Travel Mandate Hearing: Right to Leave Country Is ‘Inalienable,’ Says Lawyer

In court on Sept. 21, a lawyer from Quebec representing himself tried to fend off an attempt by the attorney general to declare moot his lawsuit against the travel vaccine mandate, saying Canadians have the “inalienable” right to leave the country.
“I live with the daily worry to be again confined to Canada without being able to leave, and without the issue being assessed by a tribunal,” said Quebec lawyer Nabil Belkacem in federal court in Ottawa.
He said if the case is not allowed to go forward, it would send the message the government is “untouchable.”
The mandate imposed by the Liberal government from October 2021 to June 2022 meant that unvaccinated Canadians were not allowed to board a plane, train, and some ships from within Canada….

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