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Legal Group Sues Ontario Government Over Vaccine Passport Mandateon October 18, 2021 at 5:35 pm

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A non-profit legal organization is filing a constitutional challenge in Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice against the province’s COVID-19 vaccine passport mandate. In a statement, Jorge Pineda, staff lawyer at Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom, said Ontario’s vaccine mandates are “ethically wrong” and “illegal,” and the group plans to argue in court that the measures “take away the long-standing rights of citizens to make informed decisions about their own medical care.” “The Supreme Court of Canada has found that the Charter protects the right to bodily autonomy and informed consent; this is the law, and it is indisputable,”  Pineda said. “The vaccine passport is a brazen attempt to subvert the Charter and to render its protections meaningless.” The legal organization is filing the constitutional challenge on behalf of eight Ontario citizens who have declined one or more COVID-19 vaccine doses. One of the applicants named in the case is Kitchener resident Sarah Lamb, who suffered …

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