January 28, 2022

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Compulsory vaccination: According to conservatives, Duclos’ words were “inflammatory”

Compulsory vaccination: According to conservatives, Duclos' words were "inflammatory"

The Conservative Party called it “inflammatory.” Statement by Federal Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, Who said last Friday that the mandatory vaccination in Canada will inevitably land.

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Since the powers of compulsory vaccination are vested in the provinces, it is “private and not entirely relevant,” he said. Duclos emphasized.

“Coming so with personal opinion and provinces having to vaccinate or claim is a statement not justified as a federal minister,” Deputy Pierre Paul-Huss declared in a press release. Meeting in Ottawa on Monday.

The latter did not explicitly indicate whether his party supported the idea of ​​making vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory.

“On the Conservative side, we encourage vaccination as much as possible, and strongly urge Canadians to get vaccinated. We have always made it clear that this is the best way out of the pandemic, but not by having it. We get it with passionate comments,” he added.

“The government, its responsibility, is to ensure that Canadians are encouraged to be vaccinated as much as possible and how we are going to get it.”

During his press briefing on Friday, Jean-Yves Duclos stated that the detention vaccine is “part of a series of speeches, reflections and possibly actions on long-term provinces and territories.”

“I personally see it coming, not as soon as we get there, but as a discussion and clear measures in terms of mandatory vaccination in the country to get out of COVID-19,” he said.

Quebec does not rule out vaccination. “At the moment, this is not the way we’ve been looking,” we told the office of Quebec Health Minister Christian Dube.

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Recently, Conservative leader Erin O’Toole responded when she argued for accommodation rather than greater restrictions on those who were not vaccinated. In particular, he suggested that in some cases they should be provided with rapid tests without excluding them.

For example, he suggested that “reasonable accommodation” should be provided for workers in certain sectors that are affected by the absence of the economy, such as truckers.

Conservatives have accused liberals of using vaccines and the pandemic to “divide” Canadians since the election campaign last summer.

In response, Jean-Yves Duclos said Friday that he was “surprised” that the Conservative leader did not need to vaccinate all of his aides. In December, Mr O’Toole declined to comment on the vaccine status of the four MPs who were absent from the Commons.

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