Statement on vaccine policy

October 7, 2021

Edmonton, AB – Today, Matt Jeneroux, the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend, released the following statement about the federal government’s vaccine policy:

“Yesterday, Justin Trudeau announced his policy that requires all federal employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. He also announced a policy that requires mandatory vaccines for anyone wanting to board a plane or train in Canada.

“I support measures to keep Canadians safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. However, I think Canadians should have the freedom to choose whether to be vaccinated. Health is a very personal and private decision and vaccines should not be mandated by the government. Choosing not to be vaccinated should not exclude people from working or travelling.

“The Conservative Party is actively reviewing this policy.”