The Conservatives have cited protesters’ truckloads of trucks to the floor of the House of Commons, forcing a vote calling on the federal government to present a plan to lift all “authorities and restrictions.” federal COVID-19 at the end of the month.
Through the opposition motion on Thursday, the Official Opposition is letting parliament spend most of the day debating a proposal to see if the federal government presents the plan by February 28, cited provinces starting to lift COVID-19 restrictions and referenced a comment from the Director of Public Health, Dr Theresa Tam, where she suggested existing measures should be “reassessed.”
In her opening remarks presenting the proposal, Interim Leader Candice Bergen called the “Freedom Convoy” that has now driven blockades at border crossings in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario a “phenomenon” international”, but also urged truckers to go along peacefully.
“I believe it’s time for you to take down the obstacles, stop the disruptive behavior and come together. Bergen says the economy you want to see reopen, is hurting.
“I believe this is not what you want to do… You protest because you love your country, you want your freedom back. To the Ottawa protesters here, you have come with a message, that message has been heard. “
The federal government has implemented COVID-19 vaccine regulations for air, rail and sea travel; for state employees; and in federally regulated sectors such as cross-border trucking, although most restrictions and other measures such as curfews and capacity limits are the responsibility of the province.
“We all, all of us in this House, have a role to play in ending this stalemate, restoring peace in order and at the same time allowing Canadians to get back to life,” Bergen said. their normal lives.
The proposal is expected to be put to a vote on Monday.
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