Fact Check: CBC bashes Conservatives over same vaccination policy as Liberals

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A heavily skewed article by CBC News on Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole’s views on mandatory vaccinations for federal workers omitted the fact that the Liberals hold the exact same position when it comes to vaccine mandates. In the article, entitled “Erin O’Toole opposes mandatory vaccination for federal public servants, travellers,” CBC News claims that O’Toole “prefers a regular rapid testing regime to keep workplaces safe from COVID-19” over mandatory vaccinations. The article, however, makes no mention that the Liberal government holds the exact same position, and even stated the same caveats when unveiling its vaccine policy for the public service and federally-regulated workers last week. “What (Canadians) do not want is the politicization of the pandemic. Vaccines are not a political issue. To try and make them one is dangerous and irresponsible,” O’Toole told CBC News. CBC News omitted Trudeau’s full position and only stated that the Liberals would “require vaccination across the federal public service” and that exemptions would exist “for workers with verifiable health conditions.”

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