“The burden of proof belongs to the government. To (force people to get vaccinated), the government must produce reasons, justifications.”

QUEBEC — It’s possible to impose mandatory vaccination on employees of the state, but the burden of justifying such an infringement of individual rights rests on the shoulders of the government, the Quebec human rights commission said Friday.

Philippe-André Tessier, president of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, told a committee of the legislature that with the information he now has in hand he cannot give the green light to the government’s decision to make vaccination mandatory for health-care workers.

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