Canadian Crown Corporations Coerced Employees With Fake Vaccine Mandate

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on December 19, 2021

The National Telegraph has been granted access to regulatory information from federal employees claiming Canada’s vaccine mandates were implemented in a coercive and abusive manner but lacked the legislation to do so. They claim federal employees were coerced under threat of dismissal to be vaccinated without drafting the required legislation.  

Tens of thousands of unemployed Canadians are currently without an income due to the Trudeau Liberal government’s implementation of a vaccine mandate and subsequent enforcement by provincial premiers like Doug Ford and Jason Kenney.  

However, the Trudeau government which was championed by federal workers’ unions’ endorsements in the 2015, 2019, and 2020 elections has been enabling the coercive policies of executives at crown corporations and agencies targeting unvaccinated employees. Many federal employees complied with the mandate under duress due to the threat of termination. Some employees quit out of protest while others had their employment terminated. The abusive policies and rapid changes within the federal bureaucracy have yet to be challenged by any opposition party. 

Few Canadians know, the mandates causing instability in Canada’s federal workforce were not implemented in accordance with Canadian law. TNT only became aware of this problem with federal workers pointing out the various changes in the federal government’s vaccine mandate to cover for executives of federal corporations and agencies making up their own rules.

This is quite complex for those outside the bureaucracy of government but we will do our best to explain it in simple terms. 

1. The federal Liberal government, through the office of Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan, implemented a vaccine mandate on federal employees working for organizations under Schedule 1 and 4 of the Finance Act. 

2. Schedule 1 and 4 cover the Core Public Administration. This would include the RCMP, ministerial departments, regulatory bodies, and other organizations involved in the day-to-day functions of the federal government.

3. The policy took effect on October 6, 2021, which required employees of Schedule 1 and Schedule 4 institutions to get vaccinated and “confirm their vaccine status by October 29” or be placed on unpaid leave potentially starting as early as November 15, 2021. 

Here is the problem.

4. According to multiple sources who spoke with The National Telegraph, the mandate was implemented and limited to Schedule 1 and 4 organizations. However, the executives in charge of Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 organizations under the Finance Act, not governed by this mandate, also implemented these mandates even though they had no legal framework or guiding legislation to do so. They had outright lied to their employees claiming they were included in the mandate, which was false.

5. Organizations under Schedule 2 and 3 of the Finance Act are department corporations and crown corporations tied to the federal government, which represents a far larger workforce than Schedule 1 and 4 organizations. This would include organizations like Canada Post, Canada Revenue Agency, Parks Canada, the Canadian Dairy Commission, among many others. 

In reality, there was never a mandate placed on employees of Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 federal corporations because the legislation was limited to Schedule 1 and Schedule 4 organizations. Executives at Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 organizations were not enforcing a real mandate; this allowed them to overlook any occupational health and safety standards that would have been required for a vaccine mandate. 

This means anyone who felt coerced into getting vaccinated under the assumption they were under threat of losing their job was “voluntarily” vaccinated and if they quit in response to the mandate that would be considered a voluntary “resignation.”

It was not until December 7, 2021, that Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan had the mandate details updated to also include employees working for Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 organizations in a reactionary manner. This applied the October 29 deadline retroactively to workers who had not yet complied with the mandate or quit.

Only the Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 employees, who received the vaccine or were put on unpaid leave after December 7, could legally claim they were or are being unfairly coerced.

Schedule 2 and schedule 3 employees should have grounds for legal action against the federal government and the crown corporation/agencies. They were forced to either get vaccinated or be put on unpaid leave while no occupational health and safety standards were put in place. Then they were not given sufficient time to comply with the government mandate because it was applied to them retroactively.

It is evident that Minister O’Regan had the Quickfacts (shown earlier in the article) altered with all the new information on the arbitrary mandate on Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 employees. 

Updated Quick Facts (December 7, 2021)

The optics of this scandal might not be evident to the average Canadian but within government bureaucracy and the political class, but the fact that Liberals are trying to cover for the actions of crown corporation executives is extremely telling.  Will this scandal and obvious abuse of Canada’s federal workers by the federal government and enabled by Minister O’Regan strip the sheen of The Trudeau Liberal Brand in the eyes of Canadian labour? 

Only time will tell, but it would be surprising if yet again the Liberal establishment retained the trust that they do from federal workers and labour unions.

Despite not being strictly against the vaccine mandates it would not be surprising if labour unions made a legal challenge to the sideways manner in which the vaccine was implemented and the fact it does not comply with standard occupation health and safety guidelines.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

19 responses to “Canadian Crown Corporations Coerced Employees With Fake Vaccine Mandate”

  1. Goran says:

    Thank you for putting it together so eloquently and without fluff. Straight to the point.

  2. Sébastien says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this insightful news. Live Long and Prosperous 😉

  3. Sadie says:

    Nicely written. I would also add that the unions have taken a stance of not defending their members affected by these mandates.

  4. James says:

    I am on LOA from a hospital in Ontario, they just sent me an update that if I am not double vaccinated by end of March I will be terminated without severance and unable to receive UI! Talking to CUPE who is in bed with the corrupt hospital management and OHA . why would I get a vaccination that does not work for Omicron? Rubicon strategic management was just exposed for paying off hospital COES and OHA MEMBERS! The corruption is deep and being exposed!

  5. Mike P says:

    As a member of CUPW, I can assure you that CUPW is in bed with management and fully on board with the vaccine mandates.

  6. JC says:

    I was forced on administrative leave January 2 from Parks Canada for not getting vaccinated even though I worked from home. No exemptions were granted for anyone I know either. Thanks for the article !

  7. Nyla says:

    I was put on leave without pay Nov 26 2021 by Canada Post

  8. Vaio says:

    Railway worker, put on leave December 14th. Teamsters union has supported the cause and company, with minimal support. Hold the line brothers and sisters.

  9. Guest says:

    Not one canadian politician in ottawa or ptovinces left right center top bottom east west north south has spoken out against the vaxxine gene therapy mandate.
    They are all in on it

  10. Anhal Schwaab says:

    Was at our Monthly CUPW local meeting last month, and not ONE of these ‘brothers and sisters’, even brought up the fact of us on LWOP ILLEGALLY, because LWOP needs to be requested by the employee, not the employer. But yeah, not one of them, but guess who they did bring up that they needed to stand up for and fight with, and I shit you not. Temp and Casual workers on LWOP.
    Compromised Union, Compromised Crown Corporation, Compromised Political Parties. Failed Nation.

  11. Marlene Boudreau says:

    I was put on leave Oct 30, 2021. Without pay, had to fight for EI for 3 months to receive my EI. I was desperte, living on my own with no income. Working for health care with this company for 8 years. I was in rough shape.
    Best regards
    Marlene Boudreau

  12. Johan says:

    CUPW National is in bed with Liberal government. Their fake greivances fails to address the issues in detail and their “expert” witnesses seem to be biased in favour of the mandates. In the meantime hardworking postal workers are unable to feed their families.

  13. Kenrick Marjadsingh says:

    Would like to know how I can get E.I and my job back if the mandate cost me my job ?

  14. Gaëlle says:

    I was placed on leave without pay January 21st, no EI, living by myself. My union initially said they would submit my grievance but didn’t and switched to ignoring my emails once I got suspended. I’m really wondering when this nonsense will stop

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