The leader of the People’s Party of Canada says he would fire Canada’s chief public health officer, Theresa Tam, if he was elected Prime Minister.
Maxime Bernier, founder and current leader of the PPC, criticized nation-wide lockdowns and Tam’s response to the Covid-19 “pandemic” in an email address to supporters on Sunday.
“If I were Prime Minister, I would fire Theresa Tam immediately and replace her with someone who is competent and has a rational approach to the pandemic,” Bernier said.
“Lockdowns are killing our economy,” he continued. “But the worst part is that lockdowns are not working. They’re going to kill more people than the virus itself.”
Bernier noted that some responsibility rests with provincial governments for forcing “authoritarian lockdowns” but a lack of leadership in Ottawa is directly affecting the health and safety of Canadians coast-to-coast.
That leadership should come from Tam who is in direct communication with the provincial public health officials, Bernier indicated. Instead, Canadians are suffering the consequences of poor decisions.
“Thousands of cancer patients are not being diagnosed and do not receive treatment,” Bernier said. “Depression, anxiety and suicide are up. Domestic violence is up.”
Bernier’s comments come as he canvasses for the York Centre Parliament seat vacated by former MP Michael Levitt in September. The by-election features six candidates with voting scheduled for Monday, October 28.
The PPC candidate made it clear he is eager to get back to Ottawa and start representing citizens.
“Yesterday, I again marched for freedom in Toronto with thousands of Canadians who oppose authoritarian lockdowns,” he said. “I’m the only federal politician who has publicly taken a stand against lockdowns.”
In contrast, Tam has made it clear that she supports locking down Canadians, even forcibly removing them from their homes and detaining citizens in camps.
Watch her comments from a 2010 interview here: