Danielle Smith wants vaccine status to be a human right. Expect a petri dish of problems – CBC

There are real-life consequences of banning vaccine mandates, and they’d go well beyond COVID

Oct 14, 2022

There’s been much said, and justifiably so, about new Premier Danielle Smith’s remarks that the unvaccinated have been more discriminated against than any other group in the last half-century — a 50-year spell that’s been marked by systemic racism against various groups, the rise of Islamophobia and transphobia, ongoing homophobia and anti-Semitism, continued mistreatment of Indigenous people, and on and on

She tried to clean up her remarks, but that might not mean those unsettled by what she said will forget or forgive.

Far less attention has been paid, however, to unpacking the reason she was prompted to share her thoughts on the extent of discrimination against people who’ve chosen not to get COVID-19 inoculations.

One of Smith’s key leadership campaign promises, which she’s apparently determined to carry through, is to enshrine protections in the Alberta Human Rights Act for people based on vaccination status.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/danielle-smith-vaccine-human-rights-analysis-1.6615900

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