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OTTAWA, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) – The Leader of the Official Opposition in Canada has called for an end to all COVID restrictions in the nation as pressure from the Freedom Convoy continues to mount.  

Citing the massive demonstrations sweeping the nation and the lack of leadership displayed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Conservative Party of Canada’s interim leader Candice Bergen called for an end to all so-called COVID measures in Canada in parliament on Monday.  

“Canadians are telling the Prime Minister they want to get back to work, they want to get back to normal life,” Bergen began.  

“That’s why we’re seeing demonstrations, not only in Ottawa, but right across the country,” she continued.  

“The Prime Minister has caused division by overtly politicizing vaccines, and the pandemic, and calling these Canadians names… When will the Prime Minister stop hiding, show up for Canadians, show some leadership, and fix the that mess he’s created?”  

After a reply by Liberal House of Commons Leader Mark Holland reiterating the lines that everyone is “tired” of the pandemic and Canadians just need to continue getting “vaccinated” for the pandemic to finally end, Bergen spoke up again, taking aim directly at the heavy-handed COVID measures promulgated by Trudeau and the Liberals.  

“[Canada’s chief public health officer] Dr. [Theresa] Tam and other health officials across the country have started to change their language on lifting restrictions,” Bergen replied.  

“According to Dr. Tam, things like vaccine mandates should be reevaluated,” she added.  

“Countries around the world have started to lift restrictions or actually end them all together, so can the Prime Minister tell Canadians today when the government will quickly respond to our public health officials and begin to lift all restrictions they have imposed on Canadians?”  

Bergen’s fellow Conservatives erupted into applause as she spoke.  

After Holland told Bergen to talk “calmly and rationally” about what a “real solution” is, instead of her “incendiary” demand for a dramatic change of course, Bergen sardonically accused Holland of “mansplaining.” She also reminded Holland that Canadians have followed the rules for two years, and a “slow and drawn out” reopening is unacceptable.  

The Freedom Convoy, still underway, seems to have successfully thrusted anti-COVID tyranny from the fringes of political discourse into the mainstream.  

Since the arrival of the Canadian truckers’ convoy in Ottawa just over a week ago, the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan have both announced they will be lifting all public health restrictions in the coming days and weeks. On the federal level, as Bergen mentioned, Trudeau’s own public health chief has stated that a more “sustainable” approach to COVID needs to be considered and that it may be time for the government to “reexamine” the so-called health measures. 

Most notable, however, was the CPC’s ousting of their liberal-leaning leader Erin O’Toole in what some political analysts have called a “tilt” back to the “right” for the Conservative Party.  

Despite the heavy-handed approach by Canadian governments, a growing body of data has indicated that vaccine passports and mandates have been a failed strategy for tackling COVID. 

Many consider such mandates a gross assault on individual freedoms that is also unnecessary given COVID-19’s high survivability among most groups, its now understood minimal risk of asymptomatic spread, and research indicating that post-infection natural immunity is far superior to vaccine-induced immunity.