Around 330 active and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces have filed a $500 million class-action lawsuit against high-ranking military officials, alleging harm caused by COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The lawsuit accuses the CAF of rushing an untested product onto its members, mislabeling it as a “vaccine,” making false statements about its safety and efficacy, and enforcing mandates without any option to refuse. The plaintiffs claim that the vaccine mandates have resulted in coercion, discrimination, loss of career and benefits, and even physical and psychological torture for unvaccinated members.
1. Lawsuit filed against high-ranking members of the Canadian military: Around 330 active or former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have filed a class-action lawsuit seeking $500 million in damages. They claim that the CAF rushed an untested product onto its members, falsely labeled it a vaccine, and made false statements about its safety and efficacy. They also allege coercion, discrimination, and a threat of loss of career and benefits for those who refuse the vaccine.
2. Allegations of abuse of power and violation of rights: The lawsuit accuses the CAF of abusing its power by ignoring legislative limits, allowing torture of unvaccinated members, violating privacy rights, disregarding the right to choose medical treatment and informed consent, and infringing on religious and spiritual beliefs. It also claims that officers were not fully briefed on legal and policy issues related to vaccine mandates and that the grievance system was misused to delay or deny relief.
3. Allegations of punitive measures and severe consequences: The lawsuit states that members faced severe consequences for non-compliance, including loss of career, employment opportunities, income, retirement pension, benefits, travel, and participation in work or public life. It also alleges coercive actions by commanding officers, such as forcing members to endure extreme winter conditions without shelter or confining them to cramped spaces. The lawsuit argues that the vaccine mandates were implemented based on political agendas and directions from political leaders, compromising operational readiness and effectiveness.
Around 330 active or former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have filed a class-action lawsuit against high-ranking members of the Canadian military, seeking $500 million in damages. The lawsuit alleges that the CAF imposed COVID-19 vaccine mandates without proper testing or safety precautions and that it made false statements about the vaccines’ safety and efficacy. The plaintiffs claim that the CAF violated their rights by implementing the mandates and offering no option for refusal.
The lawsuit was filed against Chief of the Defence Staff General Wayne Eyre, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Lieutenant-General Frances Allen, and other officials. The CAF initially imposed a vaccine mandate in the fall of 2021, resulting in the departure of hundreds of members who refused to comply. The mandate was later adjusted to remove COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of service but retained a requirement for a series of injections for operational roles.
The lawsuit alleges that the CAF abused its power by disregarding legislative limits, subjecting unvaccinated members to physical and psychological torture, and violating privacy and medical choice rights. It also accuses the CAF of deliberately failing to provide officers with adequate legal and policy briefings, misusing the grievance system, and prioritizing political agendas over operational readiness. The lawsuit claims that the CAF’s actions led to severe consequences for the plaintiffs, including the loss of careers, employment opportunities, income, retirement benefits, and participation in public life. The plaintiffs allege that commanding officers used coercive tactics to enforce compliance. The lawsuit argues that the government’s orders to enforce the vaccine mandate were unlawful. The Department of National Defence declined to comment on the lawsuit.