023, PHAC was looking to hire social media influencers to promote the jab to Canadians who were opposed to taking the shots.

Health Canada previously was found to have spent some $132,000 on social media influencers to promote the COVID shots.

As reported by LifeSiteNews recently, the Trudeau government is still under contract to purchase multiple shipments of COVID shots while at the same time throwing away $1.5 billion worth of expired shots.

Canadians’ decision to refuse the shots also comes as a Statistic Canada report revealed that deaths from COVID-19 and “unspecified causes” rose after the release of the so-called “safe and effective” jabs.

LifeSiteNews has published an extensive amount of research on the dangers of receiving the experimental COVID mRNA jabs, which include heart damage and blood clots.

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