Does Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms no longer apply?
Normally I wouldn’t even consider such a question, but we are not living in anything remotely resembling normal times.
Over the past many weeks I’ve seen a number of people and organizations (GameOnCanada.org, Action4Canada.org, CelebrateRights.net) claiming various government edicts are a violation of our Charter rights. They go so far as to share documents to place employers on notice that they’re liable for any damages resulting from their “No Vaccination – No Job” policies.
While I believe these individuals and groups are correct, I also know being correct means nothing unless a judge in a court of law says you are correct.
Only then is there a glimmer of hope to force the government to back down.
And that’s the problem all of these groups and the lawsuits they’ve filed now face: finding a judge who will uphold the Charter.
So far, the only judge I’ve seen claim COVID does not usurp every other law of the land is BC Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey B. Gomery, who informed over-zealous Crown Prosecutors that whether a juror was vaccinated or not was none of their business.
Justice Gomery ruled an individual’s right to privacy was more important than the Crown Prosecutor’s desire to learn whether potential jurors took the COVID vaccine.
“The proposed question as to vaccination status trenches on a private and personal sphere. Panellists might well have reasons to wish not to discuss their vaccination status in public in the intimidating environment of a courtroom. Some might be intimidated by the question itself. Offering an assurance that they need not reply would mitigate, but not eliminate, the pressure.”
In every other case I’m aware of, where an individual or group has challenged COVID restrictions, the judge has ruled COVID and the restrictions government imposes on us in their quest to “end the pandemic” outranks every single one of our Charter Rights.
As you may imagine, I take great issue with this position for a variety of reasons.
The Charter is supposedly the highest law of the land, yet I cannot find a single judge anywhere in Canada that upholds our Charter rights against COVID and fear of it.
Is COVID real?
Of course it is. Only a complete fool or a person wilfully blind to the facts would say otherwise. But like every other flu, it primarily kills the elderly (with serious pre-existing health conditions) and other people who are already in ill health.
Here in British Columbia, the median age of those who died from COVID is 84 (see table on page 9) which, ironically, is two years higher than the median age of life expectancy – 82.1.
With rare exceptions, COVID does not kill young people or anyone without already serious medical issues.
COVID is, despite the 24x7x365 fear propaganda to promote its deadliness, remains about as dangerous as any other seasonal flu. Statistics Canada mortality rates make that fact abundantly clear. For the past 5 years, the annual mortality rate is almost unchanged – meaning COVID is not the deadly mass killer our governments insist it must be.
But the non-stop campaign of fear led by both government and mainstream media outlets since early 2020 means most Canadians have simply given up. They’ve been beaten down. When every single newscast leads off with COVID case numbers (despite being all but meaningless because of PCR test cycle rates) it’s hard to maintain a strong sense of self and a strong sense of right and wrong.
Governments always seek more control over individual lives.
This is why every other treatment option (and there are many) and simple ways we can take better care of ourselves (eat right, exercise, Vitamin D for those who are deficient — and everyone above the 49th parallel is Vitamin D deficient for at least 6 months of the year) are verboten.
It’s not about our health.
It’s about control. Control over our lives, where we shop, where we eat and who we associate with.
It’s always been about control – with the possible exceptions of that first “2 weeks to flatten the curve” – but I’m convinced this too was about control. How far can governments go before mere citizens push back.
I think every government in the world was stunned to see just how far they could push us before even a tiny percentage would push back.
Fear is a powerful motivator… arguably the most powerful motivator for every human being. And if you find yourself becoming angry with what I’ve said here today, I encourage you to ask yourself if fear is at the root of that anger. Why? Because it probably is.
The data I quote is from the Government of British Columbia website, so when I say the median age of a person dying from COVID in this province is higher than the media life expectancy, I’m not making it up. It is a fact.
If you are upset at my statement that treatment options other than the vaccine that is touted as the only solution – I encourage you to ask yourself why every level of government and every major social media platform is determined to stifle ANY and ALL discussions from such slackards and non-conformists as licensed doctors and nurses.
Why are they being silenced? Is it because they have nothing useful to offer? Or is it because what they say would shine a light on the deception and treachery our government placed us under almost two years ago and adamantly refuses to let go of?
Every COVID death is tragic – just as every death from the seasonal flu is tragic – just as every death from any virus or disease is tragic.
But we don’t destroy our society over the seasonal flu or cancer, so why are we allowing our government to destroy our society over COVID and segregate us based on whether or not we’ve received an experimental vaccine?
If COVID were as deadly as the government and the media keep insisting it is, why do they run the PCR test at a cycle rate so high it practically guarantees a positive result?
If COVID were truly as deadly as the government and media keep insisting it is, why is our national death rate almost identical for the past five years – and not double or triple that rate?
These are simple questions to answer – but only if you can set aside the government-induced fear and take a look at the data with an open mind.
And that – an open and critical mind – is precisely what is lacking from every judge at every level of the judiciary so far. The fear of COVID is the disease running rampant in our society, and it will stop eventually. It must stop, because we literally cannot survive as a species if it doesn’t.
I won’t lie. There are points over the past two years where fear ruled me too. But I’m thankful those times were few and far between, and I remain willing to examine the facts, the evidence, and the experience of those doctors and nurses who specialize in treating these types of viruses while asking myself one simple question:
Why are governments and media outlets so determined to silence them?
It’s a question I hope you ask yourself too.