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NDP will end appeal of vaccine mandate judgment — Friday

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(iWitness News) The opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) says it will discontinue any subsisting appeal in the COVID-19 vaccine mandate lawsuit, if elected to office at the next general elections, constitutionally due in February 2026, but likely to be held by November 2025.

Opposition Leader Godwin Friday made the announcement, (Monday) shortly after the High Court ruled against the government in a lawsuit that public sector unions brought challenging the vaccine mandate, which led to hundreds of public sector workers losing their jobs in December 2021.

High Court judge Esco Henry ruled that the special measures rules made under Statutory Rules and Orders 28 of 2021 — the vaccine mandate law — is unlawful, unconstitutional and void.

She further held that none of the public sector workers who lost their jobs under the law ceased to be entitled to hold their respective positions and are entitled to all benefits that were due and would become due to them.

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