Ombudsman and counterparts urge fairness in vaccine certification approaches

Ombudsman and counterparts urge fairness in vaccine certification approaches

May 26, 2021

26 May 2021

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé is joining his counterparts from across Canada in urging that provincial and territorial governments considering vaccine passports do so with fairness and caution.

(TORONTO – May 26, 2021) Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé is joining his counterparts from across Canada in urging that provincial and territorial governments considering vaccine passports do so with fairness and caution.

The Canadian Council of Parliamentary Ombudsman (CCPO), which includes Canada’s 10 provincial and territorial ombudsman offices, today published guidelines for provincial governments and public sector organizations that decide to implement COVID-19 vaccine certification systems.

 “It’s crucial that any system that potentially limits people’s access to public services be fairly implemented,” said Mr. Dubé. “That means it must be evidence-based, clearly communicated, provide for flexibility and reasonable accommodations, and offer access to independent oversight. As independent, impartial experts in fairness, my colleagues and I stand ready to help.”


For more information, contact:
Ashley Bursey, Manager of Communications
abursey@ombudsman.on.ca