WEEKLY WHEELBARROW MAIL CAMPAIGN

 FROM WEEK OF MARCH 4, 2024 TO WEEK OF June 1, 2024

CANADA'S Weekly Wheelbarrow Mail Campaign CONTINUES!

NEW THIS WEEK! - POSTCARDS!

These can be downloaded and circulated. Share on Social Media or save as a photo to your phone, to have it handy to guide discussions around this topic. Discussion starters could include: Relieved the pandemic is over? Are you ready for more pandemics to be declared? Who do you think should determine our response given all that went wrong under the WHO's management the first time?

These can also be printed off, and popped into an envelope to MPs, MLAs, MPPs, etc. 

Or if you can print on stiffer paper, put a meesage on the left with the address on the right, postcard style.

Handwritten messages can include any of the questions that come to mind or that are listed on this site. For example: Dear... I am very concerned about Canada's decision re: the WHO Pandemic Treaty and IHR Ammendments and I have this question: ......

Please use your position as my Member of Parliament, to seek out this information and respond back to me as soon as you can. Thank you.

THE ISSUE AT HAND

From May 27 to June 2, 2024 representatives of member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) are set to ratify two crucial documents. The 2005 version of the International Health Regulations (IHR) is to be updated 

and the WHO Pandemic Treaty is to be signed. 

The IHR is focussed on regulations around health internationally, while the Pandemic Treaty functions as an international trade document focused on biotechnologies around pathogen identification, genetic sequencing and vaccine development. 

As such, it serves as a policy agenda and framework to promote the use of biotechnology to develop new products, markets and uses of pathogens to be identified in member nations of the WHO.  


The documents to be signed are STILL not in their final form, despite the WHO's requirement to give countries 4 months advance notice. 

And, there are MANY problems it the content of both documents. IN PARTICULAR, taken together they violate international Bioweapons Treaties but many other issues are outlined below.

PLEASE SEE the letter sent by MP Leslyn Lewis to Health Minister Holland (at the top of this page) as it summarizes key concerns from a Canadian perspective. 


The current request is that the vote on these two docments be taken OFF THE AGENDA for May 27 - June 1 and DEFERRED till 2026 when it can be significantly reworked. 


See & Share PRESS BRIEFING here.

Also new: a downloadable Slide show to present to others here



The UK has decided NOT to sign on to the Pandemic Treaty & IHR ammendments. What they found unaccpetable was the WHO's power to demand 20% of a nation's vaccine stockpiles and PPE's be confiscated by the WHO to be reallocated elsewhere.


The Attorneys-General of 22 US states have written a letter to President Joe Biden opposing the signing of these treaties (LINK)

14 Australian Politicans sent this message to their Prime Minister:

“The IHR Amendments and the WHO Pandemic Treaty will transform the WHO from an advisory organisation to a supranational health authority dictating how governments must respond to emergencies which the WHO itself declares.

For the reasons above, that outcome is well outside the jurisdictional competence of the WHO and the WHA, and in any event, is unacceptable to many Australians. We call on the Government to reject the IHR Amendments and the WHO Pandemic Treaty at WHA77.” -->suggestion: Change this word to Canadian and send it around Canada!              See: https://merylnass.substack.com/p/14-members-of-the-australian-parliament




THIS WEBPAGE PROVIDES:

1) A few (hopefully useful) graphics/posters incl. a comparison of both documents

2) A listing of current open "PUBLIC COMMENT" opportunities

3) Recent updates from those who follow the topic very closely

4) A Slide Show about Getting Information, Taking Action and Sharing Information

5) A listing of KEY MESSAGES and QUESTIONS NEEDING ANSWERS - showing the major concerns about the two documents or the process being used.

6) Links to PRESS RELEASES and other helpful documents & weblinks

7) Letter writing templates and example letters (downloadable in MS Word and PDF formats.)


As time allows, the other sections may be updated (information package, video wall, archives etc.)

Work on the French version of the page is underway.

PLEASE NOTE - the CONTENT on the drop down menus of this webpage has not yet been updated to reflect the latest (April) drafts of the Treaty and IHR.  Limit your access to this page only please.


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead



Why is it so hard to convince others that Canada should pull out of the WHO?

Because most people still have a pre-2017 image of the WHO, of the good that it did, etc.                      Most people are unaware of how the problem of "non-state actors" exerting undue influence on the WHO as gotten exponentially worse since then.


Here are just a few examples of the 217 "non state actors" that appear to have open and informal access to WHO officials.

Dr. Mark Trozzi has many more ideas for how to approach this topic as we interact with friends, neighbours, employers, colleagues, local media, and other people we can reach out to. See this collection of short videos, short blurbs, etc. and consider all the ways to share them https://drtrozzi.substack.com/p/urgent-message-and-call-to-action If there is a disaster on its way - would you stay silent? Or would you run and knock on everyone's door to warn them of what is coming? Run... Knock... Tell... Share... !

                          Source: US Bioweapon expert Dr. Meryl Nass. Presentation given in Rome, Italy, April 19, 2024 

                https://merylnass.substack.com/p/all-49-republican-senators-have-said



2) A listing of current open "PUBLIC COMMENT" opportunities

a) This "OPEN LETTER" to the WHO asking them to defer the vote was started by former WHO employee David Bell and has garnered 12,000 signatures already. https://openletter-who.com

It has been translated into many languages and can be shared with contacts in media around the world. 

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We were given Short notice on getting feedback to our Canadian representative. BUT BECAUSE THIS IS AN EMAIL ADDRESS, consider continuing to send emails even after the date posted: Submit #ExittheWHO comments by April 26:

PI.engagement.IP@phac-aspc.gc.ca. See the attached documentation:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/emergency-preparedness-response/canada-role-international-pandemic-instrument.html 

Feel free to consult the KEY MESSAGES document below for details on some of the concerns already raised. 

Comments shared at this email can also be emailed to our Members of Parliaent and cc'd to the Canadian Representative to the WHO Executive Board (2022-2025)

Ms. Christine Harmston
Director General
Office of International Affairs for the Health Portfolio
Public Health Agency of Canada
Ottawa

christine.harmston@phac-aspc.gc.ca

613-286-4684

https://www.goc411.ca/en/114945/Christine-Harmston


This List of  Top 12 Reasons to #StopTheTreatycan be downloaded here: https://freedomrising.info/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Top-12-Reasons-to-stop-the-treaty.pdf 


See also short videos and other materials collected by former Ontario emergency room physician Dr. Mark Trozzi.  

The video letter provided A Canadian message to WHO General Director Tedros

is an execellent tool for awareness building. https://drtrozzi.substack.com/p/urgent-message-and-call-to-action 


3) Recent updates from those who follow the topic very closely

New from May 13, 2024 James Rogulski refers to information shared by sources working under the Director General of the WHO that he is pressuring his negotiators to provide a "clean copy" of the Pandemic Treaty before the gathering of the World Health Assemby from May 27 onward. This means to delete any annotations that indicate which sections are not yet agreed upon. See https://jamesroguski.substack.com/p/tedros-desperately-wants-a-treaty .

New from May 11, 2024 Dr. Meryl Nass was interviewed by comedian and news commentator Jimmy Dore - this vieo provides the latest summary of concerns from an American perspective https://merylnass.substack.com/p/omg-somehow-i-got-through-on-youtube 

New from May 10, 2024 Ontario Conservative MP (and international law specialist) Dr. Leslyn Lewis has summarized key concerns around the WHO's scheduled vote on the Pandemic Treaty and ammendments to the International Health Regulations in this letter to Canadian Minister of Health Mark Holland. https://leslynlewis.substack.com/p/world-health-organization-upcoming

New from May 10, 2024 The UK balks at treaty terms around needing to share 1/5 of their country's vaccine stock & treaty negotiations stop aiming to be ready for May 27 and decide to work on plan for ongoing treaty negotiating work. https://merylnass.substack.com/p/its-over-for-now-the-pandemic-treaty & https://merylnass.substack.com/p/the-who-decided-it-must-continue The Intergovernmental Negotiating Body moves from publically visible sessions to secret closed-door sessions. https://jamesroguski.substack.com/p/toss-the-treaty-in-the-trash 

New from May 6, 2024 The World Council for Health has filed Cease and Desisit orders / Personal Notices of Liability on WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, along with three other high ranking WHO officials Dr Maria van Kerkhove, Dr Janet Diaz and Jeremy Farrar. https://drtrozzi.substack.com/cp/144458276

New from May 3, 2024 Dr. Meryl Nass shared this letter from 49 US Republican Senators to President Biden asking that the USA would withdraw support for both the WHO Pandemic Treaty and IHR ammendments and choose instead to focus on "comprehensive reforms that address its persistent failures without expanding its authority" https://merylnass.substack.com/p/all-49-republican-senators-have-said . A few days earlier she shared this newspaper article from British Member of Parliament explaining that the WHO Pandemic Treaty, which if implemented would empower the WHO to set a policy on stockpiles and access to medicines, vaccines and health equipment, including obliging Britain to hand over up to 20 per cent of pandemic-related health products. https://merylnass.substack.com/p/the-telegraph-published-a-commentary  (Someone needs to verify if it would be similar for Canada.)

New from April 30, 2024 James Rogulski provides an excellent run-down of the current situation in this 48 minute interview https://jamesroguski.substack.com/p/greed (see: Nothing is agreed until Everything is a Greed). Here ae just a few highlights:

EVENT planned for June 1. International freedom movement to protest World Health Organization pandemic treaty, Thousands of people from Europe, the United States, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand say they plan to descend on the United Nations on June 1 to declare independence from global institutions such as the World Health Organization and World Economic Forum, while celebrating cultural and individual sovereignty. See: https://www.thegenevaproject.org  and https://sharylattkisson.com/2024/04/international-freedom-movement-to-converge-at-un-to-protest-world-health-organizations-pandemic-treaty/ 

New from April 28, 2024 Former WHO medical officer and scientist David Bell posted a thorough update here: https://brownstone.org/articles/the-new-ihr-changes-are-merely-cosmetic/ 

New from April 28, 2024 Dr. Meryl Nass wrote: "I think the inability of the Treaty and IHR committees to create a final draft of either document, despite scheduling extra negotiating sessions almost up until their scheduled votes, reveals the truth: this was not a “nation-led” effort to solve a dire problem, but rather a problem and solutions imposed from above, for which there is no consensus.

Furthermore, nations were supposed to get the newly amended IHR draft in January, and they didn’t. Health ministries then told parliamantarians they would get the final versions in April. That won’t happen.

Presumably a huge effort will be made to get nations to sign on despite having only about a week or so to see and evaluate the final drafts of both documents before the WHA meeting commences on May 27.

The DELAY the VOTE effort now makes a great deal of sense. How can nations properly assess these documents, filled with twists and turns, internal contradictions and deliberately vague language, in such a short time?  Delay the vote until next year. By then, hopefully the whole idea will have withered on the vine." https://merylnass.substack.com/p/my-talk-in-genoa-and-what-else-ive 

NEW from April 27, 2024 James Rogulski notes:

Did you notice this detail in the latest leaked document?

In the leaked proposed draft of the “resolution” to be presented to the 77th World Health Assembly, the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body seems to want to mandate the Director-General “to implement with immediate effect” specific articles of the proposed “Pandemic Agreement.”

Why is it considered vital for the Director-General “to implement with immediate effect” the specified articles?

WHY? (See: https://substack.com/home/post/p-144075203


NEW from April 27, 2024 James Rogulski reported on a group of 22 associations including the Centre for Health Science and Law (Canada) who have added their concerns with the Pandemic Treaty. "As May 2024 is approaching, there is tremendous pressure on Member States to conclude the negotiations at the earliest to facilitate the adoption of a Pandemic Instrument during the 77th Session of the World Health Assembly (WHA). This is, in turn, becoming a pressure on WHO Member States to either compromise, give up or postpone their equity demands especially on issues related to equitable access, technology transfer, a comprehensive multilateral access and benefit sharing system, and financing implementation of the instrument. At the same time, there are attempts to impose legally binding obligations on surveillance and information sharing with no provisions for financial and technological support to do so. 

We, the undersigned organisations, strongly call upon Member States to resist such inappropriate pressure. While timelines are important for concluding the negotiations of the Pandemic Instrument, there is no value in having an instrument without concrete deliverables or enforceable provisions on equity, the absence of which reinforces the highly inequitable status quo."  https://jamesroguski.substack.com/p/a-pandemic-instrument-that-does-not 

NEW from April 24, 2024 Dr. Meryl Nass' analysis of the wording of the current drafts - a few of the worrisome details have been 'addressed' but not really. Different wording with similar meanings has been added in other sections to essentially lead to the same result as wording that has been removed. Please see https://merylnass.substack.com/p/door-to-freedom-team-shines-a-light.

NEW from April 7, 2024 (updated April 15) As the deadline approaches for the 194 member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) to sign agreements granting broad new powers to this U.N. subsidiary, its advocates are turning up the heat on member countries to get on board, despite growing resistance to the deal.

On March 20, WHO Ambassador and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown hailed a campaign by a “100+ pantheon of global leaders” urging member nations to sign. “A high-powered intervention by 23 former national Presidents, 22 former Prime Ministers, a former UN General Secretary, and 3 Nobel Laureates is being made today to press for an urgent agreement from international negotiators on a Pandemic Accord, under the Constitution of the World Health Organization, to bolster the world’s collective preparedness and response to future pandemics,” stated a press release from the office of Gordon and Sarah Brown. The WHO ambassador also called for worldwide action to “expose fake news disinformation campaigns by conspiracy theorists trying to torpedo international agreement for the Pandemic Accord.”...On March 18, more than 80 ministers and church organizations added their voices to the “pantheon,” telling delegates from member countries that “reaching an agreement that ensures that everyone, everywhere can benefit from scientific advancement” was a moral obligation. https://www.theepochtimes.com/health/amidst-growing-resistance-the-who-turns-up-heat-on-members-to-sign-pandemic-treaty-5623098?ea_src=author_manual&ea_med=related_stories 

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To read the latest copy of the Pandemic Treaty - https://apps.who.int/gb/inb/pdf_files/inb9/A_inb9_3Rev1-en.pdf Note that many of the items are empty shells with details to be filled in which the signataure process begins already this June (2 months from now).

To read the latest copy of the IHR - https://apps.who.int/gb/wgihr/pdf_files/wgihr8/WGIHR8_Proposed_Bureau_text-en.pdf Video commentary is available here: https://jamesroguski.substack.com/p/the-battle-against-the-who-is-not 



AND NOW - here is a chance to sign up for a virtual Round Table with many of the people who have been speaking out about the IHR ammendments and the Pandemic Treaty - to be held on Thursday, May 16, 8 pm ET https://merylnass.substack.com/p/chd-roundtable-this-thursday-evening 


4) A Slide Show about Getting Information, Taking Action and                    Sharing Information

The full slide show can be downloaded here. Only excerpts are posted below.                                             (Apologies for the formatting flaws, a new version to be redone and posted soon.)


5) A listing of KEY MESSAGES and QUESTIONS NEEDING ANSWERS - showing the major concerns about the two documents or the process being used.


Copies of these KEY MESSAGES are avaible at this link (PDF) and this link (MS WORD).

KEY MESSAGES:

🛑 Canadians do NOT support signing on to terms of a deal they have only been given 5 weeks to analyze.                     Neither should our government. The voting draft of the IHR document was released on April 17, instead of the required four full months in advance of the upcoming 77th gathering of the World Health Assembly (WHA77). Canada's government should insist that the agenda item of passing amendments to the IHR in particular cannot legitimately be tabled this year at the WHA 2024. Doing so would jeopardize procedural justice, as well as democratic legitimacy,                                                  and equitable outcomes for all.


🛑 The amount of Canada's contributions to the WHO will not be revealed until December 2026.                                          We can't sign on before knowing the full cost. (And Canada has been proportionately overpaying for years.)


🛑 Giving ONE SINGLE human being (the Director General of the WHO) the sole authority to UNILATERALLY declare 'Early Action Alerts', 'Pandemic Emergencies' and 'Public Heath Emergencies of International Concern' WITHOUT OVERSIGHT and WITHOUT CHECKS AND BALANCES on his/her power is UNACCEPTABLE.


🛑 Experts in the prevention or containment of bioweapon production were NOT included as contributors to the terms of the Pandemic Agreement. As it currently stands, the WHO Pandemic Treaty violates international law. In particular, it violates the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention, the 2004 Security Council Resolution 1540 and 'customary international law.' The Treaty needs to be seriously reworked to ensure safety and LEGALITY!


🛑 Internationally reknowned biowarfare experts, including US Dr. Meryl Nass, have pointed out how the plans by the WHO to develop a global network of "BioHubs" for the digital sharing of genetic codes will lead to an increased number of pandemics. As shared codes are inevitably hacked, the potential of "rogue" developers who can apply gain of function research tactics to increase the lethality of naturally occurring pathogens will ensure that what rolled out with COVID-19 will become a regular occurrence. 


🛑 While it is true that nothing in the WHO Pandemic Agreement/Treaty shall be interpreted as providing the WHO secretariat, including the WHO director general, any authority to direct, order, alter or otherwise prescribe the domestic laws or policies of any party … it is also true that authority is outlined in the proposed amendments to the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR) instead. For example, recent prior drafts of Articles 13A, 14, 18, 41 and 43 contain language around states recognizing the WHO as “the guidance and coordinating authority of international public health response during public health Emergency of International Concern and undertake to follow WHO’s recommendations in their international health response”. That nations should continue allowing for the regulatory approval of pandemic products (vaccines or drugs) without proper review.  And that the WHO may “require medical examination”, “require vaccination or other prophylaxis”, “implement quarantine” and ”‘isolation and treatment” of member states, among other recommendations. And that measures “shall be initiated and completed without delay by all state parties."  And furthermore, that "additional health measures" (such as off-patent antiviral drugs) shall be restricted under the excuse that they are "disproportionate or excessive." This latter point will lead to continued persecution of physicians and patients who seek natural health products, vitamin therapies or proven antiviral therapeutics for the prevention or treatment of illness.


🛑 When pandemic-related emergencies are declared, any country that signs on to these agreements,                                    will need to comply with the WHO's mitigation techniques. This will mean that Canadians travelling to these countries AND all staff facilitating this travel can once again face vaccine and masking mandates, the use of tracking technology, such as digital ID and vaccine passes, as well as quarantines. The WHO had an abysmal track record when it came to these measures the first time. There are no indications that the WHO will deviate from these harmful procedures with any subsequent pathogen. Current estimates of deaths related specifically to the injections of COVID-19 vaccine products have reached 17 million world wide. Canadians expect their government to learn from mistakes made, not repeat them.                                             The fewer nations that sign on to these measures, the better.


🛑 The current text continues to include coercing non-governmental entities (such as employers, charities, etc. ) to comply with government dictates. We have seen enough evidence of how lockdowns WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL in "flattening the curve" and how they imposed great harm upon the elderly, the vulnerable, the children, the business community and society at large. We have seen enough evidence of how actual COVID-19 prevention and treatment protocols were suppressed, how deaths were falsely reported as COVID-19 related and how much sway pharmaceutical companies had over media and government messengers.                                                                                                                                        Canadians do NOT wish a repeat performance of this horror show, not now, now ever.


🛑 The current text to be voted on includes provisions for the public disclosure of private data and for ongoing surveillance of citizens. Current advances in technology and current legislation in various countries now make the surveillance of citizens more of a reality than was the case in 2020. Canadians do NOT consent to binding legislation that violates essential rights to privacy of information and freedom of thought, expression and association. 


 🛑 The current text to be voted on includes provision for continued censorship of what is falsely defined as "misinformation". Canadians have been greatly harmed by the lack of balance in news reporting and online sharing of information. Information Suppression and Omission have replaced Information Integrity. Government funded and corporate aligned media outlets have clearly violated their own ethical guidelines when it comes to ensuring that a true diversity of voices and opposing viewpoints is broadcast into the public sphere. Canadians demand a return to true Information Integrity and cannot consent to our government willingly submitting to demands for censorship by unelected bureaucrats in outside agencies. 


🛑 While it is laudable to want to prepare for future pandemics, to do so under the auspices of the WHO is counter productive. More efforts should be made to secure the safe, effective and inexpensive (off patent) medications and therapeutics that enabled developing countries to weather the COVID storm with less loss of life and fewer residual vaccine injuries than those countries who adhered to the WHO COVID-19 guidelines.


 🛑 The current text to be voted on does NOT included the amendments advocated for by the African Nations as represented by the Pan-African Epidemic and Pandemic Working Group. Developing countries wanted assurances when they report new pathogens to the WHO and when those pathogens are then sequenced for the production of new vaccines. They require that the financial benefits are shared with their countries.  In other words, the current text undermines equity by signing over all potential profits to Western pharmaceutical companies without ensuring that such profits remain in the country of origin. Canadians recognize the situation as one of continued colonialism. Just as today's developing nations were robbed of their natural resources by Western corporate interests in the past, so too now, developing nations are being "mined" not for gold but for the "gold" that local pathogens and their genetic sequences can bring to Western corporate interests. Governments that support EQUITY cannot in good conscience support the direction currently outlined in the Pandemic Treaty. Canada needs to PULL OUT if it is to stand as a beacon for EQUITY.


🛑 Canadians who advocate for human rights also cannot in good conscience support their government signing on to the IHR knowing that in earlier drafts of Articles 2 & 3 Human Rights have been deleted. What once read: "the implementation of these regulations shall be with full respect for the dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms of persons"  now reads: "the implementation of these regulations shall be based on the principles of equity, inclusivity, coherence and in accordance with their common but differentiated responsibilities."  While the latter sounds lovely, it is meaningless. Human rights must continue to take priority in anything Canada signs on to.


🛑 80% of the WHO's funding is made up of "voluntary contributions" (i.e. fees and donations from pharmaceutical companies and pro-vaccine organizations) instead of from the contributions of member nations. Of those, 90% are "earmarked" for purposes determined by the donors. So even the WHO can't budget freely.                                                      Why should Canada sign on to that? Clearly, the control of the entire funding model of the WHO and its parent organization, the United Nations, needs to be clawed back from corporate interests and the interests of corporate-backed NGOs.


🛑 American legislators are pushing their Senate to vote “NOT NOW!” given the very short time-frame prior to the planned vote at the World Health Assembly in Geneva on May 27-29.                                                                                      Canadian lawmakers have so far ignored the 20,000 Canadians who petitioned that this topic be discussed in the House of Commons and the 90,000+ signatures on a further petition to direct Canada's representative to the WHO to initiate the process for Canada to WITHDRAW from the WHO (and ultimately from the United Nations).



Copies of these KEY CONCERNS are avaible at this link (PDF) and this link (MS WORD).




Questions needing Answers 

re: Canada’s vote on the WHO Pandemic Treaty and IHR amendments


This is a brief selection of a much longer list of unanswered questions posted here:  (link coming soon)


🔎 Politicians and decision makers at all levels…will the citizens you represent tolerate a repeat of the types of mandates you and your colleagues were responsible for enforcing in 2020 - 2022? Are YOU personally prepared to once again implement the following as soon as the WHO declares any kind of emergency within your jurisdiction?

🔎 Is it understood that the person representing Canada at the upcoming World Health Assembly from May 27 to June 1 represents the PEOPLE of Canada or the GOVERNMENT of Canada? Does this practice differ from country to country? Who directs our representative on how to vote? With whom does our representative consult when deciding which way to vote?

🔎 Was our Canadian representative armed with sufficient evidence-based information to be a strong advocate for the many evidenced-based non-pharmaceutical measures for health improvement? Was she granted sufficient leeway in her role as the Canadian representative to make suggestions “outside of the box” or is she being guided not to “rock the boat” when involved in WHO committee work?

🔎 How can member nation representatives even vote on articles and how can the WHO immediately implement articles NOT YET WRITTEN? Do we consent to giving the WHO a ‘blank cheque’? Do our parliamentarians know that the amount of Canada's member contribution fees moving forward will not be known until December 2026, 18 months after we are to blindly sign on?

🔎 Are we all ready to see an increase in pandemics as biowarfare if the WHO's proposed Treaty and IHR amendments are not deferred and go ahead as planned? Do we realize that they violate the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention, the 2004 Security Council Resolution 1540, and 'Customary international law? Please see the first presentation by Dr. Meryl Nass on this topic here: https://cmsindipendente.it/.

🔎 Are the Health Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada’s Representative to the United Nations, and the members of the Standing Committee on Health (HESA) aware that the voting drafts were only issued with a little more than 4 weeks advance notice, while the WHO’s own requirements are to provide 4 months notice? And are they concerned that the voting drafts are still not the final drafts? And that the WHO is now telling representatives of member nations to PASS THEM AS THEY ARE, that FURTHER CHANGES WILL STILL OCCUR and that ONLY THOSE NATIONS WHO VOTED FOR THE CURRENT DRAFT WILL BE ALLOWED TO HAVE INPUT INTO FUTURE CHANGES THAT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE CONSIDERED BINDING? Have they even heard of Dr. Merryl Nass and James Rogulski’s near daily analyses of WHO related work? Or of the analysis done by former WHO scientist and researcher David Bell? See: https://merylnass.substack.com/p/door-to-freedom-team-shines-a-light;  https://jamesroguski.substack.com/p/bad-amendments and https://brownstone.org/search-results/?_author=74

🔎  When people bring up “fact-checkers’ findings” to imply that to discuss the WHO pandemic treaty is to spread disinformation, do you, our parliamentarians and journalists and the general public understand how to identify the weaknesses in the counterarguments presented? (For example here - https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2024/apr/10/facebook-posts/false-claim-resurfaces-about-who-pandemic-treaty-a/)  Can you point to the tactics used to sideline the main issues? Do you see how one can be “technically correct” but materially so incomplete? Can you see the disinformation tactic of  “information omission” at play? Do you “follow the money” to identify whose case fact-checkers are bound to support?

🔎 Can you identify purposely misleading statements and missing information in statements made by former state leaders and other figure heads now recruited as WHO ambassadors or messengers as seen here: https://gordonandsarahbrown.com/2024/03/press-release-call-from-100-pantheon-of-global-leaders-for-urgent-agreement-on-governments-to-reach-ambitious-equitable-international-deal-to-prepare-for-and-prevent-future-pandemics/ ?

🔎 Are you aware of the twin phenomena of “stake-holder capitalism” and “regulatory capture”? That means they understand the possibility that when corporations donate to or pay for services provided by NGOs or regulators who are meant to oversee their activities, it is all too easy for money to override reason. It is well known that the WHO is beholden to (i.e. ‘in the pockets of’) BigPharma as even the former Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Margaret Chan explained prior to the end of her tenure in 2017: “WHO as an organization, only 30% of my budget is predictable funds. Other 70% I have to take a hat and go around the world, to beg for money. And when they give us the money, they are highly linked to their preferences they like. It may not be the priority of the WHO so if we do not solve this, you know, we are not going to be as great as we were”  (starting at the 1:20 mark in this documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJYUgN9BO2I&rco=1.) If you were to oversee any other ministry and discovered the extent to which Big Oil, or Big Construction or Big Banks pump up the government agencies that regulate them would you not be shocked into making changes to the system? Why is BigPharma different? 

🔎 Are you aware of the funders and promoters of the various ‘tabletop exercises’ held around pandemic planning? See https://centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/tabletop-exercises When the funders of the planning are the very same funders who benefit when the plans are engaged, is that not cause for concern?

🔎 Are you aware that just as Prime Minster Lester Pearson broke new ground globally with his implementation of a new UN Peacekeeper movement, our government too, can break ground here by leading the exodus of nations from the WHO and aligning Canada with one of the alternative citizen-based, non-corporate aligned/directed/funded international health-related initiatives. There ARE alternatives to the current model at the WHO. We just need visionaries in our governments to actualize them. (See https://worldcouncilforhealth.org/about/#mission

🔎 Are you aware that already five months ago, representatives from Australia, Estonia. Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Slovakia, South Africa and the USA were presenting the case for non-acceptance of the documents under discussion, or for withdrawal from the WHO entirely. https://worldcouncilforhealth.org/news/statements/reject-the-who/

The list of unanswered questions does not end here. As new revelations about the negotiations around the Pandemic Treaty and the amendments to the IHR become known, more questions arise. Visit https://www.canadaexitwho.org/ for updates.




Copies of Questions Needing Answers will be avaible at this link (PDF) and this link (MS WORD). 

6) Links to PRESS RELEASES and other helpful documents & weblinks


a) The US Sovereignty Coalition presented a press conference in front of the White House, explaining the need for the WHO to DEFER the VOTE on the Pandemic Treaty and IHR ammendments. See the press conference here https://sovereignty.substack.com/p/on-now-rep-ralph-norman-hosts-a-press  and a summary of the event here (PDF) This document can be shared with media, politicians, etc. to explain the need for Canada to direct its representative to DEFER the VOTE on both documents. 


b) PRESS BRIEFING here provides news media and others with key issues & responds to the response to the EXITtheUN petition.


c) A comparison of the two OPEN LETTERS to see different viewpoints on the WHO documents:

This Open Letter was written by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in his role as WHO ambassador and signed by over 100 former state and WHO leaders: https://gordonandsarahbrown.com/2024/03/pandemic-accord-joint-letter/ 

This Open Letter was written by former WHO scientist and researcher David Bell: https://openletter-who.com/ 

An examination of both letters side by side reveals that:

7) Letter writing templates and example letters 

(downloadable in MS Word and/or PDF formats.)

See "Letter Template" to add your own concerns. 

Or Scroll down to yellow highlighting for MS Word version of letters or use or adaptation.



Sending letters is EASY and only costs printer ink, paper and envelopes!

Summary

Canadians can express their concerns about the WHO and UN to the MPs via WEEKLY postage-free letters! 

Below you find links to pre-written letters that can easily be customized. 

#1-17 were written earlier, before the voting drafts of the two documents were released.

#20 onward are drafted around more recent documentation. It is recommended you start with these more recent letters OR you select from the KEY POINTS shown above while adding your own concerns, possibly following this template.

Letter template 


If you would like to write a letter yourself, consider following this template.



{Your name and Address}


{Today's Date}


{Member of Parliament's name}
House of Commons (HOC)
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K1A 0A6 


Dear {Member of Parliament's name}:


<< WRITE YOUR 2-3 key CONCERNS HERE - format them as questions and request a reply >> 

As your constituent, I firmly request the expedited withdrawal of Canada from the WHO, the UN and their associated organizations.  In the short term, I ask that you seek the answers to my questions and find ways to ensure that the WHO defers the vote on the Pandemic Treaty and the International Health Regulation amendments as they clearly cannot go ahead at this time.

Respectfully yours, 

{Your signature}

{Your name}


Optional Enclosure:  Questionnaire (Please fill out the questionnaire and kindly mail it back to me with your response to this letter)

CC:  The Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health 

The Honourable Mélanie Jolie, Minister of Foreign Affairs 

Dr. Stephen Ellis, Shadow Minister of Health 

The Honourable Michael Chong, Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice

Mr. Rob Moore, Shadow Minister of Justice

Ms. Leslyn Lewis, MP

Notes:

Note: Your riding MP is obliged to respond to you within 90 days of receipt of your written letter. There appears to be no such obligation with emailed letters. You may choose to  include a questionnaire in one of the letters you send to your riding MP. 

So,  at minimum,  you send the same letter to at least 5 Members of Parliament, which multiplies the effect of sending a single letter.

If 10% of 90,000 PEOPLE WHO SIGNED THE PETITION, began sending letters at the start of the campaign, THEN there will be already almost half a million letters sent. 

At the end of May email a tally of the letters you sent to canadaexitwho@proton.me. Scroll to the bottom for more details.

Spread the word

Download Poster and Business Cards and share them. Consider running them as notices in a community newspaper, or printing them off and placing them where the public can see them, including neighbourhood mini-library book boxes. (The copy master can be downloaded here.)

Letter categories and samples
NOTE - Letters posted prior to April 11 are numbered 1 - 17, while new letters are numbered starting with 20. Please read the old letters for background information, but send out the new letters instead. More to come. (Until then, follow the template above and fill it in with 2-3 of Questions needing Answers - or your own concerns of course. (Without saying that the Pandemic Treaty takes away national sovereignty.)


UNCATEGORIZED - letters seeking answers to questions from various individuals -- to function as awareness tools

b) provincial/territorial

c) federal


Folder with letter samples:

Supplements:


List of currently available of letters: 


Letter #20 - petition (add Top Ten Issues)

Letter #21 - petition (add Top Ten Issues )


Letter #22 - to ANYONE

Letter #23 in three versions:          -municipal government reps

-prov/territorial gov. reps

-federal government reps

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Letter #1 -  WD UN/WHO

Letter #2 - IHR

Letter #3 - IHR

Letter #4 - IHR

Letter #5 - IHR

Letter #6 - Treaty

Letter #7 - Treaty

Letter #8 - IHR

Letter #9  - Treaty

Letter #10 - Treaty

Letter #11 - Treaty

Letter #12 - Treaty

Letter #13 - IHR

Letter #14 - IHR

Letter #15 - IHR

Letter #16 - Treaty

Letter #17 - Treaty


You will be able to download them in DOC and PDF format  from this folder. 

Principles underpinning the campaign

Our letter campaign is UNDERPINNED by two principles:

1. RULE OF LAW

This rule of law embodies common law, our 1867-1982 Canadian Constitution, the 1960 Canadian Bill of Rights & the Criminal Code of Canada 

Learn about the differences between The Canadian Bill of Rights and Charter of Rights.


2. TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY

1. RULE OF LAW

Letters sent

 to  Constituent's MP

Letters copied 

to Ministers, Shadow Ministers 

2. SUPPORTING TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The following documentation must be kept for each letter sent to ensure your Member of Parliament’s transparency and accountability.


Note:

Please send postage-free letters to the MPs at their Parliament Hill office’s address below.  The address is the same for all of them.

(MP’s Name)House of Commons

Ottawa, Ontario

Canada

K1A 0A6

Optional Questionnaire


You may wish to include this Questionnaire in the letters sent to the Member of Parliament of your riding.  


It can be removed from subsequent letters to your MP or from the letter that you copy to the Ministers and Shadow Ministers, unless the Minister is the MP for your riding.

Questionnaire for my constituency’s MP

{Name of MP}

{Riding}


Date: _____________________________



Please provide any additional details to your responses below:





Please return your response to my letter and the completed questionnaire to:

{Name, Address}


Response Tracking 

We are currently exploring the options for keeping track of politicians' responses. 

In meanwhile, you can send an email to canadaexitwho@proton.me with feedback and any information you wish to share. 

Your contact and information will not be shared or used anywhere, except for the purpose identified here, which is tracking the politicians' responses. Consider taking a photo of each set of addressed envelopes before mailing them to help document your letter-writing activities.

DISCLAIMER: All content on this site is for information only, and should not be construed as legal/medical advice.

BACKGROUND: Canadian Petition E-4623 to EXIT the WHO/UN:

NOW WHAT? We need to urge Parliamentarians to follow up!

Learn more:
MP Leslyn Lewis "The WHO Pandemic Treaty" page:

BREAKING (2024-03-28):
Disposition of e-petition 4623 (Canada Exit UN / WHO)

The petitions website shows that e-petition 4623 (Canada exit UN/WHO) was presented to the House of Commons on Friday 22 March 2024:

However, it is NOT recorded in Hansard nor on the CPAC video of Friday's sitting of the House:

Twelve petitions are listed, which were presented live in the House, and are recorded in Hansard and on the CPAC video beginning at 2:23:34 until 2:35:55 (less than 13 minutes):

Ms. Lewis's petitions are absent. 

The clerk of petitions explained that Ms. Lewis filed the petition with the clerk of the House and that all petitions are recorded in the daily Journal whether presented live to the House while sitting or filed with the clerk of the House:

The response from Ms. Lewis' office is that the time for presenting petitions had ended when she arrived at the house. She had been prepared to present it on previous occasions but the limited time allotted for petitions was used up before she had an opportunity to speak. The time of day for petitions varies day by day and is adjusted depending on other business.  Rather than wait for a future opportunity to present live, which would be at least 2 weeks away, because of Easter break, she filed with the clerk of the house so that the government's written response, which is required within 45 days, would be available before the WHO votes on adopting the IHR amendments in May.

To continue supporting the Canada Exit UN / WHO campaign, please send the letter (updated 2024-03-28) to MPs, Senators, and MLAs using the link below:

https://oneclickpolitics.global.ssl.fastly.net/promo/5hC  (mirror: https://oneclickpolitics.global.ssl.fastly.net/messages/edit?promo_id=21898)

For your convenience, the text of the letter is also available at this link

BREAKING NEWS (2024-04-12) Guarding against Claims of  Disinformation

It looks like the WHO annual meeting will go ahead even though they missed the 4 month notificaiton period deadline. (The option would have been to defer this agenda item to the meeing in May 2025.)

James Rogulski has been able to locate the current drafts of the documents as they are being revised for the final time. Based on these, he is reminding everyone that the tone of our messaging might need to change. See: https://jamesroguski.substack.com/p/red-herrings  Letters #21 on will reflect this change of tone.

Here are some rhetorical questions we can ask anyone we write to:

THIS WEBPAGE PROVIDES:

1) A graphic comparing both documents

2) A listing of current ope "PUBLIC COMMENT" opportunities

3) Recent updates from those who follow the topic very closely

4) A Slide Show about Getting Information, Taking Action and Sharing Information

5) A listing of KEY MESSAGES - showing the major concerns about the two documents or the process being used.

6) Links to PRESS RELEASES and other helpful documents & weblinks

7) Letter writing templates and example letters (downloadable in MS Word and PDF formats.)


As time allows, the other sections may be updated (information package, video wall, archives etc.)

Work on the French version of the page is underway.


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead



Why is it so hard to convince others that Canada should pull out of the WHO?












Because most people still have a pre-2017 image of the WHO, of the good that it did, etc. Most people are unaware of how the problem of "non-state actors" exerting undue influence on the WHO as gotten exponentially worse since then.