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Doctors who are accused of spreading “misleading information” could be jailed under new British Columbia law

By Tom Parker | Reclaim The Net | November 29, 2022

During the pandemic, several doctors in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) hit the headlines for opposing Covid measures. State-sanctioned medical authorities responded by warning physicians that if they “put the public at risk with misinformation,” they may face investigations and regulatory action. Now, just 18 months later, these threats from medical authorities have evolved into a sweeping piece of legislation that includes two-year jail sentences for doctors who are deemed to be spreading certain types of “false or misleading information.”

The new legislation, Bill 36 — Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA), was approved by the legislature last Thursday and immediately received Royal Assent. A Cabinet order will determine when it comes into force.

According to the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that defends the freedoms of Canadians, the bill will permit BC’s Health Minister to appoint College Boards who have the power to enforce many of the bill’s provisions. The bill also gives the Health Minister powers to enforce some provisions.

These combined powers can be used to jail, fine, and suspend doctors who are deemed to have spread certain types of “false or misleading information to patients or the public” and force doctors to get vaccinated as a condition of being eligible to practice. These powers are outlined in sections 259, 514, 518, 506, 511, and 200.

You can see the full text of Bill 36 here.

Powers to suspend and impose limits on health practitioners

Section 259 (“Summary protection orders”) states that health practitioners can be suspended or have limits imposed on their practice authority if they provide “false or misleading information to patients or the public” and it’s deemed that “a person who acts on the information is significant risk of harm” or providing the information is deemed to be a “health hazard” under the Public Health Act.

The Public Health Act classifies any activity that “is likely to interfere, with the suppression of infectious agents or hazardous agents” as a health hazard. This definition is broad and could easily be applied to criticism of vaccines, masks, lockdowns, thermal surveillance, lateral flow tests, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, antibody tests, and any other measures that authorities claim are necessary to stop the spread of Covid or another infectious disease.

Bill 36 also doesn’t define “false or misleading information” which raises the possibility that doctors could be suspended for sharing something that challenges the current narrative and later turns out to be true.

During the pandemic, multiple statements that were branded false later turned out to be true, such as those related to vaccines. Initially, high-ranking public health officials praised the purported 90% Covid-19 vaccine efficacy rate and said the vaccine will protect against the delta variant. Big Tech platforms made questioning the effectiveness of the vaccine a bannable offense. Yet this year, high-ranking health officials have reversed their stance and admitted that they “knew” Covid-19 vaccines wouldn’t prevent infection.

Powers to jail and fine health practitioners

Section 514 (“Offences”) and Section 518 (“Penalties”) permit fines of up $200,000 per individual or $500,000 per company and prison terms of up to two years for those that “knowingly” disclose information that contravenes a provision of Bill 36.

This seemingly suggests that someone who “knowingly” violate’s Bill 36’s rules on false or misleading information can be jailed or fined.

Just like the term “false or misleading information,” the term “knowingly” isn’t defined in Bill 36 and there’s no methodology or test in the bill that describes how courts will determine whether someone knowingly violated the rules.

Section 506 (“Search and seizure order”) permits judges to authorize a person to search and seize items from a health practitioners’ premises on the pre-crime-esque premise that the target will “likely contravene” a provision of Bill 36.

And section 511 (“Warrantless search”) allows those petitioning the judge for a search and seizure order to perform warrantless searches if they deem there to be “grounds for a search and seizure order” and “the delay necessary to obtain the order would result in the loss or destruction of evidence.” Those performing warrantless searches are also allowed to prevent the lawful owner of the premises from entering and seize items if they deem there to be “reasonable grounds” for it.

This seemingly means that if a health practitioner is deemed to be “likely” to break the bill’s false or misleading information rules or “likely” to push back against the bill’s mandatory vaccine provisions, even when they haven’t actually done any of these things, they could have their premises searched and items seized without a warrant if the person performing the search decides that there are grounds and that evidence could be destroyed.

Powers to force health practitioners to get vaccinated

Section 200 (“Eligibility to practise”) allows the Health Minister to introduce regulations that make being “vaccinated against specified transmissible illnesses” a condition of eligibility to practice. This means that doctors could be forced to get the Covid vaccine and any other vaccines specified by the Health Minister in order to continue practicing.

“An end run around democratic checks and balances”

Bill 36 has been blasted by legal groups and political parties.

“The legislation represents an end run around democratic checks and balances,” the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms wrote in a statement on Bill 36.

BC lawyer Charlene Le Beau added: “The enactment of Bill 36 would evidence a further erosion of the rights and freedoms our Charter is supposed to protect, particularly individual liberty. As Aristotle posited, ‘The basis of a democratic state is liberty.’”

David Leis, the vice president of engagement and development at the public policy think tank the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, called the bill “a full-frontal assault on the professional integrity and freedom of the health-care professions” and said the bill is “entirely inappropriate.”

November 30, 2022 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance, Science and Pseudo-Science | , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. And with such legislative acts, allegedly intended to combat misinformation, those jerks have guaranteed the legally protected and enforced spreading of misinformation. Now doctors can’t tell you the truth but have to tell you whatever the current narrative demands, formulated by some bureaucrat who has absolutely no knowledge of what is is talking about. So now, the spreading of misinformation is guaranteed and protected. Tell me that insanity is not running rampant and that Satan has not taken open command of humanity.

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    Comment by Peter | November 30, 2022 | Reply

    • I blame Mr Trudeau. That clown is “Fully on Board” with the Covid ‘terrorists’. And apparently, in Canada, the “Hippocratic oath” has been dispensed with.
      Come on Canada, you’re better than this crap…..(Boot Trudeau OUT as soon as possible)

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 30, 2022 | Reply

  2. All these draconian pieces of legislation are based on one thing alone – the existence of the covid-19 ‘virus’. The only way to prevent this increasing totalitarianism is to challenge this basic precept. The government and the medical hierarchy know that it doesn’t exist, but they have to maintain the scam to retain power, ruin the country, and create a nation of slaves. If challenged, they know they have no basis for their actions, and everything they have done will be seen to be illegal. However, it will require an intelligent medical professional with full knowledge of virology to refute their claims, and demand indisputable scientific evidence. It will also require an impartial judge – and they are most likely as rare as chickens’ teeth. So I won’t be holding my breath.

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    Comment by Bill Francis | December 1, 2022 | Reply

  3. Trudeau, Biden, and a whole lot of other persons currently holding office should be impeached immediately and stopped from causing more damage.

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    Comment by p | December 1, 2022 | Reply

    • Regretably, “Kreepy Klaus Schwab” who is based in Switzerland(?) will be out of reach, and where has Bill Gates ‘disappeared’ to? Nobody could shut him up until recently. Ditto Dr Gauci.
      Hunt ’em down, make ’em squeal, like a pig…..

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | December 1, 2022 | Reply

  4. I certainly agree and wish that your statements would come true. Nowhere in scripture or human logic does forgiveness precede true and confessed repentance. This means that they would have to return all their ill gotten spoils, as well, to bring forth fruits (evidence) of such repentance.

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    Comment by Peter | December 1, 2022 | Reply


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