Federal Vaccine Mandates Implicate, Infringe on Canadians’ Charter Rights: Legal Experts

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland hold a press conference in Ottawa on Oct. 6, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

The vaccine mandate that requires federal employees from core public services to be fully immunized against COVID-19 has constitutional issues that implicate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, an Ontario lawyer says.“There are several sections of the Charter of Rights that are implicated by mandating vaccines, generally speaking,” said Ryan O’Connor, a Toronto-based litigator who specializes in areas such as employment and appeals, and also advises clients on matters involving federal and provincial legislation.

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