Trevor Arnason

Affiliations

College Square Medical Clinic

Arnason practices medicine at College Square Medical Clinic in Ottawa, Ontario.1)

Government of Nova Scotia

Arnason previously worked as a Regional Medical Officer of Health in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 2016-2018,2) where he worked on several health promotion initiatives and co-led responses to multiple vaccine preventable disease outbreaks - including one of the largest measles outbreaks in Canada in recent years.3) 4) 5)

Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table

Arnason was a member of the Behavioural Science Working Group for the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table. He is no longer listed on the Table's website, though he submitted a disclosure form on February 12, 2021.6)

Ottawa Public Health

Arnason is employed as Associate Medical Officer of Health at Ottawa Public Health, where he has worked since January 2019.7)

COVID-19

In this position, Arnason has played a leadership role in Ontario's COVID-19 pandemic response. His salary increased by over $100,000.00 CAD to $234,252.18 in the first year of the crisis, up from $129,035.90 in 2019.8)

He authored a memo to Ottawa physicians, specialists and nurse practitioners notifying them that patients with medical exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccines will be required to receive and use a provincially-issued QR code “to access certain business and settings.”9)

This could be described as a vaccine passport for the “unvaccinated”, lending credence to the notion that COVID-19 policies are geared in part towards the institutionalization of digital identification. Shockingly, Arnason's letter concludes by directing physicians and nurse practitioners for “referral and specialist consultation support” to the Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN), which is funded by COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, VBI Vaccines, Novartis and Sanofi, as well as the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.10) 11)

Back in January 2021, Arnason appeared in a commercial for COVID-19 vaccines in his position at AMOH.12) In an interview with CTV News, he stated that his region would be setting up vaccination clinics in schools, like with previous school vaccination programs. He also said “it's important that all residents receive the COVID-19 vaccine, including children.”13)

In December 2021, Arnason retweeted U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Wolensky's false statement that the COVID-19 vaccines “have undergone the most comprehensive & intense safety monitoring system in U.S. history. To date, no serious safety concerns have been identified.”14)

Vaccines

He is also the author of a template for suspending students from school due to “incomplete vaccination record”, dated 2019-2020.15)

University of Ottawa

Arnason is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa.16)

Education

Arnason received his MD from the University of Toronto, and did a combined residency in Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa.17) 18)

Media

Arnason appeared on an episode of CANVax's Emerging Topics podcast to discuss how the Children’s Immunization Clinic was created and implemented in the beginning weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring infants would still receive their routine vaccinations soon after birth.19)

The episode description includes a link to CHEO which is funded by Canadian National Railway (whose major shareholder is Bill Gates), Ericsson, McDonald's, and the Ottawa Police Service.20)

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Ronnie. (2021, April 22). Who’s Behind The Ontario Science Table? A Look At Their Partners And Members. Canuck Law. https://archive.ph/w2Ifw
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Berry, S. (2017, March 29). Measles outbreak in Nova Scotia: what you need to know. CBC News. https://archive.ph/sMb1X
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Mehta, D. (2017, February 24). Canadians urged to update vaccines after mumps, measles cases reported. The Globe and Mail. https://archive.ph/4suey
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Trevor Arnason. LinkedIn. Retrieved January 21, 2022, from https://www.linkedin.com/in/trevor-arnason-0252a4b5/
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Trevor Arnason salary at City Of Ottawa. SunshineListStats. Retrieved January 21, 2022, from https://archive.ph/yaOJx
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Goulet, M., & Arnason, T. (2022, January 11). Medical Exemptions to the COVID-19 Vaccine: How to submit forms. Ottawa Public Health. https://archive.ph/r58zF
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Partners. (2013, January 30). Canadian Immunization Research Network. https://archive.ph/durb0
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Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN). CIRN Annual Report 2019–2020. Retrieved December 22, 2021, from https://www.campfire.wiki/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=ar.2019-20.final_.pdf
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Ottawa Public Health. (2021, January 27). Why get vaccinated against COVID-19? Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health, explains… Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ottawahealth/videos/why-get-vaccinated-against-covid-19-dr-trevor-arnason-associate-medical-officer-/682977669047955/
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Pringle, J. (2021, May 5). “Right in our wheelhouse”: Ottawa Public Health planning to administer COVID-19 vaccine to children 12 and up. CTV News; Bell Media. https://archive.ph/9xABq
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Wolensky, R. (2021, December 10). #COVID19 vaccines are safe for children 5-11. They have undergone the most comprehensive & intense safety monitoring system in U.S. history. To date, no serious safety concerns have been identified. Vaccination is the best way to protect children from COVID-19. [Tweet]. Twitter. https://archive.ph/jcebT
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Arnason, T. (2019). “Notice Mail Out (Issue) Date” Dear Parent/Guardian, Re: Order for Suspension from School. Parenting in Ottawa. Ottawa Public Health. https://www.parentinginottawa.ca/en/children/resources/documents/English_School_Suspension_Package_ENG_2019_Final-AODA.pdf
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Arnason, Trevor. Department of Epidemiology. Retrieved January 21, 2022, from https://archive.ph/R2USU
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Emerging Topics: Ep. 8: Children’s Immunization Clinic in Ottawa – A collaboration between healthcare partners to provide infant vaccination during COVID-19. (2020, July 21). Libsyn; CANVax. https://emergingtopics.libsyn.com/childrens-immunization-clinic-in-ottawa-a-collaboration-between-healthcare-partners-to-provide-infant-vaccination-during-covid-19
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Sponsors. CN Cycle for CHEO. Retrieved January 21, 2022, from https://archive.ph/3oMAi
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