OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) — Federal workers suspended from their jobs for refusing COVID vaccines will not be repaid any lost salary, a Canadian government leader said Wednesday.
Asked by reporters if unvaccinated employees would be reimbursed lost wages, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc responded by saying “absolutely not.”
The Trudeau government imposed a deadline of October 6, 2021, for all federal workers to have the COVID injections. As a result of the policy, thousands of workers in all sectors, including aviation and travel, were placed on leave with no pay or lost their jobs outright.
On Tuesday, the federal government under Trudeau announced a “suspension” of a COVID jab mandate for travelers and federally regulated transportation workers starting June 20.
The government also announced that employers in the federally regulated “air, rail, and marine sectors will no longer be required to have mandatory vaccination policies in place for employees,” Transport Canada said.
“Employers will be responsible for establishing return-to-work practices,” Transport Canada continued.
This time last year, Justin Trudeau and his media allies were at the forefront of falsely accusing Catholic institutions of having buried Indigenous children in mass graves at various residential schools across Canada.
There was and is no credible evidence to support these wild accusations, but many Canadians are still unaware of the facts.
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The anger generated by the media at home and abroad saw over twenty Canadian churches burned, and extensive damage done to many more, but the record has never been set straight in what amounts to a disinformation campaign.
Terry Glavin at the National Post recently wrote a masterful piece that may go down in history as the definitive “debunking” of the assertions about the mass graves that never were.
Glavin points out that “nothing new was added to the public record” concerning the history of residential schools in Canada.
“The legacy of the schools had already been exhaustively explored in the testimony of hundreds of elders and a series of inquiries, public hearings, criminal cases, settlements and federal investigations going back decades. Most important of these efforts were the widely publicized undertakings of the 2008-2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), and the content of its voluminous findings,” Glavin wrote.
“…[N]ot a single mass grave was discovered in Canada last year,” he added.
“The several sites of unmarked graves that captured international headlines were either already-known cemeteries, or they remain sites of speculation even now, unverified as genuine grave sites.”
“Not a single child” accounted for during the extensively researched commission “was located in any of these places,” Glavin underscored.
“In none of these places were any human remains unearthed.”
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Even Trudeau's kneeling at what was reported upon as a just-discovered residential school burial ground was a lie - it was actually a well-known Catholic cemetery, but the media didn't let these details get in the way of reinforcing their narrative.
Trudeau also called on Pope Francis to come to Canada and apologize for what had happened, as outlets like Reuters, the New York Times and scores more told the world that “nearly 1000 bodies” had been found in two mass graves.
Those online articles were quietly edited from "mass graves" to "unmarked graves", but we still have the Twitter posts from major outlets like Reuters to prove the staggering level of misinformation.
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According to an extensive investigation by Professor Emeritus Jacques Rouillard from the Université de Montréal: “The ‘discovery’ was first reported last May 27 (2021) by Tk’emlúps te secwépemc First Nation Chief Rosanne Casimir after an anthropologist, Sarah Beaulieu, used ground-penetrating radar in a search for the remains of children alleged by some to be buried there.”
“Her preliminary report is actually based on depressions and abnormalities in the soil of an apple orchard near the school – not on exhumed remains.”
Professor Rouillard opined that the unverifiable narrative of what could have amounted to child-murder has led to the false assertion of genocide, an assertion without any supporting evidence.
“By never pointing out that it is only a matter of speculation or potentiality, and that no remains have yet been found, governments and the media are simply granting credence to what is really a thesis: the thesis of the ‘disappearance’ of children from residential schools,” Rouillard wrote.
“And all of this is based only on soil abnormalities that could easily be caused by root movements, as the anthropologist herself cautioned in the July 15 press conference.”
The vast majority of Canadians have been misled by the media and Mr. Trudeau, believing the most incredible smears imaginable, leading to scores of attacks on churches around the country.
It's time we heard the truth.
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We are also cc'ing Canada's Catholic bishops on this petition - they must also demand the record be corrected, lest Canadians continue believing the mainstream media's disinformation.
For More Information:
How the world's media got it wrong on residential school graves - National Post
Trudeau lied about the bogus mass grave story - LifeSiteNews
Trudeau's narrative was a hoax - LifeSiteNews
**Photo: St. Jean Baptiste Church in Morinville burned to the ground on June 30, 2021**
The federal government also says it is “no longer moving forward with the proposed regulations to make vaccination mandatory in all federally regulated workplaces.”
According to the National Post, as of March 20, approximately 1,828 employees were placed on unpaid leave for not complying with a jab mandate. Those numbers come from the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS).
Many major unions fought the COVID mandates, especially considering most Canadian provinces months ago dropped jab requirements for their own public sector workers.
Three of Canada’s largest federal public sector unions, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), and Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE), had filed grievances on behalf of their members due to Trudeau’s worker jab mandate.
According to the National Post, the grievances all demanded that unjabbed workers be given accommodation to work from home, as well as reimburse wages lost.
All three unions plan to continue their grievances, says the National Post, with union heads calling out LeBlanc’s comments regarding not paying workers lost wages.
PSAC president Chris Aylward, as reported by the National Post, said, “With all due respect to Minister LeBlanc, our policy grievances on behalf of workers on leave without pay are a legal issue, not a political one.”
The CAPE president said his union will continue to “seek reimbursement of their lost salary, wherever possible.”
“We are disappointed to hear of minister’s Leblanc comment; nonetheless, we will pursue this matter before the Federal Public Section Labour Relations and Employment Board to obtain a decision,” he said.
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier said he will continue his legal challenge against Trudeau’s COVID travel vaccine mandates despite the recent suspension of the restrictions.