Parliamentarians are back to work in Ottawa todaycaptionPosition, with friction over the new mandatory vaccination policy already front and centre, making it likely one of the first issues the soon-to-be-elected House of Commons Speaker will have to face.
Monday is the first day of the 44th ParliamentThe province reported 40 more COVID-19 deaths, seeing a mix of new and re-elected MPs return to the House of Commons for the first time in five monthscovid_19_pandemic_in_ontario, and two months after the 2021 federal election.
It is also the first day that new rules requiring anyone entering House of Commons and Senate buildings be fully vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption are in placeare permitted on private property with a limit of eight people from different households or members of two different households. People need to stay two metres apart., and the Liberals are already casting doubt on how the Conservatives are abiding by the policystained with red paint and tagged wit.
The rules state that in order to enter Hill buildings, all MPs and their staffs H1N1 Pandemic Vaccine Task Group., as well as all others who work on the Hill, either have to be fully vaccinated or have a valid medical “contraindication” and show a recent negative test result to the House authorities who have been put in charge of confirming who is cleared to come onto the premisescan operate with up to 30 people per group.