vaccine passports

Quebec's vaccine QR code system, in use at a fitness club. (Graham Hughes/CP)

How do I get my vaccine passport? Where will I need to show it?

A province-by-province guide to obtaining proof of vaccination, when you’ll be asked for it and who is exempt
Jason Kenney speaks on July 12 at the Premier's annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)

What Jason Kenney’s ’mission accomplished’ moment has reaped for Alberta

Case counts have soared, surgeries are getting postponed and the COVID-19 death toll is mounting. Why did the premier ignore the majority of his province’s voters?
Ontario Premier Doug Ford attends an announcement at Toronto's Ontario Place, on Friday July 30, 2021. Premier Doug Ford announced that three companies; Live Nation, Therme Group and Ecorecreo Group, have been selected to redevelop the Ontario Place theme park on Toronto's waterfront, with plans for year-round attractions including a larger concert venue, pools, gardens and an adventure park. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Doug Ford makes an announcement about proof of vaccination in Ontario: Live video

The announcement is expected to detail how and where citizens of Ontario will be required to display proof of vaccination against COVID-19
A COVID-19 vaccination sign is shown in Montreal, on Aug. 1, 2021 (Graham Hughes/CP)

Vaccinations: No more carrot—bring out the stick

Scott Gilmore: Rewards and bribes aren’t working. It’s increasingly clear there’s only one way out of this pandemic and the approaching fourth wave. 
Three generations of the Nunnikhoven family including those who live in Aldergrove, B.C. (left) and those who live in Lynden, Wash. (right) spend Mother's Day together separated by a ditch along the Canada-U.S. border on May 10, 2020 (Darryl Dyck/CP)

The extraordinarily slow plan to reopen the border

Justin Ling: The public is distrustful of a reopening and the Liberals are ill-prepared. It doesn’t bode well for a return to normal anytime soon.
People walk into a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Montreal, on April 15, 2021 (CP/Paul Chiasson)

Vaccine passports could facilitate a return to normal, says new report

Canada’s chief science advisor doesn’t recommend a specific approach, but warns that if governments don’t act soon the private sector may steam ahead
People eat at a restaurant in Jerusalem's main market after authorities reopened restaurants, bars and cafes to "green pass" holders (proof of having received a covid-19 vaccine), on March 11, 2021. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Vaccine passports could be our ticket to normalcy. But Canada isn’t ready.

With the scan of a code you may eventually be able to board a plane, or get into a bar. But vaccine passports are also an ethically fraught, logistical nightmare.
A Dutch vaccine passport in The Hague, Netherlands. EU officials confirmed that they’re working on a European “digital green pass” that would allow fully vaccinated people to move more freely within the bloc. (Robin Utrecht/Abaca Press via CP)

Vaccine passports are inevitable and Canada should prepare

Marcus Kolga: A pilot project led by Estonia uses technology that would protect privacy while accelerating our return to normal life