Thanks for the"shut up and do what you're told" answer, super helpful. Back to reality, workplaces are exempt vaccination proof requirements in Ontario. You're suggesting we've created Shrondingers Mess where they're both simultaneously a workplace for harassment purposes but not a workplace for vaccine mandates. If you cant see how stupid that sounds, I can't help you any further.
But that’s nonetheless the fact set. Messes get their liquor licences provincially; while they are part of the military’s physical infrastructure, they still have to follow provincial laws around things like alcohol service.
Besides that, it’s entirely reasonable for the military to mandate proof of vaccines to enter a mess for social purposes. It’s a nonessential activity, it’s a congregate setting with risk of virus spread, and such virus spread is an operational liability. CAF already knows that everyone serving has a range of other vaccines that fulfil the same purpose for other viruses. Because Covid, and vaccines therefor, are new on the scene, novel mechanisms are required to ensure that same protection.
CAF members are free to simply not go to the mess on their own time, same as they’re free to not go to Boston Pizza. But the simple reality is that Covid vaccination will now be a basic employment requirement. CAF members can choose to continue to serve with CAF or not. Freedom of choice is not freedom from consequences.