About 100 people gathered in support of a Hope, BC, restaurant that has continued to defy BC’s vaccine pass program on Saturday.
Rolly’s Restaurant has suspended its business and liquor licenses for refusing to verify diners’ COVID-19 immunization status, as required under the BC Vaccine Card Program.
Since then, the restaurant has kept its doors open despite orders to stop operations.
Protesters refused to speak to Global News, citing what they called “disgusting” reports, which they claimed did not air “both sides” of the issue.
Restaurant in Hope, BC has withdrawn company license despite vaccine passport
The participants at the convention carried signs with messages from “Keep Canada free” to “It’s not about your health, it’s about control” and “hoax”.
A spokesman who identified himself as “Josh” challenged the legal authority in health mandates, claiming the vaccine was “an experimental lethal shot”, “child abuse” and “homicide.”
Hope restaurant soldiers despite suspension of license to defy vaccine card
Out of more than 57 million doses administered in Canada, 195 people later died after receiving one — with only six deaths ultimately linked to a vaccine side effect.
How the restaurant will remain in operation with neither a business nor a liquor license is still unclear.
The District of Hope says under its bylaws that it could fine the company $ 100 per share. Day to operate without a company license.
The court order may force the Hope, BC restaurant, which defies health orders from COVID-19, to close
Health Minister Adrian Dix and the district have both previously indicated that enforcement is now in the hands of Fraser Health, which may seek a restraining order to close the restaurant.
Global News on Saturday requested comments from Fraser Health.
Global News also contacted Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth but received no response.
Hope the restaurant defies rules on vaccine passes
The Eastern Fraser Valley remains the epicenter of COVID-19 transmission in the lower mainland.
Hope has Fraser Health’s highest daily case rate per. Population and lowest vaccination rate, followed by Chilliwack.
Hope, BC restaurant’s resistance to vaccines highlights the region’s declining immunization rate
The number of so-called “breakthrough” cases among fully vaccinated British Colombians has grown in recent weeks and now accounts for about every third new infection.
Per capita per. Per capita, however, the efficacy of the vaccines against COVID-19 is still clear. Unvaccinated represented 273.3 cases per 100,000 people in the last week against only 30.4 per. 100,000 among fully vaccinated.
People who are not fully vaccinated accounted for 68.3 percent of COVID-19 hospital cases over the past two weeks and 90 percent of cases on intensive care on Friday.
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