Trudeau says moving on vaccine mandate for federal workers, travellers priority No. 1

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government's first priority postelection will be to move ahead with plans to require travellers to be fully vaccinated before getting on a plane or train.

Trudeau also says the government will move ahead with rules for federal workers to be fully vaccinated as well.

Rounding out his top five priorities include finalizing a vaccine passport for Canadians travelling abroad, and helping to foot part of the bill for provinces that have moved forward with their own proof-of-vaccination system.

The Liberals won another minority mandate in the Sept. 20 election.

Trudeau says he will unveil a new cabinet next month that will be gender-balanced and recall Parliament this fall.

He says Chrystia Freeland will remain as deputy prime minister and the country's finance minister.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 28, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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