A judge in Ontario has revoked a man's shared custody of his children over the man's opinions that masks and government lockdowns are wrong, which the judge believes means he will not take measure to protect his children from coronavirus.
"The health and welfare of the children (and by extension their principal caregiver) should not be jeopardized because of [his] public behavior in promotion of his opinions," said Justice George W. King. "I have concluded that the respondent's behavior is dictated by his world view. Everything else is subordinate to that view, including, but not limited to, his love for his children."
The decision notes that the man, who has not been publicly named, believes COVID-19 to be a hoax and has boasted about breaking public health regulations.
King went on to blame individuals like the father for continuing the pandemic when they "deny the existence, significance and/or impact of COVID-19."
The father reportedly had custody of his children on the weekends prior to the ruling.
The mother will now be given full custody of the children, including the power to make vaccination decisions. The man will be able to see his children at a government facility if he abides by masking and other pandemic policies.