Trudeau promised Real Change, brings feasibility study for Isolation Camps instead

Written By Roderick Karl G. Addun, Posted on October 21, 2020

In response to concerns regarding Canadian isolation sites, the CBC reports that the Federal Liberal Government will not be forcing Canadians into “internment camps” for COVID; and any notions contrary to the Federal Liberals’ policy are just conspiracy theories and misinformation campaigns by extremists.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), however, countries who have had lockdown policies at the height of COVID should slowly start easing restrictions for each country to return to normalcy – or when a vaccine has been distributed for global use.

Liberal Minister of Health Patty Hajdu.

Liberal Minister of Health Patty Hajdu.

In a statement from Health Minister Patty Hajdu’s spokesperson: “The claim that the federal government is preparing to forcibly intern Canadians is patently false.”

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The federal government has announced funding for voluntary quarantine sites for some of the country’s homeless and has made plans to expand self-isolation capacity for returning international travellers without suitable places to go, but Canadians will not be compelled to leave their homes for so-called COVID “camps”.

Despite the aforementioned claims, the federal government contradicted its own statement by stating:

In addition to such voluntary sites for vulnerable people, the federal government has a mandatory quarantine policy in place for most returning international travellers.Canadians must isolate for 14 days after returning from abroad in a place where they can be largely alone (the government says travellers should not quarantine in a “communal living setting,” in a household with large families or many people, or in a small, shared apartment.)

Which raises the question: will Canadians from international travel who choose not to go to voluntary isolation sites and instead go directly to their communal living settings be penalized?

Currently, the federal government has not been asked that question, and may leave an opportunity for the federal government to place penalties on Canadians who choose not to volunteer themselves to isolation sites.

Very few person were alleging the sites to be literal “internment camps” outside of jokes or rhetorical hyperbole, but the federal government would rather focus on those few people rather than answering why the federal government believes isolation sites are needed into 2021?

There are also questions on how much will these isolation sites cost the Canadians; and what will become of these isolation sites once a vaccine for COVID has been publicly available? – both have yet to be answered.


Trudeau and the Liberals can’t just try and discredit all questions about the isolation sites by only focusing on the conspiracy theories of the fringe that nobody was taking seriously in the first place.

It’s a sign of a poor view of the Canadian public when the government doesn’t believe they need to answer serious questions from the public and rather dismiss them as all inquiring out of bad faith or due to having fringe views not representative of the majority of concerned citizens.

Roderick Karl G. Addun

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