Former premier of Newfoundland Brian Peck, who has called Vancouver Island his home for decades, has seen the movement building for months as people have become fed up with vaccine mandates and economic restrictions due to the pandemic.
Peckford said the rally was the result of frustration and good organization, and it will make a difference.
Now he is leading the lawsuit against the federal government’s COVID-19 air travel restrictions.
In documents filed in Federal Court, Peckford is the lead applicant for the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which is challenging the validity of Ottawa’s ban on travel for people who are unvaccinated.
The suit states about six million Canadians, or 15 percent of the population, have been prevented from traveling to help sick loved ones, to visit family and friends, to get to work, take international vacations, and just live ordinary lives.
Peckford, the only surviving signatory to the 1982 Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms, argues that’s “simple discrimination,” and the courts must step in. Read more »