Canada to mandate COVID-19 jabs for domestic travel as well as for all federal workers
In addition to mandating COVID-19 jabs for domestic travel for Canadians,” Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said that all federal workers will be required to be jabbed by October as well.
(LifeSiteNews) – The Canadian federal government under Liberal Party Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that starting in October Canada will be mandating COVID-19 jabs as a requirement to travel domestically by air, train, or boat.
“As soon as possible in the fall and no later than the end of October, the government of Canada will require employees in the federally regulated air, rail and marine transportation sectors to be vaccinated. In addition the vaccination requirement will also extend to certain travelers. This includes all commercial air travelers, passengers on interprovincial trains and passengers on large marine vessels with overnight accommodations such as cruise ships,” Canada’s Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said Friday.
Alghabra said in addition to mandating COVID-19 jabs for domestic travel for Canadians, all federal workers will be required to be jabbed by October as well.
“Today, we are announcing that the government of Canada intends to require vaccinations across the federal public service. Following this example, we also expect that crown corporations and other employers in the federally regulated sector will also require vaccination for their employees,” said Alghabra.
Alghabra said that vaccine requirements in the transportation sector will help “protect the safety of employees, their families, passengers, their communities and all Canadians.”
Alghabra claimed that for the “few” who “are unable to be vaccinated,” there will be “accommodation or alternative measures such as testing and screening” which “may be determined in each situation to protect broader public health by reducing the risk of COVID-19.”
LifeSiteNews contacted Transport Canada for comment about Friday’s news, asking what types of exceptions will be made if any.