TORONTO (LifeSiteNews) – The Toronto Police Association (TPA) has weighed in on Toronto Police Service’s (TPS) intentions to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for all employees, including both uniformed officers and civilians, announcing Tuesday that it does “not support mandatory vaccination announcement or mandatory disclosure.”
The TPA added that the “announcement has our full attention and TPA will be working closely with other impacted parties, unions, and associations to explore our collective options.”
The TPS employs more than 5,500 officers, as well as over 2,000 civilian staff. TPS employees were previously exempt from a City of Toronto ordinance released last week by mayor John Tory, leading journalists and members of the public to implore the TPS to mandate vaccines for officers.
In addition, local politicians had also voiced their desire that cops be forced to take the jab. Joe Cressy, Chair of the Toronto Board of Health and City Councilor, tweeted: “The Toronto Police Services has joined the City of Toronto in implementing a mandatory vaccine policy for their members. It’s the right decision to protect their staff and our city.”
The Toronto Police Services has joined the City of Toronto in implementing a mandatory vaccine policy for their members.
It’s the right decision to protect their staff and our city. https://t.co/fB4kxd95eJ
— Joe Cressy (@joe_cressy) August 24, 2021
“This announcement, however preliminary, is missing critical details that are central to understanding the impacts, timelines, or potentially alternative options available to our members,” the TPA said. The TPA “will have further to add once those critical details are provided.”
The union added that it is opposing the mandate because it “must make every effort to protect all of our members.”
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The TPS claimed that the vaccine policy would adhere to the usual accommodations required under the human rights code. Spokeswoman Allison Sparkes said that exemptions could be made for medical or religious reasons, but the “specifics of our policy and its implementation are currently in development.”
The TPA’s resistance to the vaccine comes as evidence continues to mount regarding the health risks in participating in the experimental procedure. Earlier this month, Ohio-based attorney Thomas Renz alleged that over 45,000 people in the United States alone have died as a result of the experimental COVID-19 vaccines.
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