Fascist Trudeau? Reprehensible police conduct in Ottawa contrasted Happy Cherry Blossom time.



Yes. Cherry blossom time is a big deal, copper.

“Canadian lawmakers became accustomed to draconian civil-rights-be-damned draconian measures during the pandemic. Now it is a habit to violate Canadian civil rights,” says reader and a growing number of protestors who are getting very angry and very rude. “That’s not Canadian, either,” says reader.


Visit Toronto and ignore the hard core fascist political BS in Ottawa. The Cherry Blossom photo opportunities are ready to explode in vivid color!” says Toronto FPMag reader.

Note:  Still waiting for the first sakura cherry blossom to bloom in High Park.


This is a story of cops and government, too big for their britches during the civil-rights-be-damned Pandemic, the real truths about Canadians and what they are trying to say in protest movements about unfairness, today, and why most folks think a no-confidence-vote is needed in parliament, an election called, and we can all go watch happier things, like cherry blossom blooms.

by Micheal John in Toronto and Melissa Hemingway in Ukraine



“How do we encourage people to come to our cities and spend a nice time at our hotel, do some delicious fashion shopping at Bloor near Yonge, enjoy the splendour of May’s spring weather, and feast sore eyes on the *stunning display of cherry blossoms in High Park? The politicians and cops have filled international media with videos of Canadian cops bullying citizens and UN reports of disastrously fascist and draconian civil rights abuses across the country,”  complained Daphne in a letter to FPMag. Maybe we can help?

Nicky Jameson an avid Cherry Blossom photog says, “In 1959, the Japanese ambassador to Canada, Toru-Hagiwara presented 2,000 Japanese Somei-Yoshino Sakura trees to the citizens of Toronto on behalf of the citizens of Tokyo, in appreciation of accepting relocated Japanese-Canadians after the Second World War.”

FPMag contacted the letter writer and was asked not to identify the letter author’s employer. Daphne spoke eloquently promoting the “tremendous resources for tourists in the amazing City of Toronto where police and everyone behave welcomingly to tourists from near and afar,” she said on WhatsApp.

 

Cherry Blossom Time in Toronto's High Park by Editor Micheal John

Cherry Blossom Time in Toronto’s High Park Photo Credit: Editor Micheal John Pentax K30 Logo Art/Cropping: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag

Cherry Blossom Time in Toronto's High Park by Editor Micheal John

Cherry Blossom Time in Toronto’s High Park Photo by Editor Micheal John Pentax K-30 ƒ/5.0  30.6 mm  1/320 ASA  100 Logo Art/Cropping: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag

“Now the fascists in Ottawa do this [violate Canadian Charter of Rights] every day”

“During the [COVID-19] pandemic our government bullied everyone and stole our rights doing things that were maybe needed, but would never pass the stink test in the Supreme Court in a Charter challenge. Now the fascists in Ottawa do this every day,” Daphne complained.


Video: Peaceful demonstrators in Ottawa love their country and are complaining about Justin Trudeau’s violations of human rights during the pandemic.


“Demonstrators may be correct in law but it is no less true that the Trudeau government, despite doing an awful mitigation job while clobbering the economy with travel bans, saved many Canadian lives by getting folks vaccinated,” said Dr. Fred Harris, team lead for the Civil Society Partners against COVID-19 tracking team in Singapore.

“*mRNA Vaccination is not preventing COVID-19 illness—no SARS2 vaccine is achieving that, and none of the existing vaccines, I suspect, will ever be approved for that purpose in long term use, only interim emergency use,” said Dr. Harris.

“Canada mandating masks was a good idea but mandating the wrong masks—foolish pieces of cloth face coverings worn below the nose—was a catastrophic failure. Full FFR respirators are indicated all around the world. Canada is one of the worst COVID-hit countries on the planet despite nearly vaccinating everyone. Yes, Canadians are angry. And its government’s performance has been very political, dodging a systemic issue with long term care facilities,” said Dr. Harris.

“Some 80% of COVID-19 deaths in Canada involved persons living in long term care facilities. COVID-19 exposed significant structural deficiencies in the way these Canadian facilities are staffed and how they are operated. It is about time somebody in the Trudeau administration found the guts to admit that fact instead of beating up on the demonstrators for complaining,” said Dr. Harris, team lead for the Civil Society Partners against COVID-19 tracking team in Singapore.

*Note: The CDC says, “COVID-19 mRNA vaccines provide protection against COVID-19 hospitalization among adults. However, how well mRNA vaccines protect against the most severe outcomes of COVID-19–related illness, including use of invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) or death, is uncertain.”

Pediatrician Peter Hotez and his team at Texas Children’s Hospital developed a vaccine produced in India and Indonesia, and are sharing patents, technology and making partnerships with the two countries, Bangladesh and South Africa with the goal of distribution across sub-Saharan Africa.  The issue is, as Dr. Hotez notes, G7 countries like Canada and global policy makers like Trudeau are not helping. They may be drowning in their own self-created vaccine-hogging misery.

Vaccines intended to make a lot of money for  stakeholders are not working as well as vaccines intended for solving vaccine inequities. Examples are Cuba’s own highly effective vaccine committed to equitable distribution, with exports to Vietnam and Venezuela in progress and Dr. Hotez’s Texas Children’s Hospital project.

Read if you wish: For fighting COVID-19, Canada is not responding with foresight


COVID Hospitalizations in Canada still rising

In one month, COVID-19 hospitalizations in Canada have increased 3,033 beds. Source: Civil Society Partners against COVID-19

Forget COVID-19 protests and demonstrations and abusive Ottawa police and do some research on Blossom Blooming Day then visit Toronto’s High Park for a blooming display.

Cherry Blossom Time in Toronto's High Park by Editor Micheal John

Forget COVID-19 protests and demonstrations and abusive Ottawa police and do some research on Blossom Blooming Day then visit Toronto’s High Park for a blooming display.  Cherry Blossom Time in Toronto’s High Park Photo Credit: Editor Micheal John  Pentax K-30 ƒ/5.6  21.2 mm  1/250 ASA 100 Photo is downsized: Logo Art/Cropping: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag


Threats to Canadian children and the deleterious impact of COVID-19 policies. Protecting the most vulnerable Canadians from bad government.

“For more than a decade, the state of childhood in Canada has been on the decline. Canada ranks 30th out of 38 affluent nations for protecting the well-being of children, according to UNICEF – a significant drop from 12th place in 2007. As a country, we have been going in the wrong direction for far too long.” Citing: Raising Canada Report University of Calgary, O’Brien Institute for Public Health 

The statistics are alarming. One-third of children in Canada do not enjoy a safe and
healthy childhood, one in three Canadians  report experiencing abuse before the age of 15,
one in five children live in poverty, and suicide is now the leading cause of death for children aged 10 to 14. Childhood is threatened for millions of children from all walks of life, but the odds are particularly stark for Black, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) and other racialized children. Systemic racism impacts children in many ways: they are more likely to experience adverse childhood experiences such as poverty and abuse, are more likely to be overrepresented in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and are more likely to be suspended or expelled from school.” Citing: Raising Canada Report University of Calgary, O’Brien Institute for Public Health