Liberal President of the Privy Council Dominic LeBlanc announced during a press conference on Friday that the Trudeau government will move forward with mandating vaccines for federal employees.
Employees will now be required to have received at least two doses of approved vaccine for COVID-19.
According to Natasha Fatah, Crown corporations and federal agencies are "urged to follow suit."
"This is an evolution of the government's posture in protecting the health and safety of Canadians since the beginning of the pandemic," said LeBlanc during the conference. "We have scientific data but also real-world evidence on how effective are the vaccines that have been approved for use by Health Canada."
No date for the mandate has been announced as of yet, though LeBlanc hinted that it would be implemented quickly.
Over half a million people work directly for the federal government. As of Friday, 70 percent of Canada has been fully vaccinated.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
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