In Australia legislation was introduced that will block benefits from parents who have decided to not have their children vaccinated “No jab, no pay”. There have been some isolated outbreaks of whopping cough and the measles in Australia, which are preventable diseases according to the government. Over the last ten years the number of unvaccinated children has risen by 24,000. Former prime minister Tony Abbott said that families’ decisions not to immunise their children were “not supported by public policy or medical research, nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of child care payments”. Do you think similar laws should be introduced in Canada?
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