THE CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, Nuremberg Code, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other such documents will, no doubt, be in for heavy workouts as the latest COVID-19 strategy is hotly debated across the country.
Quebec intends to charge a “health contribution” — already dubbed the ‘unvaxxed tax’ — for those refusing to be vaccinated. No details have been released on how it will work, so one has to look to where it’s already being done to get an idea of the possibilities.
Starting tomorrow, Greeks over the age of 60 will have to pay 100 euros (that’s $142.56 in our money) per month if they aren’t vaccinated.
As of February, Austrians over the age of 14 must pay a whopping 3,600 euros ($5,150) for every three months they resist. Italians over 50 will be fined an expected 100 euros or more.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.