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441-01757 (Civil and human rights)

Paper petition

Original language of petition: English


We, the undersigned citizens and residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following:


  • A review conducted by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization found no information regarding the transmission of COVID-19 on airplanes;

  • According to Westjet's first Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Tammy McKnight, as of April 23, 2021, there had been no known case of COVID19 transmission onboard any Canadian aircraft;

  • An International Air Transport Association study in 2020 found that out of 1.2 billion passengers worldwide, only 44 cases of COVID-19 were reported as flight-related transmission;

  • Countries around the world have removed their vaccine mandates and restrictions; and

  • The vaccine mandate imposed on Canadians taking domestic flights, trains and ferries is an unreasonable infringement of their rights and freedoms that cannot be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.

Therefore we, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada and the Minister of Transport to:

1) Abolish the domestic vaccine passport requirement for Canadian citizens and permanent residents taking domestic flights; and

2) End all federally regulated COVID-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions.

Response by the Minister of Transport

Signed by (Minister or Parliamentary Secretary): The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez

As of June 20, 2022, the Government suspended vaccination requirements for domestic and outbound travel, the federally regulated transportation sector, and federal government employees. Proof of vaccination is no longer required for travel within Canada or for those working in the federally regulated transportation sector; accommodations for remote communities are also no longer necessary.

Other public health measures, under the authority of the Public Health Agency of Canada such as border entry restrictions, passenger testing, masking, quarantine and isolation requirements were also lifted on October 1, 2022.



Presented to the House of Commons
Arnold Viersen (Peace River—Westlock)
October 16, 2023 (Petition No. 441-01757)
Government response tabled
November 29, 2023
Photo - Arnold Viersen
Peace River—Westlock
Conservative Caucus

27 signatures

Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.