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Exemptions for unvaxxed air travellers soon available

“Starting November 30 there will be very few exemptions to allow unvaccinated travellers to travel,” Transport Minister Omar Alghabra told reporters.

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Unvaccinated air travellers may seek exemption from COVID-19 shots as of November 30.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra confirmed few exemptions would be allowed and enforcement will fall to individual airline agents under threat of Aeronautics Act fines of $25,000.

“Starting November 30 there will be very few exemptions to allow unvaccinated travellers to travel,” Alghabra told reporters.

“For example, one of the rare exceptions is medical inability to be vaccinated.”

The transport department said exemptions would also “address specific situations such as emergency travel.”

Alghabra provided no legal text of the regulations but did explain one category of the allowable exemption on the basis of medical grounds.

“Travelers who think they may be eligible for medical exemptions should contact their airline or rail company to obtain the necessary form and submit it,” said Alghabra.

“To receive an exemption, travellers will need to submit a temporary exemption form signed by a licensed medical doctor or nurse practitioner to the operator.”

All vaccine-exempt domestic travellers would need to provide recent proof of a negative COVID-19 test. This is also required for international travellers based on a January 7 Quarantine Act order.

“I want to be clear, false claims could be subject to Transport Canada fines,” said Alghabra. “Operators must also report to Transport Canada all such exemptions granted.”

On August 15, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatened to ban all unvaccinated travellers from boarding commercial aircraft or trains.

“By the end of November if you’re 12 or older and want to fly or take the train you’ll have to be fully vaccinated as will staff,” said Trudeau.

“Testing will no longer be an option before boarding.”

However, on August 13, Trudeau told reporters less rigid rules would be applied stating, “for those who are unable to be vaccinated, accommodations or alternative measures such as testing and screening may be determined in each situation.”

Cabinet also approved exemptions on religious grounds similar to Aeronautics Act regulations for airport employees on November 13.

Aeronautics Act exemptions for employees at airports and airlines include consideration for those with “sincerely held religious beliefs” against immunization.

In the 2004 case — Syndicat Northcrest v. Amselem — the Supreme Court ruled “sincerely held religious beliefs” need not reflect the actual teachings of any organized religion, but the “deeply held personal convictions or beliefs connected to an individual’s spiritual faith and integrally linked to one’s self-definition and spiritual fulfillment.”

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

Melanie Risdon is a Calgary-based Reporter for the Western Standard. She has over 20 years experience in media at Global News, Rogers and Corus. mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. RodgerDodger

    November 25, 2021 at 8:43 am

    http://www.vigiaccess.org/

    search for “covid-19 vaccine”

    Lists all adverse drug reactions noted by WHO which is more than 2.5 million cases for 2020-21 alone.

    Compare that to all the other vaccines like influenza, pneumococcal vaccine, polio, hepatitis b etc. All have les than 300,000 cases from 1968 to 2001….

  2. Left Coast

    November 24, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Who is best suited to survive the PlanDemic?
    Why the Unvaxed who have been exposed to the Wuhan Virus and have Natural Immunity.

    UK Study Stuns Medical Community: Vaccinated People 60 and Younger Are Twice As Likely to Die as Unvaccinated People

    Now we know why the globalists want to hide the Pfizer vaccine results for 55 years.

    As the BAX Experiment goes into Year Two in the new year, what other surprises are in store for the population?

    WONDER DRUG: New International Ivermectin Report of 64 Studies Shows 86% Success as Prophylaxis and 67% Success in Early Treatment

    Why do you suppose our Media, Health Officials & Govts. work hard to cover this up?
    I suspect too much CASH from Pfizer & other Drug Companies are clouding their thinking!

  3. Tiberius

    November 23, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    “To receive an exemption, travellers will need to submit a temporary exemption form signed by a licensed medical doctor or nurse practitioner to the operator.”

    Ah, but what MD will sign off on an exemption form? The answer is NONE OF THEM! Any that do are fired by AHS. Headline doesn’t make this clear. Unless one of the shots has almost killed you already, you will not be getting any travel exemptions.

  4. Aquarius

    November 23, 2021 at 10:39 am

    That Supreme Court decision is incredibly important and damaging for totalitarian governments in Canada. The Liberal government is talking very carefully about religious exemptions and avoids mention of deeply held personal convictions. They are willing to bet that many Canadians will not muster a religious objection to mandatory injection, but just about everyone has a deeply held personal conviction that the prime minister should not be injecting them with experimental drugs.

  5. Bowie715

    November 23, 2021 at 6:44 am

    There is scientific evidence that the vaccinated can still get and spread covid. Now they are saying if it is 6 months or more since your second shot you could consider yourself unvaccinated. So please explain to me how an unvaccinated with a negative test is more of a risk than a vaccinated person that does not have to provide any test or proof of when they had their second shot. Secondly, this gets implemented end of November just so JT can ruin Christmas for families. There is no need for this, if he had any soul it could have waited until the New Year and should not have happened at all.

  6. Barbara

    November 22, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    https://newsrescue.com/watch-main-media-baffled-why-highest-vaccinated-city-in-world-has-highest-infection-rate-in-country/

    Kenny is such a liar. And all you parents that want to give this experimental jabs to your kids look at this. Covid on the increase and 99% fully jabbed.

  7. Left Coast

    November 22, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Tale of 3 nations: Austria, Japan and India – guess which is not using Ivermectin… (Chart)

    https://generaldispatch.whatfinger.com/tale-of-3-nations-austria-japan-and-india-guess-which-is-not-using-ivermectin-chart/

  8. Lisa

    November 22, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Leslie Solar,
    You and I and many thinking individuals KNOW this to be true, but truth has nothing to do with this. This is all about CONTROL! Every citizen will bend their knee to the global tyranny, and our overlords will get to say when you can breathe, when/if you can travel, when you can assemble, whether you can worship, if you can gather, if you can celebrate holidays or sing Christmas carols, if you can earn a living, if your child gets to go to school, if you can exercise, if your child can play sports, if you can speak, if you have freedom over your own body! Wow, I don’t think that even covers the whole list of freedoms they have stripped away, but no, this is not about spreading or not spreading a virus. If it was, I agree with you that they would have focused on preventative measures (such as recommending safe and effective medications), or monoclonal antibodies for early treatments.

  9. K

    November 22, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Hm, sounds like it was all bullying and coercion. My guess is that this is just big talk, with little enforcement. Likely, because it is not legal.

  10. Dennis

    November 22, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Sorry Jerry, the constitution and rule of law don’t mean shit in Canada.

  11. Leslie Solar

    November 22, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Since there is no longer any argument: “Fully vaccinated” travellers CAN GET covid, and CAN TRANSMIT covid when they do get it. So let me get this straight.

    Unvaccinated travellers have to show a negative Covid test. (They may also have natural immunity if they have had Covid and recovered, and there are tests to show that, but never mind–move along) “Vaccinated” travellers can come and go as they please–no testing needed for them.

    So: presumably the reason why “fully vaccinated” travellers would be unrestricted, would be that they cant get covid, and if they cant get covid, they cant transmit it to others.

    ???But they CAN get it, and they CAN transmit it to others. But the non-vaxxed that we KNOW dont have it, and therefore cant transmit what they dont have, ARE RESTRICTED from travelling. So government policy is conducive to SPREADING COVID, rather than keeping it from spreading. And nobody is addressing the real problem—WHAT IS THE RATIONALE FOR PROHIBITING EARLY TREATMENT OF COVID BY FAMILY DOCTORS???

    These globalists NEED TO GO. Starting with Kenney.

  12. Jerry Terpstra

    November 22, 2021 at 11:17 am

    All this BS is boarder line terrorism by the WHO,GOV,and BIG PARMA.

    As per Gov’t of Cda’s Dept of Justice website: In Canada, section 83.01 of the Criminal Code defines terrorism as an act committed “in whole or in part for a political, religious or ideological purpose, objective or cause” with the intention of intimidating the public “…with regard to its security, including its economic security, or compelling a person, a government or a domestic or an international organization to do or to refrain from doing any act.”

  13. Baron Not Baron

    November 22, 2021 at 11:16 am

    You blinked first!!!

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Sask Polytech ditches vax policy but burdens unvaxxed with testing costs

The Justice Centre is unsatisfied with the response of Sask Polytech and reiterated its intention to pursue legal action against the institution and against the University of Saskatchewan over its requirement for staff and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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By LEE HARDING

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is unsatisfied with the decision of Saskatchewan Polytech to reverse its vaccination requirement for staff and students because the institute does not recognize natural immunity and imposes testing costs on the unvaccinated.

On November 19, the Justice Centre sent Sask Polytech and the University of Saskatchewan letters demanding they reverse their requirement that all staff and students be vaccinated by January 1, 2022. 

On December 1, Sask Polytech reversed its “vaccinated only” policy but now requires unvaccinated staff and students to comply with testing three times a week at their own expense. In a press release, the Justice Centre called this “unacceptable.”

“Such testing requirements for students are even greater than the Saskatchewan government’s requirements for employees of its ministries. Sask Poly has also failed to recognize the compelling scientific evidence of natural immunity for those who have already recovered from Covid-19 and have proof of antibodies,” reads a JCCF press release on Saturday.

“Testing costs, which could exceed $200 per week, mean that only the wealthy and privileged can bear the burden,” stated Andre Memauri, the Justice Centre’s Saskatoon-based lawyer.

“Sask Poly, which has chosen to impose discriminatory testing requirements for staff and students, has the ability to acquire these tests at wholesale cost.”

The Justice Centre said it would commence legal proceedings against Sask Poly in the Court of Queen’s Bench unless Sask Poly immediately absorbs the testing costs and recognizes natural immunity. 

On October 28, the U of S and Sask Polytech announced mandatory vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty, removing the alternative of twice weekly testing which had been in place since the start of the school year. The Justice Centre will also commence legal action against the U of S for refusing unvaccinated students. 

On November 26, Global News reported a 19-year-old student was hospitalized briefly with breathing problems after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The student’s mother, Michelle Marciniuk, publicly called for the university to reconsider its policy.

The U of S’ policy includes exemptions on medical and religious grounds in accordance with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. But according to the Justice Centre, the university usually rejects exemption requests or does not respond to them for several weeks. Besides this, the university has made itself the arbiter of faith considerations for religious exemptions. Medical exemptions have become a difficult document for patients to receive in Canada, due to regulatory pressure on physicians not to provide them based on their medical judgement except in very rare circumstances.

The U of S crowns itself for academic freedom, diversity, equality, human dignity and a healthy work and learning environment, yet it has harshly terminated faculty for speaking on the hallmark principle of informed consent for Covid-19 vaccination of children,” stated Andre Memauri, a U of S alum. 

“Now, the U of S seeks to exclude and villainize those who decide for various reasons not to be vaccinated…Without question, our community has been through a great deal of difficulty and it requires these institutions to lead as vessels of science not ideology…The Justice Centre demands both schools follow the science and adopt policies that bring students together in the most safe and lawful manner.”

The letters sent to both schools from the Justice Centre on November 19 warned that the schools are seeking to deprive students from education on the basis of vaccination status, contrary to Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Sections 2(a), 7, and 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Harding is a Western Standard contributor based in Saskatchewan

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CRA wants more tax filers to file online

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

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The taxman is angry that too many Canadians are still filing by mail, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

“Those who submit their taxes by mail most often say they use paper rather than filing electronically because it is simply how they prefer to do it, e.g. they do it out of habit, because ‘it’s what they are comfortable with,’ they like it, etcetera,” said a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) report.

“Just 13% cite security issues.”

Data show of 30.5 million tax returns filed this year a total 2.7 million or 9% were filed on paper. Millions of taxpayers, a total 4,234,772 including Internet filers, demanded refunds be paid by mailed cheque instead of direct deposit.

The CRA complained it would be “more timely and efficient” if all taxpayers used the Internet. The Agency spends $6.9 million annually mailing T1 general tax forms alone.

“There is still a sizable proportion of taxpayers who are conducting their business with the Canada Revenue Agency through paper rather than taking advantage of digital services which are much more timely and efficient,” said the report.

Research showed typical paper filers were working age men under 55 who completed their own return without a tax preparer, had a university degree, earned more than $80,000 a year and were more likely than other Canadians to prefer in-person teller service rather than online banking.

“The most important factor influencing why respondents file by paper instead of online is disinterest,” wrote researchers, who added: “Apathy is a barrier. Fifty percent of likely switchers say they are simply not interested in switching. Therefore the agency will have to demonstrate the value of switching.”

Findings were based on questionnaires with 2,000 taxpayers who filed returns by mail. The Agency paid Earnscliffe Strategy Group $130,061 for the survey.

The research follows a failed 2012 campaign to have all Canadians use direct deposit for payment of tax refunds and benefit cheques. The attempt by the Receiver General of Canada, the federal office responsible for processing payments, was intended to save costs. Paper cheques cost 82¢ apiece to process compared to 13¢ for electronic transfers, by official estimate.

An estimated 13% of taxpayers refused to surrender bank account information to the Receiver General. “Cheque recipients have become harder to engage,” said a 2020 Department of Public Works survey.

“A few have a general distrust of the Government of Canada’s ability to protect data,” wrote researchers. A total 23 percent of Atlantic residents said they wouldn’t rely on the government to protect their privacy, followed by 22% in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 21% in Ontario, 19% in Alberta, 18% in BC and 12% in Québec.

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WATCH: Alberta Oil drives Guilbeault to meeting with Nixon

Federal Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault’s tour of Alberta has already kicked off with a whiff of hypocrisy.

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Attended by a sizable entourage, Guilbeault exited his black gasoline-powered SUV and hustled into the McDougall Centre in Calgary for a meeting with Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon.  

Guilbeault has dedicated most of his career to telling Canadians they need to transition from petrochemically fueled transportation. During this meeting though, Guilbeault chose not to find an utilize an electric-powered SUV in order to demonstrate his environmental virtue. With the resources of the entire federal government behind him, one would have thought that Guilbeault could have arranged appropriate transportation for his cross-Canada tour.  

It’s almost as if electric vehicles are still not ready for mainstream use yet. 

At least Guilbeault contributed to the Western economy with his conspicuous consumption of local petrochemical products.  

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