The judge deprives a father of the right to see his son because he has not been vaccinated
A Canadian father who has not been vaccinated against Covid has temporarily lost the right to see his 12-year-old child.
One judge ruled that his visits were not in the "best interests of the child".
This decision came after a request from the father to extend the visit time during the holidays.
The decision is the first to deprive a parent of his or her rights for immunization reasons.
The judge's decision, taken late last month in the province of Quebec, suspends the father's visitation rights until February, unless he decides to get vaccinated.
The mother, who objected to the father's initial request to extend the visit time, told the court that he had recently revealed that he was unvaccinated, from his social media posts where he indicated that he was against vaccines.
The mother lives with another partner and two younger children, who due to age cannot be vaccinated.
Quebec announced earlier this week that it would impose fines on residents who are not vaccinated against Covid-19, as it is one of the areas with the highest number of deaths from Covid in Canada.