Northwest Territories - Filing a Human Rights Complaint

Northwest Territories – Filing a Human Rights Complaint

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If a business has denied you service for not wearing a mask or requested proof of vaccination, they could be held liable for a fine up to $75,000 (as it varies in each province) if you file a human rights complaint.

A business is not “private.”  When a business obtains a business license, they are open to the “public” and they are not permitted to request proof of vaccination or discriminate against anyone who decides not to wear a mask. No exemption required as you have the right to choose.

The bottom line is that there is no law in Canada that states that citizens have to wear a mask. There is no legislation on wearing a mask because the government would be in violation of the Constitution, Charter of Rights, Bill of Rights and International agreements on Human Rights. You cannot force a medical treatment or interfere with a person’s bodily autonomy or right to breathe freely.

Take off the mask, refuse the experimental “vaccine” and embrace your God-given inalienable right to breathe freely. You have the right to decide what goes into your body and the right to life, liberty and security of the person! 

Pursuant to section 52 of the Constitution Act, 1982, Canada’s constitution is its supreme law, and any law passed by any federal, provincial, or territorial government that is inconsistent with the constitution is invalid.

Federal Privacy Act: Nobody has the right to request to see an exemption. It is a violation of your privacy rights under the Privacy Act. This is your personal medical information between you and your physician.

What is personal information under the Privacy Act?  Click Here Privacy Act

“The Privacy Act offers protections for personal information, which it defines as any recorded information “about an identifiable individual.”

COVID-19 measures must comply with our Constitution, including our Charter, they do not nullify nor supersede them, nor is there any express mention in any such law, statute, regulation, order or Guidance to so do.

Northwest Territories HUMAN RIGHTS ACT SNWT 2002,c.18

And whereas it is of vital importance to promote respect for and observance of human rights in the Northwest Territories, including the rights and freedoms protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and rights and freedoms
protected under international human rights instruments, while at the same time promoting respect for, and the observance of, the rights and freedoms of aboriginal peoples that are recognized and affirmed under the Constitution of

Who Can Help?


The Commission is taking precautionary measures in response to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. We continue to respond to inquiries and receive complaints. The fastest way to access our service is by contacting our office by phone or by email. 

At the same time, the NWT Human Rights Commission recognizes the importance of balancing people’s right to non-discrimination with public health and safety, including the need to address evidence-based risks associated with COVID-19.  In the difficult decisions that we face in the coming days, we encourage everyone to remember our human rights obligations while ensuring public health and safety.

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Phone: 867-669-5575

Email: [email protected] 

The NWT Human Rights Commission is committed to promoting and protecting human rights in the NWT. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of uncertainty.


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Disclaimer:  This information is not intended to be used as legal or health advice. We encourage you to do your own research.