Following the provincial government of British Columbia’s announcement of vaccine passports on Monday, thousands of businesses have stated they will not be complying.
The order is set to come into effect on September 13th when one dose of vaccine will be required for entry to various places, such as restaurants, fitness facilities, concerts, sporting events and more.
By October 24th, people must be fully vaccinated (receiving both doses) to enter these venues and no medical or religious exemptions will apply.
I will be boycotting any business who will be implementing a vaccine passport.
— Asian Boy Summer (@shalom08) August 28, 2021
In response to the province’s announcement, a Facebook group called BC Businesses Against Health Pass has been created, and has already grown to more than 103,000 members.
“We believe in medical privacy, and your own personal choice,” writes the group.
“Our Charter Rights and Freedoms are inalienable, and paramount. Let’s all stand together, and stand for a free Canada and support the businesses that share our values.”
The group has also launched an app with the intentions of compiling a location relevant list of businesses that won’t be enforcing vaccine passports.
“If you’re a business owner, please make your way over to your respective city and add your business to the growing list!” writes Chase Florell, the man who spearheaded the app.
“This directory isn’t hosted/run by Facebook, so there’s no chance of them taking it down.”
The provincial government says BC’s vaccine card will be in effect until January 31, 2022, adding – with familiar language – that it is “subject to extension.”
We encourage all of our supporters in British Columbia to follow the BC Businesses Against Health Pass Facebook group and download the app today. It is vital that all those opposed to the vaccine passport stand together and support businesses who support our constitutional rights.
Head on over to the Facebook group and download the app now. Your country needs this!
(Photo credit: Richard Lautens/CP)