Canadian Senator Josée Forest-Niesing, 56, passed away after a long battle with severe complications from COVID-19.
Forest-Niesing was hospitalized in October and spent roughly one month in the hospital receiving treatment.
After her discharge from the hospital on November 14th, she died due to complications on November 20th.
The Ontario lawyer and politician struggled with an autoimmune condition for 15 years that impacted her lungs, making her susceptible to severe complications.
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Forest-Niesing was fully vaccinated against COVID-19 but suffered a breakthrough infection.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and George Furey, the Speaker of the Senate, praised Forest-Niesing as a dedicated public servant and passionate defender of justice.
A prominent Canadian politician who was fully vaccinated against Covid-19 has passed away from “covid”, according to government officials. Josée Forest-Niesing, 56, suffered from an autoimmune condition that reportedly affected her lungs. https://t.co/Y2vNSpiErY
— Clare Fryer (@ClareFryer) November 26, 2021
Fully vaccinated Canadian Senator Josée Forest-Niesing, 56, dies after battling COVID-19 and autoimmune condition – CTV News https://t.co/O4MIlhIvXG
— Marc Emery (@MarcScottEmery) November 21, 2021
We in the Senate have lost a remarkable colleague and Canadian, the brilliant and beautiful Josée Forest-Niesing. Witty, graceful, a passionate champion of Franco-Ontario, and of human rights and social justice, she brought intellectual rigour and compassion to every debate. pic.twitter.com/BBzDGPW6L2
— Paula Simons (@Paulatics) November 20, 2021
Fully vaccinated Canadian Senator dies of Covid; fully vaccinated MP has Covid; fully vaccinated company of Canadian soldiers has Covid outbreak… yeah, this is a great vaccine to bankrupt a nation, steal its constitutional freedoms & impose Vaccine Apartheid for!
— Marc Emery (@MarcScottEmery) November 21, 2021
Fully vaccinated Canadian senator dies shortly after a long struggle with COVID – LifeSite https://t.co/tNB4UazaA7
— PremiereEcommerce (@BryanFavata) November 26, 2021
"Senator Forest-Niesing would like to remind all Canadians of the importance of vaccination and remains convinced her fight would have been much different if it had not been for this protection," She died. How could outcome have been worse? https://t.co/uDAkQDUStv
— Karl Harrison (@KarlDHarrison) November 21, 2021
Sen. Josée Forest-Niesing, 56, has died, after being discharged from hospital this week following treatment for COVID-19.
Forest-Niesing, of Sudbury, Ont., was released from hospital on Nov. 14, after being admitted in October. Her office said Tuesday she had struggled for 15 years with an autoimmune disease affecting her lungs.
The Ontario senator was fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but her office said her condition made her more vulnerable to the virus.
George Furey, the Speaker of the Senate, confirmed the news in an email to senators and staff on Saturday.
“Senator Forest-Niesing contributed to her community as a member and chair of numerous boards of directors, and she will be remembered as an ardent and passionate defender of access to justice in both official languages,” Furey said.
Despite going through a month-long struggle from COVID-19 after receiving two COVID-19 jabs, Forest-Niesing continued promoting the experimental injections.
Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré urged members of Forest-Niesing’s community to get vaccinated against COVID-19, ignoring that the injection didn’t protect his colleague.
CBC noted the high COVID-19 inoculation rate from Sudbury, Forest-Niesing’s district:
According to data from Sudbury’s public health unit, just under 83 per cent of residents 12 and older were fully vaccinated as of Wednesday.
LifeSiteNews recalled Forest-Niesing’s enthusiasm for the COVID-19 jabs, despite their inability to prevent transmission of the virus:
Despite dying due to her struggle with the virus even though she had two full jabs, just last week her office released a statement praising the injections.
“Senator Forest-Niesing would like to remind all Canadians of the importance of vaccination,” her office said.
“(She) remains convinced her fight would have been much different if it had not been for this protection.”
Speaker of the Senate George Furey released a statement on Saturday to “extend my condolences to all her family, friends and loved ones.”
A lawyer, Forest-Niesing was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2018. She sat with the Independent Senators Group, which is mostly made up of people affiliated with the Liberal party.
Despite the Canadian government praising the effectiveness of the COVID jabs, trials have never produced evidence that vaccines stop infection or transmission. In fact, they do not even claim to reduce hospitalization, but the measurement of success is in preventing severe symptoms of COVID-19.
Forest-Niesing’s death from complications due to COVID despite the fact she had the jabs comes at a time when thousands of Canadians are being fired from their jobs because they have chosen to not get the injections.