We are also providing information on other legal challenges that are occurring in BC that you may be interested in supporting. Please contact these organizations directly for more information. We support all those who are actively holding our BC Government accountable.
BC Healthcare Collaborative
We are a group of healthcare professionals in British Columbia, Canada, who stand for medical autonomy, informed consent, privacy, and freedom of choice regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, as well as any other medical intervention.
As health professionals, we advocate for our patients and encourage them to inform themselves. They should be informed of their treatment options, weigh the pros and cons, and have the right to refuse or accept a treatment. No individual should face a loss of income, public shame and discrimination, or the loss of a professional title based on personal medical decisions.
We oppose vaccine mandates, including the disclosure of vaccination status, for the following reasons:
It infringes on our legal right to informed consent without coercion, intimidation, or threats.
It violates the preservation of our private medical records, by demanding that we disclose our vaccination status.
The BC Office of the Public Health Officer continues to mislead the public and patients about the risks of unvaccinated healthcare professionals transmitting the SARS-CoV-2 virus to their patients.
They also plan to breach the medical privacy rights of both vaccinated and unvaccinated healthcare professionals. There is absolutely no reasonable public health justification for imposing such a serious violation of privacy, which in the current politicized climate may endanger both vaccinated and unvaccinated healthcare professionals and their families. We believe that this will also create division, encourage discrimination, and result in further job losses in the healthcare field.
We are currently raising funds to immediately begin our legal challenge against the government as these illegal, unnecessary, unethical, and unlawful orders will not only have a negative impact on healthcare practitioners and staff but also on our patients.
Information at https://freedomtochoose.ca/
BC HCW Standing Strong
We are a united group of frontline healthcare workers (Acute & LTC) that are comprised of unionized + non-unionized members. We include nurses, care aids, lab techs, imaging techs + everyone in between.
Please reach out to us via email at BCHCWStandingUnited@protonmail.com
We have grown into a 1000+ group that is aimed at supporting each other + moving forward with ACTION. This battle is not an easy one, but we believe in uniting together + taking action. We need to support each other in informed consent + the right to choose!!
We are working with FrontlineCanada.ca and with their support + a legal team that they have put together.
We would love to know more about you and invite you in getting involved.
BC Public Service Employees For Freedom
We are a diverse group of public servants who stand united against medical coercion and discrimination to protect our colleagues, our families, the communities we serve, and future generations. We believe in defending our country and democracy against medical tyranny. We champion understanding, inclusivity, and freedom of choice.
Growing in numbers every day, we are representatives (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) from the B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU), Professional Employees Association (PEA), and Excluded Employees. We hail from all corners of the province encompassing ministries, crown corporations, and agencies across the BC Public Service.
On October 5, 2021 the BC Government announced mandatory vaccination and mandatory proof of vaccination as conditions of employment for BC public servants. The announcement raised deep concerns around coerced medical intervention and the associated discrimination (through various means) against employees exercising their legal right to bodily autonomy and medical privacy.
Justice Center sues BC to end mandatory vaccine for BC Healthcare Workers (Non-unionized)
VANCOUVER: The Justice Centre has filed a Petition in BC Supreme Court seeking to strike down the BC Provincial Government’s Orders that mandate taking the Covid-19 vaccine as a condition of employment for specified groups of BC healthcare workers. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of several BC healthcare workers represented by the Justice Centre, who have lost their jobs because of the Orders.
The Justice Centre’s legal challenge cites violations of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, including the right to life, liberty and security of the person, freedom of religion and conscience, and equality rights. This constitutional challenge also cites violations of the right to informed consent, as well as violations of the healthcare workers’ privacy.
Charlene Le Beau, lawyer with the Justice Centre, says, “The Charter is the highest law in the land, and no Order or legislation outranks and outweighs the Charter’s protection of fundamental freedoms such as freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.”
Some of the healthcare workers represented by the Justice Centre work remotely, while others work in an administrative capacity. Some do not even work in a health-care setting in a front-line care role. No exceptions were made for healthcare workers who are not working with those who are more at risk from Covid-19. For healthcare workers who do attend facilities where vulnerable persons are present, there is no consideration as to whether masking and rapid testing prior to attending the workplace, as was the practice before introduction of Covid vaccines, would meet the objectives of the Orders, not even where the healthcare workers attended the workplace occasionally or rarely.
The Canadian Society for the Advancement of Science in Public Policy
CSASPP is a non-profit, non-partisan, secular, crowd funded, and volunteer driven organization that was created in response to popular community demand for a direct action initiative to counter BC’s COVID-19 related measures.
CSASPP’s approach engages the very premise of an alleged emergency. Without an emergency, there can be no basis for extraordinary executive powers, including everything that required or benefited from one. We filed our proposed class action on your behalf on 26 January, 2021, and intend to continue aggressively prosecuting it. Under the civil rules, Dr. Bonnie Henry must personally submit to answering our questions while under oath.
Our civil proceeding’s objectives are to obtain any available civil remedy for the maximum number of British Columbians that revert in whole or in part any COVID-19 related statute, ministerial order, regulation, or other executive, regulatory, or legislative measure; past, extant, or proposed; that constrain any activity of any person inadequately supported by either science or law; and that may facilitate that person’s subsequent pursuit of a civil remedy brought against, with preference towards the natural over the legal, any other person complicit in the consultation, enactment, or enforcement of said.
If you are a business owner or individual in British Columbia, we are already advocating for you. You can use our website to learn more about our progress, tools to help businesses obtain relief from their insurers, and how to deal with regulators and by-law enforcement.