Instructors from UWinnipeg Collegiate sue UWinnipeg over vaccine mandates

January 18, 2022
CBC reports that three instructors from the University of Winnipeg Collegiate, a private high school hosted on the university campus, are suing the University of Winnipeg, the Government of Manitoba, and MB’s chief public health officer over vaccine mandates. The three instructors had applied for vaccine exemptions on religious grounds, but were denied and placed on involuntary leave in September due to their vaccine status. The instructors allege they have “suffered vilification and extreme ill-will” due to UWinnipeg’s policies and “false public statements,” as well as psychological, physical, and emotional trauma; loss of income; and loss of trust. The instructors also claim that UWinnipeg is guilty of assault for requiring instructors to be vaccinated. “The University of Winnipeg and the Collegiate are following public health directives, which are based on the best scientific evidence,” read a statement from a university spokesperson. CBC | Winnipeg Free Press (MB)