QUEBEC, CANADA- As a result of the father’s lack of vaccination against COVID-19, a Canadian judge temporarily suspended his right to see his child in Quebec.
Canadian newspaper Le Devoir reported on Dec. 23 that Superior Court Judge Jean-Sébastien Vaillancourt ruled that contact with the child’s father was not in the child’s best interest “if the father was unvaccinated and opposed to health measures in the present epidemiological context.”
Visitation rights for the father were suspended until February unless the father received a vaccination.
The outlet reported that the father requested an additional day with the 12-year-old child during the holidays, after which the court ruled against him. The mother contested the request after learning from his social media posts that the father wasn’t vaccinated.
Later, she requested that his visitation rights be suspended, claiming he would be a “conspirator” and “anti-vaccine.”
According to the French newspaper Le Devoir, the child received two doses of vaccine; however, the child’s mother lives with her partner and her two children under the age of five, neither of whom can be vaccinated.
Canada recorded more COVID-19 cases in the first 40 days of the outbreak than it had in the first year of the pandemic, according to CTV News.
Le Devoir reports the judge ruled that it would be unwise for Monsieur to exercise access to (his 12-year-old child) at this time because it was not in the best interests of any of the three children.