November 29, 2021

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Mandatory vaccination in Parliament | A puzzle for conservatives

Mandatory vaccination in Parliament |  A puzzle for conservatives

(Ottawa) Mandatory Kovid-19 vaccination for anyone entering buildings run by the House of Commons in Ottawa is causing a serious headache for Conservative leader Erin Otule.


Stephanie Taylor
Canadian Press

So far, as Canada has crossed the fourth wave of the epidemic, his party has refused to disclose how many of his 118 MPs have been vaccinated against the disease.

The Tories argue that the need to run for parliament violates their personal rights, but has not yet said whether the party will challenge the decision.

At the same time, Conservatives are calling for the attendance of a total of 338 federal deputies at the start of the next parliamentary session on November 22nd.

Mr O’Toole, who has been infected with Kovid-19, said he personally encourages people to get vaccinated, but at the same time respects personal health options.

Photo by Adrian Wilde Archives the Canadian Press

Curator Erin O Tool

The majority of federal and regional political parties are transparent about the vaccination status of their members, but not all legislatures of elected officials require a mandatory vaccination against Kovid-19.

Members of Parliament from Quebec, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador all said they had been vaccinated enough.

Many are also in Ontario and New Brunswick, with some exceptions for medical reasons.

In Manitoba, only two MPs did not disclose their immune status.

In Ottawa, the Conservative Party of Canada’s refusal to disclose the immunization status of its 118 MPs has upset Leader Erin Otoll, who voted in favor of mandatory vaccinations for Commons Committee employees, politicians, journalists and others.

No such decision has yet been made in the Senate, which will set its own rules of management.

According to the latest figures from the Canadian Press, 79 out of 119 people selected have confirmed that they have received two doses of the vaccine. The two confirmed that they had not been vaccinated, for medical reasons. One MP said he had been partially vaccinated and the other two had refused in principle to disclose their status. The remaining 35 did not respond.

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