People’s Party of Canada (PPC) leader Maxime Bernier was among the thousands of Canadians who braved the cold to take to the streets of Montreal on Saturday (Jan. 8) in protest against COVID-19 health measures, particularly the return of curfew and the expansion of the COVID-19 vaccination passport.
Most of the demonstrators were maskless and did not obey physical distancing rules. Many waved flags and posters denouncing the health measures put in place by the provincial government, including the eventual requirement to have received a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to be considered “fully vaccinated.”
“There is no convincing case for compulsory COVID-19 vaccinations,” PPC leader Bernier said. “Mandatory vaccine policies are a blunt tool aimed at covering up government ineptitude.”