Canadian Politician Warns of Plans to Build COVID ‘Quarantine/Isolation’ Camps; Stockpiling Tear Gas
In this video, independent parliamentarian Randy Hillier makes a comment about the Canadian government’s plan to build holding camps for those infected with COVID and possible other uses. Eventually, his mic is cut.
He asked the Doug Ford government of Ontario if they knew of “how many of these camps will be built, and how many people does this government expect to detain.” He pointed out how documentation shows that the “Federal Quarantine/Isolation sites” could be used for “other requirements” besides for COVID-19.
“So your government must be in negotiations and aware of these plans to potentially detain and isolate citizens and residents of our country and our province, so speaker, to the Premier, where will these camps be built, how many people will be detained, and for what reason, for what reasons can people be kept in these isolation camps, and I’d like to have the Premier assure the people of Ontario…,” said Hillier, whose microphone was cut off before he could finish.
In an email sent to his followers, Hillier expressed more of his concerns.
“The Premier has been actively dodging my questions since July. Today was just another example of the new status quo in Queen’s Park, no response. After this exchange I’m not even sure if the Premier and his Cabinet know what’s going on regarding the Federal government considering the expansion of isolation/quarantine facilities from coast to coast,” wrote Hillier in an email sent out Thursday.
Ontario is currently in the industry feedback phase of it’s plans to have these camps built (it is not a contract or a part of a move for public feedback). Here’s some of the public documentation (archive). Here are some specifics on the planned sites:
The RFI states that the PHAC is currently managing a total of 11 sites nationwide that are designated as “quarantine sites (DQS)” for the COVID-19 fourteen-day quarantine, which can “lodge up to 1600 travellers.”
Read the RFI document here: