Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said that all Canadian provinces are most likely to make new measures that vaccination mandatory for the COVID-19 virus and variants. “What we see now is that our health care system in Canada is fragile, our healthcare workers are tired and the only way that we know to get through COVID-19 and this variant and future variants is through COVID-19 vaccination,” said Duclos.
“Fifty per cent of hospitalizations now, in the Province of Quebec, are due to people not having been vaccinated! That is a huge burden on our health care workers and health system, a burden on society which is very difficult to bear and for many people difficult to understand,” addedCanadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos.
Duclos made it very clear it’s up to the provinces to decide whether to make vaccination mandatory.
At the moment nobody is talking about this policy however, Duclos believes that discussions will start in the next few weeks. “That’s why I’m saying this is a conversation which I believe all Canadian provinces and territories, in support with the federal government, will want to have over the following weeks!”
As of January 18 the Quebec government has made it mandatory for people entering the SAQ and SQDC must show proof of vaccination.