Reader’s Links for March 5, 2021

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

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  1. CBC – Canada Post suspends mail delivery to 2 Toronto highrises after some residents seen without masks

    Service will resume once all residents wear masks in common areas, Crown corporation says

    Canada Post has suspended mail delivery to two highrise buildings in Toronto because it says some residents who live there are not wearing masks in common areas that postal workers must use to drop off mail.

    In an email to CBC Toronto on Sunday, the Crown corporation said mail delivery has been suspended at 100 and 150 Graydon Hall, near Don Mills Road and Highway 401. Residents must now pick up their mail at a Canada Post depot at 70 Wynford Dr., roughly an eight-minute drive or 27-minute bus ride away.

    “It’s very frustrating,” May Aboayda, one resident, said on Sunday. “I’m going to move from this building. It’s too much.”

    Aboayda said residents are following the rules. “Everyone is wearing a mask. We don’t have any cases in the building. So many people are waiting for their documents. I hope they will solve this problem soon,” she said.

    Canada Post said the service suspension is due to safety concerns as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

    “Within the areas of the buildings delivery employees must access to deliver mail, some individuals are not wearing masks,” Valérie Chartrand, spokesperson for Canada Post, said in an email on Sunday.

    “This is a safety risk and we have advised the buildings management. Wearing masks in public areas is recommended by public health and is a common courtesy to others, especially those working to provide a service.”

    Residents in apartment buildings and condos in Toronto are required under a city bylaw to wear masks in common areas, but there are exemptions to the requirement, including children under two and people with medical conditions.

    GH Capital Corp., the property management company that owns and maintains Graydon Hall Apartments, said it was advised on Feb. 4 that mail delivery to the two buildings would stop immediately.

    Canada Post said direct mail delivery service to the mailboxes inside the buildings will resume once it is safe to do so. It reminded residents that masks are mandatory inside Canada Post buildings.

    “We understand this is a difficult time and we appreciate our customers helping to keep our employees safe, which will also help keep our local communities safe.”

    Iulian Stanciu, a resident at one of the buildings, said the decision will be inconvenient because he has to drive now to pick up his mail, which he believes is not justified. He learned about suspension of mail delivery on a wall in the building.

    “I think they are using it an justification not to do their job,” he said. “To me, It’s a unilateral decision. They didn’t consult or give us an opportunity to talk about it. They just said: ‘We’re done.'”

    Stanciu said most of the residents wear masks in common areas and he noted that there are exemptions to mask wearing under the bylaw. He said there is no question that the building is safe.

    “I don’t see this an excuse for them not to deliver the service.”

    Muneeza Sheikh, a labour and employment lawyer and partner with Levitt LLP, said Canada Post is well within its rights to suspend delivery under these circumstances.

    “If you have employees who are saying, ‘I don’t feel safe making deliveries into this particular high rise’… it is entirely appropriate,” Sheikh said.

    “No Canadian employee should ever have to put their health at risk to do their job.”

    Still, Sheikh said, some further investigation is “definitely warranted.” If Canada Post looked closely at the high rise and found that “for the most part all safety protocol is in place,” then the refusal of employees to go into the building could be considered an illegal work stoppage.

    “We just don’t have enough information yet,” she said.

    Property management company to contact MPP
    GH Capital Corp. told residents in a letter dated Feb. 5 that it plans to contact Canada Post management and MPP Michael Coteau, who represents Don Valley East, to discuss the issue.

    “The reason Canada Post has given is that our residents are not wearing their masks in the common area,” the letter reads.

    “Although we know this [is] not true of 95% of our residents, we do know that the 5% who think they should not participate in MASKING is a very deep concern to us all.”

    In bold in the letter, the property management company urged residents “PLEASE wear your masks at all times when leaving your home…even to put out the garbage; we do not want to miss another day of mail.”

    It also encouraged residents to contact Coteau and MP Yasmin Ratansi, who represents Don Valley East, to voice their concerns.

    GH Capital Corp. reminded residents to wear masks when doing the following activities:

    Taking the garbage to the disposal room.
    Taking out the recycling.
    Doing your laundry.
    Answering your door.
    When anyone who is not an immediate member of your family enters your home.
    Always when you leave your home.

  2. March 5 2021 German court suspends surveillance of far-right AfD, for now
    An ongoing legal challenge brought by the Alternative for Germany is holding up the domestic intelligence agency’s plans to monitor the party.
    Germany’s domestic intelligence agency must not declare the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party a case for surveillance until proceedings brought by the party to challenge such a move have concluded, a court order stated on Friday.

    German media had reported a day earlier that the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), had placed the entire AfD under surveillance.

    The BfV was apparently unable to announce the decision officially due to the ongoing legal dispute.
    The AfD filed two legal cases and two emergency motions against the BfV, German press agency dpa reported last week.

    It filed the cases after reports leaked that the BfV was preparing to put the whole party under surveillance over potential ties to far-right extremism.

    The AfD reasoned that being investigated would undermine its right to participate in elections on an equal footing with other political parties.

    The far-right opposition party is hoping to keep its image clean ahead of upcoming national and some state elections this year.

    The AfD had previously secured a court ruling that prevented the BfV publicly calling it a “case under investigation.”
    The Cologne administrative court said in a statement that it had ruled to suspend moves by domestic intelligence against the party for now. This was to prevent “unjustifiable interference” with the equal opportunities of political parties.

    It said the BfV had failed to stick to an agreement to ensure its surveillance remained classified.

    “This basis of trust has now been destroyed. With every announcement, the encroachment on the equal opportunities of the political parties deepens,” it added.

    The agency had previously pledged to not reveal any details on its assessment of the AfD publicly until the legal challenge was resolved and to refrain from spying on its lawmakers or candidates.

    The BfV declined to comment on the suspension but it can challenge the ruling.

    An appeal will have to be decided by the higher administrative court in Münster, the Cologne court said.

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