‘Leadership WHO Pandemic Treaty Faces Little Opposition in Canada as US Politicians Concerned About ‘Sovereignty’ Push Back
By Noé Chartier
March 3, 2023Updated: March 3, 2023
The World Health Organization (WHO) concluded a meeting on March 3 to advance negotiations on the global governance of pandemic responses. While the event flew under the radar in Canada, Republican politicians in the United States have taken a position against the treaty, expressing concern about its implications on their country’s sovereignty in policy-making.
The WHO published the “Zero Draft” on Feb. 1 as the basis of the negotiations to create a future international instrument to manage pandemics.
The draft sets out broad principles, such as respect for human rights and a list of progressive themes, while also touching on issues such as vaccine management and combatting “misinformation.”
The WHO’s intergovernmental negotiating body started to consider the draft at its fourth meeting (INB4), held from Feb. 27 to March 3.
Seventeen U.S. Republican senators had earlier reacted and introduced a bill, on Feb. 15, seeking to shield their country from the reach of the eventual agreement.
“The WHO, along with our federal health agencies, failed miserably in their response to COVID-19,” said Sen. Ron Johnson from Wisconsin. “This failure should not be rewarded with a new international treaty that would increase the WHO’s power at the expense of American sovereignty.”
This goes against the will of the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden, which held a strategic dialogue with the WHO in September where they agreed on strengthening global capacities to respond to pandemics.
The Canadian government is also in favour of the development of a pandemic treaty under the WHO.
The negotiated treaty is to be legally binding, but the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says on its website that the WHO “has no jurisdiction in Canada, and Canada will remain in control of any future domestic decisions about national restrictions or other measures related to pandemics.”
When asked about this potential contradiction, PHAC spokeswoman Anna Maddison said that Canada always considers the potential impacts on domestic laws and policies when negotiating a new international instrument.
“The Government of Canada will seek to ensure that the development of a new pandemic instrument continues to respect our health, social, economic, and security contexts,” she said.
There is hence still a grey area on the issue of national sovereignty, which also appears in the Zero Draft.
The draft’s guiding principle on sovereignty says that states have the right to determine their own approaches to public health in accordance with rules of international law, “provided that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to their peoples and other countries.”
PHAC would not say whether there’s a specific area of the draft that the Canadian government disagrees with, only that INB4 is an opportunity to better understand potential implications for the country.
PHAC also didn’t say if there’s a scenario under which it wouldn’t support a treaty or accord.
“Canada is supportive of the process to develop and negotiate the pandemic instrument and participates in all negotiations in good faith,” said Maddison.
Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis has been one rare voice in Canada opposing the future treaty.
“Canada must be careful to not sign anything that could give away our sovereignty on health care, even if there is tremendous international pressure to do so for the sake of pandemic preparedness,” she wrote in September.
Other guiding principles of the draft include “respect for human rights” and “transparency.”
There are also multiple progressive themes, such as “equity,” “inclusiveness,” “gender equality,” “non-discrimination and respect for diversity,” and “rights of individuals and groups at higher risk and in vulnerable situations.”
Areas in the draft that can arouse controversies include a focus on combatting “false, misleading, misinformation or disinformation” and encouraging vaccine uptake.
Each party is encouraged to “conduct regular social listening and analysis to identify the prevalence and profiles of misinformation, which contribute to design communications and messaging strategies for the public to counteract misinformation, disinformation and false news, thereby strengthening public trust,” says the draft.
“The Parties will contribute to research and inform policies on factors that hinder adherence to public health and social measures, confidence and uptake of vaccines, use of appropriate therapeutics and trust in science and government institutions.”
While seeking to increase vaccine uptake by combatting “misinformation,” the draft also makes a foray into the area of accountability for vaccination programs.
It suggests establishing a global compensation mechanism for the vaccine-injured, and while this is pending, countries are to endeavour to exclude indemnity clauses of indefinite or excessive duration in contracts with manufacturers.
The draft also recommends excluding confidentiality clauses.
This is a current issue in Canada, with opposition MPs wanting to see the contracts for billions of dollars between the federal government and vaccine manufacturers.
The Liberal government says the unredacted contracts can only be shown if the MPs sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Liberal MP Anthony Housefather, who is the parliamentary secretary to the minister of public services and procurement, explained on Feb. 16 that this is because his government signed the contracts under unfavourable conditions “at the beginning of the pandemic when everybody was desperate for vaccines.”
“So that’s why these companies said, ‘If I’m going to deliver you this product that I haven’t tested in my normal way, I want to have different conditions,’” he said.
The draft also recommends greater oversight on laboratories that conduct gain-of-function research.
“Each Party shall, as applicable, implement and apply international standards for, oversight of and reporting on laboratories and research facilities that carry out work to genetically alter organisms to increase their pathogenicity and transmissibility, in order to prevent accidental release of these pathogens.”
Some evidence suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, could be the fruit of gain-of-function research. Organizations such as the FBI and the U.S. Department of Energy assess that the virus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
Other U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that the initial SARS-CoV-2 infection was caused by natural exposure to an infected animal.
The next meeting of the INB is set for April, and the WHO seeks the accord to be in place in 2024.
Kevin Stocklin contributed to this report.’
Source: Epoch Times
12 thoughts on “Given How Our Own Canadian Leadership Has Mangled Our Charter And Science, Would I Trust Them With Interpreting ‘A WHO’Agreement / Treaty ? ‘No!! Our Sovereignty Should Not Be Subject To Any Talks Or Possible Interpretation !! Note Epoch Times Article Below——-”
If Just-in-flation Turdeau wants to give his personal sovereignty away to the WHO, it has nothing to do with Canadians. He is already a puppet of the UN (Agenda 21/2030) and the WEF (you will own own nothing and be happy) and he is free to become yet another puppet of the WHO. We see their play for a tyrannical NWO and depopulation agenda and we do not consent.
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For what it’s worth I have an email reply in writing from Pierre Poilievre’s constituency office by a staff member representing him that he will not allow any foreign entity to overcome Canada’s sovereignty when I specifically asked regarding our membership with the WHO. And last night in London Ontario at a packed standing room only rally he stated the same point regarding membership the WEF to loud cheers and applause from the 300 people in attendance who braved a wicked winter storm to be there.
So he’s on record with voters that he will likely quit membership with both those evil organisations and his feet will be held to the fire if he does not.
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I have never been a supporter of any nation giving up Their sovereignty over matters that are national in nature—whether that be political, economic or social. The United Nations is an ineffective, inefficient, bureaucratic and corrupt organization, that, in my view, has outlived, quite sometime ago, its usefulness.
I find it amazingly contradictory that nations would give their critical decision making to an unelected, unaccountable, unbelievably corrupt political body (The WHO for example) over a matter such as health.
The WHO was/is a complete failure in virtually every regard regarding the Covid-19 pandemic— they continually denied the origin of the virus, they promoted extremely ineffective lockdown policies, Experimental mRNA Materials Injections that injured, maimed, disabled, hospitalized and killed tens of millions and the jury is still out regarding the future damage, they supported flawed mandates like masking, travel restrictions, etc.
The point, Canada is being asked to give health authority to a body that was and is complicit in the greatest crimes ever committed against humanity. The giving away of the sovereignty of my country is not up to politicians to give away, I voted for politicians to deal with and be responsible and accountable for national internal health matters—not to be complicit in giving sovereign health authority, which they don’t have the authority to do, to an international body.
This sovereignty give away is against a backdrop, in the world, that is seeing the United Kingdom exit the EU to protect its sovereignty, nations splitting apart to form different countries, so those people have sovereignty and greater independence to make their decisions.
For example, civil wars being fought, since (1990, by peoples, to ensure they have sovereignty and greater independence to make decisions:
*Afghan Civil War,
*First Liberian Civil War,
*Rwandan Civil War,
*Georgian Civil War,
*Sierra Leone Civil War,
*Algerian Civil War,
*Tajikistani Civil War,
*Burundian Civil War,
*First Yemeni Civil War,
*Iraq Kurdish Civil War,
*First Congo Civil War,
*Clashes in Cambodia,
*Nepalese Civil War,
*Republic of Congo Civil War,
*Second Congo War,
*Kosovo Civil War,
*Second Liberian Civil War,
*First Ivorian Civil War,
*Second Chadian Civil War,
*First Libyan Civil War,
*Second Ivorian Civil War,
*South Sudanese Civil War,
*Second Libyan Civil War,
*and there are still numerous ongoing civil wars.
As well, wars are being fought so peoples can maintain “their sovereignty” and greater independence to make decisions (I.e. Ukraine).
The point, the relinquishing of a nation’s sovereignty to make decisions is running against the tide of of more nations being established in the world, not less. In 1945 the United Nations was formed by fifty-one (51) nations, there are now 193 and I have previously predicted there will be 300 by the year 2100. Sorry, folks in the WHO and U.N., you are attempting to centralize more control when the peoples of the world, obviously, are demanding more decentralization and “local control”.
Canada, in its present form, is not occupied by peoples who want to cede their Heath authority to a foreign entity. For God’s sake, Canadians have decentralized health systems that are, by Constitutional jurisdiction, a provincial responsibility and yet Federal Canadian politicians are considering ceding health policy and authority to an international body—this is absurd.
I want the Canadian Constitution respected, I don’t want more centralization to an unelected, unaccountable international body—period. The United Nations is a cesspool of corruption and corruption begets more corruption— so, no thanks to the WHO and in the words of the wise farmer, please take your bovine excrement elsewhere.
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Good luck with that.
Soros backed and Ukrainian devotee Cynthia Freeland is on the short list for Director General of the UN.
She will continue to undermine this nation for the elitist’s WEF/UN/WHO/NATO master plan every day and every step on the way.
Trudeau is on charges that he has undermined the sovereignity of this nation with China,the WEF,NATO and the WHO.
These two are compromised lapdogs of global governance and will not do anything to stop their agenda.;
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I agree that our Canadian Sovereignty should not be subject to any talks or possible interpretation interpretation , given how it has been mishandled in the past. They have already trampled over our constitution. I don’t believe that WHO should be given a chance to change anything ever.
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‘Organizations such as the FBI and the U.S. Department of Energy assess that the virus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
Other U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that the initial SARS-CoV-2 infection was caused by natural exposure to an infected animal.’
This is the level of codswallop that the average Govidiot that refuses to educate themselves laps up as fact.
This is a US DoD operation and the three-letter agencies are all complicit in this genocide.
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“The draft sets out broad principles, such as [no] respect for human rights and a list of [Woke] themes, while also touching on issues such as [bioweapon injections] and combatting [the truth.]”
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Most of us get it. An unelected group of oligarchs at the surface and an other layer of evil above them are driving the world to a one world order. All the noise about how illegal and wrong this is makes great conversation however they are winning and it doesn’t appear to me that conventional means of protesting and letter writing is doing jack shit to stop it. They have gained control of every government and therefore every justice process and worse every military and police system in the world. This is so far past a Canadian issue, it is being carried out everywhere and is getting frightening close to the climax. How they have exerted this much pressure on so many is beyond comprehension. Have they used bribery, extorsion and or threats against all these people in power as to so easily corrupt them all into parroting the same lies and forced conformity of the entire population is hard to say but the evidence is right in front of us. Now do we sit back and let the pantomime play out as it has before in history or can we stop this in it’s tracks. I fear our younger generation have no problem with this as their future probably do to the excellent job of grooming that has accelerated in the last 20 years. I see the worst coming and am preparing for it, we need a white knight is there one ? Canada has never experienced a civil war hate to think this could even be an option but when “tyranny become law revolution becomes duty” ( Thomas Jefferson)
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Maybe we should dust off a copy of C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters and become familiar with how the ‘other’ side thinks. I read an interesting article called The Demolition of the Western Mind. Here are some highlights
“Secular liberal political and educational leaders do not acquire their power by proving their points logically.
They invite us to join them in their delusions and to live in the Unreal City that they have built. And they do this, in great part, by forcing reality to bend to their manipulation of language.
How are they able to accomplish this?
Dr. Esolen makes clear that their attack on the real meaning of words is also, and ultimately, an attack on that God who is the Logos: a Greek word that not only means “word,” but “logic” and “reason” as well.
“Adam names the beasts and in naming them seeks to dis-cover, to un-veil, some real feature of their being” (53). Not so the radical architects and even more radical heirs of the sexual revolution. The transgender movement, Dr. Esolen explains, “depends for its existence upon the supposition that realities depend upon words, so that whoever controls the language controls the universe. It is as if we could say ‘same-sex marriage’, and hey presto, there would be such a thing, or as if a man could declare himself to be a woman, and so it is” (54). This is not the true magic of the Incarnation (the Word made flesh), but the deceptive voodoo of secular shamans who would vivisect rationality itself.”
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This is a powerful presentation! This is why the left is winning. We are playing logically and nice and they are not playing by any such rules and are clobbering us. They know how to package their ideology and wrap it up in virtue, then peddle their propaganda through the media and push it through and indoctrinate our youth through the education system. In a parable in Luke 16 about the shrewd manager ” For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light”
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Meekly relinquish sovereignty and you might as well commit suicide unless you know you will end up as a slave to the state, aka useful idiot – until you become a useless idiot. The latest word is that the NWO only wants to keep a population level of 200-300 million so your odds of surviving to become a slave are only 2.5-3.5%. https://nationalfile.com/video-jane-goodall-says-global-issues-wouldnt-problem-human-population-94-lower-world-economic-forum/
You will own nothing, die and say nothing.
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“Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis has been one rare voice in Canada opposing the future treaty.
“Canada must be careful to not sign anything that could give away our sovereignty on health care, even if there is tremendous international pressure to do so for the sake of pandemic preparedness,” she wrote in September.”
She should have stopped after the word “anything” in the 2nd paragraph above.
Which government puppets are likely to contradict a WHO ultimatum when it comes to that? If the answer is more than zero, the opiner is delusional.