BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada (LifeSiteNews) – On Monday August 23, British Columbian Premier John Hogan, along with Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, told the press that starting September 13 – granting zero exemptions – the province will require digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry into businesses and other public spaces.
According to the announcement which aired on CBC’s The National, the initial launch of the “vaccine card” system – a digital vaccine passport that operates through each person’s smartphone – will require every resident to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if they desire to enter certain publicly accessed spaces. Starting October 24, the province will then mandate that each person be “fully vaccinated” before access is granted.
As reported by the CBC, British Columbians will be required to show their digital “vaccine cards” if they want to access:
- indoor ticketed sporting events
- indoor concerts
- indoor theatre/dance/symphony events
- restaurants (indoor and patio dining)
- night clubs
- movie theatres
- fitness centres/gyms (excluding youth recreational sport)
- businesses offering indoor high-intensity group exercise activities
- organized indoor events (e.g., weddings, parties, conferences, meetings, workshops)
- discretionary organized indoor group recreational classes and activities
- student housing on college and university campuses
The CBC’s video segment states that, “There will be no exemptions – except for children under 12.”
Powerful nations of the world, including China, the UK, and Canada are discussing plans to require so-called 'vaccine passports' as a condition for travel, and possibly to restrict entry to shopping and entertainment venues.
Israel has already put in place a system to discriminate against those who choose not to take the COVID vaccine, and, in the United States, Joe Biden has signed a new executive order which could pave the way for the implementation of a 'vaccine passport' system. [See more below.]
This kind of medical dictatorship must be resisted, and therefore, we must act quickly before these authoritarian notions take root and spread!
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to SAY NO to government 'vaccine passports.' Tell your legislators to respect your freedom not to vaccinate without fear of repercussion.
People should not have to live in fear of government retribution for refusing a vaccine which is being rushed to market by Big Pharma and their fellow-travelers in NGOs, like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
It would be intolerable and immoral for the government to coerce someone, and their family, to take a COVID vaccine against their will just so they can do their weekly grocery shopping, go to a high school soccer game, travel on public transport, or visit their relatives who live in a different part of the country, or overseas.
Medical freedom must be respected in principle and also in practice.
So, it is now time that our policy-makers listen to all voices involved in this vital conversation, and start to represent those who will not tolerate being punished, restricted, or tracked for refusing an experimental vaccine.
Simply put, legislatures must begin to act as legislatures again.
Questions must be asked. Hearings and investigations must be held. And, the legislatures of each state and country must return to the business of representing the people who voted for them, assuming their rightful place as the originator of legislation.
We will no longer accept the dictates of executive branches without question. And, neither can we accept the dictates of some doctors who seem detached from reality and from science.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which asks national political leaders (as well as state and provincial legislators in the U.S. and Canada) to pledge to respect the rights of those who refuse a COVID vaccine, and NOT introduce 'vaccine passports,' or any other system which would discriminate on the basis of taking the COVID vaccine.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Biden executive order directs government to evaluate ‘feasibility’ of vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-executive-order-directs-government-to-evaluate-feasibility-of-vaccine-passports
'China lobbies WHO to develop COVID vaccine passports for all nations' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/china-lobbies-who-to-develop-covid-vaccine-passports-for-all-nations
'UK advances plans for vaccine passports to travel, enter stores' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/uk-advances-plans-for-vaccine-passports-to-travel-enter-stores
'Canada’s health minister: Gov’t ‘working on the idea of vaccine passports’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadas-health-minister-govt-working-on-the-idea-of-vaccine-passports
'European Commission president plans to introduce vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/european-commission-president-plans-to-introduce-vaccine-passports
'Israel’s ‘Green Passport’ vaccination program has created a ‘medical Apartheid,’ distraught citizens say' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/israels-green-passport-vaccination-program-has-created-a-medical-apartheid-distraught-citizens-say
'LA schools to track every kid using Microsoft’s ‘Daily Pass’ COVID app' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/la-schools-to-track-every-kid-using-microsofts-daily-pass-covid-app
Meghan McDermott, a lawyer with the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, told the CBC that it is “most surprising” that there will be no “accommodations for people who have medical reasons for not being vaccinated.”
McDermott’s surprise ostensibly comes directly from Section 8 of the Human Rights Code of British Columbia, which states:
(1) A person must not, without a bona fide and reasonable justification,
(a) deny to a person or class of persons any accommodation, service or facility customarily available to the public, or
(b) discriminate against a person or class of persons regarding any accommodation, service or facility customarily available to the public because of the race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age of that person or class of persons.
According to the CBC, the vaccine passports will be available as a secure download on a person’s smartphone, which will then have to be presented to businesses along with a photo ID before entry is granted. As for people who do not have smartphones, the province is currently working on a plan that maintains security and prevents forgery to accommodate such individuals.
The digital “vaccine cards” will not be required to enter grocery stores, retails spaces, or places of worship, as these locations have not been found to have “high transmission rates,” according to the province.
Contrary to the apprehension of legal experts such as McDermott, certain people are delighted with the arrival of the vaccine caste system.
The vaccine passport “strategy is an important temporary measure that the Surrey Board of Trade has been calling for, to the B.C. Government, as well as to the federal government,” said Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman.
“The goal in the future is to have a coordinated, national approach to show proof of vaccination,” she continued.
“I honestly believe that the passport is the way forward because it’s unfair and disrespectful for people that are not vaccinated — that have no intention of being vaccinated — to hold the rest of the community at ransom,” Nelson, BC Mayor John Dooley told the CBC.
This directive, which does not allow for medical or religious exemptions, comes down only one week after a jailed BC mother had her charges dropped for not wearing a mask in a store, citing such exemptions.
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