Featured Image

OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) — A bill before Canada’s Senate that proposed to lower the threshold for when border guards would be allowed to snoop on or even seize one’s electronic devices has been voted down by the national security and defense committee.

Nine of 12 members who make up the Senate’s national security committee rejected a proposal by Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino on Monday to designate “reasonable general concern” as a reason for border agents to go ahead and search one’s electronic devices.

Bill S-7, known as “An Act to amend the Customs Act and the Preclearance Act, 2016,” was proposed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau-appointed Senator Marc Gold. It recently finished a review by the national security and defense committee and now awaits third reading.

The contentious legislation would allow border agents to “examine documents, including emails, text messages, receipts, photographs or videos, that are stored on a personal digital device.”

— Article continues below Petition —
PETITION: Stop Tedros' WHO Pandemic Treaty
  Show Petition Text
101279 have signed the petition.
Let's get to 125000!
Thank you for signing this petition!
Add your signature:
  Show Petition Text
Keep me updated via email on this petition and related issues.
Keep me updated via email on this petition and related issues.

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. 

SIGN and SHARE this special petition telling Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that the WHO will never usurp your nation's sovereignty.

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. 

SIGN this petition against the WHO's Pandemic Treaty, before it's too late.

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. 

SIGN and SHARE the petition telling the WHO that you won't accept any pandemic treaty

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.

SIGN the petition today to show the WHO that you won't accept this attack on national sovereignty.

These are precarious times in which freedom and self-determination must be defended from those who would ride rough-shod over your civil rights. 

We do not want to go back to global lockdowns, vaccine mandates and propoganda.

Sign the petition - speak up now!

For More Information:

Biden hands over American sovereignty with proposed WHO treaty - LifeSiteNews

Pandemic Treaty is a backdoor to global governance - LifeSiteNews

Dr. Robert Malone on the WHO's power-grab - LifeSiteNews

**Photo: YouTube Screenshot**

  Hide Petition Text

As reported by Blacklock’s Reporter, Bill S-7 would have changed Canada’s Customs Act to in effect lower the scenarios whereby Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) agents would be able to search personal electronic devices.

Senator Mobina Jaffer said that they did not have “one witness except the Minister and the officials say this was a good idea.”

Jaffer sponsored a motion that would substitute Mendicino’s “general concern” threshold with “reasonable grounds to suspect.”

Jaffer said, “I am very concerned about this.”

Currently, a “reasonable grounds to suspect” limit is what’s considered the norm and what’s required by both mail inspectors and those who handle dogs that sniff for drugs.

Senator David Richards said that he is “very afraid of this bill,” adding that there is “always a personal bias.”

Richards noted that all of his personal information, or his “whole life,” is contained within his cellphone.

“I tend to suspect anything that allows a stranger to look through it,” he added.

As for the bill’s sponsor, Gold also opposed Mendicino’s amendment, telling the National Post that the bill in effect creates “a legal standard where one never existed before.”

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) blasted the lowering of the search threshold, saying it would have been “very low, and legally novel.”

It is now up to all senators to decide whether to accept the committee’s recommendations that the lower threshold is too vague and would allow for abuses. Once the bill is through in the Senate, it will go to Canada’s House of Commons.

In recent weeks and months, the Trudeau government has brought forth legislation that has raised serious alarm bells for their apparent attack on both freedoms on the internet and in the press.

Both Bill C-11 and Bill C-18 seek to regulate the internet and force Big Tech companies to champion selected media outlets based on a special designation given by the federal government.


Commenting Guidelines
LifeSiteNews welcomes thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful information or insights. Demeaning, hostile or propagandistic comments, and streams not related to the storyline, will be removed.

LSN commenting is not for frequent personal blogging, on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters.

Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). Capitalized sentences or comments will be removed (Internet shouting).

LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments.

Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.