Meet Bonnie Henry
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the Chief Health Officer of British Columbia, has proclaimed we must be kind to one another. But increasingly, this unelected and unaccountable administrator has been anything but kind to British Columbians. The people of this province are quickly learning that, while she speaks with a soft, reassuring tone, her policies are incredibly divisive, extreme, and mean-spirited.
The citizens of the province of British Columbia demand that Dr. Henry STOP:
1. STOP Ignoring Natural Immunity to Covid-19
According to the respected Brownstone Institute, and confirmed by over 140 research studies, once a person has recovered from Covid-19, rarely get reinfected. Therefore, it is simply unreasonable for Dr. Henry to continue to demand everyone, including those who have naturally recovered, get vaccinated. A reasonable compromise would be allowing British Columbians who have a positive Covid-19 antibody test to obtain an exemption from the BC vaccine passport, especially given growing evidence, as outlined by respected cardiologist, and prolific researcher, Dr. Peter McCollough, that getting a Covid-19 vaccine after you have been previously infected may increase your chances of side effects.
2. STOP Targeting BC Churches and other Houses of Worship
Ms. Henry must STOP enacting punitive, divisive, and unreasonable Charter-violating health regulations aimed at intimidating religious organizations across the province. Indeed, despite evidence that few Covid cases have emerged from religious settings, Dr. Henry has targeted people of faith, even going so far as to encourage houses of worship to ban the vaccine-free. These harmful and psychologically damaging edicts violate fundamental Charter freedoms including Freedom of Peaceful Assembly, Freedom of Association, and Freedom of Expression.
3. STOP Intimidating and Firing Healthcare Heroes and other Public servants
Ms. Henry must STOP intimidating, threatening, and firing thousands of healthcare heroes across the province. While other provinces have found ways to accommodate vaccine-free healthcare and public sector workers, Ms. Henry has implemented the harshest provisions, potentially firing up to 3,000 loyal, mostly union workers, and many more public sector workers. Indeed, many of these workers have already recovered from Covid-19 infections during the first waves of the pandemic, and were more than willing to work with their employers to find alternative solutions, like rapid-tests or alternative work. Meanwhile, others have had their legitimate medical or religious exemptions disregarded in violation of the 2004 Canadian Supreme Court decision in Binnie J. Syndicat Northcrest v Anselem.
4. STOP ridiculing, demonizing and banning the vaccine-free from movement and association in BC
Dr. Henry must STOP using intentionally divisive and discriminatory language. If applied to any other minority group this language would be regarded as hate speech without question. Bonnie Henry must STOP enacting unconstitutional health regulations that aim to separate families from one another – something she is even doing during Christmas and other holiday celebrations in people’s private homes. Banning the vaccine-free from family events in private homes is not only unenforceable, it violates the Charter in multiple sections including: (Section 6 – Mobility Rights)
5. STOP violating the human rights of the disabled, and those with medical or religious reasons to obtain an exemption to the BC Vaccine Passport.
Dr. Henry has enacting Canada’s first provincial vaccine passport with no exemptions for those with medical/disabled or religious reasons for not participating in the passport. This no-exemptions extreme policy runs counter to established human rights guidance, and the Charter. Indeed, for many with medical challenges, the simple pleasure of gathering with friends in a social setting, such as a restaurant, coffee shop, or other similar setting is incredibly important to their mental health. As disabled writer and policy analyst Gabrielle Peters, the passport is “a blatant example of discrimination based on disability.” The same right to refuse holds true for those with Charter-protected religious exemptions.
6. STOP Rejecting, curtailing, threatening and ridiculing medical professionals who wish to prescribe effective alternative medical treatment protocols for Covid-19. Indeed, a growing body of scientific research suggests preventative and early outpatient protocols can be an incredibly successful alternative to vaccines. Dr. Henry needs to trust doctors to provide care to patients and stop interfering with vaccine mandates and other edicts.
Speak out against Dr. Henry’s mean-spirited, unreasonable, and Charter-violating ‘health’ policies by politely reaching out to her at the following public email: