Businesses Worry About Vaccine Enforcements


More than three quarters (77 per cent) of business owners support and encourage their employees to get vaccinated, says a survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). However, small business owners have several concerns related to the use of mandatory vaccination policies or passports. The majority of businesses (64 per cent) worry about violating privacy or human rights issues and 64 per cent worry about the challenges for their businesses when creating a system to ensure employees and customers are fully vaccinated. Concerns include who would be in charge of verifying the customers' vaccine status, how will enforcement work, how will data be collected and privacy be protected, how will small business owners meet their legal obligations to accommodate religious or health issues for employees, will small businesses be liable for human rights complaints if they don't serve unvaccinated customers, what do small businesses do if an employee is not vaccinated and has no plan to get vaccinated, and how will out-of-province and out-of-country tourists be treated, says CFIB.