“This letter is in response to the article entitled “Unvaccinated public servants who face firing want mandate quashed” that appeared in the Victoria Times Colonist on February 8, 2022. As editor, there are a few comments as well as errors in the article we would like to bring to your attention.”
Open Letter to Lori Wanamaker: End the Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for BC Public Service Employees Now
The world has reached a turning point in the COVID-19 saga. Many jurisdictions including England, Saskatchewan and our closest neighbour, Alberta, are beginning to recognize the error of COVID-19 restrictions and mandates and are moving to abolish proof of vaccination requirements and vaccine passports for healthcare workers and the public alike. Increasingly, medical experts and scientists are coming to the conclusion that vaccines are tools, not silver bullets, and that other public health approaches must be taken to deal with COVID19.
“As the BCGEU President, you are responsible for addressing problems affecting the union’s members, responding and engaging with all members and developing concrete strategies through direct consultation. We respectfully request you fulfill those responsibilities to this group regarding the concern(s) we raise herein.”………
“The human rights and informed consent law that I have summarized in this letter, is very longstanding and oft-applied in Canada. This law will not be overthrown by the hasty ideological decisions of human rights tribunals and transitory governments chasing the passing winds of public opinion in these turbulent times.”
“The Proposed Policy as outlined in your October 5, 2021 email and in the BCPS’ COVID-19 response FAQs document is unlawful, unconstitutional, discriminatory
and unethical. The only acceptable outcome is to withdraw the Proposed Policy, acknowledge your misjudgment, and allow BCPS employees to carry on with their jobs without further coercive and unjustified interference in their personal lives and private medical decisions.”