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The Steering Committee of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (CIBA) has announced mandatory vaccination for all Senate staff, effective Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.

Members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, visitors, contractors, volunteers and interns will also need to be fully vaccinated in order to have access to Senate workplaces.

Details on implementation are being finalized and will be communicated shortly. Accommodation measures for Senate staff will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Quick Facts

  • Stringent public health measures remain in place in all Senate workplaces. These measures have proven effective and include remote work whenever possible, enhanced cleaning, directional signage, physical distancing, the use of masks and widespread distribution of hand sanitizer.
  • Under the Parliament of Canada Act, CIBA is considered the employer on behalf of the Senate and has authority to implement workplace measures.


For more information:
Alison Korn
Issues Management and Media Relations Advisor | Senate of Canada
613-410-1892 |

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