Friday , 9 June 2023

GREY MATTER: Episode 59 – The Emergencies Act inquiry has been rigged from the start

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In this episode, Constitutional Lawyer Leighton Grey and Brian Peckford have a conversation about Brian’s concern about the denigration of fundamental democratic institutions in Canada, some of the history of our democratic process, and how that’s been deconstructed over the years leading us to the fiasco we’re experiencing now, and how over the last couple years the conspiracy theories have become more and more obviously true.


Brian Peckford was born in Whitbourne, Newfoundland, on August 27, 1942, and was raised in the communities of Whitbourne, Marystown, and Lewisporte. He earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and has completed postgraduate work in English Literature, Education, Psychology, and French Literature. Prior to entering politics, he was a high school teacher in rural Newfoundland. Peckford was the Progressive Conservative candidate in the district of Green Bay in the 1972 provincial election. The PC Party won a majority government in the election, and Peckford was elected in his district over the Liberal candidate. In 1973 he was appointed Parliamentary Assistant to Premier Frank Moores, and the following year he was sworn into the cabinet as the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Peckford became a business consultant and has sat on numerous boards since leaving politics, including the board of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the 1990s. He relocated to British Columbia in the early 1990s and in 1998, was appointed to lead a one-person inquiry into the state of Fraser River salmon stocks and fishery management.


In 2008, he was appointed chair of a federal government–appointed expert panel to review federal chronic disease policy, especially diabetes, and to present a report to the federal Health minister. He is currently a director of Strongbow Exploration Inc., a public junior mining company. He has also been an advisor to the British Columbia Conservative Party, co-chairing the party’s issues management committee. The last living drafter and signatory of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which is the highest law of the land, is suing the Canadian federal government over its travel ban for the unvaccinated. Former Newfoundland Premier Brian Peckford, 79, is the main applicant in a case brought against the federal government by the Calgary-based Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, according to a press release. Peckford and Grey open up a can of worms when they have a conversation about the depth of the corruption in our judicial system, how our democratic system has evolved over the past couple of decades, and where the emergencies act inquiry has failed us in its attempt to hold those wrongdoers accountable for their actions.


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This episode’s recommended reading: The Soul of the World – Roger Scruton

Knowledge And Decisions – Thomas Sowell

Turtles All The Way Down – Mary Holland J.D.


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