A handful of Hamilton business owners are refusing to enforce Ontario’s proof-of-vaccination policies that are meant to stop the spread of COVID-19, CBC Hamilton has confirmed.
The province’s COVID-19 vaccine certification policy requires showing proof of full vaccination and matching identification to enter businesses such as bars, casinos, gyms, restaurants, sports arenas and theatres.
The program came into effect last Wednesday, and already, the city says more than 10 businesses are being investigated for dismissing the vaccine passport.
The city says its current approach is solely focused on educating business owners on the policy.
The Ministry of Labour confirmed the “education-first” approach is being applied across the province, with Ontario
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