TORONTO – (LifeSiteNews) On Thursday, Action4Canada’s Tanya Gaw and lawyer Rocco Galati announced they have formally filed legal action against “the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia, various public health officers, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and others” for implementing and enforcing COVID-19 measures that are in “violation of the Constitution and nearly every section of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”
Galati, founder of the Constitutional Rights Centre, told the press that, on behalf of 20 plaintiffs from Action4Canada and 19 other private plaintiffs, he has filed a 386-page statement of claim in the British Columbia Supreme Court, challenging a variety of COVID-19 measures put in place by the province.
The purpose of the suit is to hold the defendants, who include Justin Trudeau, Theresea Tam, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Premier John Horgan, and many others, liable for “infringing on human rights” and exceeding their authority, causing “irreparable harm.”
According to the press release, “[The defendants’] actions appear to constitute criminal negligence, breach of trust, incitement of hatred, crimes against humanity committed against our elderly, our children and society at large, by withholding life-saving treatments, causing extreme psychological trauma due to the ordering of isolation, lockdowns, masking, social distancing and, without making full, true and plain disclosure of the known risks thereof, mandating and promoting dangerous experimental medical injections which they know, or ought to know, cause adverse reactions and death.”
With the FDA's decision to officially approve the Pfizer COVID jab, calls to vaccinate schoolchildren and more university students will become louder and more insistent.
But, America's children and young people must be protected from unknown future side-effects of these drugs, and parents' rights must be respected!
Please SIGN this urgent petition which demands that COVID vaccine mandates for schools and universities be prohibited in every U.S. state.
This petition will be sent to the leaders of every state legislature and to every governor in the United States, urging them to pass emergency legislation banning vaccine mandates for primary, secondary and university students.
Students simply have the right to be educated without being forced to violate deeply held principles and their own bodily integrity!
But, unfortunately, some private schools, like the Jesuit-run Brophy College Prep School in Phoenix, Arizona, have already mandated the COVID vaccine for their students, in spite of massive parental opposition. If parents or students reject the vaccine, students face intrusive weekly testing and exclusion from extra-curricular activities.
Also, more and more universities have actually started to disenroll unvaccinated students. But, even where that is not happening, not taking the vaccine often subjects students to masking, extra testing and additional administrative obstacles.
And now, with the Pfizer jab approval, Joe Biden's Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, is threatening more mandates.
While it is true that the FDA approval for the Pfizer jab only pertains to those over 16 years of age, the pharmaceutical industry and some state actors have been pushing to get approval for pre-teens!
So, it stands to reason that the Federal government will try to impose vaccines on schools, for those 16 and over, as well as on all university students. But, eventually, such mandates could even apply to younger and younger schoolchildren.
That's why state legislatures and governors must fight back against any attempt to coerce school students to take a COVID vaccine against their will!
Science and logic should dictate public health policy. And both say that mandatory vaccination for children and university students is not only unnecessary, but very likely dangerous for the future health of America's youth.
The CDC reports that the rates of death, injury, and hospitalization are very, very low for children and adolescents and that COVID transmission in schools, both from student to staff and between students, is also very low.
And a European CDC study concluded that "no evidence has been found to suggest that children or educational settings are primary drivers of COVID transmission."
So, right now, we know that schoolchildren are at very low risk of becoming very ill as a result of COVID, or of even transmitting the virus.
But, we don't know how a hastily-prepared, unstudied vaccine will affect the health of millions of America's youth in the future.
Gambling with their future, and the future of our nation, should not even be entertained for one second!
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition urging state legislatures to ban COVID vaccine mandates for schools and universities - both public and private. Urge them to respect parents' rights, informed consent and bodily integrity.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Ivy League schools mandate COVID-19 vaccines for fall' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ivy-league-mandates-covid-19-vaccines-for-the-fall/
'FDA approval of Pfizer jab isn’t about our health, it’s about mandating the shots' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/fda-approval-of-pfizer-jab-isnt-about-our-health-its-about-mandating-the-shots
One of the most notable items in the filing is an “application to stay” which intends to prevent the implementation of the vaccination passport system announced by Dr. Bonnie Henry, the Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia.
The passport system, which goes into effect provincewide in British Columbia on September 13, is a “vicious tool to enforce vaccinations,” said Galati.
According to Galati, the vaccine passport system is a violation of Section 2, Section 7, and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms:
Section 2: Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: Freedom of religion, expression, peaceful assembly, and association.
Section 7: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.
Section 15 (1): Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination.
Section 15 itself states that it applies to “every individual” and is not usurped just because someone is refusing to receive a certain vaccine – a decision Galati says is also legally protected under the Charter.
“I have a constitutional right to not have a medical treatment forced on me,” said Galati, “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.”
The passport system in British Columbia, as reported by LifeSite, will discriminate against the unvaccinated, as a class of Canadians, by not allowing them access to restaurants, concert venues, gyms, and public parties, such as weddings.
“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,” stated Galati.
“This is depraved, this is illegal, this is criminal, this is unconstitutional,” he continued.
In addition to the alleged violations of civil liberties, Galati and Tanya Gaw told the press that over the course of the past year, they have collected thousands of pages of scientific evidence and testimony to challenge the COVID-19 measures on scientific grounds.
There is “no scientific basis to the measures,” and they “can prove that in a court of law,” said Galati during the conference.
Both Galati and Gaw mentioned the impact these measures have had on society’s most vulnerable, emphasizing especially children with special needs who have had their routines disrupted, elderly people unable to see family or leave their care homes, and people suffering from disturbances in mental health, many of whom have committed suicide.
“It has become a culture of death,” stated Gaw.
Galati and Gaw’s claims are supported by recent reports from Australia where attempted suicide rates among teenagers had increased by 184% in a six-month timeframe during lockdowns.
Also, in February of this year, Dr. Taranjeet Jolly, an adult and pediatric psychiatrist at Penn State Health’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, said that social isolation can push already struggling young people “over the edge” and that “we’ve seen an upsurge in really bad suicide attempts [since the start of lockdown measures].”
Reporting similar findings was the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, which stated in April of 2021 that “levels of anxiety, depressive symptoms, loneliness, and binge drinking,” had increased at the onset of the pandemic, and have remained “nearly as high as they were in late May 2020.”
Galati, who has a history of taking on the government, told the press, “The only failure is not trying to do the right thing.”