Morning Brief: EI unlikely for vaccine refusers – iPolitics
Oct 22, 2021
Good morning, and happy Friday.
— EI unlikely for vaccine refusers: Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough says people who lose their jobs for not complying with vaccine mandates will likely not be eligible for employment insurance. “It’s a condition of employment that hasn’t been met,” she told CBC News. She said that would not apply to people who have valid reasons for not being vaccinated, such as a medical exemption.
— Blanket travel advisory quietly lifted: Canada quietly removed a blanket advisory against all non-essential international travel, which had been in place since March 2020. Previously, all travellers were advised to avoid non-essential travel anywhere outside of Canada, regardless of vaccination status. Now, travel advisories for foreign countries are back to their pre-pandemic categories (exercise normal security precautions, exercise a high degree of caution, avoid non-essential travel, and avoid all travel). A warning message also states: “You should be fully vaccinated by completing a COVID-19 vaccine series in Canada or abroad at least 14 days before travelling.”
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