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I went back to the 4th floor ward where I was being kept against my will, not by force, but by signatures on a piece of paper. Two doctors had signed me in and Justice Hurley deferred judgment on the lawfulness of that detainment to the Board of Appeals.

This body would only be able to look at the continuing aspect of my detainment or treatment, not the lawfulness of the detention itself. That power would require the attention of a Supreme Court Justice. As of now, the Court of Appeals has allowed the Appeal of Justice Hurley’s ruling and a new date has been set to examine the issue. Initially the earliest date that was possible was September 21st, but after exerting some pressure the matter has been set for July 7th, 2017.

This is over two years after the initial detainment. Two years of having to deal with police and lawyers and CYFS prying into my life and demolishing my family unit. They say I’m ‘at liberty’, but I say I’m still detained and limited by their actions.

Thanks to the age of computers, a record of an involuntary psychiatric detainment shows up on my personal health files. Police records have been created, indicating I was detained for having a mental disorder. Anytime I interact with a doctor in the province, I have to fully explain the detainment and provide documentation to regain any sort of credibility. Police don’t care for documentation though, having already made up their mind and classified me as a dangerous radical.

While I continue this narrative, I’d like to discuss some of the long term consequences.

Prior to my detainment, I was starting a business and engaged in research in a field I considered of utmost importance to the public. I’d invested a significant amount of time, energy and money trying to champion the results of my research and its potential. I’ll try to summarize it.

I had discovered a non-toxic therapeutic protocol based on organic compounds available in seaweeds and hyperbaric therapy that targeted cellular metabolic disorders, including cellular senescence and cancer.

I had devised an organic strategy for combating climate change on a global scale through adaptation of agriculture and forestry practices. This research targeted controlled production of insects, mimicking certain natural roles they play in the environment. This allows the hardening of plants against infestation without harmful pesticides and triggers an immune response that promotes larger crop yields and increased growth rates. There are also additional uses in biodegradable plastics, medicine and a host of other fields. Newfoundland and Labrador stands uniquely poised to benefit from this advancement.

Since my detainment, work on both these areas has halted. In my view, this goes against the public interest. In fact, given that the protocol I’d developed would have saved lives in the last two years, the outright attack on my credibility which halted the progression of the research can be seen as an attack on the health and well being of everyone.

Beyond the attack on my credibility that came from the detainment there were much more direct and specific threats that came in the aftermath.

Because I’d spoken out against the Gaza massacre of 2014, my family was subjected to racist death threats online. A ardent supporter of Israel who lived in Grand Falls-Windsor began to stalk me online, threatening to murder my family and burn down my home.

This matter was reported to the RNC, but they refused to act on the information. This would eventually result in us leaving the province, although only after getting permission from the courts who were still pursuing me.

When my son was born in Cape Breton in July of 2015, CYFS showed up with armed police at the hospital to accuse me of being a criminal-terrorist-mental patient-drug addict that was trying to flee the law. This in spite of the fact that I had gone through the process of informing the court of my plans to take my family to Cape Breton for his birth.

CYFS would continue to follow us until January of 2016. The file was closed with the admonishment that I should avoid speaking out on social media to avoid suffering the consequences.

We moved in July of 2016 back to the West Coast of NL. Shortly after returning, I ended up back on CYFS’ radar for speaking out about the Don Dunphy killing and my detainment on Facebook when former Justice Riche made public his concerns in September. Within days, CYFS intervened to separate my family, creating an enforced disappearance situation where his mother was told not to contact anyone in the family or let them know where she and my son were now located.

I had no clue what was going on. I got a family lawyer, filed charges of abduction, then brought the matter to family court.

The justice ordered my son back to the province, but due to the statements made against me by CYFS officials, decided to remove him from the care of both parents.

Right now this is the battle I’m fighting. As much as I’d like to return to working on publicizing and disseminating the medical advances or means for addressing global warming, I’m still dealing with the consequence of the detainment.

Day 5 was otherwise fairly uneventful. I chatted with some of the other patients, had a meeting with my family doctor who assured me he’d sort out the medical marijuana prescription problems (he never would) and waited.