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Justice Centre sues BC to end mandatory vaccine for BC Healthcare workers

Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms sues B.C. over Bonnie Henry’s unjustified vaccine mantes for B.C. Healthcare workers.

While other provinces open up and drop vaccine mandates for workers and some going as far as banning businesses from forcing vaccine mandates on employees. B.C. is still slacking behind holding on to the mandates that make no sense. They filed the Petition in BC Supreme Court to overturn the unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandate being forced on employees as a condition for employment for targeted healthcare workers. The lawsuit was filed in representation for the healthcare workers that have been fired because of the illogical order.

Unelected Provincial Health Official Bonnie Henry rammed in a series of unethical orders in October and November 2021 that would apply to all B.C. health care workers working in the B.C. Health Authorities, care facilities, or other designated facilities across the province.

Bonny Henry was forcing all employees to get so-called “fully vaccinated” and allow employers, operators and contractors to breach medical privacy asking for a vaccine passports or face termination. The orders also forced all employers and contractors to report the healthcare practitioners’ and staff members’ personal information and vaccination status to the BC Government.

The Justice Centre’s legal challenge cites “violations of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, including the right to life, liberty and security of the person, freedom of religion and conscience, and equality rights. This constitutional challenge also cites violations of the right to informed consent, as well as violations of the healthcare workers’ privacy.”

There is currently really no exemptions even though Bonnie Henry insist there is she will not list any reasons for exemptions and all exemptions must be approved by “governmental authorities” not the patient’s physician. There is only a few kinds of exemptions that qualify and one is the health care worker must have taken 1 dose of a covid-19 vaccine and experienced a adverse serious reaction or been diagnosed with myocarditis or pericarditis, to have a deferral request even considered by Dr. Henry.

Ms. Le Beau. from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is quoted on the news release on their website “It has become clear that the Covid-19 vaccines do not prevent infection or transmission.” Adding the BC Covid Therapeutics Committee states natural immunity is the same as having had two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

UBC was also challenged by Vancouver Coastal Health stating the facts in a letter the COVID-19 vaccine are not effective at preventing infection or transmission of the Omicron variant of COVID-19

Caroline Colijn, a professor at B.C.’s Simon Fraser University also spoke out about vaccine mantes. Current scientific evidence and B.C. data, 2 doses of the covid-19 vaccine “while effective at preventing severe illness, is not effective at preventing infection or transmission” said Caroline Colijn.

The Justice Centre has also learned that some third-party contractors who work remotely, and who attend facilities less than once per month, are not subject to the vaccine mandate set out in the Orders.

We have seen reports that last week Alberta has dropped their vaccine mandates for existing healthcare workers and was described by one worker as “a victory with losses.”

In November 2021 it was reported as many as 6000 healthcare workers were suspended or fired in B.C. As of February this year there was reported 2,600 healthcare workers fired and that is just for the lower mainland area. The numbers are suspected to be much larger because the data from Fraser Health, Island Health, and Northern Health does not include medical staff or physicians.

B.C. is currently facing a healthcare worker shortage that has been going on for years even long before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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