Quebec court hears stay request on mandatory vaccination for health-care workers – GLOBAL

October 27, 2021

A legal challenge to Quebec’s vaccination mandate for health-care workers was before Quebec Superior Court on Wednesday, with the judge assuring he will proceed even if the province decides to further delay a deadline set for next month.

The provincial government is threatening to suspend unvaccinated health network staff as of Nov. 15, but Premier Francois Legault raised the possibility this week of postponing the deadline. It has already been pushed back once after initially being set for Oct. 15.

Superior Court Justice Michel Yergeau began hearing arguments for an injunction Wednesday and said he will render a decision on Nov. 15, regardless of what the government decides. Unvaccinated health-care workers are seeking to have the vaccination edict delayed until their full legal challenge is heard.

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