The Alberta Teacher’s Association – Annual Representative Assembly (ARA2018) – on the long weekend in May 2018 approved resolutions including urging the Alberta Government to require mandatory vaccinations, without personal or religious exemptions.
Ted Kuntz has written a letter to the Alberta Teachers’ Association Executive. Alberta parents and concerned citizens can use this letter as a template to write to the executive of the Association. Please send a copy to your MLA and Member of Parliament A list with contact information is linked below.
Read Ted’s letter here:
2-18/18 (Current Directive)
Edmonton Public Teachers
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Alberta Teachers’ Association urge the Government of Alberta to require mandatory vaccinations, with no personal or religious exemptions, for all K–12 students attending schools in Alberta which receive public funds.
2-19/18 (Current Directive)
Edmonton Public Teachers
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Alberta Teachers’ Association urge the Government of Alberta to provide on-site, voluntary influenza vaccinations to all teachers, school staff and students, at no cost [to teachers or school boards].
List of and contact info for Provincial Executive Council (PEC).
Find your Alberta MLA contact information here: http://www.assembly.ab.ca/net/index.aspx?p=mla_home
Find your Member of Parliament here: https://www.ourcommons.ca/parliamentarians/en/constituencies/FindMP
ARA affirms importance of united teaching profession
“Mandatory vaccination also discussed
Delegates also thoroughly discussed a resolution (2-18) calling for the government to require mandatory vaccinations, with no personal or religious exemptions, for all students attending schools receiving public funds.
Delegates spoke to the need to ensure that immunization coverage stayed large enough to provide benefit for students or staff who have compromised immunity or are medically unable to be vaccinated.
‘Take the courageous step to say this is the right thing to do,’ said one teacher. ‘I believe in a safe and a caring school and as long as we let people opt out of vaccinations, it is not a safe school, no matter how much we care.’
Others thought the objectives of the motion could be achieved by other means.
‘Persuasion, appeal to people’s values and education are less coercive means of promoting vaccine compliance,’ argued one delegate. ‘This method is more in line with how I believe the Association needs to move forward should they wish to become involved in the highly contentious vaccine debate.’
The resolution passed.”
More about the Annual Representative Assembly that voted in favour of the resolution:
“Annual Representative Assembly
The parliament of the Association, known as the Annual Representative Assembly (ARA), is made up of 425 delegates from locals and the 20 members of the Association’s executive body (Provincial Executive Council). ARA establishes policy, approves the Association’s budget and sets fees for the various categories of membership. The ARA is held on the long weekend in May and alternates between Calgary and Edmonton.”
Ontario MPPs who refuse to sign legal vaccine exemption affidavits
See the full list of known MPPs that to refuse to assist their constituents by acting as Commissioner of Oaths for their exemption forms here.
Letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne re: the office of former Ontario’s Education Minister, MPP Liz Sandals refusal to act as a Commissioner of Oaths for the Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief form 4897-64E (2013/08) under the Immunization of School Pupils Act. (PDF) – December 2015 Jan 7, 2016 Response from Kathleen Wynne. (PDF)
Letter to Ontario MPP France Gelinas (Sudbury), NDP Critic for Health and Long-‐Term Care, re: her refusal to act as a Commissioner of Oaths for her constituents wanting to complete the Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief Form 4897-64E (2013/08) under the Immunization of School Pupils Act. (PDF) – December 2015
Letter to Liz Sandals, Ontario MPP and former Minister of Education re: her refusal to act as a Commissioner of oaths for her constituents wanting to complete the Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief Form 4897-64E (2013/08) under the Immunization of School Pupils Act. (PDF) – December 2015
Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Health Minister Philpott (PDF) – February 2016
Health Minister Philpott’s reply to Vaccine Choice Canada (PDF) – May 2016
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