Day 1 Videos 9-12

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Hugh Akoji

Hugh Akoji, 76 years of age, is a traditional chief from New Brunswick with degrees in mathematics and physics, and a career in fisheries and ocean research. He spoke of his niece who died after her Covid “vaccine” injection. She was 39. When she was four, she had her pituitary gland removed because of cancer—in his view, this compromised her, and she should not have been approved for the shot. She was also on medications (he did not specify). He could not find any official records as to how his niece may have died from the “vaccine,” but he noted that she died from blood clots.

He argued that “science” has been abused during this crisis. He has rejected the “vaccines” for Covid. Regarding his niece, he has no way to confirm the evidence of her death from the “vaccine”—everyone seems to be following a “code of silence,” even his family.

On reserves, there are chiefs that are concerned, and some are starting to ask questions of Health Canada of what is going on with “vaccine” injuries. A single nurse spoke to him about the condition of his niece. He has been denied access to medical records. His presentation was abridged by the moderator.

In response to questions from the panel, he cannot say if the chiefs he knows would ever testify in public at a formal inquiry. He says he would though, absolutely.

Susan van der Rassle

Susan van der Rassle (65 years old), spoke from Ontario about her sister (66). Her sister was placed on dialysis for life in 2017, due to being a long-term addict. In 2021, Susan was called by her sister’s clinic to say that her sister had collapsed. “Because of Covid, and because she refused,” her sister was not taken to hospital (the details are rushed, and unclear). When her sister was admitted, Susan could not visit her without being “vaccinated,” until her sister was near death. Her sister had received at least two shots, and likely a third. Currently her sister is “in good form,” and she can speak with Susan. Susan is permitted to speak with her sister online, as long as she does not talk “anything medical”. Another visitor to his sister was also blocked from seeing her because he did not get two shots. As a result, they are given no information.

In response to questions from the panel, Susan says the policy is exactly the same now, regardless of the lifting of mandates and restrictions in the rest of the society. The communication from the clinic (rehab centre) is still “horrid”.

David Shaw

David Shaw spoke of his 16 year old son going behind his back to get “vaccinated”, in order to participate in hockey tryouts. As his father, he has been blocked from attending his son’s hockey events because he did not have a QR code—not having been “vaccinated” himself. He did manage, once, to make his way in and was in there for 35 minutes. He was threatened with arrest unless he left—he did not, and was grabbed by two officers (security working for “corporate services”) and handcuffed, and paraded in front of others as he was removed from the arena. At this point David began to sob in recounting the experience. He was also banned for thirty days from the property.

The night after this experience, he attempted reentry, and was again blocked. This happened three or four more times. He repeatedly said that “those corporate service people are nice people, I have no issue with them”. Subsequently he obtained a religious exemption signed by a lawyer and his pastor—and with that he was allowed in to see his son practice, and without a mask. But now the mask became the issue. He had also confronted Mayor Crombie if he would still have parents arrested for going to watch their children play hockey, when everything else was opening up—this also alerted “corporate services” to apparently target him when he showed up at future hockey events. He was arrested one more time (this time by the police), regardless of his exemption. He was frisked, handcuffed, and they doubted the veracity of his exemption. He referred to the police as “good guys,” even though he got two tickets amounting to roughly $400 in total.

In response to questions from the panel, he said he had few allies, away from hockey—not from the hockey association, the league, or other parents. Everyone remained silent. Then hockey, like other sports, was shut down in Ontario. When it reopened, he was able to attend events. At one point he was banned from all hockey rinks in the entirety of Mississauga—the city even contacted his employer (which had contracts with the city), and he lost his job.

Beverley Perley

Beverley Perley, took the place of Indigenous scholar and lawyer, Pam Palmater. Perley (56) is an Indigenous elder from New Brunswick and a university-educated nurse. She was unable to appear on camera due to some technical problem. She declared herself “unvaccinated” as well as all her children and grandchildren. The chief of her reserve mandated the “vaccine” to all employees to keep their jobs. People seeking services offered by the reserve, had to be “vaccinated” to receive them. Visitors without a “vaccine” passport were allowed on the reserve (Tobique First Nation).

Those with whom she spoke on the reserve, that had been injected, were given no information as to why they were getting the shot, what it was for, and certainly nothing was discussed about risks or alternatives (such as traditional medicines). She spoke of using cedar, muskrat, grapefruit and lemon peels to make quinine, etc. Those options were not made available. People were forced to take the shot or lose their reserve jobs. She also mentioned that there is a high rate of illiteracy on the reserve, and most people lacked the most basic tool to be informed about the “vaccines”. New Brunswick had a very low incidence of Covid infections, a fact for which the Premier of the province took sole credit.

In response to questions from the panel, Perley argued that the lack of real choice was a basic act of wrongdoing, especially where people were held hostage to their jobs. She also criticized the lack of informed consent. Perley said it was right to close down the community (the reserve), to prevent “outside influences” from making their situation harder. On the reserve of the Tobique First Nation, they entered “code red” before the province did, because two people contracted Covid outside the reserve and brought it in. She complained of the “uneducated fear” that prevailed among reserve leaders. The chief and members of his council (12 members) discussed among themselves, without community participation—and they simply followed provincial mandates. There was a lack of democracy.