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Constitutional Rights Group to Take Legal Action Against Quebec’s Tax on the Unvaccinated

A Canadian Charter rights advocacy group says it will launch legal action against the government of Quebec following its announcement of a “health tax” on residents who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19. On Jan. 11, Quebec Premier Francois Legault said a “significant” financial penalty will be imposed as a tax for those who refuse the vaccine. He did not reveal how much the cost would be, or when the tax would be implemented, but said later in the week that a bill to impose the measure would be put forth to the province’s legislature in February for a vote. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms announced that it will take legal action against the province in a statement issued Thursday. “The proposed Quebec ‘health tax’ is an egregious violation of the Charter rights of Quebecers and an affront to equality which Canada was, in times past, known for,” Justice Centre’s President John Carpay …

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