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Letter: With every new order our democracy is eroding

Canadian Bill of Rights sections apply to sanctions, mandates implemented over the last two years

There has been much debate, complaining and outright mistrust of our legal, medical and governmental systems over the last year and a half that a person is not sure what is right or wrong. Who has the authority to do what and why?

Well, as one who has studied the law, enforced it and tried to interpret it for others, I thought that I would simply put it out there so you will know what it says and you can choose to ignore it, question it, or finally say “holy crap, I just didn’t know that.” Well, I will not quote the entire Canadian Bill of Rights; I will quote some of the most applicable sections. I truly believe that these apply to any of the sanctions or mandates implemented over the last two years by the federal and provincial governments and Alberta Health Services (AHS) to be specific.

Part 1 Bill of Rights:

(a) the right of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property, and the right not to be deprived thereof except by due process of law;

(b) the right of the individual to equality before the law and protection of the law;

(c) freedom of religion;

(d) freedom of speech;

(e) freedom of assembly and association; and

(f) freedom of the press

There have been so many violations of the above noted sections of the Bill of Rights because people wish not to go by the narrative as proclaimed by the governments and the media. The non-political science has shown again and again that this narrative is flawed at best. With every new order that is put out by the provincial government or AHS our democracy is eroding almost daily.

The Statutes of Canada 2017 Chapter 3 was assented to on May 4, 2017.

In summary of this, this enactment prohibits any person from requiring any individual to undergo genetic testing or to disclose the results of the genetic test. This applies to the condition of providing goods or services to, entering into or continuing a contract agreement with the individual. Exemptions are provided for health-care workers and researchers. The enactment  provides individuals with other protections to genetic testing and test results.

This also amended the Canada Labour Code to protect employees from being required to undergo any genetic testing or to disclose the results of any genetic test. This also provides employees with other protections related to genetic testing and the disclosure of the results. This enactment also amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to prohibit any form of discrimination on the grounds of genetic characteristics.

I would invite anyone who disagrees with this or does not entirely understand this to visit the Canadian Bill of Rights and the noted Statutes of Canada and read it over a few times and maybe listen to a lawyer as I have, who are experts in the field of constitutional law as I have. If nothing else my fellow Canadians, you will be a bit better versed on the democratic law our country is supposed to be based on.

F.D Witcher,

Mountain View County

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