People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier, former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Brian Peckford, and eight others contended citizens' mobility charter rights were violated, but the case was dismissed because the restrictions are no longer in place.
'There has never been a more egregious infringement of Canadians’ mobility rights than what occurred due to the unconstitutional and unlawful travel vaccine mandates,' said John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.
'The public interest in this case is staggering. Canadians need to know whether it is lawful for their own federal government to prevent them from travelling across Canada or leaving the country based upon whether they have taken a novel medication.'
'We argued that the judge should allow the case to proceed because it’s important for Canadians to know if these COVID restrictions, the travel ban for the unvaccinated in particular, are constitutional or not,' Maxime Bernier told LifeSiteNews.
Lawyers at the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms said that a legal challenge to the federal government's travel ban, lifted in June, should continue in order to secure Canadian's rights 'and bring clarity and finality to a controversial and divisive topic that has had far reaching impacts throughout all of Canada.'