Wearing the Mask is Mandatory in Quebec: The Legault Government’s Legitimacy Questioned

“More than a thousand people responded to the call for a rally in front of the National Assembly on Sunday to protest against the mandatory wearing of masks in Quebec and more broadly for the preservation of their rights and freedoms. (Rémi Rémillard, “Plus d’un millier de personnes manifestent à Québec à Québec contre le port du masque,” Radio-Canada, July 26, 2020).

In Quebec the wearing of masks is mandatory in all public places closed since Saturday, July 18. Quebec has also invested in an advertising campaign to encourage citizens to wear face coverings.

The Legault government is contradicting itself. In March, the Quebec Ministry of Health formally opposed the wearing of masks in a message to all citizens.

The Director of Public Health, Horacio Arruda, had demonstrated at a press conference the uselessness of covering one’s face.

Truth or Lie? Political opportunism? Today he refutes what he said, even though his statements were based on scientific studies approved by the Quebec National Health Centre.

Dr. Horacio Arruda has been the National Director of Public Health of Quebec since 2012. This is the same individual who has just ordered the mask to be worn throughout Quebec in enclosed spaces, businesses, libraries, medical clinics, restaurants, grocery stores, shopping malls, hardware stores, etc., even in areas where no case of Covid infection has ever been reported. The question arises. Why do they make you wear the mask? (…)

See the video of July 16, 2020 where Dr Arruda defends the wearing of the compulsory mask by clicking HERE

Press conference by Quebec Premier François Legault on the obligation to wear a mask

The video (duration 13 seconds) starts. A woman’s voice says, “Sophie”. Then, making the gesture of putting his mask back on for the photo shoot, PM Legault said to the journalists and cameramen, “THANK THE EVERYBODY … GOOD, WE’RE GETTING IT ON“. AND… JULIE, DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH PICTURES WITH MY MASK ON? »

“Coup against the people” of Quebec?

Several demonstrators denounced the journalists who help spread lies and government propaganda.

Radio-Canada broadcasts only one version of the facts on the so-called Covid-19 pandemic. Journalists never question specialists who have a different version of the virus epidemic (tests, masks, statistics on the so-called Covid-19 mortality, etc.). For example, Radio-Canada will only interview lawyer Julius Grey (a specialist in rights and freedoms) who supports government measures and denies the restriction of freedoms while advocating the right to security (Radio-Canada, July 26, 2020).

“Alexis Cossette-Trudel, named by several demonstrators as the movement’s spokesperson, denounced the mandatory wearing of the mask, calling it a “coup d’état against the people” (…)

“Some organizers and several demonstrators stress the fear of a dictatorship. Among the slogans drawn on the placards are “COVID-19: Preparation for a police state”, “No to dictatorship” and “What rights do we want to retain in 2021”. According to the demonstrators, the compulsory wearing of the mask is an infringement of fundamental rights and freedoms. “(See article by Léa Harvey, Demonstration against the wearing of masks in Quebec City, Le Soleil (via Le Droit), July 26, 2020).

Source: Erick Labbé, Le Soleil

See other photos of the event: ledroit.com

“This is the second event of its kind to be held in Quebec City in a few weeks. At the end of May, citizens had chanted their dissatisfaction with the various containment and distancing measures. “(More than a thousand protesters chanted in unison “liberté! liberté! liberté! liberté!” in the pouring rain on Sunday afternoon in front of the National Assembly, in a demonstration essentially against the mandatory wearing of masks in closed public places).

In addition, it is important to note that there is a lawsuit in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government for their actions in violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This lawsuit confronts the decision of Canadian authorities to impose the wearing of masks, social distancing and policies of closure on the Canadian economy. According to lawyer Rocco Galati:

We have the testimony of 43 experts from Canada and around the world who argue that these measures are not supported by any scientific fact, that they have not been the subject of any prior clinical trial that could have proven their effectiveness, and that they are extreme in the circumstances.

The lawsuit, which began on July 6, is also directed at CBC-Radio-Canada, the federal government entity responsible for misinformation about the “Covid-19 pandemic”. The government of Ontario Premier Doug Ford is also being sued.

Lies and corruption.

After the mandatory mask, the mandatory vaccine?

Micheline Ladouceur

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Translated from French by Maya, Global Research

The original source of this article is Mondialisation.ca, 2020

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