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Vaccine mandates: update coming for federal, transportation workers

The federal government is expected to provide an update on the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federal public servants and transportation workers, the same day details are being released about Ottawa’s intent to drop the mandate for domestic and outgoing travel.

Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, Treasury Board of Canada President Mona Fortier, and Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos will address reporters at 1 p.m. EDT.

The “Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration including the RCMP” was introduced on Oct. 6, 2021. The Treasury Board started a review six months after the implementation of the guidelines, in accordance with the policy.

According to a government website, 98.5 per cent of the federal public service is fully vaccinated, 0.3 per cent is partially vaccinated, another 0.3 per cent reports being unvaccinated and 0.9 per cent have made accommodation requests.

Accommodations are made on the basis of a medical condition, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

More details to come…



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