Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet is shelving plans to introduce an interprovincial trucker COVID jab mandate.
The decision follows the dispersal of the Canadian trucker-led Freedom Convoy that descended upon Ottawa in January to demand an end to virus dictates.
According to a Blacklock’s Reporter report, yesterday Canadian Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan told reporters that while “vaccine mandates are something we continue to listen to stakeholders very keenly [about],” things “change.”
The minister stated, “Public health changes, science changes. Lots of things are changing.”
When asked if a Trudeau government proposal made in late January mandating truckers crossing provincial borders be jabbed was still in the works, O’Regan said “Interprovincial? No, no.”
“We are listening,” he added.
Blacklock’s Reporter also described how Canada’s Transport Minister Omar Alghabra claimed that he was not involved with the idea behind an interprovincial truckers’ mandate.
It reported that a December 7, 2021 notice from the Canadian Labour Program had proposed that Canada’s Labour Code be amended so that there could be a vaccine mandate for all federally regulated private-sector employees.
O’Regan claimed that mandating COVID jabs “across all federally regulated workplaces will protect workers.”