OTTAWA, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) – The last living politician who helped draft the Canadian constitution’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms has launched a lawsuit against Trudeau’s Federal government for violating the Charter’s provisions.
“The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms today filed a lawsuit in Federal Court seeking to strike down the federal government’s mandatory Covid-19 vaccine requirements for air travellers,” the JCCF said in a press release on Wednesday.
“The main applicant in the case is former Newfoundland Premier, The Honourable A. Brian Peckford … the only surviving drafter and signatory 40 years after the 1982 Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was enacted,” the legal group explained.
The lawsuit specifically targets Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s October 30, 2021 policy which mandates that anyone over the age of 12 travelling by air, train, or ship must be “fully vaccinated.”
According to the JCCF, this measure has “prevented approximately 6 million unvaccinated Canadians (15% of Canada’s population) from travel within Canada and prevents them from flying out of Canada,” with the plaintiffs in the suit explaining that the measure has limited their ability to “travel to help sick loved ones, get to work, visit family and friends, take international vacations, and live ordinary lives.”
“It is becoming more obvious that being vaccinated does not stop people from getting Covid and does not stop them from spreading it,” stated Peckford in the release. “The government has not shown that the policy makes flying safer—it simply discriminates.”
“When I heard Prime Minister Trudeau call the unvaccinated ‘racists,’ ‘misogynists, ‘anti-science’ and ‘extremist’ and his musing ‘Do we tolerate these people?’ it became clear he is sowing divisions and advancing his vendetta against a specific group of Canadians—this is completely against the democratic and Canadian values I love about this country,” Peckford lamented.
“The federal travel ban has segregated me from other Canadians. It’s discriminatory, violates my Charter rights, and that’s why I am fighting the travel ban,” he added.
IKEA, the retail furniture giant, has announced that it will CUT sick pay for unvaccinated employees who are forced to quarantine after being exposed to Covid-19 in the United Kingdom!
That's right: In the ongoing global effort to discriminate against unvaccinated people, massive corporations like IKEA are taking things to the next level, and planning to deprive working people of the pay they're entitled to simply because of their vaccination status!
That's why we're asking you to SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on IKEA's executive leadership to discontinue any unfair policies that target unvaccinated workers and threaten them with reduced pay, or face a worldwide boycott of their stores and products.
This new policy will strip unvaccinated IKEA employees who have come in contact with someone who's tested positive for Covid-19 and, therefore, forced to isolate themselves, from well over half of their normal sick pay.
According to a report from Daily Mail, IKEA workers in the U.K. make, on average, between £404 and £452 per week. However, under the corporation's ridiculous new Covid policy, they can expect to make about £96.35 instead -- just because they've chosen against getting the vaccine.
To be clear: As the Omicron variant continues to rise, it's become more and more obvious that the Covid-19 vaccine is largely ineffective at preventing transmission and infection of the virus.
And it also goes without saying that everyone, everywhere should be able to opt against getting this experimental shot -- be it for medical, ethical, faith-based, or simply personal reasons -- without it affecting their ability to make a living and provide for their families.
But, as things currently stand, it would appear that IKEA executives disagree.
While the company has tried to sugar-coat the new policy to the best of their abilities, claiming that "this is an emotive topic and all circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis," the fact remains that any such policy seeks to penalize workers for being unvaccinated -- plain and simple.
And it's obvious where things are headed should this policy stay in place: Affected employees will inevitably opt against disclosing any known contact with a Covid-positive person in order to avoid unfairly losing their pay.
Regardless, this is unacceptable and IKEA must rethink things going forward.
So let's let them know where WE stand, and that, until they revoke this misguided, discriminatory pay policy, we will NOT continue to patronize their company or use their products any longer.
So please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on IKEA's leadership to abandon this policy (and any future policies) that would, in any way, discriminate against employees in the U.K. for choosing against getting vaccinated for Covid-19.
It shouldn't be any multi-billion-dollar corporation's responsibility or prerogative to withhold pay from their workers just because they've chosen to retain the basic right to make important medical decisions for themselves without undue influence or coercion.
IKEA has let us know how they feel. Now it's time to share with them how we feel.
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'Retail giant Ikea will drastically cut sick pay of unvaccinated UK employees': https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/retail-giant-ikea-will-drastically-cut-sick-pay-of-unvaccinated-uk-employees/
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In the JCCF’s release, the group detailed how in their professional opinion, Trudeau’s travel mandate is in direct violation of multiple sections of the Charter, with Peckford explaining in an interview with famed psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson that the Trudeau government has specifically violated Sections 2, 6, 7, and 15.
Section 2 deals with freedom of expression, association, religion, and conscience; Section 6 with each Canadians right to freely move within, and leave, Canada; Section 7 with each Canadians right to life, liberty, and security of the person; and Section 15 with equality before the law.
“Despite the confirmed science that the vaccine does not stop people from getting or spreading the virus and the repeated warnings from the WHO, it’s clear the federal government is out of step and arbitrarily restricting Canadians fundamental rights and freedoms,” stated Keith Wilson, lead counsel for the legal challenge.
“It is profoundly disturbing that a marginalized group in Canada—the unvaccinated—are essentially prohibited from leaving the country,” he added.
“Canadians have been losing hope in the Charter and our courts. We are going to put the best arguments and evidence forward so that the court can clarify where governments overstep,” concluded the lawyer.
The JCCF are not the only lawyers in Canada to decry the practices of the Trudeau government as illegal and unconstitutional. Last year, top constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati also stated that Trudeau and the provincial governments have flagrantly violated the same sections of the Charter listed by Peckford with the imposition of so-called COVID measures.
“This is not a medical or health agenda, this is a political one,” Galati said in a press conference last summer.
“They want everybody vaccinated for whatever reason. Up until now, there has never been a problem with people exercising their choice,” he continued.
“This is depraved, this is illegal, this is criminal, this is unconstitutional.”
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