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FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government has invoked the notwithstanding clause to shield vaccination legislation tabled today against charter challenges.
Education Minister Dominic Cardy says the law making vaccinations mandatory for children in schools and daycares unless they have a medical exemption is needed to prevent outbreaks of diseases.
Cardy acknowledges Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which allows governments to override parts of the charter, is rarely used.
But he says the province is prepared to use every power it has to ensure schools and daycares are safe for children.
The new rules, scheduled to take effect Sept. 1, 2021, were introduced this year amid a measles outbreak in southern New Brunswick.
Cardy says New Brunswick's proposed vaccination rules are in line with similar decisions elsewhere in the world.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 22, 2019.
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