Aug 30, 2021
By Jane Brown
It appears Justin Trudeau is not going to back down from his plans to bring in vaccine passports, make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for federal workers and improve climate change, despite constant heckling from protesters who are adamantly against his policies.
Sunday’s Liberal campaign event in Cambridge was not cancelled due to safety concerns, which is what happened in Bolton on Friday night.
Trudeau says people who deny science around vaccines and climate change are not the ones who are going to dictate how Canada moves forward.
The Cambridge campaign event was delayed more than hour as angry anti-vaxxers blocked the entrance to the local sheet metal business where Trudeau made the first big climate announcement of his re-election effort.
Trudeau says he understands that the pandemic has increased the fear and anxiety in many, but condemned any threats or use of violence, racism and bigotry.
“Elected politicians continue to peddle in conspiracy theories, Trudeau told the Cambridge crowd, “And it’s not enough for leaders like Erin O’Toole to simply distance themselves from those comments. He has to flat out condemn them and then correct the record, so that people who are supporting Cheryl Gallant, so that people who are shouting out here today understand that they are wrong.”
Cheryl Gallant is a longtime Conservative MP who warned constituents the Liberals are preparing for a “climate lockdown.”
But the party later said Cheryl Gallant has removed a video she posted in June that included a photo of Trudeau appearing to have some sort of noose around his neck.
Gallant is running for re-election in the Ottawa Valley riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke for the eighth time.