Meet the Honourable Minister of Health for New Brunswick, Dorothy Shephard

Meet the Honourable Minister of Health for
New Brunswick, Dorothy Shephard

NEWS UPDATE: December 17, 2021
Dear New Brunswickers,
We are pleased to report that the Minister of Health, Dorothy Shephard, has reversed her disgraceful health guidance calling for the banning of the vaccine-free in exchange for higher capacity limits at grocery stores across the province. The new guidance, published on Friday, December 17, 2021, shows that grocery stores are again an essential service that can’t be denied to any New Brunswicker.
The lesson in this success story is clear – all Canadians must remain vigilant and speak out against government overreach.   Our voices together will make a difference.
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NEW BRUNSWICK – Dorothy Shephard offers a truly unique approach to public health policy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Unlike every other Health Minister across Canada, Dorothy Shephard doesn’t believe that access to food is a basic human right, as outlined in pesky international treaties, such as the United Nations International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1976) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).  Besides, these are old treaties from before the pandemic. 

Indeed, Minister Shephard public policy vision also appears to ignore the Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic, which designates food as part of Canada’s basic critical infrastructure, and therefore deemed “essential”.

That’s why she announced in early December 2021 that New Brunswick will be first province in Canada to allow grocery stores to ban the unvaccinated from purchasing food, in exchange for higher store capacities. 

To be sure, as a leader in public health, Minister Shephard understands that private businesses might need some convincing to start starving their former customers – so why not introduce a 50% reduction in store capacity limits at the same time – just in case the grocers don’t immediately move to deny thousands of New Brunswickers food? 

Minister Shephard, whose extensive public health policy experience includes writing romantic comedies novels, and being an owner/operator of a Benjamin Moore Colour Centre, is the first Canadian politician to understand that starving the unvaccinated is a bold approach to the pandemic, and clearly the best way to enhance public health and safety in New Brunswick.
But if you believe that access to food in New Brunswick is a basic human right, and should never be denied to citizens anywhere in the province on the basis of a person’s medical status, you might want to politely reach out to Minister Shephard and suggest she reverse this policy, or resign along with her Chief Medical Officer, Jennifer Russell.

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