Forced “Education Sessions” for Objecting Parents in Ontario
How would you like to be forced to watch a 45 minute government lecture? Is this some new type of punishment for criminals? Well, if you are a parent in Ontario, this may be what you are in store for! Apparently, Kathleen Wynne and her liberal government do not believe that parents have the best interests of their children at heart! There is a new regulation that is threatening our freedoms and invading the privacy of our families.
Last September, the government made a few small changes to an old law – the 1990 “Immunization of School Pupils Act”. Those small changes now require “education sessions” for parents who have any objections to the province’s vaccine regimen.
Many parents in this province have concerns about their kids’ vaccines. Parents have concerns because parents care. God gave us this job – to look after and protect our kids! But if we refuse even one immunization for our children, we must get “educated” according to government thinking. Parents are now receiving threatening notices in the mail regarding this: Comply or your kid can be suspended from school! (And it doesn’t matter if your school is public or private.)
You might be a parent who is worried about the side effects of a particular inoculation. You might have a reservation about a vaccine that may contain mercury – or is made out of an aborted human baby. You might believe some vaccines (like chicken pox) are unnecessary. You might have religious objections to vaccines. Whatever your issue, if you refuse even one vaccine, you will be required by law to attend an “education session”.
Perhaps we should call these sessions “indoctrination sessions”! Since when can the government mandate that grown adults attend “education sessions”? Is it right for them to threaten to kick our kids out of school? Does that sound like Kathleen Wynn has the best interests of anyone at heart?
According to a 1996 Health Canada Report, vaccines are not even required in Canada. The government report says: “Unlike some countries, immunization is not mandatory in Canada; it cannot be made mandatory because of the Canadian Constitution…legislation and regulations must not be interpreted to imply compulsory immunization.”
When we contacted a local Ontario Public Health Unit about this issue, they put the blame squarely on the Province. The Public Health nurse said, “I have no opinion. It came from the province.”
When asked about the details of the “education sessions”, the nurse said they require watching a 45 minute video. If you still refuse to have your child vaccinated after the video, you will receive a certificate. You must then fill out a special form, get it notarized, and submit it to the Public Health Unit. There is no reimbursement for your time, trouble, or money spent.
According to the Public Health Unit, if a parent is unable to drive, a Public Health nurse will be dispatched to your home to “educate” you there in person. How cozy!
These intrusions into the private lives and families of Ontarians must stop. Surely if the constitution forbids mandatory inoculation, then it must also forbid mandatory indoctrination! We need to speak out against forced “education sessions” in Ontario! We need to stop treating caring parents like criminals! Will you join us in signing a petition to the Minister of Health and the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario?