Canadian Election Officials Threaten to Deny In-Person Vote to Unmasked

Canadian Election Officials Threaten to Deny In-Person Vote
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Elections Canada has threatened to turn away voters who show up in person to vote without a mask ahead of a national election on September 20th.

The Canadian elections agency held a press conference stating that those who had no medical exemption in areas that required a mask to be worn indoors would be turned away from polling stations and not allowed to cast their vote.

Chief electoral officer Stephane Perrault told Canadian media, according to the Toronto Star: “If you have a medical reason not to wear a mask then you will not be denied the right to vote.”

However, she went on to add that “if it’s just a matter of personal choice and the mask is mandatory in the jurisdiction in which you are voting, then we will apply those rules.”

Perrault recommended that anyone who did not wish to wear a mask while voting should vote by mail instead, with Canada expecting as many as five million people to cast their ballot by mail this year — compared to just 50,000 in 2019.

While Elections Canada also notes that ID is required to vote, it is not clear whether citizens will be asked to remove their masks at polling stations to allow officials to verify their identities.

Elections Canada has also stated that it does not expect the result of the federal election to be finalised until days after September 20th due to the need to count a large number of projected mail-in ballots.

According to Elections Canada, those requesting mail-in ballots must do so before September 14th and submit them before the polls close in their individual area, saying ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.

Unlike in-person ballots, Canadian mail-in ballots do not bear a list of candidates and require electors to manually write in the name of the person for whom they are voting.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the snap federal election on Sunday, reportedly feeling that he needed a majority in the country’s House of Commons to implement new coronavirus restrictions.

Shortly before the election announcement, the Trudeau government declared that it would require all federal employees to be fully vaccinated.

All air travellers and those taking trains to different provinces must also take the vaccine.

Unless a person can prove a medical exemption for inoculation, they will be forbidden from travelling by those means.

HD Editor’s Note:

The Chief Electoral Officer also stated that if COVID-19 worsens, it may require the 250,000 poll workers to be fully vaccinated as well.

“The recommendations so far do not include making vaccinations mandatory,” Perrault explained but added that they “will adjust” measures based on public health authorities’ recommendations.

This also comes as Facebook appointed the government-funded CBC as their “fact-checkers” for the 2021 election, to stop the spread of “disinformation.”

The “fact-checking” will also include censoring “harmful misinformation” regarding “COVID-19 and vaccines,” Facebook stated.

Across the globe, the problem has routinely been that social media companies have used the cloak of “misinformation” protection to censor opinions that run contrary to the leftist chosen narrative.

The CBC’s funding was increased by 9.8% in 2020 by the Liberal Government, raising its total to 1.3 Billion dollars in annual funding, according to True North. The increase comes in spite of record-low viewership from Canadians, who overwhelmingly do not trust the broadcaster to relay accurate information.

Ezra Levant of Rebel News condemned the move by Facebook, stating that, what this is really about is censoring views they don’t like.

“Hey, what is disinformation, and what is credible information? Can two people disagree on that?” Ezra asked.

“Here’s an easy test: how many genders are there? Are you going to fact-check me there, CBC, if I say there’s just two? What is it this week?” he questioned. “Are masks good or are masks bad? Do vaccines work really, really well, or do they need yearly boosters to top them up? Can vaxxed people carry the virus with them or not? I mean, the science seems to change almost daily.”

“Imagine the CBC censoring what views they don’t like — that’s really what this is about,” he added.

Justin Trudeau’s campaign stops have also been riddled with protesters condemning the Liberal government for its overreaching coronavirus restrictions and liberty defying mandates.

The restrictions in Canada have been strongly enforced, with the country even taking the shocking step of jailing Pastors who refused to close the doors of their churches during the lockdowns over the past year.

David Fiorazo did an impactful interview this week with one of the three Pastors arrested. Pastor Tim Stephens’ was arrested twice for refusing to close his church, despite harsh Canadian Government orders. The interview, “Counting The Cost When Government Takes On Religion,” is available to hear on Harbingers Daily.

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