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March 9, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – An Ontario doctor speaking out on social media against COVID lockdowns and vaccines has been warned by her local physicians’ college that her viewpoints are “irresponsible behaviour” spreading “misleading information” about the virus.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) lists three areas of concern regarding Dr. Kulvinder Gill on its website, and cautioned her in-person on February 3, 2021.
The CPSO’s Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee stated that the complaints against Gill revolve around a number of her tweets voicing her opinions on COVID lockdowns, masks, and vaccines.
The CPSO complained that Gill “appears to be willfully spreading false and misleading information regarding COVID-19 that goes directly against the advice and recommendations of local, provincial and federal medical/science and public health authorities.”
“In her comments on Twitter (tweets), the Respondent claims that: COVID-19 is not a serious health issue; Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is a safe and necessary drug that should be used for COVID-19; There is a conspiracy to suppress information from the public; A vaccine is unnecessary; Mitigation strategies such as masks and the and the lockdown are not necessary; There is some vague ‘truth’ to her position,” reads the complaint.
In social media posts, Gill has stated many times over the last few months her views on vaccines and COVID-19 lockdowns. She has been an advocate of using HCQ as a treatment for COVID, saying the “smears against Hydroxychloroquine” as an effective treatment for COVID-19 “need to stop.”
Gill’s legal team is the Constitutional Rights Centre headed by Toronto lawyer Rocco Galati. In a statement regarding Gill, the organization blasted the CSPO’s decision, stating it “knowingly and intentionally” ignored evidence brought forward by Gill.
“The mainstream media, feeding off the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s (CPSO) website and the ICRC’s decision with respect to Dr. Kulvinder Gill, continues to spread its addiction to its own misinformation.”
“In its decision to impose a ‘caution’ the CPSO Committee selectively, and in bad faith, throughout its process, selectively takes comments by Dr. Gill out of context,” the statement continues. “It knowingly and intentionally ignored the renowned avalanche of world scientific and medical opinion, cited and submitted by Dr. Gill in support of her statements stemming from, supported by, and agreed upon by peer-reviewed scientific and medical publications, eminent professors and world experts up to, and including, Nobel Prize winners.”
Galati is representing Gill in a $6.8 million libel suit against those who she says have opposed her along with the past president of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). She is claiming her reputation as a doctor has been maliciously maligned though a “coordinated” attack.
The CPSO said Gill’s comments regarding COVID vaccines were “inappropriate” and a “potential risk to public health.”
“Health Canada has tested vaccines in accordance with national standards and approved several vaccines for use in this country,” wrote the committee.
The CPSO also stated, “While it is possible for a return to ‘normal life’ without vaccinating the public, this is a high-risk strategy and one that could potentially take years to achieve.”
The CPSO said Gill’s views on vaccines and lockdowns, as stated on her Twitter page, were not evidence-based, did not align with their views, and were not accurate. “For the respondent to state otherwise is misinformed and misleading and furthermore an irresponsible statement to make on social media during a pandemic,” wrote the committee.
On August 4, 2020, Gill wrote on Twitter, “If you have not yet figured out that we don’t need a vaccine, you are not paying attention. #FactsNotFear.”
She has also stated that contact tracing and quarantines are “ineffective, naive & counter-productive against COVID-19.”
In May of 2020, Gill said a now-dead Canadian government deal with China to produce a coronavirus vaccine is a “dangerous endeavour” and that Canada should instead fund vaccine trials with allied nations.
Gill practices medicine in Brampton, Ontario, and is the president and co-founder of Concerned Ontario Doctors, a grassroots non-profit organization advocating for healthcare issues affecting frontline doctors.
For her part, Gill appealed the CPSO rulings to its Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, claiming that her tweets were taken out of context and published only on her personal account.
The CPSO argued that Gill’s tweets “by their very nature have minimal context.” Accordingly, the CPSO “did not accept the Respondent’s position that her tweets come from a personal Twitter account that has no affiliation to her practice.”
Many have come out to support Gill, notably Dr. Neda Amani, who took to Twitter to thank Gill.
“You Dr. Kulvinder Kaur are to be celebrated as a living example of the power & potential of every human being. You have upheld your Oath as a physician with courage because of your love for humanity & integrity. Your light will shine for all time. Love, admiration & gratitude,” wrote Amani.
Gill took to Twitter this past Sunday to state her thanks to those who have supported her.
“My heartfelt thank you for your outpouring of support, kind messages and encouragement. ‘My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together,” tweeted Gill.
PETITION UPDATE (3/22/2021)
Pastor James Coates has been freed!
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, the legal counsel which has been representing Pastor Coates, just issued a statement saying that Alberta's Crown Prosecutors have decided to drop all but one charge against Pastor Coates, paving the way for him to be released soon.
This is a great victory, God be praised!
Please READ LifeSiteNews' latest article on this latest and unexpected turn of events for Pastor Coates.
While Pastor Coates will still have to stand trial for the one remaining charge in May, he will at least be free to prepare for the hearings, and to celebrate Easter with his family and congregation.
Thank you for taking part in this campaign advocating for Pastor Coates' release!
Of course, with a trial still pending, he's not out of the woods, yet. But, this is a gigantic step in the right direction.
During his trial, we will keep you updated as to his status and we will continue to support Pastor Coates.
We will also keep fighting to ensure that Canadian people of faith like him are never persecuted for exercising their right to worship freely.
Until the trial finishes, please continue to SIGN and SHARE this petition in solidarity with Pastor Coates. Thank you!
PETITION UPDATE (2/24/2021) -
There have been two important, recent updates to the ongoing imprisonment of Pastor James Coates in Alberta, Canada.
First, Alberta's Premier, Jason Kenney has spoken out about Pastor Coates' incarceration.
Please READ LifeSiteNews' article about Premier Kenney's intervention, here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/alberta-premier-who-jailed-christian-pastor-claims-he-is-protecting-fundamental-freedoms-of-religion
And second, Pastor Coates' wife addressed a crowd of supporters at the jail in which her husband is being held, saying in part:
"People keep asking us what can you do for us? Open your churches. Open your churches! Take a stand for the Lord Jesus Christ and take a stand for the people! Love them, open the doors, that’s what we need to do right now."
To read about Mrs. Coates visit to see her husband at the Edmonton Remand Center and her full remarks, please CLICK on the following news article from LifeSiteNews: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/wife-of-jailed-candadian-pastor-tells-supporters-the-best-way-to-protest-is-to-open-your-churches
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Pastor James Coates of Grace Life Church in Alberta, Canada has been ARRESTED for refusing to comply with extreme and likely unconstitutional government Covid regulations that ban people from gathering to worship in their church of choice.
You read that right: Even churches aren’t exempt from Trudeau Liberals’ all-out attack on peoples' freedoms in the wake of this pandemic.
But, Pastor Coates needs to be released immediately, and MPs must take steps to rein-in the extreme Covid regulations which provincial governments are using as an excuse to trample on essential freedoms.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition and STAND WITH PASTOR COATES.
Send a strong message to Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and Justice Minister Lametti, as well as to all Members of Parliament and to Canadian Provincial Premiers, that this CANNOT stand.
Some government officials are hoping to make examples out of faith leaders like Pastor Coates, who refuse to comply with unreasonable government demands to close-off places of worship to their own congregations.
That's why he remains in custody to this day.
But, no Canadian should ever face jail time for exercising their God-given, Charter-guaranteed rights, and action MUST be taken.
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Pastor Coates, who leads Grace Life Church in Edmonton, Alberta, originally suspended in-person services and church gatherings in good faith and out of concern for his congregants after Trudeau’s government first introduced Covid restrictions last spring.
However, the church reopened over the summer when it became clear that Trudeau’s shutdowns were here to stay, and that congregants would be indefinitely limited in their worship size or again banned from in-person worship altogether under their guidelines.
After Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, enacted new restrictions in November that cap all faith-based gatherings at 15% of building capacity (a major blow to churches that wish to resume worship for their members), Pastor Coates kept Grace Life’s doors open to anyone and everyone who wished to proceed with normal practice of their faith.
However, this simple exercising of congregants’ Charter rights was met not only with governmental resistance, but an unreasonably disproportionate legal response.
Pastor Coates was arrested and then quickly released on February 7th for practicing his faith alongside congregants, and arrested AGAIN on February 16th for the same reason.
Pastor Coates remains in custody today for refusing to allow Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and his health officer Deena Hinshaw to infringe upon his congregants’ civil liberties any further.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which calls for the release of Pastor Coates, and asks Canada's MPs to take action to ensure that Canadian people of faith, like him, are NEVER persecuted for exercising their right to worship freely.
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Despite the CPSO’s warning, Gill has remained active on Twitter.
On March 1, Gill tweeted, “Politicians/bureaucrats are not only imposing immoral, unscientific, unconstitutional policies causing catastrophic harms to our most vulnerable/marginalized incl children—they’re knowingly imposing these horrific policies AGAINST known published peer-reviewed scientific evidence.”
On March 2, she tweeted about freedom and one’s own sovereignty. “You, and you alone, hold the power to your own freedom & sovereignty. No one else has ever had that power unless you willingly give it to them. The power has always been within each and every one of us. It is only by asserting your rights and freedoms, that they remain protected.”
COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada are the abortion-tained AstraZeneca product, as well as the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which are all connected to some extent to abortion.
In December of 2020, Health Canada warned Canadians they should avoid the Pfizer jab if they are allergic to any of its listed ingredients.
Recently, Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) said that the AstraZeneca vaccine should not be given to those over 65 due to “lack of information” about how the vaccine performs in the older age group.
Gill’s lawyer Galati is also representing Vaccine Choice Canada (VCC), a not-for-profit society founded by families who have suffered from vaccine reactions or injuries.
VCC is suing the Canadian government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hold it “accountable” for its “overreach and the draconian and unjustifiable measures taken in response to COVID-19.”
Ted Kuntz, president of VCC, recently told LifeSiteNews that any immunity a vaccine would give would be “temporary” compared to natural immunity.
“Unless individuals are regularly tested for antibody levels, there is no way to determine whether a vaccinated individual is actually immune. Further, up to 10 percent of the population does not respond to vaccination and fails to generate significant antibody levels to produce immunity. This is especially true with the elderly and those with compromised immune systems,” Kuntz told LifeSiteNews.
Kuntz also blasted the idea of so-called “vaccine passports” after Trudeau appeared to be open to the idea.