CFRA Live – As COVID continues to take numbers and claim lives, are significant taxes necessary to achieve full-vaccination across Canada?


The short-term landscape against COVID-19 doesn’t look pretty, but a variety of vaccines will slowly give us the edge in the long-range game against this ugly pandemic. And yet, after almost two full years of living with a potentially lethal virus, not everyone is eager to roll up their sleeves and get the shot. Over in Quebec, it appears that politicians are gradually losing their patience, laying the foundation for a tax that targets anyone that doesn’t get vaccinated without a proper medical exemption. Can we ethically convince unvaccinated Canadians to get the jab or are these drastic measures necessary? Could we see the Ontario government introduce a similar strategy if nothing improves? Phoebe Friesen, a biological ethicist at McGill University, joins Andrew Pinsent on CFRA Live.