Barring residents who haven’t been vaccinated from travelling to another province may be the unlikeliest of scenarios, but Prof. Krishnamurthy says he sees certificates being used to confer benefits to pass holders such as exemptions from having to quarantine or taking a rapid test at the airport, for international arrivals.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed ambivalence around the use of vaccine passports, saying they raise concerns around 'equity.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Trudeau government may be intent on leaving it up to premiers to decide whether to implement systems for tracking proof of vaccination, but some experts say that’s easier said than done.
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Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.
The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters.