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(LifeSiteNews) –– The Canadian military’s Armed Forces Grievance Board (CAFGB) has ruled that the Canadian Armed Force’s (CAF) COVID jab mandate did violate the constitutional rights of a service member who was discharged for choosing not to get the abortion-tainted shots. 

The ruling by the CAFGB, who is tasked with reviewing most grievances launched by CAF members against the chain of command, is a positive development for the rights of Canadians who were discriminated against for not getting the COVID shots.  

“The Committee concluded that the policy infringed on the rights protected under Section 7 of the Charter [of Rights and Freedoms] and that the limitations of these rights were not in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.  The Committee viewed some aspects of the policy as arbitrary and overly broad, and its implementation as disproportionate,” affirmed the ruling.  

The CAFGB, of important note, also found that the military’s COVID jab policy, which was put in place in the fall of 2021 by General Wayne Eyre, was “arbitrary and overly broad, and its implementation as disproportionate.” 

It also found that there was no need for the COVID jab mandate due to high, voluntary jab uptake amongst service members.  

“With a high vaccination rate within the CAF, the Committee found the CAF had not shown that consideration of the public interest justified the overly broad and disproportionate implementation of the vaccination policy nor shown any regard for the members’ occupation, duties and place of work,” stated the ruling. 

The un-jabbed service member, according to the ruling, “received remedial measures (RM) and was released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as a result of non-compliance with the CAF’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.” 

“The grievor argued that there were reasonable and practicable alternatives to mandatory vaccination and that taking administrative actions against unvaccinated members would have an impact on operational effectiveness,” read the ruling.  

The military watchdog then concluded that the “CAF had not met its obligation to ensure minimal impairment in the implementation of its vaccination policy. The Committee concluded that the limitations were not justified under Section 1 of the Charter.” 

The CAFGB stated that the service member’s discharge should not have occurred, “as the grievor was exercising a protected Charter right. The Committee also found that the administrative actions were unreasonable due to serious breaches of procedural fairness.” 

The ruling stated that the “Final Authority” should be to cancel the service member’s discharge, and “facilitate the grievor’s re-enrolment in the CAF if the grievor so desired and was eligible.” 

Lastly, the CAFGB ruled that the military should consider giving the discharged service member “compensation for unjust release.” 

On October 8, 2021, the CAF put in place a military-wide COVID jab mandate, requiring service members to be “fully vaccinated” or face discharge. After this mandate was put in place, hundreds of vaccine-free service members were discharged, after they opposed getting the shots.  

Last year, the COVID jab mandate was partially rolled back, however, troops in operational readiness are still required to get the shots. 

The recent ruling by the CAFGB comes at the same time hundreds of vaccine-free soldiers launched a  massive lawsuit against the Defense Ministry and the CAF’s command over military jab mandates.  

Just last month, 329 CAF members together signed onto a $500 million class action lawsuit against military leaders due to what they say are “unlawful” COVID jab mandates. 

Late last month, LifeSiteNews reported about how one plaintiff in the lawsuit described in detail the devastating impacts the COVID jab mandates have had on the military, particularly its numbers.