Sask. government wins lawsuit challenging COVID-19 vaccination policy – .

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REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has won a lawsuit challenging its COVID-19 proof of vaccination policy which is due to go into effect on Friday.

On Monday, a request to prevent the implementation of Saskatchewan’s proof of vaccination policy was filed in the Court of Queen’s Bench against four crown corporations and the province’s attorney general.

Candidates included Mark Friesen, who ran as the People’s Party of Canada candidate in the recent federal election, and two entities named Concerned Citizens (Estevan) and Unified Grassroots.

According to a statement by Minister of Justice and Attorney General Gordon Wyant, attorneys for the Department of Justice and Attorney General’s office and attorneys representing SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower and SGI successfully argued against the injunction on Thursday morning.

Wyant said the court found the claim to be “fundamentally flawed” and the claimants were unable to prove that a vaccination requirement would cause “irreparable harm” when it took effect.

Following the unsuccessful court challenge, Wyant said the plaintiffs were ordered to pay the government and crown corporations $ 5,000 within 60 days.

CTV News has reached out to Friesen for comment. In a tweet, he said they would “file a claim” when the vaccination policy begins on Friday.

More soon…

With files from CTV Saskatoon’s Matt Young

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