MUN vaccine mandate opponents unlikely to succeed in challenge: Opinion

August 27, 2021
Those who oppose Memorial University’s vaccine mandate are unlikely to have the legal grounds to succeed, says constitutional law expert Emmett MacFarlane. MacFarlane says that institutions have an obligation to ensure people are vaccinated to keep them safe in indoor environments, and that accommodations can be made through remote learning in some classes. MacFarlane argues that “a vaccine mandate is crucial,” and argues that certain exemptions may not be relevant in all circumstances. “[N]o one is saying that a vaccine mandate means that the state comes and injects you,” said MacFarlane. “You have a choice.” The Hamilton Spectator (NL)