Ottawa Moves Towards Creating a Vaccine Passport for Travelling – May 3, 2021
Ottawa is moving towards creating a vaccine passport for traveling abroad. This was confirmed by Health Minister Patty Hajdu in an interview. Foreign Minister Marc Garneau is expected to discuss the issue this week with his G7 counterparts in London. Vardit Ravitsky, professor of bioethics at the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal, explains the ethical issues surrounding this project.
We discuss the idea of creating a vaccine passport for Canadians and requiring proof of vaccination for foreigners arriving in Canada with MPs Greg Fergus (LIB), Luc Berthold (CPC), Luc Thériault (BQ) and Alexandre Boulerice (NDP).
Conservatives call for the PM’s chief of staff Katie Telford to step down after an ex-aide hints she knew about allegations against General Vance, one year before the 2019 election. Is it possible for Ontario Premier Doug Ford to regain popular favour? And the Alberta Legislature has suspended its proceedings for at least two weeks due to the out of control situation regarding the pandemic. We discuss these subjects with political scientists Daniel Béland and Geneviève Tellier.