Canada plans to expand COVID-19 vaccine mandate to cover banks, telecoms sectors – CTV

Canada plans to expand COVID-19 vaccine mandate to cover banks, telecoms sectors – CTV

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December 7, 2021

OTTAWA — Canada will soon crack down on COVID-19 mandates, forcing banks, telecommunications companies and all other federally regulated workspaces to ensure their employees are inoculated, Ottawa said on Tuesday.

Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan made the announcement two months after the government said it would oblige the public sector and employees working in the federally regulated air, rail and marine transportation sectors to get their shots.

“Making vaccination mandatory across all federally regulated workplaces will protect workers, their families, and their communities,” O’Regan said in a statement. The new regulations would come into effect in early 2022.

The ruling Liberals had initially promised to help most federally regulated sectors with vaccinations.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-plans-to-expand-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-to-cover-banks-telecoms-sectors-1.5697399

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