Petition to the Government of Canada
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, section 6, guarantees Canadians freedom of mobility inter-provincially, and the right to leave and enter Canada, without a forced injection;
A fully vaccinated person can be infected with the Covid-19 virus and transmit it to others, and an unvaccinated person isn’t necessarily infected with the Covid-19 virus;
Canada has prided itself in being an inclusive, tolerant, and welcoming society;
Vaccine passports exclude and punish millions of people who decide not to receive the Covid-19 vaccine for whatever reason;
Forcing people to make a particular medical decision in order to retain their freedom of mobility is authoritarian, violating free medical choice and bodily autonomy;
The airline industry has suffered enormous financial losses the past year-and-a-half and a vaccine passport will exclude millions of existing and new customers, both nationally and internationally; and
Loved ones have been separated from each other for the past year-and-a-half due to the government’s travel restrictions, and requiring vaccines to travel will continue to keep many separated.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to: Not mandate vaccine passports for international travel to or from Canada, nor for inter-provincial travel within Canada;
Not discriminate against Canadians, including non-Canadians wishing to visit Canada, who choose not to get the Covid-19 vaccine for whatever reason, in the form of being prevented from entering or leaving Canada, or from travelling inter-provincially, whether via air, land, or sea transportation; and
In lieu of a vaccine passport, proof of a negative antigen test could be requested from travellers, regardless of vaccination status.