Ex-police officers hired as ‘covid enforcement team’ in Canada

From CKRM Radio in Canada – 12 October 2021: The Saskatchewan Health Authority is putting together a covid Enforcement Team. The group will be made up of mostly retired police officers who have special constable status.

The authority’s Medical Health Officer Dr. Johnmark Opondo says the purpose of the Covid Enforcement Team is to enforce public health measures, in particular proof of vaccination non-compliance at businesses that are not typically regulated by public health inspectors.

They will also be charged with enforcing masking public health measures.

In addition, an on-line form or phone number will be opened for citizens to report on fellow citizens, the government is also setting up a secure isolation site for those deemed by a medical health officer to be isolated.

“Public Health Inspectors and police, once the Medical Health Officer has signed a form for secure isolation, will be involved in assisting and transporting and moving people into the secure isolation site.”

Secure isolation would apply to those who are told they need to isolate due to covid-19 but refuse to. It is not in any relation to vaccination* status.

This site, expected to be ready in the next three weeks, is going to be located at the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford.

Authority’s will refer to those sent to the secure isolation site as clients, not detainees. However they will be held under a detention order.

*The Buzz notes that it appears even vaccinated people in Canada may be told to isolate.