What if your next-door neighbor suddenly went dangerously insane and started holding people hostage in his house? Would you consider that threatening? Would you even notice? These aren’t theoretical questions. Something very much like that just happened in our neighborhood.
Canada — the land mass directly to our north and our single largest trading partner, with whom we share the longest international border in the world — took a dramatic move toward legitimately dangerous authoritarianism. Yes, Canada.
Earlier this year, the country’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, outlined his government’s new corona regulations. Canadians hoping to return to their country must be tested before and after takeoff, he said, adding: “If your test results come back positive, you’ll need to immediately quarantine in designated government facilities. This is not optional.”
“Designated government facilities.” When this happens in other countries, and it does, we call those internment camps. Because this is Canada we’re talking about, a place we assume is passive and polite and Anglo to the point of parody, no one thinks to use that term. In fact, no one seems to think about it at all.
Trudeau’s internment policy has been in been place for months, and as far as we can tell, no major U.S. news network has mentioned it. Neither has our State Department, which ordinarily seems to exist to make unhappy noises about human rights violations around the world. But not a word about Canada. Preconceptions may play a role in this. We assume that interning people is what Russia does. Boring people is what Canada does. But not anymore.
Suddenly, Canada is a flagrant violator of the most basic human rights. Fail a COVID test and they’ll lock you up without trial. Go ahead and try to disobey. According to the Canadian government, anyone who attempts to avoid detention in a government internment facility could face a million-dollar fine and three years in prison.
This is Justin Trudeau’s Canada. It’s funny, Trudeau always seemed like a cheerful idiot, wearing weird costumes and yammering on about diversity. Who knew he was Mussolini? There might be a lesson here for other nations led by shallow, neoliberal empty suits. Underneath all the chirpy identity politics talk, it’s not a joke. It’s interment cells.
In Canada, where everything has a euphemism, those cells are referred to as “approved quarantine hotels.” What are they like? Well, as noted, they’re internment cells. What do you think they’re like? There are shortages of food and water. You could be sexually assaulted. A member of the Canadian Parliament explained what they’re like.
CANADIAN MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT MICHELLE REMPEL: The Liberals instituted a federal hotel quarantine requirement for those entering Canada. We have heard reports that it is taking hours to get through to book these hotels, dietary restrictions are not being met, and food and water are not always readily available. That’s in addition to this program continuing after reports of sexual assault. This is mind-boggling.
Oh, the Liberals did this. It’s not very liberal to intern people, is it?
According to a report in The Post Millennial, doors in many of the internment facilities don’t lock. Detainees have no way to protect themselves while they sleep, hence the sexual assault. They also don’t have access to medical care. In one case, Canadian authorities detained a man with diabetes called Ray Truesdale. What was his crime? Flying from Tennessee to Toronto on a business trip. As he waited in confinement for his coronavirus test results, his jailers forgot to feed him for more than twenty-four hours. Ultimately Truesdale left his cell and went downstairs in search of something to eat.
There, he found others who were being held without food. “They were screaming,” he said. In the end, Canadian authorities informed Truesdale that his coronavirus sample had been damaged, so he had to remain in internment.
According to CTV, Beaulieu was “put in a black van with tinted windows and taken to an undisclosed location.”
“Where am I going?” he asked. “Why am I going there?” The response came back: “We’ll tell you everything when you get there.” He thought it was a prank. He thought it had to be. But it wasn’t.
“I get out there and there was plastic all over, people walking around in … hazmat suits,” he recalled. “It was like jail pretty much.”
Just don’t call it jail. That’s an order, directly from Canadian state media. This past fall, the CBC ran a story with this headline: “PM, health officials warn Canadians against believing COVID-19 ‘internment camps’ disinformation.”
Warn them against believing – sound familiar?
That claim, that conspiracy theory, said CBC, “that the federal government is preparing to forcibly intern Canadians is patently false.” The CBC assured Canadians that the government was preparing “voluntary quarantine sites.” Yes, voluntary in the sense of being mandatory, which is what they are.
By the way, as a matter of science, how does packing people into crowded internment facilities reduce the spread of the coronavirus? Some have asked the Canadian government that very question. But they haven’t explained.
We do know, and this is significant, that Canada has fallen far behind other advanced nations in distributing the vaccine, which is interesting considering the decades of propaganda all of us here have been subject to about the glories of the Canadian healthcare system. According to Andrea Taylor, a researcher at Duke’s Global Health Innovation Center, Canada “had more faith in the global supply chain than other countries.”
Oh, they believed the whole globalism thing worked. That turned out to be a mistake. But rather than admit that globalist stupidity is the problem, Justin Trudeau decided to punish his own citizens. It’s his fault, and the population gets punished. Recognize that impulse? It should, because neoliberalism is always the same, no matter where you find it.
What’s so interesting is that Canada’s new rules apply only to COVID patients. Other transmissible diseases are exempt. People with AIDS aren’t being sent to internment facilities, thank God. No one’s tried that since Fidel Castro in the 1980s. Drug-resistant tuberculosis is fine too. That’s a real problem, but not in Canada. Only COVID, a disease with a 98% survival rate.
Weirdly, and you may recognize this as well, at the same they’ve clamped down on travel by citizens, the Canadian government has announced plans to admit 400,000 new permanent residents from other countries over the next eight months. Sound familiar? And by the way, that number will increase substantially in the next two years. None of these immigrants from the Third World will be forcibly quarantined in Canada. We’re not calling for them to be, but the difference is interesting. They won’t be arrested, in fact, they’ll be rewarded, because they’re not citizens. Only the citizens are punished.
Back in November, Justin Trudeau admitted what’s going on. It’s not about stopping the coronavirus and saving lives. No. This pandemic, he said, is an opportunity to permanently change Western civilization:
TRUDEAU: This pandemic has provided an opportunity for a reset. This is our chance to accelerate our pre-pandemic efforts to reimagine economic systems that actual address global challenges like extreme poverty, inequality, and climate change.
We don’t want to give Justin Trudeau too much credit. He may be sinister, but he’s not smart. He didn’t think that phrase up. He took it from his role models in this country. At a forum hosted by the World Economic Forum in mid-November, John Kerry — our new climate czar — laid it out.
“Yes, it [the Great Reset] will happen,” Kerry said, “and I think it will happen with greater speed and with greater intensity than a lot of people might imagine. In effect, the citizens of the United States have just done a Great Reset. We’ve done a Great Reset. And it was a record level of voting. We’re at the dawn of an extremely exciting time.”
Has it been extremely exciting for you? Has it been extremely exciting for most Americans as the people in charge mismanage this country all the way to the brink? No, it probably hasn’t been. It’s been a sad time for most people.
For power-mad leaders hoping to eliminate centuries of constitutional restraints on their own ambitions, it is indeed an exciting time. Could what’s happening in Canada happen here? That’s the question. You might not think so. We don’t need internment cells. Unlike Canada, we have the vaccine, and we’re distributing it to tens of millions of people. Once you’re vaccinated, you can live your life normally. That’s the whole point of the vaccine. But then you wonder:
If that’s true, why are Joe Biden and Kamala Harris still wearing their obedience masks everywhere they go? They’ve been vaccinated. So has everyone around them. Why the masks? Why the restrictions? What’s going on here? We know for certain it’s not science. According to the CDC, once you’re vaccinated, you don’t need a mask anymore:
CDC DIRECTOR ROCHELLE WALENSKY, MONDAY: We can kind of almost see the end. We`re vaccinating so very fast, our data from the CDC today suggests, you know, that vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don`t get sick, and that it’s not just in the clinical trials but it`s also in real world data.
Well, we hope vaccinated people don’t carry the virus. Otherwise, why are we getting all these vaccines? Turns out the “real-world data” confirms common sense. Once you get the vaccine, you don’t need a mask. That’s a Biden employee. So, why is everyone still wearing them? Why are people with vaccinations walking alone outside with masks on? Why are Joe Biden and Kamala Harris wearing masks?
These are sincere questions. You’d think our media would ask that once in a while, but they’re not. They’re asking very different questions in the other direction. In fact, they’re heckling members of the opposition political party — people who have been vaccinated — and demanding they put their masks back on:Whoops! We couldn’t access this Tweet.
As if we needed to be reminded and we do, because we’ve lost sight of that – that’s what the science says. But it doesn’t matter what the science says. Wear your obedience mask. Immediately. “It would make us feel better.” Which is the passive-aggressive way of saying “do it, or else.”
That interaction makes you wonder how our media would react if Dr. Fauci one day reluctantly concluded that actually, we need “coronavirus internment facilities” in this country. We don’t want to violate anyone’s rights, but we have to have them. How would our media respond?
You realize the person who asked Ted Cruz to wear a mask badly wants him tossed into the back of a black van for coronavirus noncompliance? And not just Ted Cruz, but you, too. In fact, all the disobedient, politically inconvenient people should be held without trial (on public health grounds, of course) until they no longer pose a mortal threat to the rest of us. And by “the rest of us,” of course, we mean the good people, the ones who obey.
Think that couldn’t happen here? Why, because the Constitution prohibits it? Think that couldn’t happen in America? It just happened in Canada.
Back in October, 2020, members of Ontario’s legislature laughed at independent MPP Randy Hillier’s question about the government’s plans for COVID-19 quarantine facilities.
By January, 2021, Rebel News had been tipped off to the existence of one of these sites located in the Toronto area. David Menzies and local activist Chris Sky visited a Radisson Hotel in the area after Sky had helped “break” a pair of individuals out of this so-called COVID jail.
In this clip from that extended video, David discusses what the experience was like with the man, simply known as “DuRae”, during his stay and eventual departure from the hotel.
Rebel News raided by approximately fifty armed police officers
Approximately fifty heavily armed police raided the hotel where Rebel News reporters were staying in Montreal last month. Rebel News reporters Keean Bexte and David Menzies were detained during the altercation.
The Canadian conservative outlet said in a statement that “police have sealed off the AirBnb we were staying in with police tape — they say it’s a ‘crime scene.’”
“Of course it’s not. In fact, when we asked them what the ‘crime’ was, all they could come up with was that our staying in the hotel was an illegal ‘gathering,’ contrary to Quebec’s lockdown laws,” the statement continued. “That’s obviously not true. It is a registered, legal hotel rental on Airbnb. In fact, we had fewer guests than the facility is built for.”
Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant continued on to note that “this is the same Montreal police who have harassed and assaulted our reporters for weeks. This is their revenge. Because we report on their misconduct.” He also said that he was manhandled by the police.
The outlet was in town to cover anti-lockdown protests.
Rules for thee, but not…
The government paints its measures as precautions to limit the “spread” of Covid-19, but when numerous government officials themselves have repeatedly violated the regulations, it is clear that they don’t believe in the need for such rules.
This is not about “public safety,” but is about control of the populace.
Patty Hadju, Canada’s minister of health, is quoted as valiantly saying:
“No one should be travelling right now. Each of us has a part in keeping our communities safe, and that means avoiding non-essential travel, which can put you, your loved ones, and your community at risk.”
However, let’s recall that Hadju three times in April 2020 flew “between Ottawa and her home in Thunder Bay,” at a time when she advocated that “now is not the time for gatherings with family and friends. Connect with others with a phone call or video chat instead.”
And actually, she did more of the same in the following months, amounting to at least 11 flights.
The PM himself violated “the rules” over Easter last year, when he took his family, staff and a motorcade across provincial lines to the summer residence (after telling Canadians to suck it up and stay home).
Time will tell if the PM, health minister, and cohorts in positions of authority also violate these newest measures.
Legal action against Trudeau government
The Government Canada page on the new mandate notes that travellers will need to do the PCR test on arrival to Canada (in addition to having already just done it in order to arrive in Canada in the first place). So, according to this logic (and I use that term lightly), even if one has jumped through the absurd 2020 hoops and adapted to the early 2021 hoops, they’ll still need to do expensive hotel time upon arrival in Canada.
In any case, since the PCR test being pushed by Government Canada has long been shown to be unreliable and generate false positives, it thus becomes quite plausible that Canada’s preference of that test is because it will generate more “cases” and thus rack up fear of the pandemic.
An aside: The $2000+ for the three-night stay at government-approved hotels goes towards, Government Canada says, the test, the stay, and “all associated costs for food, cleaning and security.”
And although stays at hotels near airports are never cheap, in this case the food seems to be bordering on prison fare. A photo of Duesing’s Radisson meal shows a skimpy sandwich in a styrofoam container.
On February 3, the Justice Centre For Constitutional Freedoms published an update that it is “preparing to file legal action imminently,” regarding Government Canada’s mandatory hotel quarantine, noting they had “received hundreds of emails” since Canada announced the new travel measures.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association views these measures as an affront against civilians’ rights:
“The quarantine rules will almost certainly impact those who travel to care for ill relatives or attend funerals, those who travel to receive specialized medical care, and those who have health conditions that will make isolating in a hotel a particularly challenging and potentially dangerous proposition.”
In a follow-up video on February 3, McDonald reflected on the lack of accountability for her son’s detention, with no means to speak to anyone to ask for information or help.
Likewise, McCullough was met with vagueness during his unlawful detention of 11 days.
“When I asked the health nurse who I could call, they just answered, ‘the department of health’ … I had no rights. No one to call, no one was accountable, no option to do anything but go along.”
While Canada’s forced quarantine at travellers’ expense program has been temporarily paused, it is allegedly scheduled to rebegin in the weeks after February 14.
So yes, while these stories of being forcibly locked away with no access to lawyers are happening in hotels and not internment camps, the people being locked up aren’t citizens living under the shining democracy of Trudeau’s fantasy world.
Canadians are right to be worried about what comes next, including potentially outsourcing the 11 federally run (non-hotel) quarantine sites to a “third party service provider.”
As with the government’s other totalitarian Covid-19 policies, Canadians have no say in the matter, as their lives become increasingly controlled, and destroyed, by these policies.
We often think of our neighbors to the north as friendly people with a system of government and values similar to our own.
Well, they are indeed friendly, Canada’s system of government and the principles behind their government aren’t the same as in America. They don’t have an equivalent to the Bill of Rights and they don’t value individual liberty like we do.
They have government-run healthcare and some legislatures moved to ban the use of certain pronouns and other speech they view as offensive.
And now they have internment camps.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the internment camps when he said,” If your test results come back positive, you’ll need to immediately quarantine in designated government facilities. This is not optional.”
To add insult to injury, Canadians who test positive are being forced to pay for their hotel detention centers themselves. The government is making them stay in hotels and not allowing them to leave or order good food, or if they do, many are not being reimbursed.
The Post Millennial reported about one such incident:
“An individual who wishes to remain anonymous contacted the Justice Centre about her stay at a hotel near the Toronto airport. She provided the Justice Centre with photos of her dirty, unsanitary room, including empty alcohol bottles, hair on the toilet seat, hair on the bedspread, and a dirty, uncleaned coffee machine. She was required to pick up food in the lobby; there was no contactless delivery to her room. On two occasions, breakfast consisted of a semi-frozen sandwich that was not edible and no utensils to eat with.”
What happened to the West standing up for and defending freedom? Enlightenment ideals of using reason and logic making the case for human liberty are now dead and leaders who are supposed to defend the rights of the individual are now the very ones suppressing those rights.
If COVID-19 was as deadly as, say, the Black Death or the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Canadian government wouldn’t need to force people into internment rooms to quarantine because Canadians would likely quarantine themselves to keep from dying.
Prime Minister Trudeau is a typical big-government globalist who loves the power he has taken for himself and preys upon the fears of his citizens to obtain more power.
As always, power corrupts absolutely.
And right now, our neighbors to the north are suffering because of that corruption.
Soon, we shall suffer the same fate if we do not act.