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Canadian Coronavirus 2


                       


82% of Canada’s COVID-19 deaths have been in long-term care, new data reveals


The Star

Tonda MacCharles

May 7, 2020


The National Institute on Aging says that as of May 6, 3,436 residents and six staff members of long term care settings had died of COVID-19, representing 82 per cent of the 4,167 deaths reported as of Wednesday.

In Canada, provinces are responsible for health and long term care services. Long-term care is not covered by the Canada Health Act, so there are no federal or national standards or guidelines.





The number of deaths in Canada from COVID-19 now exceeds the number for China.

Whom do we thank in China?











                         



Bring back the House: We need the return of Parliament now more than ever

John Ibbitson

Published April 17, 2020


Second, Canada needs to reconsider its relations with China. There is growing evidence the government in Beijing suppressed information on the virulence of the coronavirus. If so, all of us have paid the price, some with their lives.

Political leaders in Washington, London and Paris have openly criticized China’s secrecy. But on Friday, Mr. Trudeau dodged repeated questions from reporters on China, as he has in the past. The national parties must debate how Canada will deal with China going forward.


https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-bring-back-the-house-we-need-the-return-of-parliament-now-more-than/





                                            



Terry Glavin

@TerryGlavin

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I realize it won't be Justin Trudeau, but I do wonder if there is anyone at all in his government who might have the courage and the decency to be honest with the people of Canada for once about the squalor and the cowardice of the tyranny in Beijing. I really wonder sometimes.






 
                        
 


Coronavirus outbreak: Freeland grilled on ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence regarding early COVID-19 warnings

April 11 2020

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre grilled Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland on Saturday during a special sitting of the House of Commons on when the Prime Minister and members of cabinet had seen, and who among them had seen, “Five Eyes” intelligence allegedly indicating the true extent of the dangers posed to Canada and the world by the COVID-19 virus.

Video: 3 minutes


https://globalnews.ca/video/6808266/coronavirus-outbreak-freeland-grilled-on-five-eyes-intelligence-regarding-early-covid-19-warnings/



Coronavirus outbreak: Freeland says she’s not at liberty to discuss details of Canada’s intelligence on COVID-19


Global News

April 16, 2020

Speaking to a reporter in Ottawa on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland said she was not at liberty to discuss details of when Canada’s intelligence community first became aware of the risk posed by the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China.



https://globalnews.ca/video/6828175/coronavirus-outbreak-freeland-says-shes-not-at-liberty-to-discuss-details-of-canadas-intelligence-on-covid-19/


If you are not at liberty to speak then Canadians are not at liberty to listen. You cannot speak and Canadians cannot listen. Do you turf out the truth? It's now a matter of life and death--not politics.









                       



Ottawa funds COVID-19 research project that is collaborating with Wuhan virus lab


The Globe and Mail

Steven Chase and Robert Fife

April 16, 2020


Asked to explain why Wuhan is part of this, university spokeswoman Hallie Brodie said the project began in February, when the majority of global cases were diagnosed in Wuhan. She said the research collaborators in Wuhan have extensive first-hand experience in performing the COVID-19 tests currently used to identify infected individuals.

1. What possible benefit was this mini PET project for Canadian taxpayers or for the health of Canadians? Is the Ministry of Health aware in today's news that test kits manufactured in China on behalf of a US company are being held up for delivery by China's bureaucracy!

2. Of course, it is an obvious fact that the majority of cases were diagnosed in February. What is not so obvious to the Canadian Ministry of Health is that the virus may have started at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. While this particular project did not involve the exchange of vials which was quickly asserted to deflect possible criticism it was reported that in March 2019 there were vials sent to the WIV by the National Microbiology Institute in Winnipeg.

3. It is said that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was short of technicians during an inspection in 2018? Is that because Chinese technicians are abroad seeking Federal funds?

4. One feels rather numb from the dumb, continuous bombardment of pro CPC announcements and news from the Trudeau minority government. How does it serve the interests of the majority of Canadians who are ham-strung by pork barreling on behalf of Chinese interests and security? My guess is that disclosure of this co-operative project at this time was to diffuse the impact of a forthcoming leak.

5. How many other projects went to China, Chinese in Canada or Chinese abroad? Benefit of a doubt is no longer given by Canadians with regard to China, but rather there is doubt of a benefit to Canadians with respect to any involvement with China. Decoupling and disengagement is imperative!



https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ottawa-funds-covid-19-research-project-that-is-collaborating-with/







                      



Former Liberal justice minister urges sanctions against Chinese officials who covered up early COVID-19 outbreak


The Globe and Mail

Stephen Chase, Robert Fife


April 15, 2020 Former Liberal justice minister Irwin Cotler, a leading international champion of human rights, is blaming the Chinese government for the scale and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying he believes transmission of the novel coronavirus could have been dramatically reduced if China had acted earlier.

“For 40 days, President Xi Jinping’s Communist Party of China concealed, destroyed, falsified and fabricated information about the rampant spread of COVID-19 through its state-sanctioned massive surveillance and suppression of data; its misrepresentation of information; its silencing and criminalizing of its dissent; and its disappearance of its whistleblowers,”



https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-former-liberal-justice-minister-urges-sanctions-against-chinese/








                        



Federal health committee again calls on WHO advisor to testify amid concerns over false Chinese data


Canadian opposition members have raised concerns that the WHO’s reluctance to appear critical of China has in turn put Canadians' health at risk

Jesse Snyder

April 15, 2020


OTTAWA — A Parliamentary health committee on Wednesday repeated calls for the World Health Organization to explain its handling of the pandemic, amid mounting criticism that the United Nations’ agency relayed faulty Chinese data about the coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease.

The federal Standing Committee on Health passed a motion, put forward by Conservative MP Matt Jeneroux, that invites senior WHO official Bruce Aylward to appear before the committee by the end of month. Aylward “abruptly” cancelled earlier plans to appear before the committee on Tuesday, according to the motion.

https://www.nugget.ca/news/federal-health-committee-again-calls-on-who-advisor-to-testify-amid-concerns-over-false-chinese-data/wcm/3148bdde-bb75-4246-858b-3062690f4788




Trudeau says he doesn't want to be drawn into the WHO row. He is already in it up to his neck. WHO is JUSTIN TRUDEAU? He's certainly not C****a's. He's C***a's.

Of course, it's all about a temporary UN Security Seat. China wants another seat to match its permanent seat. Trudeau sacrifices Canada's health security during the COVID-19 crisis for China's National Security. The "Don't ask don't tell" policy of Trudeau regarding WHO's conduct during the crisis and China's faulty data and delays is designed to get China's support of its African bloc in the UN for the Security Council seat. Trudeau's behaviour is Machiavellian. While his father was accused of clever Machiavellian--dumb Machiavellian is quite another thing. The Opposition if not Canadians will see through his double duplicity.

It didn't matter what Trudeau said or didn't say to African despots. It didn't matter what Trudeau did or didn't do for African autocracies. It also didn't matter whether Trudeau smiled or shook hands in photo ops. The fix is in with China's support of Trudeau at the UN.

A united opposition can stop the perversion of Canada's traditional, peacekeeping role at the UN. It can do so not by withdrawing funds from the WHO, but rather by forcing Trudeau to withdraw from the UNSC seat competition. Obviously, Canada cannot be an impartial arbitrator at the Security Council in negotiations resolving protracted conflicts with its hidden, China agenda under Trudeau who has given no justified reason for Canada's participation other than that, he, Justin, wants it.

And now Bruce Aylward (Canada's WHO representive) refuses to participate in a Federal Health standing committe regarding the WHO's acceptance of China's dubious health data and the WHO's delay in declaring a global pandemic. It reminds one of how the Liberal government did not want to hear from the Ethics Commissioner at a Parliamentary Committee concerning Trudeau's handling of the SNC-Lavalin Affair. In both cases, it all boils down to ethics or rather lack thereof.

State-run outlets such as Xinhua News Agency, China Global Television Network, and China Daily showed clips of Aylward at a Feb. 27 press conference in which he said: “If I had COVID-19, I’d want to be treated in China.” Who can seriously believe the WHO representative? Surely he was aware of the abysmal conditions in Wuhan's hospitals. His hypothetical is hypocritical.

In a similar vein, Aylward refused to answer questions of a reporter from the public broadcaster RTHK. The questions involved Taiwan's membership status in the WHO. At the beginning of the year, Taiwan had warned the WHO of the outbreak of a SARS like virus. It has also handled the novel coronavirus crisis much better than China.








                        


You don’t stop a virus by bleeding democracy


The Globe and Mail

Editorial


April 14, 2020


Along with tens of billions of dollars in aid for Canadians in need, the bailout legislation also included clauses that would have given the government the power to raise or lower taxes, and to spend money, without going through Parliament. These extraordinary powers were to last until Dec. 31, 2021.

The opposition, along with many in the media, this page included, were having none of it. By the end of the day on March 23, the government relented. It removed the offending clauses, the opposition offered its backing and, the next day, the bill became law. n Alberta, the United Conservative Party of Premier Jason Kenney used its overwhelming majority to push through a bill on April 2 that gives cabinet ministers unilateral power to write and enact new laws in public health emergencies, with zero oversight by the provincial legislature.

Under Bill 10, the only requirement for enacting a new law is that the relevant minister “is satisfied that doing so is in the public interest.” The only limit on that power is that a new offence cannot be applied retroactively.


https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-you-dont-stop-a-virus-by-bleeding-democracy/


The chaos caused by COVID-19 shines a light on hidden realities and intensifies trends.





He Could Have Seen What Was Coming: Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus


By Eric Lipton, David E. Sanger, Maggie Haberman, Michael D. Shear, Mark Mazzetti and Julian E. Barnes


April 11, 2020



The president, though, was slow to absorb the scale of the risk and to act accordingly, focusing instead on controlling the message, protecting gains in the economy and batting away warnings from senior officials. It was a problem, he said, that had come out of nowhere and could not have been foreseen.

Unfolding as it did in the wake of his impeachment by the House and in the midst of his Senate trial, Mr. Trump’s response was colored by his suspicion of and disdain for what he viewed as the “Deep State” — the very people in his government whose expertise and long experience might have guided him more quickly toward steps that would slow the virus, and likely save lives.

Decision-making was also complicated by a long-running dispute inside the administration over how to deal with China. The virus at first took a back seat to a desire not to upset Beijing during trade talks, but later the impulse to score points against Beijing left the world’s two leading powers further divided as they confronted one of the first truly global threats of the 21st century.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/politics/coronavirus-trump-response.html






The Gathering Storm of Canada's COVID-19 Crisis


One can say that Trudeau did not understand the "scale of risk and act accordingly" with regard to the novel coronavirus crisis. It's all about image and brand for Trudeau. He had been criticized about several black-face incidents in his early years and his predilection to wear costumes--especially on official foreign visits. He would not make those mistakes again; so, instead, he wears business suits, colors his hair brown, grows a distinguished looking beard and appears statesman-like rather than just as a politician. Therefore, in this guise or should one say disguise he would pursue his liberal, global agenda for a Canadian seat on the Security Council of the UN by trying to appease African despots. Of course, Canada would not actually sit on the seat. Who would it be, but his life-long friend and advisor Gerald Butts or Katie Telford who is a master political strategist and replacement for Butts as Chief of Staff for the Prime Minister and regarded as the most influential woman in Canada?


               

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a joint press conference with President of Senegal Macky Sall at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal.


In his mission to secure a seat for unfathomable reasons, he was in Senegal. He says that the Security Council deals with the most pressing issues, but it seems that authoritarian China whom he has had unbounded admiration for did not regard a health issue as sufficient reason to convene the Council. It might be safely said that COVID-19 did not surface as an issue in Senegal; although, Trudeau did make some PET points to promote his soft political agenda for his base of minorities back home.


               


Justin Trudeau and Harjit Sajjan were confirmed participants at the Munich Security Conference which followed handshakes with African despots. If they had heard H.E. Wang Yi's speech then they surely would have been aware of China's "war without smoke" against the novel coronavirus. What the Canadian delegation wouldn't have asked themselves though was about the smoke from the crematoria working 24/7 indicating the death toll is much higher and the number of cases for China is underestimated with the flight of 5 million Wuhanese from the city before the quarantine took place. Canadian delegates would also be aware of the emptiness of Pompeo's words on February 15 that "The West is winning" which was repeated several times to a silent audience.

One month later, with coronavirus deaths in Spain, Italy and the United States exceeding China's "official" numbers and their economies collapsing along with Canada's, it is eminently evident that the West is not winning with politicians spouting empty platitudes while a pandemic is raging and ravaging. It is also not winning by lavish, ill-planned spending through unlimited quantitative easing which will only guarantee hyperinflation and stagflation to fend off a deflationary depression. Do not be misled. Inflation is an indirect form of taxation.

Notice how the word "security" has already come up two times in the term "Security Council" and "Munich Security Conference". It would come up a third time as it was expected that Trudeau would make a decision on the Huawei 5G network while Parliament was in recess. Critics were warning of possible "security risks" in Huawei's network as well as its cozy relationship with the CPC. However, Trudeau did not frequently if ever use the terms "national security" or "economic security" as it applied to COVID-19. The term "economic security" was used by Trudeau in his talks with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on February 8, but not with respect to COVID-19.

Canada's three major airports were wide-open to Chinese nationals during the novel coronavirus epidemic in Wuhan--one of the main transportation centers of China. Flights were open from China to Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Flights were not limited by the government, but restrictions were only put in place by the airlines with respect to cancellation of flights. One can opine that Trudeau did not fully understand the health implications of a fast, vast spread of coronavirus nor its effects on the economy.


                


Sophie Grégoire Trudeau had travelled to London about March 4 to give a speech. She also attended the Wembley Arena We Day. Sounds important. No more important though than the International Women's Day Conference in the afternoon. She went to the event with her daughter and mother-in-law Margaret Trudeau. Hugs and kisses all around. No talk of coronavirus. No worry about coronavirus. That is, no talk or worry until she arrived home with coronavirus.

It was at this point that Justin Trudeau realized that he and Canada had a problem. Yet, it is clear that he did not realize the full nature of the virus. He said he didn't have to be tested because he had no symptoms. Yet, it was well known that many had been infected in China without showing symptoms--they were asymptomatic. Some of those asymptomatic carriers were headed from China to Canada--or for that matter, symptomatic carriers were headed from London to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.


                


Prime Minister returns to Canada to address issues of land rights, rail blockades and the economy as House of Commons reconvenes on February 18, 2020 to close again on March 11, 2020 because of novel coronavirus.

Finally, let's not forget that Trudeau's quest for the Holy Grail of a seat on the UNSC was to be expanded to the Caribbean with his trip to Barbados. This trip was to allow the PM to talk at the CARICOM conference on February 17-18 about everything except the spread of novel coronavirus. For example, he would have talked about climate change. Did he cancel his whirl-wind vote-seeking campaign visit to Barbados because of novel coronavirus? No. He hastily returned to Canada to talk about the indigenous blockade of railways. The blockades were not only affecting oil shipments but also commuter, rail traffic both in and out of Toronto and Montreal.

However, the flights from China to Canada as well as from other countries such as Italy, Spain and Iran continued as symptomatic and asymptomatic coronavirus passengers arrived at Canadian airports. The decision to close borders to most non-citizens and stop ill travellers from boarding inbound flights was belatedly made on March 16. Trudeau encouraged Canadians and permanent residents to return to Canada--potentially bringing with them COVID-19. During the period from March 16 to 20, more than 1 million Canadians and foreign residents returned by air, land and sea. Yet, mandatory self-isolation for international travellers entering Canada took place on March 25. To use an old fashioned idiom "a miss is as good as a mile". From March 16 to March 25 Canadian and permanent residents entering Canada were potentially roaming around From Sea to Sea.

D. Carlton Rossi
D.卡尔顿 罗西