The Globe and Mail is looking to hire a new columnist, but the unvaccinated need not apply.
A job advertisement posted by the legacy media outlet says it is looking for “a passionate writer and thinker to join the Opinion team, one who can bring unique perspectives to our readers through their columns and essays.”
However, that “passionate writer and thinker” must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a valid exemption “based on one or more of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code.”
“All offers of employment with The Globe and Mail are conditional upon the candidate being Fully Vaccinated. To be Fully Vaccinated is defined as someone who has received the full series of a vaccine or a combination of vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada,” reads the job posting.
“To prove they are Fully Vaccinated, all new hires will be required to provide evidence by emailing a copy of their vaccine dose administration receipt(s) to Human Resources prior to their start date.”
For applicants with an exemption, the outlet says they will have to “provide their request for accommodation to Human Resources for approval.”
While the Globe and Mail appears to be singling out individuals by their vaccine status, the job posting states that the outlet “is dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.”
“We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all groups, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, age, and physical ability.”
True North reached out to The Globe and Mail for comment, but they did not respond in time for publication.
The outlet has published articles that have singled out unvaccinated Canadians and have even claimed there would be “consequences” for those who made a personal medical decision.
The Globe’s editorial board also wrote an article in November titled “The pandemic is, more than ever, a pandemic of the unvaccinated” and one in February titled “What’s blocking Canada’s exit from the pandemic? The unvaccinated.”
Many employers in Canada, including the federal government, have dropped their vaccine mandates, however, public health officials have not ruled out returning to stricter measures.
Some health officials have even suggested expanding the definition of fully vaccinated to include more than two vaccines.