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edmontonjournal edmontonjournal.com 08 Sep, 2021 12:15 am

A dozen Edmonton-area mayors sign letter calling for vaccine passports

A dozen Edmonton-area mayors sign letter calling for vaccine passports
A dozen Edmonton-area mayors have signed an open letter to Health Minister Tyler Shandro calling on the province to implement a vaccine passport mandate as…

” Premier Jason Kenney has rejected the notion of a vaccine passport mandate, which would require Albertans to show proof of vaccination to access businesses deemed non-essential, a move other provinces have put in place or are rolling out.” Around the province some businesses and venues, including the Edmonton Elks and Oilers, have taken it upon themselves to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.At his Friday announcement, Kenney said Alberta Health is doing the policy work to make it possible for people to get a QR code that is machine-readable along with more convenient proof of vaccination documents.He said there are artists who are starting to put a proof of vaccination requirement into their contracts.

A dozen Edmonton-area mayors have signed an open letter to Health Minister Tyler Shandro calling on the province to implement a vaccine passport mandate as some small businesses question whether they will survive without one.“We have seen in multiple jurisdictions across Canada, when governments have just simply announced the fact that they intend to implement a vaccine certification plan, we have seen a significant uptick in first doses,” he said.

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