Anyone refusing to take the COVID vaccine should not impose their choice to do so on others, says Justin Trudeau.
According to the Leader of Liberal Party, “we can only get through this pandemic, we can only finish with the pandemic if everyone steps up not only for themselves but for each other.”
Justin Trudeau was at Nafisa Cuisine; the restaurant of a Syrian refugee in Mississauga where he announced plans to set up a one billion dollar COVID-19 proof of vaccination program.
The owners of the restaurant told Trudeau how difficult the past year had been, and how they had relied on government support for businesses to get by.
“My son is seven years old, he cannot be vaccinated. Thousands upon thousands across the country depend on adults doing their part and getting vaccinated and making a smart choice to keep each other’s safe,” said Trudeau.
“It is not just about you, it is about every one you love, about our doctors and emergency workers who are getting more and more overwhelmed by those who have not gotten their vaccines.
“It is about being there for each other. It is about finishing the incredible work we have done as Canadians over the past year and a half,” he said.
He called on all premiers across Canada to mandate their employees be fully vaccinated with proof.
He noted that vaccine mandate keeps people safe, encourages everyone to do the right thing and keeps the businesses open.
He called on the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford to step up. “It is time for him to listen to public officials,” he said.
During the question period, a reporter demanded to know why Justin Trudeau packed the restaurant with people, more than the number, 25, for indoor activity.
The reporter wanted to know if permission was granted for the event.
Trudeau did not answer the question but maintained,” Canada would continue to make people safe during the pandemic.”
Protesters were outside the restaurant ready to say their piece on vaccination, lockdown and other political controversies as the country prepares for election September 20.
A few doors from the venue were protest signs on display. One referred to Trudeau as a “commie” while another reads, “Trudeau must Go!.”
A protester who claimed to be veteran of Afghanistan war was loud in his protest shouting and following the Leader of the Liberal Party.
Justin Trudeau was not distracted as he bump elbows, smiled, and took selfies with his supporters.