MB announces institutions have autonomy with COVID-19 vaccination mandates

August 25, 2021
The Government of Manitoba has announced that it will not be implementing mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for postsecondary institutions. MB’s Advanced Education Minister Wayne Ewasko said that the decision was made out of respect for institutional autonomy and for the differences between institutional sizes, operation, population, reopening approach, and wants and needs. “A lot of concerns that were out there was that the government was going to be telling the post-secondaries what to do and they wanted to (retain) their autonomy and so that’s what we’re respecting, said Ewasko. Winnipeg Free Press (MB)