Pierre Poilievre must get us the Winnipeg Lab documents now
or the new Conservative party leader is a paper tiger
Winnipeg, Manitoba is home to the National Microbiology Lab, the only biosafety level 4 facility in Canada. NML is operated by PHAC — the same organization which knows ivermectin works but has yet to tell the public.
With no outside scrutiny, the lab conducts experiments on animals with deadly pathogens, including gain-of-function research.
Did SARS-CoV2 originate in Winnipeg?
This is a complex story involving the secretive Canadian and Chinese government bioweapons programs.
Since pre-outbreak, state-sponsored media outlet CBC has done the best job of tracking the evolving NML drama:
CBC — 14 July 2019 — Chinese researcher escorted from infectious disease lab amid RCMP investigation
CBC — 15 July 2019 — University severs ties with two researchers who were escorted out of National Microbiology Lab
CBC — 17 July 2019 — University suggests faculty avoid trips to China amid RCMP probe into lab researchers
CBC — 23 July 2019 — Ouster of researchers from National Microbiology Lab still a mystery
CBC — 2 August 2019 — Canadian lab's shipment of Ebola, Henipah viruses to China raises questions
CBC — 3 October 2019 — Canadian government scientist under investigation trained staff at Level 4 lab in China
CBC — 18 October 2019 — 'Toxic work environment' plagues National Microbiology Lab: workplace report
CBC — 27 January 2020 — Online claims that Chinese scientists stole coronavirus from Winnipeg lab have 'no factual basis'
CBC — 4 February 2020 — Renowned Canadian scientist Frank Plummer dies in Kenya, where he led HIV breakthroughs
CBC — 15 May 2020 — Head of National Microbiology Lab resigns, takes bio-research job in U.K.
CBC — 14 June 2020 — Canadian scientist sent deadly viruses to Wuhan lab months before RCMP asked to investigate
CBC — 6 February 2021 — Scientists let go from National Microbiology Laboratory amid RCMP investigation
CBC — 22 March 2021 — PHAC president given until Friday to explain why two scientists let go
CBC — 11 May 2021 — Public Health Agency refusing to disclose uncensored documents on Winnipeg virus lab
CBC — 1 June 2021 — O'Toole wants an investigation of Winnipeg virus lab's ties to China
CBC — 10 June 2021 — 'Wake-up call for Canada': Security experts say case of 2 fired scientists could point to espionage
CBC — 15 June 2021 — Handing over Winnipeg lab documents has 'privacy and national security implications,' Hajdu says
CBC — 17 June 2021 — O'Toole pulls Conservative MPs from national security committee, alleging Liberal cover-up related to COVID-19
CBC — 21 June 2021 — PHAC president Iain Stewart reprimanded in House by Speaker for failing to produce documents
CBC — 23 June 2021 — Ottawa asks court to keep documents related to scientists' firing under wraps
CBC — 25 June 2021 — Speaker wants information on fired scientists released, prepares to challenge Liberal government in court
CBC — 2 July 2021 — Federal government's move to take Speaker to court raises questions that divide experts
CBC — 8 July 2021 — Mystery around 2 fired scientists points to larger issues at Canada's high-security lab, former colleagues say
CBC — 23 July 2021 — Government interfering with 'exclusive jurisdiction' of House, Speaker tells court
CBC — 15 August 2021 — Canada is headed for a federal election on Sept. 20
CBC — 17 August 2021 — Feds drop court fight to block documents on firing of National Microbiology Lab scientists
CBC — 31 August 2021 — New book debunks Winnipeg-lab conspiracy theory but questions collaboration with Chinese military scientist
Globe & Mail — 16 September 2021 — Chinese Major-General worked with fired scientist at Canada’s top infectious disease lab
CBC — 9 October 2021 — Iain Stewart to step down as head of Public Health Agency of Canada
CBC — 22 March 2022 — How the Liberal-NDP agreement will work and what it might mean for Canadians
CBC — 27 April 2022 — Liberals plan committee to review secret lab documents — with or without Tories
CBC — 1 June 2022 — Trudeau government has adopted dozens of secret cabinet orders since coming to power
With Canadian authorization, Chinese military scientists shipped multiple virus types from Winnipeg to Wuhan in 2019, prompting a federal police investigation. The Conservatives, Bloc Quebecois and NDP teamed up against the Liberals in parliament to force an unredacted release of related documents. PHAC released some redacted emails, virus transfer forms and media lines relating to the breach, hosted on the House of Commons website. In an unprecedented move, the government - citing national security - refused an order of the House to release everything for review, and it filed to sue parliament in federal court (presumably a delay tactic). Trudeau then dissolved parliament, called the 2021 election and - Liberals would claim - thereby nullified the House order to release documents. The government then dropped its lawsuit against parliament two days later. Finally, the minority Liberals and minority NDP formed an unholy alliance to give Liberals an unelected majority, preemptively blocking any new vote on the issue in parliament.
What can be done to get the unredacted documents?
In 2021, Conservative MP Michael Chong led the charge in parliament against the Liberals to get the documents released.
Conservative MP Gérard Deltell also pushed for release.
Conservative then-leader MP Erin O’Toole also did the same. Close but no cigar.
The default legal assumption is that because parliament was dissolved by Trudeau, the June 2021 House order to produce documents - which passed 179 to 149 - is somehow void.
There does not appear to be any statute in the Parliament Act saying that an order of the House - defied in the previous parliament - is null in the current one.
How does parliament enforce the order?
Speaker of the House MP Anthony Rota, in his own words has exclusive jurisdiction and said he would “fight tooth and nail”.
He also implied that the issue could be resolved in a future parliament if the current one was dissolved. Parliament was dissolved, but the documents remain secret.
Your move Poilievre
As the freshly minted leader of the official opposition, it is your duty to Canadians to invoke privilege before the House of Commons here. Please ask Rota to exercise his power as Speaker to instruct the Sergeant-at-arms to procure the documents in question from PHAC.
If you fail to move on this with maximum urgency, it’s safe to assume that the only opposition you lead is controlled — consciously or not.
Officially, as of writing, over 6 million people have died from covid on our planet. Millions of others have been killed by ‘measures’. God rest their souls.
Did the virus originate in Winnipeg?
The Canadian government has the answer and owes us all the truth.
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