Brampton mayor strongly in favour of vaccine certificates for city employees

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Published August 27, 2021 at 1:45 pm

With Brampton city council ready to take up the topic of a mandatory vaccine policy for staff, Mayor Patrick Brown made his opinion on the topic clear.

Three municipalities in the GTA have recently announced their policies for proof of vaccination. They range from Toronto’s strict policy that could include dismissal, to those of Mississauga and the Region of Peel that would allow for recent negative tests to take the place of vaccine.

“I lean towards having a vaccine certificate,” said Brown during an exclusive interview with Khaled Iwamura, publisher of insauga.com, broadcast on Instagram.

“I think it’s important to know that you’re going into a safe work environment. To know that someone has been vaccinated helps ensure peace of mind.”

Brampton council has invited union reps from Brampton firefighters, CUPE and transit, as well as medical officials and other interested parties, to speak to council at the special session.

“I really want to encourage vaccines. I think vaccines protect the community, protect our families. Whatever tools we can bring to the table, I would consider helpful.”

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