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Mandatory vaccination policy ignores Canadians’ constitutional rights

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Canadian provinces have announced that only vaccinated people can participate in basic social activities, such as dining in restaurants, going to the gym, participating in team sports, or participating in weddings. The governments of Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia have set aside legal protections for personal and physical autonomy for decades and are now imposing discriminatory, scientifically dubious and morally questionable regulations .

The compulsory vaccination policy suddenly deviated from the recent commitment to protect charter rights and freedoms.

BC’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, assured us in May, “My suggestion is that we have any type of vaccine passport in British Columbia.” Only three months later, Dr. Henry ordered a vaccine passport for basic activities. And no exemptions are allowed. This violates the BC Human Rights Law, which is to accommodate individuals with medical conditions and religious beliefs.

It was not until July that Ontario Governor Doug Ford admitted that vaccine passports would have a discriminatory impact on society, and promised: “We will not do this. We will not have a divided society.” Ford also said that he would not It is mandatory for healthcare workers to be vaccinated, and such mandatory requirements would violate the Constitution.

Most opposition politicians are no different in safeguarding basic constitutional rights. Regarding compulsory vaccination, Andrea Horwath, the opposition leader of the New Democratic Party of Ontario, stated on August 4 that she did not “contempt the people’s charter rights”, but completely backed down the next day. .

The Governor of British Columbia, John Horgan, can add his name to a long list of politicians who ignore human rights and constitutional freedoms to cater to the views of the majority. When asked about the legal challenge to his government’s vaccination requirements, Hogan’s answer was “Most British Columbians very much support this.” In 1942, during the war, Japanese Canadians were forcibly expelled from the BC coast. , Living in a detention camp in the interior of BC, the same is true.

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects the personal autonomy and physical integrity of Canadians in accordance with Article 7 of the rights to life, liberty and personal safety. In Canada’s free and democratic society, any violation of your control over your own body must be proved by the government, and the government must provide convincing evidence in court.

In order to justify the mandatory vaccine requirements in BC, Horgan widely stated that “[v]Vaccines are our ticket to leave this epidemic behind. “Similarly, Ford claimed: “Based on the latest evidence and best recommendations, the COVID-19 vaccine certificate provides us with the best opportunity to slow the spread of this virus while helping us avoid further lockdowns. “These simple statements ignore the reality of COVID as documented in recent studies.

For example, Israel is one of the most vaccinated countries on the planet. Although 80% of adults in the country are vaccinated, it currently has more COVID cases than ever before. In addition, half of the severe COVID cases in hospitals are vaccinated people. Israel once again implemented blockade restrictions and provided a third dose of vaccine.

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A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States on the outbreak in Provincetown, Massachusetts, is instructive, where 95% of residents have been vaccinated. Of the more than 900 COVID cases, three-quarters are fully vaccinated people. Four of the five people in the hospital were vaccinated. Perhaps most importantly, as The Associated Press, “A person who is vaccinated is called a breakthrough infection TonHe has the same number of coronaviruses as unvaccinated people”, indicating that vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are equally likely to spread COVID to others.

Despite this, Dr. Henry of British Columbia tried to justify the vaccination requirements by claiming that unvaccinated individuals are at higher risk of transmission. But the COVID vaccine itself is not designed to prevent transmission, but to reduce the incidence of serious diseases. It seems that Henry’s statement is based on the hope that a speculative and experimental mRNA “vaccine” will prevent transmission. Currently, the US Food and Drug Administration admits that “the scientific community does not yet know whether the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will reduce this spread.”

The government also ignores the superior protection enjoyed by individuals who have previously been infected with COVID. Data from Israel once again show that unvaccinated people who have been previously infected are 6 to 13 times more protected and have a lower risk of hospitalization than people who have not been fully vaccinated before.

Since it is indisputable that the mandatory vaccination requirement violates the constitutional rights of Canadians, our charter only allows it to be supported if the evidence is “obviously reasonable.” The broad and simple claims of the government or the fear of the majority caused by the media are not evidence. Current scientific data weakens rather than proves the necessity of mandatory vaccination.

Requiring COVID vaccination as a basic condition for participation in society is a serious violation of Canadians’ personal dignity and personal autonomy protected by our Charter. This is not the “free and democratic society” envisaged by the Charter for Canada. In a free society, individuals can choose whether to accept specific medical interventions.

As Canadians, we need to fight to restore our free society.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

Marty Moore is a full-time lawyer at the Constitutional Freedom Justice Center (www.jccf.ca). He holds law degrees from California Oak Creek School of Law and the University of Saskatchewan. He has practiced throughout the United States and Canada.

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