Does Major Canadian City Ban Unvaccinated Couples from Marriage?

After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government enacted one of the most restrictive vaccination requirements in the developed world, a Canadian city has taken medical tyranny to a new level by refusing to issue marriage certificates to couples who are not fully vaccinated.

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The city of Oakville, Ontario, a small town of more than 200,000 people, will not allow a couple to apply for a marriage license unless both can prove they are fully vaccinated.

In a statement, the city acknowledges that this requirement exceeds that of the province of Ontario, but the new requirement is an attempt to “provide additional protection to our community and city employees from COVID-19. We thought the vaccine would do just that?


But it’s not just about marriage: unvaccinated Oakville residents are denied access to a number of public services, described in the statement below:

  • Use of indoor recreational and cultural facilities, including stadiums, community centers, swimming pools, senior centers, the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate.
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  • All new marriage certificate and ceremony dates (proof of full immunization coverage is not required for pre-booked marriage certificate and ceremony dates). Ceremonies will be held at City Hall beginning November 4, 2021.

Oakville is not the only city trying to get more people vaccinated. President Trudeau has issued one of the most restrictive mandates ever, in part to boost stalled vaccination rates.

Trudeau and his government are requiring all government employees to get vaccinated or take unpaid leave. That includes all federal employees “in core public administration” and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Federal contractors, including cleaners, must be vaccinated to access government buildings.

The government also requires that all federally regulated air, rail and maritime workers establish a vaccination policy for their employees that actually mandates vaccination.

For those who are not vaccinated, it does not matter if they work from home or not. They will be placed on unpaid leave even if they have done their work at home.

This is just the latest reminder that it’s not really about “safety” – it’s about control.