Trudeau Announces Government is Developing “national certification of vaccination status”

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on June 18, 2021

Today in one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s public announcements regarding COVID-19 and the various federal travel restrictions put in place, he finally has fully reversed himself and announced that the government would be putting in place some form of a vaccine passport.

Trudeau said that the government had been working on a “national certification of vaccination status” which would be required for anyone wanting to travel internationally, and presumably also for any foreigners wishing to travel to Canada.

It was only a few months ago that Trudeau had said that a vaccine passport program would be “unfair” and “divisive” and that the government was not looking at putting one in place, but it seems since then Trudeau and Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra’s teams have change the verbiage around the passport program and think Canadians will now accept it without noting that they previously lied.

“National certification” and passport in context are effectively the same thing, and as Trudeau noted in the past it will create a situation with some Canadians with rights and privileges above other Canadians


It also seems extremely irresponsible to require anyone traveling internationally to have been vaccinated seeing as many medical complications can prevent someone from being able to take a vaccine, eliminating the choice for anyone who needs to travel.

Just yesterday MP Derek Sloan held a press conference for censored doctors to speak on some of the issues a minority of patients are facing after getting vaccinated. Although the vaccines are safe for the majority of people it seems blatantly wrong to require Canadians traveling internationally to take any medication, especially if the destination they are traveling to does not require it.  

This cannot be considered the same thing as needing a hepatitis vaccine for a country where hepatitis is extremely common as we already know, especially with young people, COVID-19 is highly unlikely to harm, and there are effective alternative drugs to treat COVID-19 if infected. 

It wouldn’t be a surprise if vaccine passports become a major election issue soon, especially if more minor parties want to consolidate a large portion of Canadians against all these new lockdown restrictions carrying over after COVID-19 is a distant memory.

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.

2 responses to “Trudeau Announces Government is Developing “national certification of vaccination status””

  1. Toru Minegishi says:

    Do you think it would be required for the non-Canadians who live in Canada for returning to their home country? As I am a Japanese, I feel a bit nervous about the implement of this certificate, because I will not be able to return to home country unless I get vaccine.

  2. Jim champlone says:

    Everything from Trudeau is a lie. So forcing me to take the vaccine to travel or forcing my girlfriend to take the vaccine to come to Canada, is this making the government liable for lawsuit when the truth of how dangerous the vaccine actually is and how the protein they inject into you isn’t staying just in the white blood cells and is actually poisoning all your organs and will kill millions of people.