A new Conservative caucus is being formed in Ottawa to fight COVID-19 vaccination issues.
The leader of the project, Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu, said up to 30 Conservative MPs have expressed their interest in taking part.
“People are asking things about losing their jobs, vaccine mandates. Parents of children [younger] than 11 are concerned about the long term health impacts of these vaccines on their kids,” she told CBC News.
“There are people that are concerned because they haven’t taken the vaccine that they can’t leave or enter the country.”
Gladu said she hasn’t told Conservative leader Erin O’Toole about the new group yet.
“This is my party and I want to make sure we stay unified,” she said.
“And really, all we are trying to do is … follow up on what our constituents have asked us and dig into it and find some answers that will inform policy.”
Gladu entered, then withdrew, from the 2020 Conservative leadership campaign which O’Toole eventually won.
Gladu said the committee will discuss vaccination disclosure for MPs and all Canadians.
“Medical privacy in this country is something people are concerned about and so I think it’s worth standing on those principles,” she said.
Gladu has not publicly stated whether she is fully vaccinated.
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