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STATEMENT: Dropping Federal Employee Vaccine Mandate Overdue


June 14, 2022

“Dropping the vaccine mandate for federal employees is long overdue. The decision corrects a deeply damaging policy, not only in terms of labour relations, but in terms of public health as well. The mandate was out of line with public health best practices, damaged Canadians’ trust in public health initiatives, and hardened opposition to beneficial COVID vaccines. This is something the federal government should correct by committing to walk alongside all its employees in the future. We also look forward to seeing public service unions hold the government accountable on this issue.”

  • Brian Dijkema, Vice-President of External Affairs at think-tank Cardus

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Daniel Proussalidis
Cardus – Director of Communications