PAST STREAMS & PRE-RECORDED VIDEOS
Music to nourish your soul! | Saving Democracy livestream
Nov 24, 2022
Musical commentary to nourish your soul! | Saving Democracy livestream
Nov 17, 2022
Meaningwave-inspired musical journalism | Where is the good news? | Saving Democracy livestream
Nov 10, 2022
LIVE ACOUSTIC COVERS! | Why is Jim Carey testifying at Canada’s Emergency Act inquiry? | Saving Democracy livestream
Nov 8, 2022
LIVE ACOUSTIC COVERS! | The need for pro-democracy social movements | Saving Democracy livestream
Nov 3, 2022
The need for pro-democracy social movements | LIVE ACOUSTIC COVERS! | Saving Democracy livestream
Nov 1, 2022
My (Oct 27) appearance on Jason Lavigne's (independent MP candidate) Emergency Act inquiry livestream coverage
Oct 30, 2022
Has the freedom movement been infiltrated by controlled opposition? | Saving Democracy livestream
Oct 27, 2022
How healthy are Canada's democratic vital organs? | Saving Democracy livestream
Oct 25, 2022
Are the vital organs of Canada's democracy injured? | Saving Democracy livestream
Oct 20, 2022
Emergencies Act inquiry critical coverage & much more! | Saving Democracy inaugural stream
Oct 18, 2022
Emergency critical coverage of Canada's Emergencies Act Inquiry | Saving Democracy pre-stream stream
Oct 17, 2022
Lack of transparency shrouds mysterious data anomaly in Pfizer's COVID19 vaccine evidence
Dec 15, 2020
ABOUT
Saving Democracy is an initiative to strengthen Canadian/western democracy through
  1. Long-form (live streamed) analysis,
  2. Civil discourse & debates, &
  3. Investigative watchdog journalism.

Specific tasks to achieve our goals will include
  1. Estimating the current health and weaknesses/deficiencies of Canada’s democracy &
  2. Designing & implementing (through legislation) new safeguards to strengthen our democracy against authoritarian threats (making it “antifragile”, i.e., becomes *stronger* after threats, not just resilient to threats).

The initiative is spearheaded by Etienne P LeBel, a former science watchdog & whistleblower, published author in psychology and meta-science, and professional skeptic. LeBel’s unique background and technical skills (e.g., evaluating the credibility of scientific evidence; scientific publishing & peer review; ethics in human research; conducting world’s 1st transparency audits in science) make him well equipped to make progress on these challenging goals. LeBel is supported by a growing team of independent thinkers also concerned about the state/direction of western democracy worldwide.

Key/main topics to be investigated:
Key topics/developments to be covered VISUALLY organized in relation to our 6 most fundamental freedoms that makes life worth living. Developments for which I'm engaged in active investigative journalism are labeled "ACTIVE" (for these, CURRENT and NEXT actions are also listed). Each of these developments are concerning in themselves, but are even more concerning when interpreted as a whole in relation to our most basic human rights (as pictured above). *AND* when interpreted in the broader geopolitical context, such human rights erosions are even more worrying given that these appear to be occurring in virtually all other western democracies (we'll hear from European collaborators on this point).

Key/main topics to be investigated by fundamental freedom categories (list/text form):
  1. Bodily Autonomy
    • Serious problems with COVID vaccine efficacy & safety evidence
    • Mandatory COVID vaccine for work & participation in society – Serious violations of medical ethics?
    • Insufficient justifications for mandatory masking
  2. Freedom of Expression & Speech
    • Freezing of bank accounts of freedom convoy donors
    • Insufficient justifications of invoking Emergencies Act
    • Insufficient/invalid justifications for new hate speech legislation (e.g., Bill C-36; Bill C-229)
    • Insufficient justification for new social media regulations (e.g., Bill C-11) legislation
    • Trudeau labeling COVID unvaccinated individuals as "anti-science who are often racist and misogynistic"
  3. Legal & Democratic Rights
    • Trudeau unwilling to listen to ~6 million Canadians with legitimate concerns about the COVID measures
  4. Freedom of Assembly & Religion
    • Insufficient justifications for restricting & prohibiting peaceful protests against COVID measures
    • Insufficient justifications for ending freedom convoy protests via invoking Emergencies Act
    • Insufficient justifications for prohibiting religious ceremonies during lockdowns.
  5. Freedom of Mobility
    • Insufficient justifications for prohibiting rail/air travel to COVID unvaccinated individuals
    • Insufficient justifications for prohibiting inter-province travel during lockdowns (before vaccine rollout)
  6. Life, Liberty, & Security
    • Insufficient justifications for lockdowns (business closures, school closures, gyms, restaurants, etc.)
    • Insufficient explanations for ongoing & worsening problems with health care, despite increasing investments (decreasing quality of care?; longer ER wait times?
    • Insufficient justifications for new gun control legislation (incl. undemocratic use of "order-in-councils")
ETHICS/COIs
My long-form analyses and journalism can be considered trustworthy/credible for the following reasons:
As per the CAJ’s ethics guidelines, below are my COI and financial independence disclosure statements:

COI statement
The following are potential (non-)financial interests that may conflict with my pursuit of truth in my role as watchdog journalist and long-form analysis podcaster (at minimum, for the past 5 years; as per PLOS ONE’s/Curate Science’s COI disclosure standards):
Financial independence statement
The following are all my revenue sources (for the past 5 years, in CAD$), which establishes my financial independence from the entities (i.e., Canadian gov, mega-corporations, etc.) I am criticizing:
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CONTACT
Saving Democracy
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
T4N 2B2
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