OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-life Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) MP Leslyn Lewis says that if elected prime minister she will do “everything” in her power to ensure vaccine mandates never happen again in Canada.
“The mandates never should have been brought in in the first place, and they should be ended immediately, especially as reasonable accommodations like testing have always existed,” Lewis told LifeSiteNews.
“I will do everything in my power (if elected PM) to ensure nothing like this happens in Canada ever again.”
Outspoken on the jab mandates, the pro-life MP recently criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “undemocratic” dictate barring those who reject COVID vaccines from traveling, saying it’s time for it to end.
Lewis told LifeSiteNews that what Canada needs now more than ever is “unity” to heal the wounds caused by the division the COVID vaccine mandates brought in their wake.
“We need to heal from the division and demonization of the last few years. You might be able to win an election by divide and conquer, but you can’t lead a country,” she said.
“Our national unity and the very future of our country is at stake. My first task would be to lead by example and start the process of healing our divides.”
Lewis told LifeSiteNews that should she become party leader, and one day prime minister, she would bring “unity” to the divisions.
“Social issues, health issues, environmental issues: it always goes back to having a real dialogue. Whether in politics or business, I have had tremendous success leading by listening,” she said.
Lewis announced a few weeks ago that she will run for leader of the CPC. The CPC will hold its leadership vote on September 10.
Campaign Life Coalition gives Lewis a “green light” rating as a “supportable” pro-life candidate for her strong voting record in favor of life.
Regarding her campaign for the CPC leadership this year, Lewis said that her main job will be to put forward her “vision for Canada and for our party,” and she is not worried too much “about the other campaigns and all the different dynamics.”
Concerning freedom issues, Lewis said in early January that Trudeau should treat Canadians who have refused the experimental COVID jabs with “respect” and not use “hateful and divisive” language toward them. She was responding to Trudeau saying last year that Canadians who have chosen to not get the experimental COVID-19 jabs are “extremists,” “racists,” and “misogynists” who deny science.
Lewis has also opposed Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act to deal with the trucker Freedom Convoy.
In addition, she has spoken out strongly against a new internet censorship bill from Trudeau’s government, saying that the legislation, if passed, would open the door to internet suppression and canceling of opposing political views.
Lewis recently said that if elected prime minister she will reinstate the Office of Religious Freedom to ensure Canada would once again be a “defender” of religious liberty.
Lewis had a strong showing in the 2020 CPC leadership race, garnering 25 percent of the vote. She came in first place in Saskatchewan in the first round, then fell off the ranked ballot on the second round despite having more votes than ultimate winner Erin O’Toole.
In the 2021 federal election, Lewis ran in the riding of Haldimand-Norfolk and won 47.5 percent of the votes, beating Liberal Party candidate Karen Matthews, who received 27 percent.
In 2020 Lewis told LifeSiteNews that she does not “believe that the government should be allowed to force vaccinations on people.”
“The decision whether or not to vaccinate should be made by Canadians under the advice of their personal family doctor,” she said.
The COVID-19 injections approved for emergency use in Canada have been associated with severe side effects such as blood clots, rashes, miscarriages, and even heart attacks in young, healthy men.
They also have connections to cell lines derived from aborted babies. As a result of this, many Catholics and other Christians refuse to take them.