HAMILTON, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) – A school board in Ontario will refrain from firing employees for not taking the COVID-19 jab, while another has extended its deadline.
Ontario’s Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) removed their vaccine policy that required all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be terminated. Meanwhile, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has extended their jab policy’s deadline for another month.
On Tuesday, HWDSB spokesman Shawn McKillop announced that the board has removed the requirement that all employees be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 by November 30, while the TDSB postponed their mandate’s deadline until the end of November.
According to McKillop, the decision was made as the “result of the advice from experts and employee management groups.” Instead of forcing all employees to receive the experimental COVID-19 injections, those who choose to remain unjabbed “will have to undergo rapid testing twice a week.”
Unlike the HWDSB, which chose to remove their policy outright, the TDSB, Ontario’s largest school board, announced they are simply postponing their vaccine mandate deadline from November 1 to November 30, due to an influx of exemption requests.
“This decision was based on feedback from system leaders, a longer than anticipated time required to review a significant number of requests for exemptions, and in order to ensure continuity in students’ learning and care and important business processes,” wrote the TDSB.
According to the Globe and Mail, 85 percent of TDSB staff are “fully vaccinated” whereas the HWDSB boasts a 93 percent vaccination rate.
Ontario’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce told the public in a press briefing on Tuesday that the reason for not implementing a sweeping mandate province-wide is because doing so could mean “terminating 50,000 workers in the education space.”
“I think we have to be coupled by realism and ensure that any staff member who enters our school has a double test, a negative antigen test, to ensure they are safe, to ensure our schools could be staffed, and these kids can continue to go to school every day,” the minister stated.
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
Regarding vaccine mandates and compulsory COVID-19 testing, Canadian constitutional rights lawyer Rocco Galati warns that both practices are “illegal.”
In an August press conference, Galati mentioned that the “Genetic Non-discrimination Act” found in the Criminal Code of Canada states that forcing a person to take a “genetic test” for “purposes such as the prediction of disease or vertical transmission risks, or monitoring, diagnosis or prognosis” is illegal in Canada.
The Act also forbids both forcing someone to disclose the results of a test and discriminating against someone for refusing to undergo a test.
“It is a criminal offence punishable by fine, and a maximum of five years in jail, for anyone to conduct a DNA or RNA test to determine whether or not, that person is susceptible to transmitting a disease,” stated Galati.
“Well, isn’t that the PCR test? Isn’t it all the tests they’re conducting for COVID?”
Galati, who is leading a lawsuit against the Government of Canada and various public health officials over their COVID-19 measures, also mentions that per Section 2, Section 7, and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, all citizens are free to reject a vaccination or any other medical treatment without discrimination.
“I have a constitutional right to not have a medical treatment forced on me,” said Galati.
“This [mandatory vaccination] is depraved, this is illegal, this is criminal, this is unconstitutional.”