In the new Canadian parliament session which is scheduled to begin on November 22, all members attending the new House of Commons will have to be fully vaccinated to be able to attend. The Board of Internal Economy, which administers functions of the house, and is chaired by its speaker, has announced that the all “individuals must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be allowed within the House of Commons precinct”.
This rule will be applicable to every individual entering the premises of the parliament, be it an MP, maintenance worker, researcher, administration employees, press gallery, consultants, business visitors, contractors and more.
Only the people who can show proof of ‘medical contradiction’ will be allowed to enter the premises without getting fully vaccinated. However, they will have to show a negative Covid result before entering.
“These decisions were made to meet ongoing recommendations from public health authorities to help limit the spread of Covid-19 within the work environment,” the statement read