Senior pastor PaulRose Dubois of the Northeast Christian Fellowship alleged that the Public Health Agency offered him $50,000 to promote “vaccine confidence” at his church.
“We have a Christian school in our church, and I got this from public health — and it is quite amazing,” Dubois began. “… We got asked to support vaccine confidence as a church with a non-profit, and the government was going to give us $50,000 for it. And when I got that letter, I shredded it — and I never should have shredded it.”
“But I did send you a website,” he continued, pointing to someone in the audience. “It was only $50,000. You could actually get another $100,000 for promoting vaccine [confidence] out of a non-profit.”
“So, the government, they were actually joining forces with non-profit[s].”
Dubois continues, taking out an offer letter from the government to “help reduce vaccine anxiety in school.”
“And they want us vaccine confidence in schools because it’s on the down take right now. Kids aren’t getting as much as they were,” Dubois said before calling the whole thing “propaganda.”
This isn’t the first time Dubois has refused to tow the government’s narrative and taken a pro-freedom stance.
Last year, before the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa and at the height of COVID restrictions, Dubois’ church announced it would break with public health orders and refused to segregate and exclude the unvaccinated in the church.
“All welcome, vaxed or unvaxed. No segregation,” a sign outside the church read.
When interviewed, Dubois said that the sign had been up since September 2021 and that the treatment of the unvaccinated reminded him of the discrimination against Black people in the 1960s — which he saw firsthand.
He added that he might change the sign to “discrimination” rather than “segregation” to be more accurate given Saskatchewan’s less extreme position on mandates and restrictions.
“I just wanted to send a message to our community that all are welcomed, and all are loved,” said Dubois. “Maybe a better word is ‘no discrimination.’”