Open Letter to the Attorney General

 

December 7, 2021

 

The Honourable David Lametti PC QC MP                                                                             
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada 
Department of Justice Canada
284 Wellington Street 
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8


Honourable David Lametti, 


This letter was created from the collective thoughts, beliefs, and opinions of many actively serving police officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) from across the country. We come from various ranks, levels of experience, communities, cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs, and vaccination statuses. Together, we are the Mounties For Freedom. We are individual police officers united in the belief that citizens, including federal employees, should not be forced and coerced into taking medical interventions.


It is with great urgency that we write this letter. On October 21, 2021, we wrote an open letter to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki outlining our concerns and asked that she reply with her plan of action. Commissioner Lucki has yet to respond, leaving us no choice but to seek assistance elsewhere. For your convenience, we have attached a copy of our letter to Commissioner Lucki for your review. 


As police officers, we are sometimes required to protect the rights of people that we may not agree with. We do this knowing we serve a higher purpose and that the rule of law, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the Charter), and our Constitution serve a greater good. As Attorney General, you have a responsibility to apply the rule of law fairly and without political bias. Like us, your role serves a higher purpose. For reasons outlined below, it is imperative that you take action to allow for a fair and transparent investigation to take place. 


We have read the open letter you received from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dated December 13, 2019,1 in which he outlines his expectations of you, in your position of Attorney General. For the remainder of the letter, we will reference it in italics to help articulate our explanation.


“It is more important than ever for Canadians to unite and build a stronger, more inclusive and more resilient country. The Government of Canada is the central institution to promote that unity of purpose and, as a Minister in that Government, you have a personal duty and responsibility to fulfill that objective. That starts with a commitment to govern in a positive, open and collaborative way.” 1 


Far from being inclusive, the discrimination that has already created segregation in our country has divided families, ended friendships, torn apart spouses, and entered the workplace. We believe the current messaging propagated by our federal government and provincial governments are promoting the creation of an in-group referred to as “Vaccinated” and an out-group as “Unvaccinated”. Even worse, the out-group has been labelled “Anti-vaxxers,” a term used out of context in a negative and derogatory way. The messaging from our governments is causing the dehumanization of the “Unvaccinated” group. In 2015, Prime Minister Trudeau’s message was, “A Canadian, is a Canadian, is a Canadian.”2 In September 2021, Prime Minister Trudeau stated, “We're paying for the provincial vaccine passports to make sure that when someone comes into a restaurant, they'll know they won't be sitting next to a table of people who are unvaccinated…And those people who still hesitate, who still resist, well, they won't get to enjoy the same things as those who have done their part for others.”3 By dehumanizing the out-group, an institution creates a greater divide between them and the in-group.4

“I also expect us to continue to raise the bar on openness, effectiveness and transparency in government. This means a government that is open by default…It also means humility and continuing to acknowledge mistakes when we make them. Canadians do not expect us to be perfect; they expect us to be diligent, honest, open and sincere in our efforts to serve the public interest.”1


It was surprising for us to learn that several scientists and doctors, who questioned the information fueling the COVID-19 mandates, spoke of censorship.5,6 As experienced investigators, we know it is our responsibility to present all available facts to the public, by proxy of the courts. It is not our place to decide what the outcome of an investigation should be. Presenting evidence that merely supports one side, while ignoring or refusing to acknowledge substantial evidence from another side, is wrong and tarnishes an investigation. Why then are we allowing this same behaviour to occur by public figures? There are accredited medical professionals from our own country who are desperately trying to have their findings heard. Instead of allowing these professionals to speak freely and discuss their results publicly, they are being silenced by governing bodies.5,6 


Our vast experiences in law enforcement and as investigators have allowed us to see how crucial it is that these medical professionals be allowed to speak openly and publicly. Without their information being included in discussions, we believe the citizens of Canada are not receiving the information they need to make an informed decision. 


These medical professionals must be allowed to share their information publicly to maintain people’s faith in the government. If the people believe the government is continuing to censor experts, the country will fall into instability. This is common around the world in countries in which tyrannical governments sensor information from their people.


“We are committed to evidence-based decision-making that takes into consideration the impacts of policies on all Canadians and fully defends the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”1


The Charter protects fundamental rights and freedoms essential to keeping Canada a free and democratic society.7 Section 2 of The Charter guarantees these fundamental freedoms through the freedom of conscience (subsection a) and the freedom of thought, belief, opinion, and expression (subsection b).8 Without individuals having the freedom to choose, we would not have a democratic society. We believe our federal and provincial governments have failed to uphold the Charter. As you know, the Charter does not guarantee absolute freedoms. If the government is going to limit freedoms, it must establish that the limitations are reasonable given all available facts. The government must adhere to a process to prove their actions are appropriate, called the Oakes test. We firmly believe, if presented with all available evidence in a court, the government implemented mandates would not pass the Oakes test. At the time of writing this letter, the Charter’s section 33 Notwithstanding Clause has not been invoked for this pandemic.


“As Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, you will continue to ensure that our Government’s initiatives respect the Constitution and the rule of law, and that they are in keeping with Canada’s proud legal traditions. You will continue to ensure that the rights of Canadians are protected, including through your strong support for the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As Minister of Justice, you will see that the administration of public affairs is in accordance with the law. As Attorney General of Canada, you will uphold the Constitution, the rule of law, and the independence of the judiciary and of the prosecutorial function.”1


The Canadian Bill of Rights states, “…the Canadian Nation is founded upon principles that acknowledge …the dignity and worth of the human person and the position of the family in a society of free men and free institutions…Affirming also that men and institutions remain free only when freedom is founded upon respect for moral and spiritual values and the rule of law.”9


Requiring mandatory COVID-19 treatment options infringes on the fundamental belief in our society that the individual has the right and freedom to choose. The choice of whether to receive medical treatments has always been an individual’s right in Canada. The Canadian National Report on Immunization (1996) stated, “Immunization is not mandatory in Canada; it cannot be made mandatory because of the Canadian Constitution.”10

Though the Nuremberg Code is not a law, it is internationally accepted and falls in line with the spirit of our Charter and Bill of Rights. A key component of the Nuremberg Code is that participants in any medical experiment need to participate voluntarily without any form of force or coercion.11 We have obtained documentation from several Canadian doctors who have explained the current COVID-19 treatment options in Canada, being referred to as “vaccines”, were recently authorized as new drugs despite the absence of long-term data.12 According to these accredited Canadian doctors, these treatment options did not meet the criteria of true vaccines until very recently, when the definition of vaccine was changed.13,14 Without long-term data, these vaccines are still experimental. We strongly believe the act of removing the rights and freedoms of citizens who refuse to participate in specific COVID-19 treatment options is a form of coercion and against the spirit of our Constitution.


“We have committed to an open, honest government that is accountable to Canadians, lives up to the highest ethical standards…I expect you to embody these values in your work and observe the highest ethical standards in everything you do. I want Canadians to look on their own government with pride and trust.1


The Government of Canada should be the ideal model of an organization in this country. Its actions should be inclusive, tolerant, and reflective of the Constitution and the Charter. Why has our federal government made it mandatory for employees working from home to receive the COVID-19 treatment injections?15 Being employed by the federal government now means you have fewer rights and freedoms than if you were to work for an employer that does dictate mandatory treatments for their employees.


Regardless of their vaccination statuses, there are RCMP members who feel the steps taken by the federal and provincial governments are too extreme and do not have the best interest of Canadian citizens. A recent report commissioned by the federal government demonstrates that public funding was used to collect data on Canadians to find effective ways to pressure them into taking a COVID-19 treatment injection.16 Applying these pressures, while withholding information, is coercive. Forcing these mandates will cause numerous RCMP officers to lose faith in the federal government’s commitment to the Charter. These RCMP officers will not participate in actions they believe contradict their morals, ethics, and Canadian laws. These RCMP officers believe it is their responsibility to challenge the federal government in court if necessary.


“Give particular attention to the Ethical Guidelines…you must uphold the highest standards of honesty and impartiality…the performance of your official duties…should bear the closest public scrutiny. This is an obligation that is not fully discharged by simply acting within the law.”1


We ask that you follow the guidelines provided to you in writing by the Prime Minister. We ask that you arrange for a fair, public, and transparent investigation to take place. We have credible witnesses who will provide credible testimonies should they be given the opportunity. At this time, these witnesses are reluctant to come forward for fear there will not be a fair opportunity or trial in which they can present their evidence. We kindly request representatives from Mounties For Freedom be allowed to meet with you to discuss the details of this investigation further. 


We await your response. 

 

Sincerely, 


Mounties For Freedom

Endnotes

1 - “ARCHIVED - Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Mandate Letter.” 2019. Prime Minister of Canada. December 12, 2019.

https://pm.gc.ca/en/mandate-letters/2019/12/13/archived-minister-justice-and-attorney-general-canada-mandate-letter


2  - “Video: Video: ‘a Canadian Is a Canadian Is a Canadian’: Harper, Trudeau Spar over Right to Revoke Citizenship.” 2015. The Globe and Mail. September 28, 2015. 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/video-video-a-canadian-is-a-canadian-is-a-canadian-harper-trudeau-spar/


3 - Hains, Tim. 2021. Review of Justin Trudeau: Vaccine Passports Are “All About” Rewarding You for Doing the Right Things. Real Clear Politics. September 19, 2021. 

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/09/19/justin_trudeau_vaccine_passports_are_all_about_reward 
ing_you_for_doing_the_right_things.html#!


4 - Wilkerson, Isabel, Caste, narrated by Robin Miles (New York, NY: Random House Audio, 2020), Audible audio ed., 14 hrs., 26 min. 


5 - Dzsurdzsa, Cosmin, “Derek Sloan Hosts Press Conference with Censored Doctors,” True North News. Accessed October 20, https://tnc.news/2021/06/17/derek-sloan-hosts-press-conference-with-censored-doctors/


6 - Sloan, Derek, “Censorship in Canada,” Vimeo, June 17, 2021, CPAC Parliamentary Press Conference, 3:15. Accessed on October 20, 2021, https://standupcanada.solutions/censorship-in-canada


7 - Government of Canada, “Learn about the Charter,” Accessed October 19, 2021. 
https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/csj-sjc/rfc-dlc/ccrf-ccdl/learn-apprend.html


8 - “Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Section 2,” Accessed October 19, 2021, 
https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/how-rights-protected/guide-canadian-charter-rights- 
freedoms.html#a2b


9 - “Bill of Rights,” Canadian Bill of Rights (S.C. 1960, c. 44). Accessed October 19, 2021.

https://laws- lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/c-12.3/page-1.html


10 - Public Health Agency of Canada, “Canadian National Report on Immunization – 1996,” Accessed October 19, 2021, https://web.archive.org/web/20080414131846/http:/www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-mtc/97vol23/23s4/23s4b_e.html


11 - National Institutes of Health, “The Nuremberg Code,” Accessed September 30, 2021, 

https://history.nih.gov/display/history/Nuremberg+Code


12 - Canadian Covid Care Alliance, “Canadian Covid Care Alliance Declaration,” (September 24, 2021), p. 18, par. 3.


13 - Payne, Eric, “RE: Mandatory mRNA Vaccine Mandate for Alberta Physicians,” (September 14, 2021), p. 1, par 1. Appendix A.


14 - Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, “Immunization: The Basics,” Accessed October 19, 2021, 

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/imz-basics.htm


15 - Johnson, Gail, RCMP Chief Human Resources Officer, “Declare Your Covid-19 Vaccination Status,” RCMP NOC News. Email broadcast to RCMP members.


16 - Kantar. 2021. Review of Psychographic Segmentation of Canadians Regarding COVID-19. Kantar.

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