Yurdiga Calls Mandatory Vaccines “Tyrannical”, Claims Decision “Forces Discrimination”

Fort McMurray’s MP is not a fan of making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory.

David Yurdiga released a statement on Tuesday where he called the idea tyrannical and claims it forces discrimination.

“Canadians deserve the right to liberty, whether they choose to be vaccinated or not. Mandating the vaccine as a requirement to work would be the beginning of a slippery slope.”

The conservative politician also believes this is an example of the Liberal government overreaching for political gain.

Yurdiga’s views comes as the federal government discusses making the shots mandatory for public employees and for those who want to travel internationally.

“We will continue our work with provinces, territories and Indigenous partners to provide Canadians with a secure and reliable proof of vaccination, which could be required for international travel,” added Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Health.

“I encourage all Canadians to get vaccinated as soon as they are able to.”

According to the CBC, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is also calling on Canadians to get the shot.

Meanwhile, nearly 60 per cent of the country’s population are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This accounts for those under the age of 12 who are not eligible to receive any of the shots.

In Alberta, 65 per cent of the population have received two doses, while 47 per cent of Fort McMurray’s entire population is fully vaccinated.

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