This is my understanding at the moment, after talking to a few people including a doctor at an Ottawa Hospital.
The Quebec policy change is a real partial win. They have clearly stated they will not fire anyone. But, they will not hire anyone new who is not vaccinated.
We can speculate a lot on this, but the first thing that comes to mind is that the entire danger of the Covid virus is exaggerated to the point of a lie. Because either it’s so dangerous that unvaccinated people represent a threat to the vaccinated somehow, or to patients such that you have to fire 15% or so of all health care workers, or it isn’t. If they can just change their mind like that and allow them to continue working, then its just not the threat that would have allowed the firing of all those people.
Of course we already knew that because one day they were all heroes for working at exactly the same thing that they were villains the next day for doing. The only difference, was refusing to pony up their individual bodily integrity to the state. But still, take your victories where you can. And Quebec at least is a slower loss, in that no new hires, for the moment, of the unvaxxed.
Ontario is another matter. It looks like the typical deceptive and cynical tactics we grow used to and weary of in Canada and the US. And Europe.
The province just relieved itself of responsibility for actions that make it unpopular, but passed the decision on to the hospitals. Technically, the province told the hospitals it will be up to them to decide if they will have vaccine mandates or not. Which means most likely they will have to, or lose provincial funding, or no more Sunday golf with the Premiere, or whatever it is that it takes to make the hospitals do the dirty work for the politicians. At least that’s how I see it.
Thank you ET for clarifying the video in question which turns out to be the Deputy Premiere of Ontario, a certain Christine Elliot.
Now lets have a flashback to the start of the pandemic when it was only 2 weeks to flatten the curve and all the hospitals were overflowing and overwhelmed with Covid patients so we all had to stay in our homes and limit our breathing to inhaling only.