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EDMONTON, Alberta (LifeSiteNews) — A group of Alberta healthcare workers have written an open letter to Premier Danielle Smith thanking her for standing up for the unvaccinated, while also urging her to halt the COVID jab for young kids and put in protections for doctors and nurses to be able to speak freely about the novel vaccines.

We write to support your public statements about the state of Alberta Health Services (AHS) management and their questionable policies during the pandemic. Your comments about the unvaccinated being the most discriminated against group of Albertans in your lifetime are correct,” reads the Wednesday letter signed by 367 healthcare professionals and 46 frontline workers, which was provided to LifeSiteNews by the group’s lawyer, Carol Crosson. 

“We have lived it. We have been ostracized at work, investigated, and punished by our licensing bodies for practices that would have previously been expected and lauded in health professionals/frontline workers, and many of us have lost our means of providing for our families,” they added.

In the letter, the group stated that the pushing of the COVID jabs violated one’s right to informed consent as well as their rights to freedom of speech and religion. 

“When AHS management instituted a Mandatory COVID Vaccine Policy for all AHS Staff by October 31st, 2021, there was direct violation of the principle of Informed Consent,” wrote the group. “Threatening to take away jobs for refusing an unproven, undesired medical procedure would certainly qualify as compulsion, duress, and coercion, such that informed consent is not possible. This alone is an abhorrent abuse of authority.” 

“We have seen how AHS management’s draconian mandatory COVID vaccine policy has resulted in significant loss of healthcare staff: through dismissal, being put on unpaid leave, early retirement, and mass exodus from the province. This in turn has resulted in decreased morale (fewer workers doing the same work), increased surgical wait times, and multiple hospital, bed, and clinic closures. To say that AHS leadership has mismanaged the pandemic would be an understatement,” charged the group. 

The letter also noted that many doctors who tried to help people obtain valid medical or religious exemptions to avoid vaccine mandates “had their licenses threatened and their offices raided by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.” 

Last fall, LifeSiteNews exclusively reported about a group of Alberta healthcare workers, along with firefighters and others, called “Health Professionals United,” who banded together to oppose AHS’s mandatory COVID jab policy when it was first announced.  

Many in this group, LifeSiteNews has learned, are signatories to the open letter to Smith.  

Upon becoming Alberta’s premier last month, Smith has taken a strong stance against discrimination of the unvaccinated, and on numerous occasions has vowed to restructure the AHS for its role in mishandling the so-called pandemic.

Smith has also promised to amend the province’s human rights code to make it so discriminating against a person because of his or her vaccine status would be illegal. 

Five actions they hope Smith will take

In the closing of their letter to Smith, the healthcare workers’ group listed a set of actions and initiatives they hope she will take to correct what they say was “tyranny” under the guise of public health. 

The five actions from the group’s letter to Smith as provided to LifeSiteNews are as follows: 

  1. Reinstating and continuing protection of Informed Consent and Freedoms for all health care choices, including, but not limited to those unwilling to undergo the questionable medical procedure of COVID vaccination. This would include ending all COVID vaccine mandates province-wide, AHS and otherwise. It would also include allowing all students, learners and recruits the right to refuse the vaccine.
  2. Restructuring AHS to prevent abuse of authority from a central few. Increase transparency and accountability for decision makers on future boards, including who they are, affiliations, conflicts of interest, funding sources, and citing evidence for the basis of their decisions. 
  3. Stopping all vaccination for children, a population proven to be not at any serious risk from COVID, and where the risks of vaccination far outweigh any benefit.
  4. Urgently needed is a more easily accessible and properly monitored vaccine injury reporting system. We are definitely seeing vaccine injuries, but the current reporting system run by AHS is overbearing (forms too excessive) and is staffed by nurses that appear to arbitrarily reject most reports.
  5. Finally, Alberta needs legislation to protect doctors, nurses and others who want to speak out. We’ve seen and wanted to speak about AHS management’s abusive and abhorrent policies for some time. However, our colleges and governing bodies threaten (and in some cases, have already revoked) our licenses if we truthfully report what we are witnessing, whenever it is contrary to their narrative. Please stop them from silencing us. Let us have Truth come out. The lives of Albertans depend on it.
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Maddie de Garay was a healthy 12-year-old until January 2021 when she received a second trial dose of the Pfizer vaccine. In less than a day, Maddie had a severe systemic adverse reaction, with crippling pain, ice cold fingers and toes, and feeling like someone was “ripping her heart out though her neck.” Almost two years later, her parents are still trying to pay for the care Maddie needs in order to recover.


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