Musk backed Brampton doctor to appeal Ontario court’s decision on COVID tweets

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Published May 13, 2024 at 8:11 pm

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Dr. Kulvinder Kaur Gill of Brampton is launching an appeal after an Ontario Court denied her attempts to have three cautions given her over tweets dismissed.

A Brampton doctor, financially backed by Elon Musk, is launching an appeal after failing in Ontario Court to wipe out cautions she received over COVID-19 lockdown tweets.

Dr. Kulvinder Kaur Gill received three cautions on her public file by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario over a series of 2020 tweets on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter and now goes by X, which is owned by Musk.

The Brampton doctor questioned the COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccines administered to the public during the pandemic.

Dr. Gill, a specialist in pediatrics, allergies, and clinical immunology, made the announcement on the X platform that she would appeal the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s divisional court’s refusal to “quash the cautions” on Monday (May 13).

“With support of @elonmusk’s @X, I will now be seeking leave to appeal to Ontario Court of Appeal” she said in a tweet.

“May used to be the (month) I celebrated my mom; her birthday & Mother’s Day only days apart,” continued Dr. Gill. “It’s only fitting in May to share the words of wisdom my late mom had always said to me in Punjabi. With truth & goodwill in your heart, there is nothing to ever fear in this world.”

X, owned by multi-billionaire Musk, announced back in March it would help Dr. Gill with her legal fees after she said she had spent her life savings fighting the disciplinary measures.

Dr. Gill wrote of the lockdown in August of 2020, “There is absolutely no medical or scientific reason for this prolonged, harmful and illogical lockdown.”

In another tweet, she wrote, “If you have not yet figured out that we don’t need a vaccine, you are not paying attention.”

In its decision, the court stated, “when the college chose to draw the line at those tweets which it found contained misinformation, it did so in a way which reasonably Dr. Gill’s free speech rights with her professional responsibilities.”

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