VANCOUVER, British Columbia (LifeSiteNews) – An international cannabis culture brand Burb Cannabis Corp. has received permission to open a store at one of Canada’s biggest universities, despite strong opposition from locals.
Last month, Burb Cannabis Corp. received final permission from the Metro Vancouver Regional District (MVRD) Board of Directors University of British Columbia (UBC) to open a cannabis shop on campus, according to The Growth Op.
“This was a big victory for us after a contentious debate around public safety and community fit,” said John Kaye, CEO and Co-Founder at Burb.
“Despite concerns grounded in age-old stigma from nearby residents, many of whom were off-shore residential owners, the Board made an informed decision that aligned with the overwhelming voice of the student body as well as the tenets of legalization in our country,” he continued.
The company is still waiting a reply from the British Columbia Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB), as they expect to open shop by Christmas. The new shop will be the eighth and last cannabis shop owned by Burb in B.C., as government regulations limit companies to a maximum of eight non-medical cannabis retail store licenses.
This time last year, Justin Trudeau and his media allies were at the forefront of falsely accusing Catholic institutions of having buried Indigenous children in mass graves at various residential schools across Canada.
There was and is no credible evidence to support these wild accusations, but many Canadians are still unaware of the facts.
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The anger generated by the media at home and abroad saw over twenty Canadian churches burned, and extensive damage done to many more, but the record has never been set straight in what amounts to a disinformation campaign.
Terry Glavin at the National Post recently wrote a masterful piece that may go down in history as the definitive “debunking” of the assertions about the mass graves that never were.
Glavin points out that “nothing new was added to the public record” concerning the history of residential schools in Canada.
“The legacy of the schools had already been exhaustively explored in the testimony of hundreds of elders and a series of inquiries, public hearings, criminal cases, settlements and federal investigations going back decades. Most important of these efforts were the widely publicized undertakings of the 2008-2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), and the content of its voluminous findings,” Glavin wrote.
“…[N]ot a single mass grave was discovered in Canada last year,” he added.
“The several sites of unmarked graves that captured international headlines were either already-known cemeteries, or they remain sites of speculation even now, unverified as genuine grave sites.”
“Not a single child” accounted for during the extensively researched commission “was located in any of these places,” Glavin underscored.
“In none of these places were any human remains unearthed.”
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Even Trudeau's kneeling at what was reported upon as a just-discovered residential school burial ground was a lie - it was actually a well-known Catholic cemetery, but the media didn't let these details get in the way of reinforcing their narrative.
Trudeau also called on Pope Francis to come to Canada and apologize for what had happened, as outlets like Reuters, the New York Times and scores more told the world that “nearly 1000 bodies” had been found in two mass graves.
Those online articles were quietly edited from "mass graves" to "unmarked graves", but we still have the Twitter posts from major outlets like Reuters to prove the staggering level of misinformation.
SIGN: Justin Trudeau must tell Canadians the truth - there were no mass graves
According to an extensive investigation by Professor Emeritus Jacques Rouillard from the Université de Montréal: “The ‘discovery’ was first reported last May 27 (2021) by Tk’emlúps te secwépemc First Nation Chief Rosanne Casimir after an anthropologist, Sarah Beaulieu, used ground-penetrating radar in a search for the remains of children alleged by some to be buried there.”
“Her preliminary report is actually based on depressions and abnormalities in the soil of an apple orchard near the school – not on exhumed remains.”
Professor Rouillard opined that the unverifiable narrative of what could have amounted to child-murder has led to the false assertion of genocide, an assertion without any supporting evidence.
“By never pointing out that it is only a matter of speculation or potentiality, and that no remains have yet been found, governments and the media are simply granting credence to what is really a thesis: the thesis of the ‘disappearance’ of children from residential schools,” Rouillard wrote.
“And all of this is based only on soil abnormalities that could easily be caused by root movements, as the anthropologist herself cautioned in the July 15 press conference.”
The vast majority of Canadians have been misled by the media and Mr. Trudeau, believing the most incredible smears imaginable, leading to scores of attacks on churches around the country.
It's time we heard the truth.
Please sign the petition today.
We are also cc'ing Canada's Catholic bishops on this petition - they must also demand the record be corrected, lest Canadians continue believing the mainstream media's disinformation.
For More Information:
How the world's media got it wrong on residential school graves - National Post
Trudeau lied about the bogus mass grave story - LifeSiteNews
Trudeau's narrative was a hoax - LifeSiteNews
**Photo: St. Jean Baptiste Church in Morinville burned to the ground on June 30, 2021**
UBC students reportedly requested a cannabis store on campus in 2020, although the new location appears to be just outside campus at the University Village mini-mall according to Vancouver is Awesome.
While students apparently overwhelmingly supported the idea, 90% of local businesses and residents condemned the proposed store, arguing that, “by opening a cannabis retail store, more cannabis store customers will be attracted to the campus for purposes unrelated to the university.”
“We are putting vulnerable children at a high risk of exposure to substances they are too young for,” a petition stated.
The petition noted that the university area had a “high density of minors,” and the store would be situated in a larger business plaza, home to “a food court, supermarket, fast food chains, Staples, banks and educational institutes which are family, business, and academic-oriented.”
As such the signatories to the petition wrote that “many elementary and secondary school students” would pass by the area, and be at increased risk of the “negative psychological effects and toxic chemical effects” which smelling the cannabis causes.
In 2018, cannabis was legalized across Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau causing ‘pot shops’ to open across the country, despite scientific evidence of serious side-effects, including serious pulmonary damage, memory lapses, pseudo-hallucinations, reduced blood flow that can lead to strokes, tumours, and negative effects on the development of unborn children.
A 2021 poll shed light on the declining state of Canadians’ mental health due to COVID lockdowns, revealing that depression has skyrocketed and that drug use is also on the rise.
The poll showed that 30 percent reported an increase in alcohol consumption during the lockdowns, with 40 percent of cannabis users saying their drug use went up as well.