Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos has told the country to expect vaccine mandates in the coming days, even though the now-spreading omicron variant is less potent than most flu viruses.
"I personally think we will get there at some point. I see it coming personally. Not now. I don’t think we are there yet. But I think discussions need to be had about mandatory vaccinations because we have to get rid of Covid 19," Duclos said in an interview published in recent days, according to Infowars.
Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said Friday he believes a mandatory vaccination policy for all citizens is necessary, and will likely be coming to Canada in the months ahead.
— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) January 7, 2022
“Our people are tired and the only way as we know through COVID–19, be it this variant or any future variant, is through vaccination," he claimed, falsely.
This contradicts Fiji Public Health Professor Michael Baker, who told the world in October that "you can’t vaccinate your way out of an epidemic that is this intense.”
For his part, Duclos said that any mandate would be left up to Canada's individual provinces.
“Provinces and territories will continue to take decisions that are within their jurisdiction. As a government, we will continue to do everything we can within our federal authority to keep Canadians safe," he said.
His remarks and prediction of mandates were blasted on social media.
Fascist Liberal minister is preparing the ground for draconian violation of our fundamental rights and bodily autonomy.
MY BODY DOES NOT BELONG TO THE STATEhttps://t.co/yFD5TbTQe7
— Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) January 7, 2022
Bullshit, Trudeau cant give the order as his Federal Employees only have to say they are vaccinated, he wants Premiers to start the war while he hides at home...
— Rex Glacer (@rexglacer) January 7, 2022
"Provinces are likely to introduce mandatory vaccination policies in the coming months to deal with surging COVID-19 caseloads, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said "
If you're not engaged yet, now is the time.
Stand up, wake up, Canada. https://t.co/d2TvFRXjb4
— Free to Fly (@f2fweb) January 7, 2022
MANDATORY VACCINATION OVER MY FOOKING DEAD BODY!!!https://t.co/T4nMAMPXfz
— Nancy Mercier - Liberty Patriot ?? (@ArcadiaNancy) January 7, 2022
It seems millions of Canadians are about to become an enemy of the state. This may be the real reason for the recent calls to deploy military in QC/ON
?? is about to discover the price of freedom.
There’s no one coming to help.
It’s up to you citizen.https://t.co/umzilWOTmp
— Yukon Strong (@YukonStrong) January 7, 2022
— Nicholas Pereira (@cdn_nicholas) January 7, 2022
Meanwhile, the Canadian federal government continues to resist pressure to lift its requirement that truckers coming into the country be vaccinated, which is only worsening Canada's supply chain crisis, according to Reuters:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing ahead with a vaccine mandate for international truckers despite increasing pressure from critics who say it will exacerbate driver shortages and drive up the price of goods imported from the United States.
Canada will require all truckers entering from the United States to show proof of vaccination starting on Saturday as part of its fight against COVID-19.
That could force some 16,000, or 10%, of cross-border drivers off the roads, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) estimates. The government estimates 5% of drivers will be impacted, according to a government source.
During the pandemic, Canada allowed trucks to cross freely, even as the border was essentially closed, because the government did not want to come under assault for allowing Canadians to starve to death. Truckers were considered "essential." Now, not so much.
This pandemic will eventually test just how strong -- or weak -- Western democratic governments really are.