Anti-vax supporters gathered Friday afternoon along a section of Great Northern Road to protest those who are being fired for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19 .
“For months they were hailed as heroes , today they are unemployed” said Tim Coderre , one of the twenty or so people who showed their support for nurse’s , PSW’s and other government employees who are facing dismissal from their jobs if not vaccinated. The protest was held opposite retirement residences, Cedarwood and F.J. Davey home.
The federal government has imposed the mandate on all federal employees as well as healthcare workers . most have complied or were already vaccinated but for many others the “forced” mandate is a matter of freedom of choice says Coderre.
More than 57,512,104 doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across Canada as of Friday afternoon. That number represents 77.175 percent of the country with at least one dose.
Steve Hunter who heads up YourSoo Justice Centre agrees with 6,000 documented international doctors who are claiming the vaccination programs are wrong. “over 6,000 doctors are saying the same thing, we made a mistake, we have to stop this now” Hunter said, “and at the same time as the doctors are speaking up, the government is saying they want to vaccinate kids five and up”
Coderre agrees, “people are not comfortable with an experimental drug that has not been thoroughly tested, we have myocarditis at astronomical rates in our youth that have been forced , there’s no consent”
Hunter was directly impacted by the provincial government’s lock downs in 2020. He was the man behind a magazine left for customers at waiting rooms, coffee shops and restaurants. The magazine, published locally, featured jokes, stories and general advertising for local businesses. The lock downs virtually shut his business down.
Hunter has now revived the magazine, YourSoo into an weekly information paper for those who have decided not to get vaccinated and against government lockdowns.
“We have set up at the Canuck lower level” (formerly the Canadian Motor Hotel) Hunter invites those interested to stop in to discuss the issues and share their stories on how the mandates and the pandemic has impacted their lives.
“You don’t force masks or do anything for the healthy people, you treat the elderly, so laying off the nurse’s at a retirement home and leaving the other nurse’s left to work – that’s crazy” Hunter said.