A father in Canada, who has not been vaccinated against COVID-19, has lost his right to see his child.
The father, who was not named by the authorities, filed a request for his visiting time to be extended over the holidays, however, the judge ruled that this would not be in the 12-year-old child’s best interest, considering that the father was still unvaccinated.
A report by BBC News said that the judge ruled that this would not be in the 12-year-old child’s “best interest to have contact with their father” as he was still unvaccinated.
The judge also took away his right to see his child until he does get fully vaccinated.
The mother of the child told the court that she saw the father of her child using social media to show that he is an anti-vaxxer.
The ruling was made shortly before the end of last year in the province of Quebec and it is believed to be the first of its kind in the entire world.
Recently, the province of Quebec announced that they will be imposing significant fines on residents that refuse to get vaccinated.
There are some exemptions for those that have medical exemptions.
Quebec Premier François Legault released a statement about people getting vaccinated, where they said:
“Right now, these people, they put a very important burden on our health care network, and I think it’s normal that the majority of the population is asking that there be a consequence… it’s a question also of fairness for the 90% of the population who made some sacrifices – and I think we owe them this kind of measure.”
Canada is currently recording over 30,000 coronavirus cases on a daily basis and the country is starting to impose lockdown measures in some areas, particularly hotspots.
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