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February 24, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Leaked emails show that cabinet-level political aides of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party purposefully released misleading figures regarding COVID medical supplies, specifically N95 masks, as an apparent cover for a shortage of supplies.
According to a Blacklocks Reporter article dated February 22, figures regarding masks were exaggerated to include defective masks, not disclosing that many were out of date.
The emails show that in the spring of 2020, Liberal aides took the time to calculate how to present to the media and public the maximum numbers in terms of inventory for COVID medical supplies.
Leslie Church, the chief of staff to Canada’s Public Works Minister Anita Anand, email shows that figures for masks in inventory included those that had expired.
“Here’s the thinking. We are planning to talk about having received 5.3M N95,” Church wrote as shown by the leaked emails. “This figure undoubtedly includes a number of unusable N95s. To mitigate this, we make clear on the table that these numbers are subject to testing. We can asterisk this further in this category.”
Emily Harris, director of communications for Anand stated in a leaked email from April 23, 2020, that they “don’t revise based on testing results.”
“Inventoried does not mean tested. So, yes there is a bit of a lag as the Public Health Agency literally counts the products and then they get tested. And we still have situations where reporters ask about defective goods,” wrote Harris.
“What this does is present one unified set of numbers that presents the truth as it stands on X day.”
Recently, leaked emails from Dr. Marcus Powlowski, Liberal M.P. for Thunder Bay, showed that he was unhappy with his party’s initial response to the COVID crisis last year.
Powlowski was frustrated with how the Trudeau government initially handled the COVID-19 crisis and concerned over the slow procurement of medical supplies, masks, and ventilators.
“Am I going to say something to my own government, to my own party, when I have health concerns of my constituents in mind? Damn right I am,” said Powlowski.
The federal government came under fire in the early days of the COVID crisis for being unprepared. It was found out that a lot of the medical equipment in storage was old and unusable and had been tossed before the crisis began.
Reports showed that around 2 million N95 masks along with 440,000 medical gloves were thrown in the trash in 2019.
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
Then, please SIGN and SHARE this important petition. Thank you!
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.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition.
NB: YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE FROM CANADA TO SIGN THIS PETITION.
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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In addition to an email from Leslie Church, a May 20 email from Sabrina Kim, who at the time was Trudeau’s director of communications, also appears to show that a deception of numbers was taking place.
“I am not sure why we continue to say 11m N05s [sic] received, and then only indicate at the bottom in a tiny footnote that the vast majority of them are faulty. Seems a bit deceiving!” wrote Kim.
Over 20,000 deaths have been ascribed to COVID-19 in Canada since the spring of 2020. With a population of around 37 million, that means around .05 percent or five one-hundredths of one percent of the population have been killed by the virus.
In Canada, most deaths attributed to the coronavirus — around 80 percent, according to official government statistics — are in those of advanced age in long-term-care homes.