Senior army commander says 90% of military personnel are fully vaccinated – CBC

Federal employees, including military, must be fully vaccinated by end of October

Oct 17, 2021

A senior military commander in Western Canada says he doesn’t expect much opposition from Canadian Forces personnel over mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

Ottawa is requiring federal employees, including members of the military, be fully vaccinated by the end of this month. The government also expects employers in federally regulated industries, including banks and airlines, to do the same.

Brig.-Gen. Bill Fletcher, who’s responsible for Western Canada’s 3rd Canadian Division, oversees the training of Canadian soldiers and operations from the Pacific Ocean to Thunder Bay, Ont.

There are almost 12,000 regular and reserve forces under his control.

“It’s been made very clear by the government that we will follow the same direction that the government has given the public service and we will enforce mandatory vaccines across the Canadian military,” Fletcher said in an interview from his office in Edmonton.

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