John Carpay

John Carpay returns to lead the Justice Centre after being sidelined for hiring a private eye to dig up dirt on a Manitoba judge. —photo courtesy CBC

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s new COVID-19 restrictions are nothing more than “an unscientific experiment on the entire population”, says the head of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.

John Carpay, whose group is fighting numerous pandemic lockdown laws across the country, said lockdowns have proven they don’t work.

“If lockdowns actually worked, we would not need more of them; we would be done.  If lockdowns don’t work, why do we need them to continue, or to become even more harmful?” Carpay told the Western Standard.

“Lockdowns are justified by unreliable PCR tests which do not diagnose COVID with accuracy.  Meaningless numbers of positive test results should not form the basis of our laws, nor do they suffice for violating our human rights and Charter freedoms.

“This is an unscientific experiment on the entire population, with no historical track record of success, that blatantly violates our Charter rights and freedoms.  Can lockdown supporters provide even one example in human history of any country, society or civilization that vanquished a virus by destroying its economy and forcing people into poverty, loneliness and isolation?”

Kenney has launched yet another COVID-19 crackdown Thursday afternoon which includes possible curfews and increased enforcement of people at outdoor patios to make sure they are from the same family unit.

Kenney announced current lockdown measures haven’t been strong enough to bend the curve as a third COVID-19 wave – this time with variants – rolls through the province now affecting a record 21,000 people.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province identified a whopping 2,048 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. The province identified 1,300 variants in that total and there is a 10.1% positivity rate. There were also three more deaths.

“Panic sells papers, makes for great click-bait, and gets people hooked on the six o’clock news. Don’t expect media to stop reporting on meaningless “case” numbers any time soon,” said Carpay.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard

News Editor & Calgary Bureau Chief

Dave Naylor is News Editor & Calgary Bureau Chief of the Western Standard based in the Calgary Headquarters. He served as City Editor of the Calgary Sun & covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years.

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