SASKATCHEWAN (LifeSiteNews) – The Ministry of Health of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is creating a “Covid Enforcement Team (CET)” made up of retired cops to help enforce draconian vaccine passports and mask mandates.
According to Dr. Johnmark Opondo, a medical health officer with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), the CET is “a group of retired police officers who are really going to assist us, particularly where we are short in terms of public health inspectors.”
Opondo shared the creation of the CET during a physician town hall held on October 7.
“The job that this group is going to be doing is really regulating masking non-compliance complaints, regulating proof on vaccination non-compliance complaints from businesses or the public,” said Opondo.
In a presentation to doctors titled “Offensive Strategy,” Opondo shared detailed information that the retired cops forming the CET will be given “special constable status” to go after those who break the province’s COVID rules.
According to Opondo, the CET will be responsible for enforcing indoor mask mandates along with “proof of vaccination non-compliance for businesses that are not typically regulated,” such as gyms.
Opondo said that it will be one to two weeks before any CET officers take to the streets to enforce the rules, which he said is the “other big area” of public health enforcement.
He also said that the group has set a “Non-Compliance Reporting Form,” which in reality is a COVID snitch line.
The snitch line allows one to report various “COVID” offenses of either a person or a business.
‘Isolation site’ in development
Opondo said during his presentation that SHA is setting up a “Secure Isolation site” in the North Battleford hospital that will be operational within “one to three weeks from now.”
“When they are ready to receive clients, we will work in the same way as did during the third wave, where public health inspectors and the police, once the medical health officer has signed a form for secure isolation, will be involved in assisting in transporting, and moving people into the secure isolation site,” said Opondo.
The same site was used before earlier in 2021 as a place at which to force those who did not comply with isolation orders to stay.
Saskatchewan’s Premier Scott Moe while announcing a vaccine passport in September said that “as a government, we have been very patient. Possibly too patient” with people who have chosen not to get the experiential injections.
Moe’s government has recently enacted Orwellian-like emergency powers in the name of fighting COVID that allow for officials to detain or remove people without a warrant and seize personal property at will.
Lawyer says Saskatchewan has ‘abused’ authority with COVID cop force
Andre Memauri, a lawyer for the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), told LifeSiteNews that it is “very concerning” to see the SHA create a “Covid Enforcement Team to enforce their bidding.”
“Never would it have been imaginable that a ‘special force’ would be created to detain Saskatchewan citizens in a ‘secure isolation site’ against their will,” said Memauri.
“The Saskatchewan Health Authority has abused its authority in the name of COVID repeatedly. In March 2020, it shamefully canceled drive-in religious services where attendants planned to stay in their cars parked apart with their windows rolled up, even to the dissatisfaction of the premier himself.”
Memauri told LifeSiteNews that people’s rights are “likely” to be “further violated when an entity that has exercised dictatorial authority bypasses legitimate law enforcement agencies with oversight mechanisms and hires its own enforcement team.”
“Little to no oversight systems are presented to build public confidence in such plans, adding to the public hysteria and making many Sask Party voters wonder about the ‘Saskatchewan Advantage,’” said Memauri.
Officers push back on COVID mandates
The group Police on Guard for Thee, made up both active-duty and retired police officers, stands against “unconstitutional public health orders” and has members across Canada.
Recently, a retired police officer identified as “Clay” spoke at an anti-jab mandate rally in Calgary, Alberta, saying, “Our numbers are growing every day in leaps and bounds with active-duty people.”
“No longer it’s retired guys, it’s the active-duty policeman coming out and saying this is wrong. I’ve read the charter many times, and I have never seen anywhere in there where it says the government knows what’s best for my body,” said Clay.
Indeed, the union representing Canada’s national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), recently said they will standby officers who decide to not get the COVID-19 jabs.
As is now widely known, people who have taken the experimental COVID-19 jabs can still contract and spread the disease. COVID vaccine trials have never produced evidence that vaccines stop infection or transmission. They do not even claim to reduce hospitalization, but the measurement of success is in preventing severe symptoms of COVID-19.
Dr. Peter McCullough, MD, an eminent internist and cardiologist from the U.S., recently affirmed that, against COVID-19, “[For] people under 50 who fundamentally have no health risks, there’s no scientific rationale for them to ever become vaccinated.”
He also said that those who develop COVID have “complete and durable immunity. And (that’s) a very important principle: complete and durable. You can’t beat natural immunity.”
Additionally, some experts have said it is less dangerous for kids to have COVID than the regular flu.
The COVID-19 injections approved for emergency use in Canada, including the Pfizer jab for ages 12 and up, all have connections to cells derived from aborted babies. All four have also been associated with severe side effects such as blood clots, rashes, miscarriages, and even heart attacks in young, healthy men.