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Toronto's University Health Network (UHN) is requiring all of its employees to be fully vaccinated by October 8, or else be fired from their jobs.

In a statement emailed to Narcity on Saturday, August 21, the network said it had arrived at the decision after previously trialling a home-testing system.

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Justin Trudeau has reiterated that there will be "consequences" for federal employees who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Speaking to reporters during a campaign stop in Markham on Tuesday, the party leader doubled down on the Liberals' plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for federal workers and some travellers.

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Federal election poll workers and voters will not be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Elections Canada has confirmed.

In a statement shared with Narcity on August 15, the agency explained that vaccinations will not be a requirement for election staff and poll workers, although they will be required to wear face coverings inside polling stations and constituency offices

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The leader of the Conservative Party has confirmed that he is opposed to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada for federal employees, stating that "vaccines are not a political issue."

In a statement issued on Sunday, Erin O'Toole said that, if elected, the Conservative Party would implement a regular rapid testing regime rather than a vaccine mandate.

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When it comes to COVID-19 vaccination for workers in Canada, a majority of Canadians believe employees in nine professions should either be fully vaccinated or fired.

As part of a new public opinion poll by Yahoo/Maru that was released on August 13, 1,504 people were asked if workers in 13 jobs should have vaccinations be a requirement of their position or not.

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