March 10, 2021
Let's look at COVID numbers for March 8 in Saskatchewan.
There were 1463 active cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan — in a total population of 1.2 million people, spread out in one of the least densely populated places on the face of the Earth.
There were a grand total of 140 people in hospital receiving treatment for COVID-19, of which 23 were in the ICU. There are 76 hospitals in Saskatchewan, meaning that you could have over three hospitals per one COVID ICU patient.
It doesn't make sense to lock down an entire province, specifically an incredibly sparsely populated province, of 1.18 million people based on these low numbers.
We've got a really great civil liberties lawyer, Sarah Miller from JSS Barristers in Calgary, working so hard on trying to open Saskatchewan. She believes in civil liberties and she's already helping people through FightTheFines.com.
Sarah's trying to do something that hasn’t been done in this country for an entire year, and that is force the government to show their work.
She's trying to get the government to show what materials and data they've used to justify the lockdown.
What she's doing in Saskatchewan can be a template for other provinces if she's successful. But this is very expensive, as any Charter challenge is. It is time consuming and it demands a lot of research and resources.
So we can't do it without your help.
Sarah's already been successful in having several lockdown tickets thrown out of court. She is sharp, meticulous, she cares about freedom, and you can see for yourself, she's the right person for this job.
But she's being stonewalled. Which means the government is scared of her. Good. They should be.
Can you help us keep Sarah fighting for freedom in Saskatchewan, so that what she does there can be used as a recipe for freedom in other provinces?
Civil liberties organizations are not doing this work, and so it falls to us here at Rebel News. We need your help.
If you want to help us end the lockdown in Saskatchewan and start the cascade that will end the lockdowns across the country, please donate today.
We’ve filed a constitutional challenge to Saskatchewan’s lockdown laws!
There are 76 hospitals in Saskatchewan. And according to the latest statistics, there are a grant total of 33 people in the entire province — out of a population of nearly 1.2 million — who are in intensive care from the virus. So one person for every two hospitals. In a province larger than France.
I’m not trivializing even a single death. But I’m pointing out that it is not a crisis by any normal measure.
We’ve helped people in Saskatchewan and around Canada with our Fight The Fines project. We crowdfund lawyers to defend them. But that’s reactive. It’s defensive. It doesn’t solve the problem — it’s like whack-a-mole. The government will just fine more people, just bring in more lockdown rules. It won’t end, will it? They love it too much. But this has to stop.
Did you know that the Charter of Rights applies in Canada even during a lockdown? Lockdown rules still have to respect the Charter, or they’re illegal.
That’s the crux of our argument in our 10-page lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the public health orders in Saskatchewan that have improperly put the whole province in a lockdown.
Our lawsuit focuses on what the Charter calls our “fundamental freedoms” — including freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of assembly. Because nearly a year after we were all told it was just “two weeks to flatten the curve”, they’re still flattening our civil liberties.
We reached out first to the Justice Minister and Health Minister to see if we could find some compromise. They refused to budge. So we sued!
You can read the lawsuit for yourself below — and the three affidavit’s we’ve filed in support of it.
I hope you agree that it’s the most powerful challenge to Saskatchewan’s lockdowns yet.
And if you can help us crowdfund our legal eagles, I’d be very grateful — I don’t want to reveal exactly how much we’ve spent already on this lawsuit, but I’m sure we’ll end up spending close to $150,000 by the time we’re done.
But it’s not about the money. It’s about our freedoms. It’s about opening Saskatchewan.
And hopefully other provinces will be inspired, and they’ll want to open up, too.
The Charter of Rights requires governments to balance all other objectives — including public health orders — with our fundamental freedoms. Any infringements have to be minimal, directly connected to the alleged problem the government’s trying to solve and they have to be proportionate.
We believe the Saskatchewan government hasn’t done any of those things with its lockdown.
Obviously we’re up against the unlimited resources of the government.
If you can help us level the playing field, please donate here.
View all the legal documents we filed here: