Don't Lock Alberta Down

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Please DONT donate. We just want signatures! It is our understanding that there are dozens of doctors putting pressure on the province to implement a two week shut down based on “projected” COVID-19 cases. We understand the difficulty in making this decision however, we would like to remind you of Section 1 of The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, part of the  Constitution Act, 1982, which states - no law can infringe on our human rights without demonstrable justification.

Demonstrable- clearly apparent or verifiable.

We do understand that the doctors are concerned about overwhelming the healthcare system. However, we think it’s important to remember that this is based on projected numbers. Projected numbers do not constitute as demonstrable.

Not only is imposing a lock down the province unconstitutional, under Section 1, it also denies us our right to life and liberty, our right for freedom and mobility and our right to earn a living.

We would also like to point out,  in your address to the province on November 6th, you stated you not shut the province down again. The number of people negatively impacted would far outweigh the 39 (the number of people currently in ICU). As we pray for these people and their families for a full recovery, we mustn't forget about the rising number of child abuse cases at home, domestic abuse situations, overdoses, suicides, loss of jobs and loss of home, and the mental toll Albertans have already endured. These are far more devastating on the entirety of this great province of ours.

As business owners, restaurant, retail workers and other workers deemed "non-essential" (but very essential to our families' livelihood), we ask that you do not submit to projected fears. With all due-respect and gratitude for all the doctors do, if Alberta shuts down again, doctors will be able to continue putting food on their tables and paying their bills. Not all of us will have that luxury.

Lastly, as the numbers continue to rise and as many people in Alberta become fearful of these numbers, we would highly suggest you look into the effectiveness of the PCR tests that are used to whether or not someone has contracted COVID. We ask that you look at the number of cycles these tests are set to, which has a direct correlation to their effectiveness. "If you get [perform the test at] a cycle threshold of 35 or more…the chances of it being replication-confident [aka accurate] are miniscule…you almost never can culture virus [detect a true positive result] from a 37 threshold cycle…even 36…”, Dr. Anthony Fauci - World Health Organization. As the media continues to put out terrifying news about increasing numbers and not indicating the amount of deaths related to this, we can understand why Albertans are alarmed and doctors are nervous. We ask that you look into this and please rectify, so that you as a government are not put in this situation to make such difficult decisions and we as the people can live our lives with facts instead of half-truths.
Thank you.