Nadine Wilson MLA

Saskatchewan Rivers Constituency 1-888-763-0615

Designated Responder

In this session of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly, it has become clear that only one member of the House will respond to the questions I pose verbally to the government. Whether on Health, Justice or Corrections, the Minister of Finance is apparently the designated responder for all things.

Curiously, on November 30th when I asked a financial question about the costs of the Secure Isolation Sites, the Finance Minister had no answer. (Even though funding of the Sites appears to be complete since, according to the government, the site(s) are no longer operational.) Apparently, it won’t be until budget deliberations that she, as Finance Minister, will know how much of taxpayers’ money it took to fund the site(s).

When I asked about whether the citizens of Saskatchewan are protected under the medical and legal ethics of expressed, informed consent and are entitled to the full protection guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights and the Nuremberg Code, the Minister of Finance brought up my previous travel record.

The minister said she would love to hear my explanation of why it was acceptable for me to previously disclose my status when entering another country, and not now. I would have thought this to be self-evident.

Clearly, she does not see the difference between the process of traveling with voluntary disclosure, to what we are now facing in Saskatchewan which is coerced, mandatory disclosure.

Coerced mandatory disclosure to hold a job. Coerced mandatory disclosure to visit health and public facilities that all Saskatchewan people pay for. Coerced mandatory disclosure to obtain a post-secondary education. Can the difference be any clearer?

Her answer was a straw-man approach to my actual question to the Justice Minister regarding brand new legislation that will protect employers from liability if the employer implements coercive employment terms.

My actual question: “On what basis is this legislation that allows an employer to terminate an employee for not getting a COVID-19 shot? If an employer does so, they are inviting a wrongful dismissal claim as well as a claim for a human rights code violation. Does the Minister of Justice protect the rights of all individuals in Saskatchewan? Does he want the province unified again? Will he stand and fight for this province’s freedom, strong and free? “

The minister also misused another of my questions about whether the government is committed to individual constitutional rights.  In response, she proudly referred to a recent resolution requesting a constitutional amendment to resolve taxation issues concerning CP Rail. While that is a worthy endeavor, it has nothing to do with the failure of the Saskatchewan government to protect the rights of its own citizens.

Within the government narrative is an assumption that the mandated injections, (which require an emergency order for their use until 2023,) are on an equal footing with traditional vaccines. Anyone who disagrees, even medical professionals with stellar credentials, are dismissed without even an honest evaluation of why they hold their opinions. I have said before, truth can bear scrutiny. Saskatchewan people deserve a government that is willing to fairly assess information from many credible sources, not just that which fits a canned narrative. Saskatchewan people deserve a government that will listen to them, not coerce them.

Going forward, I hope the Ministers charged with the duty to justify government actions and legislation, will have the courage to address these questions themselves and leave the straw-men behind.

The video below shows me asking the questions in the house. The entire transcript is also posted below so that you can read the answers for yourself. (To watch the entire video exchange go to timestamp 2:23:38 at http://csg001-harm01.canadacentral.cloudapp.azure.com/00298/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20211130/-1/11887?viewmode=3)

FULL TRANSCRIPT

The Speaker: — I recognize the member from Saskatchewan Rivers.
Vaccine Requirements and Public Health Order Enforcement
Ms. Wilson: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The citizens of Saskatchewan are protected under the medical and legal ethics of expressed, informed consent and are entitled to the full protection guaranteed under Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, the Nuremberg Code, to name a few.
On what basis is this legislation that allows an employer to terminate an employee for not getting a COVID-19 shot? If an employer does so, they are inviting a wrongful dismissal claim as well as a claim for a human rights code violation.
Does the Minister of Justice protect the rights of all individuals in Saskatchewan? Does he want the province unified again? Will he stand and fight for this province’s freedom, strong and free?
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.


The Speaker: — I recognize the Minister of Finance.
Hon. Ms. Harpauer: — Mr. Speaker, I find it intriguing that the member opposite, who has been totally opposed and said it’s a personal health record to show your vaccination status, and that very same member, I believe on a taxpayer-paid trip, went to countries where you have to show proof of vaccination. I believe she may have had even more than one trip. And so at that time, she was not opposed to showing her vaccination record. And yet she’s standing on the Constitution to say that it’s unconstitutional. So it seems like she has two separate opinions
on that particular thing, Mr. Speaker, that I would love to hear her explanation for.


The Speaker: — I recognize the member from Saskatchewan
Rivers.
Ms. Wilson: — Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The public are asking these questions for employees who are influenced, pressed, or coerced by their employer to have the COVID-19 shot. And those in positions carrying out these measures on behalf of the employer will be opening themselves up to personal civil liability and potential personal criminal liability under crimes against humanity.
To the Minister of Justice: do you promote a safer, stronger Saskatchewan? Do you promote a unified Saskatchewan? Is he willing to fight for the freedoms of this province, strong and free? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.


The Speaker: — I recognize the Minister of Finance.
Hon. Ms. Harpauer: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And it’s interesting to hear the member opposite’s interest in the
Constitution. Yesterday there was a very, very significant vote, one that requested a change in the Constitution. It was unprecedented, one that shows support for what is fair to all the citizens of the province and, for that reason, it was unanimously supported by every member that was in this Assembly.


And it was a recorded vote. The member opposite was here yesterday to hear the remarks made by both the government member and the opposition member. She also continues to repeat how she’s here by the people and for the people. The vote was important to the people of Saskatchewan Rivers, Mr. Speaker, so I suggest to those great constituents that they check the record and they see that recorded vote to ensure that their voice was recorded in this Assembly on a change to the Constitution.


The Speaker: — I recognize the member from Saskatchewan Rivers.
Ms. Wilson: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. To the Minister of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety: what is the monthly cost of the hiring and recruitment of the former police officers that help enforce the COVID-19 public health rules for the secure isolation sites that are no longer operational? And where were those sites? The public is asking these questions. Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.


The Speaker: — I recognize the Minister of Finance.
Hon. Ms. Harpauer: — Mr. Speaker, the member opposite has been here for a number of years, so she would understand that those type of expenses would be discussed in budget deliberation. We have already started those deliberations for the March budget that will be introduced then.