Who is behind the Sovereign Republic of British Columbia?
The mysterious online organization recently sent a letter to Okanagan mayors and provincial politicians demanding a halt to COVID-19 vaccinations, provincial mask mandates and "unlawful lockdowns."
It also demands governments "cease and desist all social distancing."
The group's website says its goal is to “establish a De Jure government to replace the De facto Corporation British Columbia masquerading as a constitutional government.”
It lists only a Vernon post office box as an address.
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When reached by Castanet, Joshua Flint, the author of the letter to Okanagan mayors, said he is the owner of Goodly and creator of the Sovereign BC site and organization.
The Kelowna resident said the Doc of Detox partnership is a marketing collaboration and unrelated.
Flint says a second letter has just gone out to the mayors by registered mail.
"Somebody has got to wake them up," he said Tuesday.
Flint asserts the coronavirus isn't real and politicians are breaking the law.
"They've become terroristic," he charged.
"What we're doing is the first steps of accountability."
Flint says Sovereign BC is a common-law trust and unincorporated business organization. He says it is governed by a group of trustees who appear to call themselves "the sovereigns" on the website.
Flint says the Nuremberg Articles enacted after the Second World War specify that any medical intervention has to be voluntary. Thus, he claims, mandated mask wearing and vaccinations are illegal.
Flint says he "started pounding my drum about five years ago ... we are intent on bringing the law back."
Back on the Sovereign Republic site, the only person identified is a man who goes by the name Arthur, who can be seen wearing a 'Lawful News' ball cap as he recounts delivery of the letter to Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming.
He says if the second letter is ignored, it will amount to an admission of guilt by the mayors.