On September 21, Québec’s Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, passed, and the date of assent was September 22, 2021. Most of the provisions come into force two years after the date of assent, with a few exceptions where some provisions become effective in one year.
With employees returning to the office, many Canadian employers are considering implementing mandatory vaccination policies in their workplaces. This is giving rise to many questions, including the legality of such policies as a condition of accessing the workplace.
The Québec government’s Act to Modernize Legislative Provisions respecting the Protection of Personal Information ("Bill 64" or the “Bill”) completed its parliamentary committee review phase on August 24, 2021. Bill 64 was first introduced by the Government of Quebec in the National Assembly on June 12, 2020. After months of committee review that began in February 2021, the detailed study of the Bill by the Committee on Institutions of the National Assembly ended on August 24, 2021.