Interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen lifts all federal obligations and restrictions today, telling protesters camp on Parliamentary Hill that they have heard and should leave. He announced a motion calling on the government to make a plan.
“We believe the government must come up with a plan to end the blockade and restrictions quickly. Other countries are doing it. Locals are doing it. And the Liberal government is doing it. “We need to do,” Bergen said at the House of Commons on February 10.
“The Prime Minister used a pandemic to wedge, divide and stigmatize Canadians. This must be stopped. As members of parliament, we all get together and work together to create a post-COVID society. Should be migrated to as soon as possible. “
Bergen also called on protesters to “remove barricades and trucks for the sake of the economy.”
“To the protesters here in Ottawa: you brought a message, that message was heard,” she said.
The new position from the Conservative leaders was accompanied by a promise that the party would “not stop until the mission was completed.”
The Freedom Convoy protests have been in control of Ottawa for the past two weeks, with protesters saying they won’t leave until all restrictive COVID-19 measures have been lifted. Protests are spreading to other parts of the country as truck drivers block border crossings in Katz, Alberta, Windsor, Ontario, and now in Emerson and Massachusetts.
The conservative move states: “Given that the state has lifted COVID-19 restrictions and Dr. Teresatam has stated that all existing public health measures can be” reassessed “and” returned to normal. ” The House of Representatives is calling on the government to make plans to lift all federal obligations and restrictions. “
The Tories are requesting that the plan be submitted by February 28, 2022.
A motion that has not yet been voted on was discussed by the MP for four hours, some members of Bloc Québécois demanded depoliticization of the matter by both conservatives and the Liberal Party, and some members of the NDP considered opening it. First and foremost, I pleaded to be healthy.
“We don’t have to use political lenses, but we do need to use healthcare lenses to make limiting decisions,” said NDP MP Heather McPherson.
Block MP Mario Cimar said his party would support the move, but expressed some concern about it.
“The conservative move makes us feel like we are trying to politicize people’s misery. I understand that many Canadians are very dissatisfied with the current situation. They are around me. They are participating in my riding, “Simar said.
“Yes, the government has to take responsibility for that decision, but the government did not cause a pandemic. We should not try to take advantage of people’s dissatisfaction politically.”
If the Conservative motion is passed, they will need the support of Brock and other party members. The Conservative Party holds 119 seats in Parliament, Brock holds 32 seats, the Liberal Party holds 159 seats, and the NDP holds 25 seats.