Military personnel sue Canadian defense minister over forced vaccinations

The criticized covid vaccinations

Published 1 July 2023
- By Editorial Staff
Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand.

More than 300 Canadian military personnel are suing the country’s minister of defense for being subjected to forced vaccinations, each plaintiff seeking nearly 1 million dollars in damages.

During the corona crisis, Canada became known as one of the countries that made the most stringent demands on its population regarding restrictions and, in particular, the covid vaccine. For example, more than 200 police officers in Toronto lost their jobs for refusing to take, or declare whether they had taken, the controversial vaccines. The province of Quebec was also close to introducing a punitive tax for residents who had not injected themselves, which was later withdrawn as it ‘divided’ the population.

Now 329 members of the Canadian armed forces have filed a lawsuit against the country’s defense minister Anita Anand and senior military leaders over the previously mandatory covid vaccination, the National Post reports.

The lawsuit was filed in a federal court last week, demanding one million dollars in damages for each of the plaintiffs. In addition, they want a declaration that the vaccine requirement against the military actually violated the rights of the Canadian military.

– The brief snippets of (plaintiffs’) stories are hard to read, but with the approximately 150,000 pages of evidence we have the stories get worse and the abuse of power in the chain of command is very apparent, says Catherine Christensen of Edmonton’s Valour Legal Action Centre.

At the time, over 1300 military personnel applied for exemption from the vaccine mandates, but only 158 were granted. Today, military personnel are no longer required to inject themselves with covid vaccines, although they are still encouraged to do so.

This is not about covid, this is about a corrupt chain of command that thinks they are untouchable and above the law, according to Christensen.

The country’s military department declined to comment on the lawsuit.

 

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