Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued the following statement on the Conservative Opposition Day motion calling on the Trudeau Liberals to present a plan for when COVID-19 restrictions can be safely eased:
“Canadians need a plan for hope. They need to know that things are going to get better and that the ‘new normal’ is not okay.
“To say that the mental health of Canadians has been impacted due to the pandemic is an understatement. Over last year we have seen a dramatic rise of mental health issues, addictions, and overdoses that have become the pandemic of tears within the COVID-19 pandemic. Things must change.
“By now, Canadians should know when things are going to turn the corner and what metrics we are using to determine a plan for re-opening. We can’t keep asking Canadians to sacrifice more without being clear about when restrictions will be eased. 
“That’s why Canada’s Conservatives have put forward a motion calling on Justin Trudeau to present a clear, data-driven plan to support gradually, safely, and permanently lifting COVID-19 restrictions. A plan that shows there are better days ahead for our country.
“Canadians deserve to know when their life can return to normal. We owe it to the countless Canadians who have sacrificed so much during this pandemic.”

The Conservative Opposition Day motion on vaccine rollout can be found here.