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COVID-19: Ontario NDP wants mandatory vaccine policy for provincial legislature

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Ontario officials outline exemptions ahead of COVID-19 vaccine passport rollout – Sep 15, 2021

TORONTO — Ontario’s New Democrats want COVID-19 vaccination to be mandatory for people entering the provincial legislature.

Opposition house leader Peggy Sattler wrote to her counterparts in other parties with her position on Friday.

She says Queen’s Park can’t afford to send “mixed messages” about vaccine efficacy.

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Sattler wants the group to sign a letter to the house Speaker asking for a policy restricting entry to people who are fully vaccinated or have approved medical exemptions.

She says a policy that allows for testing in place of vaccination is not acceptable.

Premier Doug Ford has said all Progressive Conservative caucus members and candidates must be vaccinated against the virus or prove a medical exemption.

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