A recent report on Canada’s healthcare system requested by the European Parliament targeted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the severe restrictions imposed on Canadians in response to COVID-19.
According to True North, the report called “Right to health, a comparative law perspective: Canada” was released by the European Parliamentary Research Service.
Its author is Canadian law professor Dr. Derek Jones who teaches at McGill University.
“Many stringent and invasive public health measures for the Covid pandemic – curfews, capacity-restrictions in restaurants, the closure of bars and nightclubs for months, locking of office buildings, stoppage and restrictions on international travel – have severely curtailed or arrested commercial trade in vital sections of Canada’s economy,” the report says.
It goes on to say that the Quarantine Act enabled Trudeau to level “unprecedented travel and isolation” restrictions on the population.
“(It) served as the legal source of some of Canada’s unprecedented travel and isolation restrictions to combat the spread of Covid in this 21st century,” it reads.
“It has also been the legal authority for stealing Canadian borders or restricting non-essential travel during the pandemic, for vaccination requirements for entry and egress, and for the summer 2021-winter 2022 requirement that Canadians returning by air submit to a Covid test and isolate for up to 72 hours at border quarantine hotels, at the travellers’ expense, while awaiting negative results.”
The remaining restrictions in Canada are some of the most severe in the world. Millions of unvaccinated Canadians are prohibited from leaving the country and cannot board a train or a plane, neither domestically nor internationally.
Conservative party leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre recently introduced a bill to end all COVID-19 mandates.
Bill C-278 would also prohibit future vaccination mandates for employment or travel.
“I just introduced my Private Member’s Bill: Scrap all vaccine mandates & ban any and all future vaccine mandates,” tweeted Poilievre. “Give people back their medical freedom & control of their lives.”
However, this came after he was called out for missing a vote to end the travel ban on unvaccinated Canadians, which failed. The Liberal-NDP government subsequently voted to extend the federal vaccine mandate until the end of June — a clear statement as to who has power in Canada’s parliament.