Increasing numbers of Canadians are demanding a national, independent investigation into government mismanagement of the COVID outbreak. Because governments themselves would be the subject of such an investigation, its conduct would need to be assigned to a non-governmental commission whose commissioners possess the experience, expertise, and personal integrity necessary to render their findings credible with the general public.
- Negative effects on personal physical and mental health due to adverse reactions to social distancing, lockdowns, and vaccines.
- Violations of virtually every right and freedom supposedly guaranteed by the Constitution.
- Negative economic impacts ranging from loss of employment and personal income, to business closures and bankruptcies, to supply chain disruptions.
What was most disturbing and worrisome was testimony as to the widespread negative impacts on children of the health protection measures adopted—impacts with serious long-term developmental implications for the one group of Canadians least susceptible to the coronavirus.
What was most heart-wrenching were the stories of those who faithfully obeyed governmental instructions to be vaccinated only to suffer unpredicted “adverse effects” followed by misunderstandings and denunciations when those afflicted shared their experience with others.
What was most disheartening was that the vast majority of those testifying at the Citizens’ Hearing reported receiving “no reply” when their concerns and questions were posed to health system officials and political decision-makers.
On the other hand, what was most inspiring was the courage displayed by so many in the face of physical and economic adversity, bureaucratic insensitivity, political arrogance, and mainstream media hostility, coupled with a growing determination to ensure that lessons learned from the mismanagement of the COVID crisis are rigorously applied to the management of any future crises.
- The expert in respiratory technologies and protections who explained the ineffectiveness of masks in halting the spread of the coronavirus.
- The critique of COVID management policies by a doctor with academic and experiential credentials superior to those of most of the public health officers currently advising the provincial and federal governments.
- The testimony of a former chief medical officer of health for Ontario as to the inadvisability of any public health policy which employs fear to motivate compliance and which denies the necessity of “informed consent” for any medical procedure.