MP who violated public health travel guidance wants end to COVID-19 restrictions

Conservative MP David Sweet, who recently travelled to the United States in violation of public health guidance, is now calling for an end to COVID-19 restrictions.

Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

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

David Sweet, MP for the Hamilton-area riding Flamborough-Glanbrook, 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.


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