Letter – Masking in Schools – Ontario

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Deleterious Impact of Masks in Schools
Ontario-specific – easy to edit

Please send to your: MP, MPP, and CC your School Board, Superintendent and Principal

March 2, 2021

Dear Ontario Elected Representatives and school board officials,

We the parents of Ontario school children have become increasingly concerned that the emotional, physical and psychological welfare of our children has reached crisis stage as a direct result of the extreme policies imposed by governments, school boards and unelected public health officials in our province, under the guise of “Covid-19.”

Ontario Covid-19 “cases” are declining, yet the Government of Ontario continues to increase the measures in schools that have a detrimental impact and deleterious effect on our children. These measures are not justified by collaborative science, evidence or data. The Ontario COVID-19 science advisory table is rife with individuals with numerous personal and professional conflicts of interest and does not fairly represent a broad and unbiased base of scientists, educational and health experts.

The data from Sweden and Denmark, South Dakota and Florida demonstrate schools are not a concerning source of transmission and that keeping schools open offers children critical stability and socialization opportunities, which promotes learning and supports academic achievement. Further, despite decades of evidence to support that the use of surgical, cloth and other low-grade masks do not stop viral transmission, the Government of Ontario has mandated the use of these unproven medical interventions in the school environment, including outside.

School principals and school boards are being directed by the Ministry of Education to refuse or severely limit the acceptance of doctor-provided medical exemptions for children. This ultimately means non-medical professionals are forcing masks on children against medical advice. Ontario schools are now imposing the strictest mandates in the world, that far exceed those identified in Reopening Ontario Act, Regulation 82/20 and 263/20.

The benefits of mask wearing do not outweigh the risks for children. Medical doctors and specialists have clearly outlined the deleterious consequences of long-term mask use by children, while the virus itself has shown near zero percent mortality rate in children. Forcing children to wear masks that are easily contaminated and misused is a blatant endangerment of their health. Education and psychology experts have raised valid concerns that the inability to see someone’s face impedes confidence, social development, negatively impacts communication and hinders the ability to properly acquire language skills, particularly in young children.

In addition to this, the Government of Ontario is promoting widespread use of PCR testing of asymptomatic individuals in schools. Never in history have we tested the healthy individuals to potentially label them as sick. Our children are being taught to live in fear of an invisible virus and to shame and bully other children into compliance. The PCR tests in Ontario are being run at levels that render them inaccurate and lead to high rates of false positives. While the PCR test may be accurate at CT (cycle threshold) 25, by CT30 false positives are to be expected due to over-amplification. Ontario’s standard is to run the PCR tests at CT 37-45. Furthermore, in August of 2020, the Government of Ontario included presence of antibodies (immunity) as a criterion for case definition. How do we know if a “case” is an inaccurate PCR test, someone who is immune or someone who is actually sick? This critical data is not disclosed. We have learned over many hundreds of years that respiratory viruses, like all viruses, run their course; and Covid-19 will be no different. This has been acknowledged by many authorities including the World Health Organization. Yet, we do not shut down schools every year due to seasonal influenza and numerous jurisdictions have successfully and safely maintained in-school, in-person classroom learning for students without masks or distancing measures, through greater health awareness and more practical approaches such as proper hand hygiene with soap and water and time-tested social protocols (cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing into your elbow.)

What has become very clear is that under the guise of a “pandemic,” the government has granted themselves unprecedented executive powers, without parliamentary oversight and accountability there is no motivation to be transparent or end this created crisis.

The government has failed the citizens of Ontario and most of all, they have failed our children. Our schools are no longer a safe, nor inclusive space for our children, not because of a threatening virus but because of the threat caused by unwarranted and unjustified containment measures. We the parents are now forced to take action, to keep our children safe from the physiological and psychological harms caused by these excessive policies. We are removing our children from school and demand that the yearly public funding of $12,525.00 be removed from the school board budgets and be paid directly to the parents to financially support home-schooling education. We the parents will only support parties and politicians who actively advocate for our children’s Canadian Constitutional and Charter Rights and Freedoms, to attend school without mandatory masks or PCR testing.

We the parents will not tolerate school boards or teacher’s unions who exploit our children and their education as tools to bargain for their own self-serving agendas.

We the parents will defund schools and boards and demand governments redirect the funding directly to the parents so that all Ontario families have equal access to healthy educational environments for our children. Sincerely,

2021-03-28T13:17:29+00:00
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