Friday, July 23, 2021
ADVT 
National

Tory MP David Sweet speaks out against lockdowns

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 03 Mar, 2021 06:18 PM
  • Tory MP David Sweet speaks out against lockdowns

A Conservative MP has joined the chorus of voices calling for an end to COVID-19 lockdowns.

Ontario MP David Sweet says the pandemic-related restrictions are causing huge psychological and economic damage.

He says the public health measures should focus on vulnerable communities, not healthy individuals.

Sweet took part in non-essential travel earlier this year and was then removed from his post as chair of a House of Commons committee. He isn't seeking re-election.

He's not the only Conservative MP who has expressed frustration with the existing level of COVID-19 restrictions.

Several have also spoken out against the new hotel quarantine and testing regime for incoming travellers to Canada.

MORE National ARTICLES

PM 'optimistic' that vaccine timeline can move up

PM 'optimistic' that vaccine timeline can move up

He says that by the end of the month, Canada should receive more than the 6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines it initially expected.

PM 'optimistic' that vaccine timeline can move up

Federal funding for 100 new research projects

Federal funding for 100 new research projects

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $518 million Wednesday he says will support the work of nearly 1,000 researchers.

Federal funding for 100 new research projects

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Cindrich Elementary School in Surrey

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Cindrich Elementary School in Surrey

An individual at the school tested positive for a COVID-19 variant of concern. Only those staff and students who have been identified as close contacts need to be tested and have been contacted.

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Cindrich Elementary School in Surrey

B.C. auditor general raises accounting concerns

B.C. auditor general raises accounting concerns

Pickup outlined Tuesday what he describes as a nine-year accounting difference of opinion his office has with B.C. over the way federal funds for capital projects are added to the province's annual budget totals.

B.C. auditor general raises accounting concerns

438 new COVID19 cases for Tuesday

438 new COVID19 cases for Tuesday

There are two new COVID deaths in BC. There have been 1365 deaths in BC connected to the virus.

438 new COVID19 cases for Tuesday

B.C. brings rapid response teams to schools

B.C. brings rapid response teams to schools

The government says in a statement the teams will work with staff at schools, school districts and health authorities to review significant exposures to the virus.

B.C. brings rapid response teams to schools

PrevNext