LETTER: Some doctors not allowed to speak out
After reading John Perry’s Winston Churchill and watching the Darkest Hour, it’s clear that Prime Minister Churchill knew victory could only be won from a moral foundation of right and truth. By word and deed he acted on this conviction as he toured the bombed-out areas of London, inspiring people with faith and courage. How different from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford as we fight COVID-19.
When York Centre MPP Roman Baber wrote a letter in January 2021, “I plead with you, reconsider the lockdowns, the lockdown is deadlier than COVID,” Premier Ford’s response was swift and ruthless: “Baber’s comments are irresponsible, spreading misinformation,” and Ford and kicked Baber from the PC caucus, banning him from ever running again.
It gets worse. In a communication on April 30, 2021, the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario’s CEO, Dr. Nancy Whitmore, threatened all its members with sanctions if they spoke negatively about COVID public health orders. Ten days later, on May 10, she clarified that it was not all but only a “small group” of physicians spreading the “misinformation.”
The “misinformation” was a video entitled “Canadian Doctors Speak Out”, in which Dr. Patrick Phillips and other Ontario doctors discussed the efficacy of COVID measures (masking, school closures, social distancing, vaccines, etc.). The group stated that their ethical and professional duty must always be first toward their patients and note to the College or government authorities. Promoting only public health measures and silencing all other voices is unethical, anti-science and a violation of the guaranteed rights of all Canadians as per the Charter.
Said Phillips: “I was taught in medical school that the bedrock of the Nuremberg Code is a “free and fully formed consent for all patients.”
It is the College, and not the physicians, that is spreading misinformation. But the physicians’ group stood their ground and drew up the Declaration of Canadian Physicians for Science and Truth. By May 21 it had garnered roughly 11,000 signatures.
More disturbing is the recent censorship of medical and scientific information. Independent MP Derek Sloan held a Parliamentary press conference on June 17, calling on the media to hold federal and provincial governments accountable for misleading the public on COVID-related issues.
Presentations were given by Dr. Byram Bridle, a viro-immunologist from the University of Guelph, Dr. Patrick Phillips, ER doctor from Englehart Hospital, and Dr. Don Welsh, PhD., Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology from Western University.
Within two days of being posted, CPAC’s YouTube garnered 650,000 views, the most watched video in CPAC’s history. Canadians are hungry for the truth. But this was too much for the political opposition tyrants. The video was removed from YouTube for “violating YouTube’s terms of service.”
It would appear that truth is a violation today.
Just this morning Sloan’s Twitter account was suspended because he shared information that contradicts the “official” COVID narrative.
“There must be a moral basis for policy,” said Churchill, “and we must march under the standards of Law, Justice and Freedom.”
But where is that moral basis in Canada today?
There is hope. Let’s support the good doctors, as well as the work of MPP Randy Hillier, MP Derek Sloan and MPP Roman Baber. And in the words of Winston Churchill – “never, never, never, never, never, never give up.”
Jesus said it best: “If you hold to my teaching … you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31,32.