State documents indicate that digital vaccine passports issued to Ontarian vaccinated with COVID-19 were reportedly reviewed by the Ford government.
The state government plans to include a mockup vaccination receipt with a QR code that links to a digital certificate. According to a document first obtained by researcher Ken Rubin through freedom of disclosure and shared with The Globe and Mail, the code could be stored in a smartphone app and scanned to see someone’s vaccination status. I can do it.
The digital “Immunity Certificate” was planned to go on sale in January, but the Ontario government hasn’t done so yet.
By email to Globe TraviscanThe executive director of communications to Premier Doug Ford said nothing has been finalized so far.
“If Ontario is considering issuing a vaccination record or certificate, as the document reveals, this is a very early summary of the options. At this time, no decision has been made to do so. “Hmm” I have written..
Currently in Ontario, vaccinated residents receive a paper receipt to prove their status. Health Minister Christine Elliott said last month that a digital version would be available at a later date.
“People receive proof of vaccination, a printed statement when they receive a second dose of COVID vaccine,” Elliott said. report 680 news.
“Then, if you want, you can send it digitally and make it available on the phone.”
Last December, she said evidence of this type of vaccination could allow vaccinated Canadians to use it for travel, work, or leisure purposes.
“This is what people have to go to for travel purposes, perhaps work purposes, theaters and cinemas, or other places where people come into closer physical contact when overcoming the worst pandemic. It will be very important, “Elliott said.
“It’s essential for people to have.”
State documents state that digital certificates “speed up the screening of entry points in workplaces, schools, government buildings, and / or businesses” and “motivate ontarians to be vaccinated sooner.” Includes summary suggestions that suggest that you can profit faster. Access to these locations. “
Another proposal in the document suggests assigning each resident of Ontario a “risk score” on a scale of 0-5. This indicates whether the individual has “complete immunity”, is not immune, or has been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine once or twice.etc
Meanwhile, Federal Health Minister Patty Haidu Said Ottawa is committed to talking to international partners regarding vaccine passports for international travel.
“But while the conversation is evolving, we want to make sure that Canadians have the right kind of documents for future trips,” Kaidu told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday.
Lisa Bildi, a staff lawyer at the Judicial Center for Constitutional Freedom, opposes the idea of a COVID-19 passport and says it threatens Canadian rights.
“Unfortunately, as with lockdowns, many countries seem to be jumping into the COVID passport pandemic and not really thinking about the consequences,” she says. Said On YouTube video.
“See what happened with the duty of masks. They are getting tougher over time, and people who can’t wear them find it very difficult to access even essential healthcare. I will. “
“So COVID passports are currently presented as a way to open things up for travel and large sporting events, but it won’t be long. Grocery stores and your job.”
She added that Canada would soon introduce a two-tier system, with some having rights and freedoms and others being locked out of them.
“What happens to those who are not vaccinated, who are not even at risk for COVID, who are naturally immune from previous infections, who are left out of society, or who do not have a smartphone? Their passport? “She asked.
The rights and freedoms of the Charter protect Canadians from government infringement, but if this trend continues, she concludes, “We are paving the way for giving up access to normal life.”