On June 17th, 2021, Derek Sloan, the independent MP from Hasting-Lennox and Addington held a press conference to raise concerns about the censorship taking place within the scientific and medical communities in Canada. Mr. Sloan began, “those of you watching this today may not be aware that several weeks ago I issued a call for whistleblowers to our medical and scientific communities across this country. Doctors, nurses, medical scientists and other experts have indeed reached out to me through various channels to tell me their stories.”
A motion calling it irresponsible for the government to call for an election during the pandemic has been adopted by MPs last week by a vote of 327-1 with 9 MPs not voting on the motion.
On Thursday, Federal MP Derek Sloan (Hastings-Lennox & Addington) and Ontario MP Randy Hillier have, in collaboration, each demanded: “that their respective levels of government convene a ‘Royal Commission of Inquiry’ into the decision-making process surrounding vaccines, lockdowns and all other COVID-related restrictions.”
At a ‘No More Lockdowns’ event on Saturday, Derek Sloan, MP for Hastings-Lennox & Addington spoke on current politicians and their actions during the lockdowns.
“We have never been in a situation before where the government has on a broad scale mandated that businesses must close. It is crazy and you know one of the questions I received this morning was “well isn’t this dangerous?” Frankly, go to a local Costco – you’ll see more people in there than there are here. The rules make no sense. We’ve had enough months to see the results of these rules, they don’t make sense. Keeping the healthy at home helps nobody. This is an absolute disgrace.”
A group of Canadian politicians called for an end to lockdowns in a public statement on April 15th, 2021. The group known as “Liberty Coalition Canada” consists of elected members from the Government in both the federal and provincial levels. The list of concerned public servants also includes mayors and councillors.
“The current phase III trials are not actually set up to prove either. None of the trials currently under way are designed to detect a reduction in any serious outcome such as hospital admissions, use of intensive care, or deaths. Nor are the vaccines being studied to determine whether they can interrupt transmission of the virus.”
As Erin O’Toole takes over the reigns of the Conservative Party we can only hope that the exclusion of Derek Sloan from cabinet is not a sign of things to come for social-conservatives. Is there still place in the Conservative Party of Canada for like minded individuals who share many values in common with Mr. Sloan?
It definitely doesn’t feel like it anymore.
Diverge Columnist, Greg Staley, discusses.
“Regardless of what O’Toole and the CPC decide to do, they must do it with great caution. They must be careful as not alienate the supporters of candidates like Sloan and Lewis, for if they do, we could see a repeat of 2019 election all over again — and that is not a result Canada can afford,” writes Diverge Columnist, Greg Staley.
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Here is our question to Derek Sloan at the Conservative Leadership Fireside Chat in Toronto, Ont., on July 29, 2020.