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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Leduc Catlin

Canada’s Unprecedented Inquiry — A Top 10 List

“You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I’ve been agonizing.

It’s been a week since I flew to Nova Scotia for the first round of hearings of the National Citizens Inquiry.

I could write a book about what I witnessed there.

I could write one about each of the 3 days of testimony, or each witness, for that matter.

Whose testimony most urgently needs to be heard?

Dr. Peter McCullough’s because he’s a world-renowned C-19 expert?

Dr. Jordan Peterson’s because he’s the most famous and outspoken witness?

Or is it that of the victims of unprecedented government measures that saw people lose their jobs, their homes, their communities, their health and even their lives?

Whose testimony is it going to take for people across Canada, and all over the world, to sit up and pay attention?

To stand up and take action?

To notice that, despite the popular belief that this is all over, the fallout from 3 years of inhumane policies and behaviour is still being felt and may continue for decades to come.

If not longer.

I’ve decided on a top 10 list of reasons why everyone should watch the sworn testimony of NCI witnesses and participate in the Inquiry.

In no particular order…

1. High quality scientific and statistical evidence.

Since I’ve been researching and writing about all things Covid for 2 years, I thought I knew pretty much all the expert evidence that would be shared but, wow, was I wrong.

Aside from the citing of the latest peer-reviewed papers and the fascinating science lesson on laboratory control practices for vaccines (Pfizer’s and Moderna’s were “abhorrent, abysmal”), there was jaw-dropping information gathered by a researcher who used her own time and money to collect data through Freedom of Information requests.

(You can watch Shelly Hipson’s compelling testimony HERE on The First Day for Truro at 4:42:45.)

2. Hugely compelling citizens’ stories.

I lost count of how many times I cried and I can’t possibly rank these testimonies, but off the top of my head, you really must hear about the indignities and absurdities forced on a mask-exempt teacher and her grade 1 and 2 students.

Did you know there’s a microclimate helmet?

(You can watch Kassandra Murray’s incredible testimony HERE on The First Day for Truro at 7:48:07.)

3. An exercise in growing and strengthening our collective democratic muscle.

The inquiry is being led by independent Commissioners, who have signed a Declaration of Understanding and Neutrality, and were suggested by and chosen by citizens based on their objectivity, competence, and trustworthiness.

The whole Inquiry is being run by volunteer citizens and funded by the donations of citizens, and what comes of the recommendations at the end of the Inquiry will, in large part, be contingent on the demands of the citizens.

It’s time to exercise our responsibilities as well as our rights!

(You can watch the NCI administrator and commissioners opening remarks HERE at The First Day for Truro at 42:30.)

4. Contrary to popular opinion, “it” is not over.

The policies that overrode our Charter and human rights have not been removed, but only lifted. And as history shows us, no government voluntarily relinquishes power once it’s been granted.

In addition, the governing bodies ruling doctors and scientists in both medicine and academia continue to have us lose our best and brightest.

Prince Edward Island lost a vascular surgeon, Nova Scotia lost its highly qualified head of 13 emergency rooms, and one doctor testified to leaving the profession altogether — to pursue a law degree and a career in medical malpractice.

Perhaps most egregious is the current suspension of Dr. Patrick Phillips for the crime of advocating for his patients.

For doing what he took an oath to do — first do no harm.

(You can watch Dr. Patrick Phillips' shocking testimony HERE on The First Day for Truro at 2:31:45.)

5. We can’t move on unless we face the truth.

We have been collectively manipulated to believe a narrative created by the government and perpetuated by the media, seemingly determined to put us in a state of permanent fear and obedience.

A former Nova Scotia Health Authority manager with access to hospital admissions data from across the province submitted sobering evidence that the media exaggerated numbers.

Read: lied.

(You can watch Linda Adshade’s eye-opening testimony HERE on The Third Day for Truro at 7:08:15.)

6. We need to heal our division.

We cannot grow or even govern effectively when the population has been siloed into 2 camps.

The NCI offers a starting point for discussion, a blank slate free of political persuasion or manipulation. If we can agree that we all want truth and justice to prevail, we can all come to the Inquiry with open minds and hearts.

Those who disagree with us are not the enemy — we have all been lied to and manipulated. We need to demonstrate the kindness and compassion Canadians are known for, and bear witness to the damage done.

When we the people join forces, the will of the people will prevail.

(You can watch Pastor Jason MacVicar’s tragic story of a community divided HERE at The Second Day for Truro at 7:29:55)

7. We need a non-partisan solution.

Right from the beginning, the decisions to mask, lockdown, socially distance, and then choose whether or not to inject one’s own body were politicized.

Already, the Inquiry has proven that harm is not divided along party lines as witnesses with political views from across the political spectrum gave sworn testimony.

One courageous young Green Party supporter shared the immeasurable harms they experienced due to the personal choice not to take the injection.

(You can see Bliss Behar's eloquent testimony HERE on The Second Day for Truro at 8:04:45.)

8. We need a record of what happened — history demands it.

People’s stories need to be told.

What happened needs recording.

More than that, we need to expose the suppression of information and opinion that went against the state, and reveal the enormous suffering of the “vaccine” injured, and of those whose careers, relationships, and businesses were ruined.

(You can see Kirk Desrosiers and his wife Tami’s heartbreaking story of vaccine injury and coercion HERE on The Third Day for Truro at 7:55:13.)

9. We need solutions.

We know that history repeats itself, and yet we seem to have put that aside in some collective rush to move on and forgot the loss of rights and freedoms of the past 3 years as if it was just a blip or an aberration.

How this and every great country moves forward is by examining, rigorously, and as objectively as possible, its actions. What did we do wrong? What did we do right? What can we do better? What can we learn?

(You can watch Dr. Laura Braden’s excellent lesson on standard laboratory practices and what needs to be done better HERE on The Third Day for Truro at 07:20.)

10. We can set an example for the world.

From Canada’s liberation of The Netherlands in World War 2 to the Freedom Convoy in 2022, Canada has a reputation for standing up.

What our government did on February 14th last year created a great diversion from our reputation as a compassionate, fair, and free country.

But we the people can take back our power and strengthen our position in the world by demonstrating what democracy can look like and what its citizens can do.

Ultimately, we can, as Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote, resolve to live our lives with integrity — individually, as communities, and as countries.

And we must.

The only way forward is a strong and reliable foundation of truth, justice, and responsibility.


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Apr 24, 2023

Thank you for being a part of this inquiry Michele …these voices have been a long time coming 🙏🏽

Michelle Leduc Catlin
Michelle Leduc Catlin
Apr 24, 2023
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It is an honour and a privilege. Thank you. 🙏💙


Ted Kuntz
Ted Kuntz
Mar 26, 2023

Michele, a fabulous list. This is an historic moment. I hope Canadians and the world recognizes the significance of what is happening here.

Michelle Leduc Catlin
Michelle Leduc Catlin
Mar 27, 2023
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Thank you, Ted. That is my hope as well. Let's spread the word! 🙏💙


Mar 25, 2023

I have been watching the NCI Michelle. I have received many “aha” moments, interesting and factual information. Thank you for breaking it all down into the top 10 moments. Very helpful for those with busy lives who want to witness these extraordinary and historical moments.

Michelle Leduc Catlin
Michelle Leduc Catlin
Mar 25, 2023
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So glad you've been watching. If I taught Civics, it would be required viewing! To be clear, these are not the top 10 moments but illustrate 10 of the most important reasons for the NCI. There is so much else in these 3 packed days! The NCI media team are in the process of creating individual testimony video clips so that it won't be so overwhelming to watch.

Tune in next week when we're in Toronto. We are just getting started! #HistoryisCalling


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