Vaccine Choice Canada sent the following letter to the 107 Ontario MPPs in February of 2015. We encourage anyone who is concerned about retaining their right to informed consent for any medical procedure including vaccination to contact their provincial and federal representatives. Please feel free to use our letter as a model for communication and also to attach any of the material in the Threats to Exemptions section. These materials have been posted in pdf format expressly for printing and distribution.
The Ontario Minister of Health’s contact information:
Dr. Eric Hoskins
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
10th Floor, Hepburn Block
80 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2C4
February 26, 2015
Dear Ontario MPPs (click here to find your Ontario MPP’s address)
RE: Mandatory Vaccinations
There is a bitter debate raging in our media on the dangers of not complying with the current “recommended” vaccination schedule. We understand there is serious consideration being given by the Ontario provincial government to remove personal exemptions with regard to the medical practice of vaccination. This would result in the vaccination of children and adults without their informed consent. This is a very significant development in the history of our free and democratic society and ought to be taken very seriously.
The ramifications of mandating vaccinations are myriad. Consider that the legislation that would need to be amended includes Ontario’s Health Care Consent Act and the Immunization of School Pupils Act. Canadian Medical Case Law protects voluntary and informed consent to all medical procedures that carry risk. This would be challenged by such a change. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms grants the fundamental freedoms of conscience and religion, and the legal right to security of the person. These rights would also be challenged by such a change.
The consideration of compulsory vaccination of Canadians is a topic that should concern us all. As this is a matter of extreme significance to the future of Canadian society as we know it, the decision we make today will impact the society Canadians live in tomorrow.
If the government were to institute the compulsory vaccination of citizens, they would be exposing citizens to medical risks which can result in serious injury and death. Therefore, they would necessarily have to accept responsibility for mitigating the consequences of imposing such non-consensual risk. At a minimum, the following actions would have to be taken by the government:
• Reporting of all adverse events following vaccination
• Training of physicians to diagnose vaccine damage
• Mandatory compensation for all vaccine damage (To date the U.S. government
vaccine injury compensation program has paid out $3 billion in three decades)
• Establishment of an independent oversight body
The two attached documents discuss the above ramifications in more detail.
As the stewards of what Canadians value and what keeps Canada an enviable country to live in, we hope you will take the time to read these documents and consider the implications of a compulsory vaccination program. For Canadians, this is a matter of the protection of our fundamental civil rights.
We anticipate your earliest response with your action plan of how you will protect our right to Informed Consent and our Charter Rights if the government were to propose a compulsory vaccination program.
The Board of Directors of Vaccine Choice Canada