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Trudeau vows legal protection for businesses asking for proof of vaccination

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The federal Liberals are promising legal protection for businesses asking for proof of COVID-19 vaccination from staff and customers.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau discussed the platform promise and other proposed supports for businesses and workers at a Labour Day campaign stop in Welland, Ont.

He says his party will table legislation if re-elected that will ensure organizations can require immunization without fear of legal challenges.

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Business groups have raised concerns about that legislative gap in recent weeks as provinces have announced new policies mandating the shots in non-essential settings.

Trudeau also discussed promised expansions of hiring and workers’ support programs his government introduced during the pandemic and a tax credit for construction trades workers who travel or relocate for employment.

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He says his party’s plan aims to avoid lockdowns, bring people back to work and keep businesses open.

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