Officers defend people’s right to bodily autonomy and accuse government.
AROUND 30,000 officers in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have signed an explosive letter opposing mandatory covid vaccinations and having to enforce them.
As well as accusing the Canadian Government of coercion and overstepping its authority, the officers have also called on investigators to collect statements from medical professionals and other reliable witnesses who allege they have been silenced – “thereby putting lives at risk”.
In the powerful open letter, sent to RCMP commissioner Brenda Lucki on October 21, they expressed their
“sincere concerns and resolute stand against the forced coercive medical intervention of Canadians, and against the undue discrimination experienced by those exercising their lawful right to bodily autonomy”.
It added: “We are not against vaccinations, but as law enforcement officers, we cannot in good conscience willingly participate in enforcing mandates that we believe go against the best interests of the people we protect.
“As Canadians, our constitutionally-protected freedoms precede the government, and may only be temporarily limited if the majority of evidence justifies such infringements as reasonable, provable, and guided by law.
“If presented with all available evidence in a court, we firmly believe the government implemented mandates would not hold up under scrutiny.
“A complete investigation must include full disclosure of all the facts of the case, even contradictory evidence. Why, then, is there little to no tolerance for free and open debate on this matter? Many credible medical and scientific experts are being censored.
“Accordingly, we rightly have concerns about ‘the science’ we are being coerced to ‘follow communities within the RCMP and representatives of the RCMP in our communities, we have never witnessed such division in our country.
“This sense of ‘Us versus Them’ will be further fuelled by having a police force consisting only of ‘vaccinated’ people, while serving communities consisting of ‘unvaccinated’ people, which goes against the community policing model the RCMP has strived to achieve.
“As law enforcement officers, we already face higher levels of stress and mental illnesses due to the nature of our work. These have been compounded – considerably – by mandates that we believe are deeply unethical, threatening our livelihood and dividing society.
“Moreover, what assurances are we given that the injections will not cause short- or long-term side effects? What steps will be taken to ensure members are compensated for adverse side effects?
“Police officers are expected to preserve the peace, uphold the law and defend the public interest. We strongly believe that forced and coerced medical treatments undermine all three and, thus, contradict our duties and responsibilities to Canadians.
“We remain loyal to the Charter and Bill of Rights and ask you to send investigators to collect statements from medical professionals (and other reliable witnesses) who allege they have been silenced – putting lives at risk.
“Allow us to make this information publicly available to all, so the public can scrutinise it and achieve informed consent.”
The letter stated it was created from the collective thoughts, beliefs and opinions of actively serving police officers across many ranks and covering the whole spectrum of RCMP work from across the country, including the Prime Minister Protection Detail.
“Together we are the Mounties for Freedom... united in the belief that citizens, including federal employees, should not be forced and coerced into taking a medical intervention.”
The letter follows an announcement in August by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that federal public servants need to be fully vaccinated and that for those without a medical exemption who choose