O’Toole says all Canadians should get a shot as Conservative MP calls mandatory vaccination ‘tyrannical’ – CBC

‘Canadians deserve the right to liberty, whether they choose to be vaccinated or not,’ MP David Yurdiga says

Aug 11, 2021

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said today that all Canadians should get vaccinated so that the country can turn the page on COVID-19 — but at least one member of his caucus is spoiling for a fight against efforts to make vaccines mandatory for federal public servants.

In a statement released late Tuesday, Conservative MP David Yurdiga, who represents Fort McMurray, Alta. in the Commons, said a government plan to study the value of making vaccination mandatory for federal bureaucrats was “another example of the Liberals using severe government overreach for political gain.”

Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau directed the clerk of the Privy Council, the most senior public servant in Canada, to look into making vaccines mandatory for federal employees and those working in federally regulated sectors (airlines, banking, broadcasting and railways, among others) in an effort to boost stalled vaccination rates.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/otoole-mandatory-vaccine-1.6137392

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