Well, this is an event that has everybody buzzing. It was sixth on the listings of articles for the Vancouver Sun (middle-of-the-road paper, Vancouver’s biggest), and didn’t make the trending news section.
The consensus seems to be “meh”; some people are mad at Trudeau for calling the election two years after the last one, in the middle of a pandemic, just so he could get a majority. OTOH, typically Canadian, they might give it to him- polls are split whether the Liberals will squeak through.
Conservative leader O’Toole is not likely to win friends and influence people with policies like this, with most Canadians being sane when it comes to public health and pandemics:
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said late Sunday he is opposed to mandatory vaccinations for federal public servants and instead prefers a regular rapid testing regime to keep workplaces safe from COVID-19.
O’Toole ducked questions for nearly a week about the Liberal government’s plan to implement a vaccine mandate for bureaucrats, transportation workers and most passengers travelling by air and rail, a program Ottawa says will help boost stalled vaccination rates at a time when COVID-19 case counts are on the rise.
O’Toole said the Liberal plan is a divisive one and Canadians instead “want a reasonable and balanced approach that protects their right to make personal health decisions.”