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(LifeSiteNews) — A petition seeking to remove Quebec’s Premier Francois Legault from office has blown past 220,000 signatures. Legault plans to impose the most restrictive COVID measures Canada has seen since early 2020, including a “health contribution” tax on the unvaccinated, and the addition of a third dose requirement in order to be considered “fully vaccinated.”

“Mr. Legault is coercing the population [of Quebec] by depriving them of their rights and freedoms … [he] is acting within the framework of a dictatorship,” opens the petition.

Justifying their accusation that he has been acting dictatorially, the petition states that Legault “opposes and oppresses any person or party opposed to his personal opinion and decision,” and has been doing so for over a year.

Citing specifics, the petition adds, “Along with the vaccine passport, which has divided the population by increasing violence, distress, mental health [issues], school dropouts, bankruptcies, financial problems, suicides, separations/divorces, isolation, labeling, stigmatization, Quebec indebtedness, hate, job loss, etc. … Millions of people find themselves without a voice and without power in a DEMOCRATIC AND FREE SOCIETY THAT IS QUEBEC.”

Not just private citizens took issue with Legault’s actions, but lawyers as well.

Last Friday, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF)  released a statement saying they were launching “legal action against the provincial government of Quebec” over the “health contribution” tax.

“The proposed Quebec ‘health tax’ is an egregious violation of the Charter rights of Quebecers and an affront to equality which Canada was, in times past, known for,” said JCCF president John Carpay. “This is a blatant attack on a minority of society.”

Data from Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec show that most people hospitalized because of COVID are “fully vaccinated.”

In fact, according to a growing body of data, vaccine mandates and vaccine passports are a failed strategy for tackling COVID.

Many consider such mandates a gross assault on individual freedoms that’s unnecessary given COVID-19’s high survivability among most groups, it’s now-understood minimal risk of asymptomatic spread, and research indicating that post-infection natural immunity is far superior to vaccine-induced immunity. The effectiveness of the COVID vaccines dramatically decreases around four months post-vaccination and soon completely disappears.

The call for boosters only adds to the skepticism, as the first two doses have not only proved to be ineffective, but have also been linked to millions of injuries and thousands of deaths.