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Ontario Human Rights Commission Releases Policy Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and Proof of Vaccine Certificates

On September 22, 2021, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (“OHRC”) published a policy statement on COVID-19 vaccine mandates and proof of vaccine certificates (the “Policy Statement”). The Policy Statement is applicable to all organizations within Ontario and discusses the measures implemented as part of the provincial vaccination certificate system, which requires individuals to provide proof […]

Federal Election Day 2021

On Monday, September 20, 2021, Canadians will return to the polls to elect a federal government. Pursuant to the Canada Elections Act (the “Act”), every Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age or older is entitled to three consecutive hours away from work while polls are open on election day in order to cast […]

ONTARIO EMPLOYERS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING WORKPLACE VACCINATION POLICIES & TORONTO EMPLOYERS MUST IMPLEMENT VACCINATION POLICIES

In a major development for Ontario employers, all Ontario employers are now required to follow any advice, recommendations, or instructions from medical officers of health with respect to vaccination policies. As a result, employers in certain public health regions such as Toronto and Hamilton must now implement and enforce vaccination policies with certain prescribed elements, […]