October 8, 2021
Ottawa, ON — Following is a statement from Brian Sauvé, President of the National Police Federation, responding to the federal government’s introduction of a mandatory vaccination policy for all federal public service employees, which includes the RCMP:
“As we have maintained throughout 2021, consistent with our duty of fair representation, the NPF will continue to support Members’ access to vaccines, and their choice to be vaccinated or not.
We have also clarified to them the potential consequences of their decisions.
On behalf of our ~20,000 Members across Canada, the National Police Federation (NPF) anticipated and deserve more meaningful and authentic engagement on this policy with the employer, Treasury Board of Canada.
The NPF is disappointed at the government’s ‘engagement-by-notification’ approach to the policy’s release.
We will continue to monitor Treasury Board and the RCMP’s implementation of this policy framework and will support our Members, as needed and appropriate, on an individual basis.
About the National Police Federation:
The National Police Federation (NPF) was certified to represent ~20,000 RCMP Members serving across Canada and internationally in the summer of 2019. The NPF is the largest police labour relations organization in Canada; the second largest in North America and is the first independent national association to represent RCMP Members.
The NPF is focused on improving public safety in Canada by increasing resources, equipment, training, and other supports for our Members who have been under-funded for far too long. Better resourcing and supports for the RCMP will enhance community safety and livability in the communities we serve, large and small, across Canada.
For more information: https://npf-fpn.com/
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Fabrice de Dongo
Manager, Media Relations