Yet another food processing plant has spontaneously caught fire — this time it’s a frozen pizza factory in Portage County, Wisconsin.
An American Red Cross report says they rushed to provide food and water for the more than 70 firefighters from nearly two dozen departments that were required to put out the fire early Monday morning.
According to Stevens Point Journal, the fire was first reported at roughly 9 am, with billowing smoke spreading out several kilometres east and northwest. Some departments cleared the scene at 4:30 pm, but the fire wasn’t completely extinguished until 8:45 pm, nearly 12 hours later.
The Fire District says the fire began in the compressor room for the refrigeration and stemmed from a problem that arose during maintenance. No employees were injured.
But it’s not just food processing plants catching fire that’s troubling, especially during a time of food inflation. Poultry at meat producers is being destroyed at an alarming rate, usually due to barn and factory fires or avian flu.
In early April, 46,000 turkeys had to be killed in Barron, Wisconsin, due to an avian flu outbreak.
Another flock of 53,000 in Beadle County, South Dakota, had to be killed that same month.
On May 3, 13,800 chickens had to be destroyed at an Oklahoma farm for the same reason.
72,300 chickens had to be killed in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, just a week later.
TORONTO (LifeSiteNews) — Ontario Premier Doug Ford quickly exited a press conference after a reporter asked if he was aware his chief medical officer of health has a “conflict of interest” with vaccine giant Pfizer.
“Mr. Ford, do you know that [chief medical officer Dr.] Kieran Moore has financial ties with Pfizer and he sits on one of their advisory boards?” Rebel News reporter Tamara Ugolini asked Ford in a video posted last week.
“Sorry, we’re going, thanks,” a female staff member for Ford replied.
“Mr. Ford, were you aware of that when you appointed Kieran Moore?” the reporter asked again while Ford and his staff members continued walking away.
“Would you have appointed Kieran Moore if you knew he was directly tied with Pfizer?” pressed Ugolini, resulting in a staff member again telling Ugolini that Ford will not be answering questions.
Ugolini’s line of questioning comes after Rebel News reported that Moore himself admitted a conflict of interest with Pfizer in a presentation for the University of Toronto in March 2021, months before he was appointed by Ford as chief medical officer for Ontario in June 2021.
According to the presentation, Moore “was principle investigator for the Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network” and sits on Pfizer’s advisory board for their Lyme Disease North American Strategy.
As chief medical officer, Moore was instrumental in the creation and implementation of Ontario’s vaccine passport system, which for months barred vaccine-free Canadians from restaurants, bars, concert venues, and sports complexes among other locations.
Moore’s superior, Dr. Catherine Zahn, was appointed Deputy Minister of Health in August 2021, taking office the following month. In Moore’s previous job as CEO of Canadian Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), Pfizer Canada donated more than $100,000 to CAMH’s “COVID-19 Mental Health & Resiliency Fund.”
Just three months after Ford appointed Moore and just one month after Ford appointed Zahn, Ontario rolled out the vaccine passport system, resulting in a massive uptick in the administration of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in the province.
CALGARY, Alberta (Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms) — Canada’s Federal Court has postponed the trial date for the Justice Centre’s legal challenge to strike down the government’s mandatory Covid vaccine requirements for air travellers (the “travel ban”) after the Government of Canada requested the hearing be adjourned.
The September 19 hearing has been rescheduled to Monday, October 31.
In October 2021, the federal government announced that anyone travelling by air, train, or ship, must receive the required number of Covid vaccines in order to travel. The travel ban prevented approximately 6 million vaccine-free Canadians (15% of Canada’s population) from travel within Canada and prevented them from flying out of Canada. Canada’s new definition for vaccination as including required boosters could double or triple the number of affected Canadians should the travel mandate be renewed in the future.
The Justice Centre filed evidence in March 2022 on behalf of 11 witnesses, including five expert witnesses. The evidence filed shows how the Canadians involved in the lawsuit cannot travel to help sick loved ones, get to work, visit family and friends, access health care outside of Canada, take international vacations, and live ordinary lives. Expert medical evidence now filed with the court ranges from scientific evidence about Covid spread among both vaccinated and unvaccinated, risks associated with taking the new Covid vaccines, vaccine harms such as myocarditis and possible effects on fertility, and the superiority of natural immunity.
The Federal Government filed evidence in April on behalf of 16 witnesses, including five experts in defence of the Travel Ban. Justice Centre lawyers spent all of June in cross examination of these government witnesses in preparation for the full trial in fall.
Despite that, the court ordered this action, involving four separate cases, to be consolidated, and that it be heard on an expedited basis given the serious infringement on Canadians’ mobility rights and other rights protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In a letter dated Sunday, June 19, Canada stated the adjournment was required due to:
the fact that the urgency to have these applications heard and determined has, at a minimum, been significantly reduced;
the information just received from the Translation Bureau that they will require a minimum of 18 business days to prepare an official translation of Canada’s Memorandum of Fact and Law; and
the recent unexpected need to reassign a new senior lead counsel for these applications.
Responding for the Justice Centre on June 22, legal counsel strongly opposed Canada’s request to adjourn the matter.
“The application remains a live controversy, is of continued constitutional significance, and has not been deemed otherwise by the Court. It is submitted that a matter of such importance should be heard as expeditiously as reasonably possible, and that Canada has not established any compelling or exceptional circumstances to warrant the delay of this application. It is submitted that the request for adjournment should be denied,” the letter states.
The Court decided to grant the government the adjournment, ruling that any prejudice against the Applicants represented by the Justice Centre could be addressed by awarding costs (a monetary amount for legal expenses). The Court added that while none of Canada’s requests individually justified a delay, “taken together, they constitute the kind of extraordinary circumstances that justify adjourning a hearing.”
In a June 14 news release, the government announced that as of June 20 vaccine requirements would be suspended “for domestic and outbound travel, federally regulated transportation sectors and federal government employees.”
Below is an updated schedule of the Travel Ban lawsuit:
August 5: Service and filing of Applicants’ Records and Response to the Respondent’s Mootness Application (Mootness means the government will argue that with the suspension of travel ban, the legal action is now pointless.) September 21: One day in-person Mootness Hearing September 30: Service and filing of Respondent’s Record October 31-November 4: Hearing
“We are eager to have this matter heard in court. Similar Covid mandate cases have been adjudicated in the United States, India, and New Zealand. Courts around the world have found that governments must respect fundamental human rights, including the right to bodily autonomy, which means individuals have the right to decide freely on what medical treatment they wish to receive, and the fundamental right of mobility, to enter and leave a free and democratic country,” notes Justice Centre lawyer Eva Chipiuk.
“Canadians cannot live in a country which will not permit them to freely leave for business, for necessary medical care, to see loved ones abroad, to vacation, or simply to move away. Any country that makes receipt of a drug or medical treatment a condition to departing the country has lost all semblance of freedom and respect for human dignity,” states Ms. Chipiuk.