The struggle to stop vaccine mandates will undoubtedly intensify in the New Year. Currently, we await the vote on New Brunswick’s Bill 11, now in its 2nd reading, and movement on Nova Scotia’s Bill 210 in the New Year. Ted Kuntz’s inspired letter of appeal to New Brunswick’s Green party leader David Coon and sent to all MLAs in that province lays out the indisputable truth that ‘vaccination is not immunization’.
When New Brunswick’s Education Minister, Dominic Cardy presented Bill 11, a re-write of an earlier proposed legislation that would remove all non-medical exemptions for NB children attending school and daycare, it triggered massive letters of protest from across Canada which culminated in three days of compelling legislative hearings at the end of August. Access the testimonies here on our New Brunswick Take Action page.
In essence, the 3 day hearings were a powerful educational session, enabling the Legislative Committee, and all Canadians, to hear many testimonies on personal vaccine injury tragedies, and scientific and medical testimonies cautioning against vaccine mandates. For the first time in their lives, legislators were faced with the other side of the vaccine issue – the real life stories of vaccine injuries and the verifiable fact that the Science is NOT Settled.
VCC President Ted Kuntz’s letter to New Brunswick’s MLAs urges them to reject Bill 11. He calls on the legislators to protect our bodily integrity, our autonomy, and our informed consent rights as guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
“The very real consequence of Bill 11 is that a parent must either comply with the “recommended” medical procedure and act against their wishes and considered wisdom, or be denied a public education for their children, a right guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”
Bill 11 seeks to overrule our foundational Charter rights by invoking the ‘notwithstanding’ clause, itself an admission of its intent to violate our Charter rights.
In Nova Scotia, the introduction of private members Bill 210 to eliminate all non-medical exemptions for school and pre-school entry, is currently at 1st reading. The bill will not move forward to second reading until the House re-convenes in the new year. You can share information from our Nova Scotia Take Action page with your Nova Scotia MLAs.
In British Columbia, the introduction of Regulation 376 in the spring of 2019 means that parents must now disclose their child’s vaccine status to the government, and that they will be required to attend a vaccine education session with their child as well as attend an interview with a public health official. An assessment of what this new Regulation means is explained in detail here. Further information from HealthLinkBC states that “The Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation (Regulation) applies to all students in all schools within the Province’s jurisdiction, including those who are home-schooled. It does not apply to children attending schools in First Nations communities.”
The BC government recently published a vaccine exemption form, Non-Vaccination Statement – Intention to Not Vaccinate (PDF) – BC Form HLTH 2369 2019/10/30.
We strongly recommend that parents make sure they also read page 2 of the vaccine exemption form which discloses that unvaccinated children will be solicited to accept vaccines by school nurses even if they have an exemption form on file;
“re-offered vaccine at future encounters, including, as a minimum: • When the child turns 10 years of age [and] • When the child turns 13 years of age. “
“After the age of 13, children may be asked to consent to immunization on their own behalf, regardless of previous parent / guardian refusal. This is the law in British Columbia, known as ‘Mature Minor Consent’.”
Across Canada, minor children will come under increasing pressure in the school setting to make their own vaccine decision without the knowledge or consent of their parents or guardians. Under the ‘Mature Minor Consent’ doctrine this is perfectly legal. Non-vaccinating families are advised to thoroughly educate their children about vaccine risks and discuss exit strategies so that children aren’t strong armed or coerced into compliance when public health nurses start pressuring them to accept the vaccine ‘du jours’ being offered at the school on any given day.