Discussion posted by: David McNamara
FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, June 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A controversial bill that would have mandated kids to be vaccinated to attend public schools in a small Canadian province has been defeated. Lawmakers rejected removing “non-medical” religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions from existing law. Bill 11 An Act Respecting Proof of Immunization, introduced in 2019 by New Brunswicks Minister of Education Dominic Cardy, was defeated 22-20 in a free vote last week. The bill had the support of New Brunswick minority Progressive Conservative (PC) Premier Blaine Higgs. If it had passed, it would have come into force on September 1, 2021. Voting for the bill were 13 PC MLAs, which included Higgs and Cardy, and seven members of the Liberal Party.