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(LifeSiteNews) — Canada’s employment minister said Friday that those who lose their jobs over their refusal to comply with mandatory COVID-19 injections will be “ineligible” to get unemployment benefits. Some experts are questioning her position.

In an interview conducted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Employment Minister of Canada Carla Qualtrough said, “It’s a condition of employment that hasn’t been met.”

“And the employer choosing to terminate someone for that reason would make that person ineligible for EI,” she added.

If an employee in Canada loses his or her job without “just cause,” they are eligible to receive the EI benefit, which covers 55 percent of their weekly earnings up to a maximum of $595.

When asked about the certainty of this being the course of action that will be taken by the Canadian government, Qualtrough said, “I can tell you that’s the advice I’m getting, and that’s the advice I’ll move forward with.”

In response to the shocking statement by the minister, Paul Champ, an employment lawyer in Ottawa, told the CBC that Qualtrough is likely mistaken that the government will be able to deny people EI benefits for their refusal to undergo an experimental medical treatment.

“I think it’s very arguable about whether employees terminated for not getting the vaccine requirement is just cause for termination,” said Champ in an interview the same day as Qualtrough’s announcement. “I think it’s reasonable that some employers may and will terminate employees for not being vaccinated — I don’t take issue with that — but it’s different to say that it’s just cause, meaning you pay them nothing.”

In Canada, vaccine mandates have become almost ubiquitous in certain sectors, including healthcare, education, and law enforcement, leaving many worried about their financial future. If these employees cannot file for EI benefits, on top of losing their jobs, they will also lose any ability to receive money while looking for another job.

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It's official: Joe Biden has announced that his Administration will be forcing COVID vaccinations on nearly 1/3rd of American citizens, blatantly disregarding the personal objections of millions of people and moving America ever closer towards a medical dictatorship.

We cannot stand for this unprecedented overreach, and we will not submit to Biden's tyrannical public coercion efforts.

Please SIGN this urgent petition informing the President that you will NOT comply with these unconstitutional vaccine mandate orders issued by the Biden Administration, and that elected officials should act in their capacity to block these intrusive demands.

On Thursday, September 9th, Joe Biden announced the latest round of federal orders meant to further coerce large swaths of the public into getting the COVID vaccine -- many against their will.

While the legal standing of these measures is, at best, dubious, the Biden Administration appears more ready than ever to gut our individual rights and practically erase medical autonomy in our country.

This latest escalation in overreach was announced via a televised speech in which Biden outlined a new "six-point plan" that includes far more than just six avenues to achieve mass medical compliance.

Among the most egregious new federal mandates are the following:

  • A requirement that all private businesses employing more than 100 people mandate their workers get the Covid-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing (to be implemented by way of a new Department of Labor rule)
  • A requirement that all federal employees and federal contractors get the COVID vaccine
  • A requirement that all healthcare workers in facilities that receive reimbursement from Medicare and/or Medicaid (an estimated 17 million) get the Covid-19 vaccine without an alternative testing option
  • A requirement that all Head Start teachers get the COVID vaccine
  • A federal effort to lobby states to implement vaccine mandates for all school employees, and require regular testing of all students and school staff
  • A federal effort to lobby entertainment venues to require proof of vaccination or testing in order to grant entry to the public
  • A continuation of mask mandates on all federal properties and during interstate travel (i.e. planes, trains, buses)

All in all, these new vaccine mandates, which will go into effect within the coming weeks, will affect an estimated 100 million American workers -- 2/3rds of the entire workforce!

And, according to an administration official, violations of these unconstitutional requirements could result in fines of up to $14,000.

While this is clearly a political ploy on the part of the Joe Biden and his team of power-hungry Washington insiders to shift the focus from their disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the American public knows better: After nearly a year and a half's worth of arbitrary, ever-changing, and unconstitutional government mandates in response to the COVID outbreak, it was always a given that the Biden Administration would ramp things up even further when it behooved them.

And now, it would seem that time has officially come.

"This is not about freedom or personal choice," Biden uttered in his remarks, confirming his administration's blatant dismissal of all Americans' right(s) to accept or decline the experimental Covid-19 vaccine.

This is a stunning reversal from Biden's declaration last December that "I don’t think [the vaccine] should be mandatory, I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory."

In fact, Biden even confirmed his intention to flout states' rights in the process, warning that "If these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way."

These are not the words of an "empathetic" leader; these are the words of an aspiring dictator. And, for the time being, the only way to stop Joe Biden's tyranny is through mass noncompliance.

As we've said from the beginning, science, basic logic, and common sense should dictate policy regarding COVID and the Delta variant.

But Joe Biden and the federal government have long abandoned those principles throughout this crisis, culminating into this disturbing yet inevitable flurry of intrusive vaccine mandates that use people's jobs, individual autonomy, and livelihood as leverage.

This assault on our individual rights, private businesses, and American workers cannot be tolerated, and the easiest way to combat these unlawful orders is to just say NO.

Please SIGN and SHARE this most important petition letting Joe Biden know that you will NOT comply with the unconstitutional medical demands being made by this administration, and that action should be taken to block any intrusive action against working Americans and private employers.

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In September, 172 employees at two hospitals in Windsor, Ontario, were suspended without pay for refusing the jab. The employees, which include nurses and doctors, were told that if they did not comply with the policy and achieve full vaccination status by October 7, they were to be terminated “with cause” and would therefore not qualify for EI.

In August, the Toronto Police Service (TPS) announced a vaccine mandate for all employees, leading citizens and police officers to rally together in front of TPS headquarters in early September to field their opposition to the dictatorial measure.

“Thomas Jefferson said that when ‘people are afraid of the government, you have a tyranny, and that when government is afraid of the people, you have a democracy,’ and what we’ve got right now is a dictatorship,” said constitutional rights lawyer Rocco Galati. “There is no magic wand, the only thing that’s going to get us out of this tyranny is if every individual ensures their liberties.”

According to Galati, who is leading a lawsuit against the Canadian goverment and various public health officials over the implementation of “illegal” COVID-19 measures, vaccine mandates violate each Canadian’s protected rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Specifically, Galati mentioned that under Section 2, Section 7, and Section 15, each Canadian can lawfully assert their right to life, liberty and security of the person, freedom of religion, and protection regarding equality before the law and equal protection of the law without discrimination. This includes being protected against discrimination based on vaccination status, as vaccines are voluntary in Canada, Galati argued.

“I have a constitutional right to not have a medical treatment forced on me,” said Galati in an August press conference. “Who decides [what medical treatments you have to take] you or the state? It has got to be you or else we’re back to Nazi Germany.”

“This is not a medical or health agenda, this is a political one. They want everybody vaccinated for whatever reason. Up until now, there has never been a problem with people exercising their choice.”

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