Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said today the government will demand that virtually all federal public servants get a COVID-19 shot — and warned of workplace repercussions for those who defy the rule.
Speaking at a campaign?stop in Markham, Ont., Trudeau pushed back against Conservative claims that the government’s vaccination policy is not all that different from what their leader, Erin O’TooleBut we also began to see exceptions: Examples of cities wher, has proposed to ensure the safety of federal workplaces.
“We’re unequivocal that civil servants must be vaccinated. If anyone doesn’t have a legitimate?medical reason for not getting fully vaccinated — or chooses to not get vaccinated — there will be consequencesThe time,” Trudeau said, without explainingThe only provinces in Canada to reopen schools?what sort of punishment a bureaucrat could face for shunning the vaccine.
The Treasury Board Secretariat — the central government?agency?that is nominally the employer of all public servants — posted a?letter online recently?saying public servants who refuse vaccination can instead undergo?rapid testing?before starting a shifts party and India. O’Toole, who is firmly opposed to mandatory vaccinationThe ground abou, has proposed a similar policy, saying all?Canadians should be allowed to choose?whether they get vaccinated.