SEPT. 29 2021-COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES IN OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
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HOW ARE HOSPITALS DOING WITH THEIR COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES?

Libby Znaimer is joined by Doris Grinspun, CEO of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, followed by Dr. Alon Vaisman,  Infectious Diseases, and Infection Control Physician at the University Health Network and David Musyj,CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital..

In the news: over 17,000 healthcare workers in Quebec are facing a job suspension by October 15 for refusing to get their COVID-19 vaccination. Almost half of those staff members deal directly with patients. First, how come there are so many employees who are not yet vaccinated? And, what implications will this have for Quebec’s healthcare system that is already under pressure amid COVID-19? Meanwhile, here in Ontario, some hospitals are implementing their own deadlines for all staff to get vaccinated. At the UHN, the deadline is Oct. 22 and at Windsor Regional Hospital, several employees have already received suspension for not complying with the mandate. So, where do we go from here?

TTC ACCUSES EMPLOYEES UNION OF ILLEGAL ACTION OVER VACCINE MANDATE

Libby Znaimer is joined by Stuart Green, spokesperson for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

The TTC accused the union representing its employees of engaging in unlawful strike activity for discouraging them from disclosing their vaccination status. Lately though, ATU Local 113 backed down on this and has now told its members to disclose this information to their employer. So, what was this all about?

THE COSTS TO CANADIANS FROM MP SEVERANCES AND PENSIONS

Libby Znaimer is joined by Franco Terrazzano, Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation estimates that the total cost of severances for MPs who have lost their seats or stepped down before the 44th election campaign will be as high as $3.3-million. And, when it comes to pensions for those MPs leaving office this year, the cost to taxpayers will be $1.4-million a year. So, how does this make you feel? Franco weighs in on the details.

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