Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to implement vaccine mandates for federal workers, travelers

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech after general elections at the Fairmount Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, early on September 21, 2021. - Canadians returned Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to power on September 20 in hotly contested elections against a rookie conservative leader, but he failed to gain an absolute majority, according to projections by television networks. (Photo by Andrej Ivanov / AFP) (Photo by ANDREJ IVANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech after general elections at the Fairmount Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, early on September 21, 2021. - Canadians returned Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to power on September 20 in hotly contested elections against a rookie conservative leader, but he failed to gain an absolute majority, according to projections by television networks. (Photo by Andrej Ivanov / AFP) (Photo by ANDREJ IVANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech after general elections at the Fairmount Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, early on September 21, 2021. (Photo by ANDREJ IVANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 7:40 PM PT – Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said unvaccinated federal workers who aren’t able to secure medical exemptions, will soon be forced to accept unpaid leave. He made the announcement on Wednesday, while also mentioning employees would have until Oct. 29 to provide proof of vaccination.

Also being implemented are required vaccinations for domestic travelers ages 12 and older. This includes travel by airplane, train or boat.

“We have been working with the public sector, the public service unions very closely to make sure that the public service in Canada will get vaccinated. It’s a decision we took a number of weeks ago,” said Trudeau.

According to an official close to Trudeau, the mandate will be reassessed every six months until it’s no longer required.

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