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"Time to raise the price for those who still won't get vaxxed"

Updated: May 30


Sent: January 11, 2022 9:57 AM To: aphillips@thestar.ca; kgillespie@thestar.ca; scolby@thestar.ca Cc: officeofthechief@torontopolice.on.ca; media.relations.rcmp-ontario-relations.medias.grc@rcmp-grc.gc.ca Subject: "Time to raise the price for those who still won't get vaxxed"


I read your editorial last night with mixed emotions: bemusement that you don’t seem to have a basic grasp on logic and statistics, let alone epidemiology, and disbelief that anyone who is Canadian could spew such hate speech, with no compunction, in what qualifies for a newspaper in this country. Given the outrageous and completely baseless allegations that you have made in the article, there doesn’t even seem to be a point to refuting them as it is clear that your newspaper has been compromised. However, I would like to point out that the speech used in your editorial is clearly meant to incite hatred against the unvaccinated: words like “[p]leading, begging, scolding and shaming” indicates that the authors do not believe that the unvaccinated are worthy of the basic human right to choose their own medical treatment. The accusations that the unvaccinated “are doing great harm to the majority of responsible citizens” and are “largely to blame for the restraints under which Canadians are currently required to live” are not borne out by any facts; and indeed, the authors implicitly acknowledge that by failing to offer any proof for these outrageous statements. These statements, and others in the article, are extremely dangerous and it is clear they have been made to incite discrimination and violence against the unvaccinated.


I have included the RCMP and Toronto Police Service on my email: Please accept this as my complaint that The Toronto Star is guilty of violating Section 319(1) of the Canadian Criminal Code: “[e]very one who, by communicating statements in any public place, incites hatred against any identifiable group where such incitement is likely to lead to a breach of the peace is . . . liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.” As an unvaccinated person (who is neither anti-social nor irresponsible), these statements have caused me to live in fear that someone will actually believe the Editorial Board’s assertions that I, a healthy, asymptomatic individual, have caused the government to implement lockdowns. The fact that the vaccines are effective for a maximum of 3-5 months, and are worthless in the face of the latest variant (and indeed the pharmaceutical companies have acknowledged that multiple shots will be needed each year in order to boost up the failing immunity they have created in the vaccinated) is just more evidence of how each board member has been compromised.


To each of you on the Editorial Board: your statements are disgusting and treasonous. If we replaced the word “unvaccinated” with “Muslim”, or “Jewish”, the Canadian population would be outraged. However, since you have chosen to attack the state’s whipping boy, you seem to think that inciting hatred is not only acceptable, but condoned. It is not. We live in a free country (notwithstanding the current Prime Minister’s attempts to quash democracy), and the fact that you have chosen to spout the state’s agenda instead of defending the innocent in society, will be used against you in the impending Nuremberg trials. You should be truly ashamed, not only of yourselves, but of what you are doing to the already smeared reputation of journalism in this country.


By the way – if you want to publish a balanced opinion piece, I would be happy to draft one for you. It would cite world-renowned epidemiologists and virologists who are obviously not as illustrious as any of you, but we can’t all be editors, sports reporters and “parenting columnists” now, can we?


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