The Niagara Independent, January 26, 2024 – Last week 3,000 business, academic and government leaders met at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) international conference in the ski resort town of Davos Switzerland. There were over 100 governments and more than 1,000 global companies in attendance, as were the leading technocrats from the United Nations (UN), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Trade Organization. Representatives for the Canadian government – both elected and from within the federal bureaucracy – as well as the country’s corporate heads were in Davos.
This was the 54th annual gathering hosted by the WEF, an international body with a mission to facilitate “improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.” German engineer Klaus Schwab, the WEF’s founder and co-author of The Great Reset and COVID-19 – The Great Reset, is centerstage in Davos, chairing the assembly. Schwab is championing a WEF plan to alter nation states and their institutions so that, by 2030, countries will be in adherence with U.N. economic and social governing bodies.
Members of the Trudeau government play key roles in the WEF. Canada’s Deputy PM and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is also a Trustee on the WEF Board and, as such, is responsible for advancing WEF objectives. Mark Carney, touted as the next Liberal leader, is a former Trustee and an active participant, often leading WEF discussions about global banking. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is regularly feted by the WEF as a vanguard global leader of progressive initiatives. And the Trudeau government is seen as a favourite of Klaus Schwab, who has boasted at a Harvard interview in 2017 that he has “penetrated” many of Trudeau’s cabinet ministers.
The WEF’s Davos conference is designed to bring the world’s decision makers into closed-door meetings to discuss coordination in global affairs and WEF initiatives. It is an overt effort to influence global agendas and decision making, and lobby for public-private cooperation. Conspiracy theorists purport Klaus Schwab and the WEF have a manipulative and direct control over participating government leaders. That is not so; rather it is an indirect pressure being applied at these WEF gatherings for participants to “join in” and commit to implementing global action plans.
Canadians are mostly unaware of how PM Trudeau, Finance Minister Freeland, and others in the Liberal cabinet are purposely advancing the WEF agenda in Canada. They do so without any sharing of details. Legacy media obscures any available facts. There are only a few people pursuing the government’s WEF activities and the implications: Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis is diligently using parliamentary Access to Information to pry details from the government, and The Epoch Times news reporter Noe Chartier is consistently tracking the implementation of WEF programs in Canada.
The WEF and its global agenda for 2030 casts a long shadow across Canada. To appreciate the full extent of the WEF’s reach, let’s consider the Trudeau government’s role with various WEF projects.
Digital ID & the Known Traveller Digital Identity (KTDI)
The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is contracted by WEF to play the leadership role in advancing a global digital ID program. This program will utilize QR codes in a similar way that the Canadian ArriveCAN app was used as a screening tool to validate Canadians’ vaccination status.
Coupled with the CBA work is the WEF’s KTDI initiative, which will increase the capability of digital ID use for monitoring travel and movement of citizens. Canada plays a lead role for the WEF in carrying these files forward and, in the past three years, Canadians have become aware and some have experienced firsthand the programs’ outcomes. Here is the other half of the story:
- The ArriveCAN digital border program that was established for COVID-19 has not been dismantled in Canada. Federal health and transportation ministers have suggested the requirement for using ArriveCAN at the country’s border may be reinstated should the government need to respond to future pandemic crises. Canadian researchers continue to further this work signing agreements to track air travel with the Netherlands and, more recently, with the European Union.
- The WEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) are looking into the possibilities to link this digital ID to individuals’ medical records and establish a global digital health network as a management strategy for an internationally coordinated response to future pandemics.
- Coincidently, the CBA is also provide its expert counsel on the use of digital ID for financial services. Certainly, the Canadian experience with the Trudeau government freezing the bank accounts of protestors during the Truckers Convoy is instructive for both the CBA and WEF.
In elaborating on his envisioned new world order, Klaus Schwab explains the digital ID & KTDI programs are essential for the WEF to monitor people’s movements, behaviour, purchases, and biometrics.
The Agile Nations Network (ANN)
Canada is one of seven countries committed to developing the ANN, an initiative that will streamline nations’ regulations across countries and establish a WEF set of principles for international digital credentials, the internet of things with consumer products, and the marketization of digital health devices – to name a few. One aspiration of the ANN is to “help drive economic growth and address the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.”
Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDCs)
The WEF is championing a cashless society that will be restricted to using CBDCs for commerce. The Trudeau government has committed to the WEF initiative to develop CBDCs. This past year, despite clear objections to this idea in Canada, the Bank of Canada announced its “development phase” for a Canadian CBDC. Once in place the Bank of Canada can manage Canadians’ digital currency according to financial policies and directions agreed upon at the IMF and WEF.
Energy use. Agriculture regulations. Pandemic Health Treaty and climate change.
There are other significant global initiatives that Canada is now advancing in accordance to the commitments made with the WEF. 1) In Davos this year, Chrystia Freeland spoke of Canada’s push for a green energy transition that will require Canada’s manufacturing industries to be retooled and the country’s oil and gas to be shut down. 2) Like European countries, the Canadian government is introducing new farm and agrifood regulations impacting fuel carbon taxes, fertilizer, and livestock fluctuation. 3) As a main proponent of the UN’s Pandemic Health Treaty (to be signed this Spring), Canada is advocating to have the proposed global authoritative structure for health crises to be expanded to include climate emergencies.
Tracking WEF initiatives in Canada…
The WEF’s ambitious global agenda is well documented, and it is publicized at events like the annual Davos conference. Less public are the actions of the Trudeau government in relation to the commitments made to the WEF global agenda. Still, the desired outcomes of the Canadian government’s policy and actions can be assessed by the end goals enunciated by Klaus Schwab and WEF spokespeople.
Although it may be difficult to track with the lack of public discussion and legacy media, Canadians can stay informed on the many moving pieces with thanks to MP Leslyn Lewis and newsmen like Noe Chartier. And staying informed of the global agenda is a very important endeavour if Canadians and our country are to move out from the WEF shadow.