Canada: Vaccination is mandatory for members of the House of Commons

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Mandatory for the members of the House of Commons is the vaccination against COVID-19. In particular, members of the Canadian Parliament must have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be able to carry out their duties after occupying their seats in the House of Commons from the end of November, said last Tuesday night its president, Anthony Rota.

“From Monday 22 November 2021, everyone should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be allowed to enter the premises of the House of Commons”, reported in a press release issued.

THE news she requirement concerns both elected members of parliament, as well as their associates, office workers, journalists, consultants and businessmen.

The directive was announced about a month after an election campaign in which mandatory vaccination of candidates was often the subject of debate and controversy.

The Prime Minister Justin Trinto, who announced last week that his government would be presented on October 26th and that the work of parliament would resume on November 22nd, was in favor of the mandatory vaccination of the Liberal candidates.

Other political parties imitated him, but Conservative leader Erin O’Toole did not make the vaccination a criterion for selecting candidates and declined to say how many of them had been vaccinated.

In the September 20 elections, his party secured 119 of the 338 seats in the House of Commons.

Mr. Rota’s announcement clarifies, as broadcast by AMPE, that people who cannot be vaccinated for COVID-19 due to medical reasons they will be able to participate in the work after presenting a certificate that they have undergone an “antigen test” (s.s. the so-called rapid test) with a “negative result”.

In addition, the parliament will remain closed to visitors, while the mandatory use of a mask in the building will be extended until at least January 2022.

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