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OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) – The Canadian federal government’s much-maligned ArriveCAN app is being investigated by a federal privacy commissioner due to a protest.
According to an email from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the office has “received and is currently investigating a complaint that raises concerns with respect to the collection of personal information through ArriveCAN and subsequent use of that information.”
The Commissioner’s Office at this time will not say where the complaint originated from.
The investigation into the travel app, which one MP recently dubbed as nothing more than a “worthless” tool to “track” Canadians, is still “ongoing,” the Commissioner’s Office said
ArriveCAN was launched in April 2020 by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and made mandatory in November 2020.
“If you don’t submit your travel information and proof of vaccination using ArriveCAN, you could be fined $5,000,” the government says.
Critics of ArriveCAN for some time have sounded the alarm over privacy concerns.
Conservative Party leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis called for it to be scrapped. Interim CPC leader Candice Bergen recently called for it to be removed.
Despite ending ArriveCAN, the government has doubled down on the app, and recently announced changes to ArriveCAN in what it claims is a bid to help travelers save time. The new changes expand the apps use beyond its original intent.
According to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), travelers now have the option to submit their immigration along with customs declaration up to 72 hours in advance before entering Canada. This feature will only be available at Toronto Pearson, Montreal-Trudeau, and Vancouver International Airports.
A recent LifeSiteNews report highlights how ArriveCAN has caused much major controversy in recent weeks, notably after Canadian Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said the app’s functions would be expanded beyond COVID.
Last month, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) warned that the Trudeau government’s plan to use ArriveCAN beyond what its original intention was “erodes” individual privacy and “infringes” on each Canadians’ “mobility” rights.
A top constitutional law group told LifeSiteNews that the Trudeau government’s plan to use the ArriveCAN app “beyond” the scope of COVID poses a “serious” threat to “privacy.
According to tech analyst Bianca Wylie, as reported in Global News, the idea that “public health rationale was used in a time of fear and crisis to push this forward,” you “can’t just coast off of that and then switch the purpose of the app.”
Indeed, even the Tourism Industry Association of Canada has called for an end to the app.
The WHO Pandemic Treaty looks set to be one of the biggest power-grabs in living memory, with unelected globalists seeking the power to declare pandemics, and then control your country's response.
But it's not too late to do something about it.
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The past two years have been rife with infringements on personal liberties and civil rights by national governments, but now the World Health Organization is seeking to appropriate those same abusive powers to itself at a global level.
194 member states representing 99% of the world's population are expected to sign pandemic treaties with the WHO that would allow Tedros, or any future Director General, to dictate exactly how your nation would respond to a new disease outbreak which they consider a pandemic.
This attack on national sovereignty will come as no surprise to those who for years have listened to elites like Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates discussing their vision for the centralization of power into globalist organizations like the World Economic Forum (WEF), the WHO and the rest of the United Nations.
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Ludicrously, 20 world leaders calling for the treaty, including Tedros, Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron, compared the post-Covid world to the post-WWII period, saying similar co-operation is now needed to "dispel the temptations of isolationism and nationalism, and to address the challenges that could only be achieved together in the spirit of solidarity and co-operation - namely peace, prosperity, health and security."
Australian PM Scott Morrison is the latest leader to express support for a “pandemic treaty”.
The stated intention of the WHO is to “kickstart a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument under the Constitution of the World Health Organization to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.”
The wheels are already in motion, with the Biden administration officially proposing the initial steps towards handing global pandemic control to the WHO.
Biden's representatives have submitted amendments to the WHO's International Health Regulations (IHR), which would give the Director General the right to declare health emergencies in any nation, even when disputed by the country in question.
These amendments, which would be legally binding under international law, will be voted on by the World Health Assembly (the governing body of the WHO) at a special convention running from May 22-28 and set the stage for a fully-fledged pandemic treaty to be passed.
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The ball has been rolling since the last World Health Assembly meeting in December, where the United States launched negotiations "on a new international health instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response," a U.S. statement read.
"This momentous step represents our collective responsibility to work together to advance health security and to make the global health system stronger and more responsive.
"We look forward to broad and deep negotiations using a whole-of-society and whole-of-government approach that will strengthen the international legal framework for public health/pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response and enable us to address issues of equity, accountability, and multisectoral collaboration evident in the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We know it will take all of us working together across governments, private sector, philanthropy, academia, and civil society to make rapid progress towards a long-term solution for these complex problems," the U.S. statement added.
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For More Information:
Pandemic Treaty is a backdoor to global governance - LifeSiteNews
Dr. Robert Malone on the WHO's power-grab - LifeSiteNews
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As the app has been riddled with much problems, the Canadian federal government admitted ArriveCAN has indeed wrongly placed fully jabbed people into quarantine.
Recently, news broke that David Crouch, who despite having four COVID shots, was told by the ArriveCAN app that he had to quarantine for 14 days when he got home.
In an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews, Ontario Dr. Ann Gillies recounted in detail being fined $6,255 for non-compliance with the ArriveCAN app after returning home via a land border.
As it stands now, all travelers arriving in Canada must use the ArriveCAN app to submit their travel and contact information, as well as any COVID vaccination details, before crossing the border or boarding a flight.