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MLB, union still discussing Canada’s vaccine rule

MLB, union still discussing Canada's vaccine rule

Happ: Canada’s vaccine mandate subject of ongoing talks originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

MESA, Ariz. — Will the Cubs’ vaccination statuses that became an issue in 2021 carry over to 2022 even as MLB transitions into something closer to a post-COVID-19 world with the new collective bargaining agreement?

They will if Canada has anything to say about it.

Canada does now allow unvaccinated visitors to cross its borders when it comes to the ongoing COVID pandemic, and this year that means the Cubs, who are scheduled to play in Toronto Aug. 29-31.

“We have three days to figure out the protocols and exactly how those are going to work,” Cubs union rep Ian Happ said Friday, the first day players were allowed to show up to spring training camps after Thursday’s ratification of a new labor agreement.

“There’s not much you can do about a country of Canada and their rules,” Happ said. “No one’s going to knock on the prime minister’s door to figure this out.”

For now,…

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