Ontario Liberal MPP says he regrets email on accommodations for PSW constituent refusing COVID-19 vaccine
TORONTO — A northern Ontario Liberal says he regrets asking the federal government for lodging for a private assist employee in his constituency who refused COVID-19 vaccines.
Michael Gravelle, who represents Thunder Bay-Superior North within the legislature, wrote final week to the ministers of well being and long-term care and stated he hoped some lodging may very well be made for “vaccine-refusing staff” like his constituent.
A spokeswoman for Well being Minister Christine Elliott despatched the e-mail to reporters on Wednesday.
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The Liberals stated in a press release that Gravelle’s feedback have been flawed and utterly out of line with the social gathering’s place on vaccinations.
Gravelle says in a press release that he deeply regrets “requesting recommendation” on the matter and he stands behind his social gathering’s name for obligatory vaccinations in these sectors.
He says he hopes his error doesn’t undermine Liberal John Fraser’s non-public member’s invoice to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for front-line well being and schooling staff.
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