Canada's strategic planning committee, which is "steered" by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), is supposedly making plans for stricter lockdowns. They also have plans for "total debt forgiveness" in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in exchange for agreeing to be vaccinated against "COVID-21."
This claim was made in a live video by the Facebook page "Lynn Channel" on October 21, and it has since received 2.8 million views, 23,000 reactions, and 15,000 comments. This was emailed to Rappler for verification.
It was also claimed on the website "The Canadian Report" on October 14. The article on their site had 16,877 interactions on Facebook, according to the social media monitoring tool CrowdTangle.
This claim is false.
The "strategic planning committee" does not exist in Canada's House of Commons or Senate, the IMF does not plan on providing "total debt forgiveness" to any single nation, and there is no such disease as "COVID-21."
In a fact check article about this claim, Reuters said that a PMO spokesperson also told them that there was no such committee in existence. Reuters is an official signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).
The claim also said that the Canadian government would "eliminate all personal debts (mortgages, loans, credit cards, etc)" through the IMF's "World Debt Reset" program.
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF, published a blog post titled "The Global Economic Reset – Promoting a More Inclusive Recovery" on June 11.
In the post, she outlined 3 financial priorities for policymakers as countries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. There was no mention in her post of the IMF paying off the sovereign debts of any one nation.