WESTLOCK – The elimination of mask mandates, mandatory vaccines, and vaccine passports are a top priority for Peace River-Westlock Peoples Party of Canada (PPC) candidate Darryl Boisson who calls them unconstitutional.
Boisson, a farmer and business owner in the High Prairie area, claims that the PPC is the only party that has no intent to mandate vaccines or vaccine passports, which he believes would be a violation of the rights and freedoms of Canadians.
“I’m all for the constitution, I believe we should follow the constitution and if we don’t then we’re not a society,” said Boisson. “It’s against the constitution to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Through his recent meet and greets in the riding, Boisson says that he has heard many concerns regarding various COVID-19 related restrictions and public health orders that have been put in place through the ongoing pandemic.
“It’s like the government doesn’t care about the constitution any longer. There are no repercussions for breaking the constitution anymore, which they’re doing with the vaccine. These are the main concerns I am seeing. Some areas are also really concerned about the mask mandate.”
If elected he plans to bring these concerns to parliament and advocate for the retraction of Liberal party Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s gun buyback program; something he criticizes other MPs for not doing.
“A MP’s job is to go to Parliament and fight against even your own party to voice the concerns of your constituency. We don’t have that anymore; we just elect one supreme leader during these campaigns.”
Boisson decided to run after being asked by PPC leader Maxime Bernier. At first, he rejected the offer to run, but changed his mind after Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole revealed a Conservative carbon tax plan, something Boisson did not support.
“O’Toole wouldn’t answer a simple question about rescinding the gun grab and he said he would not rescind the carbon tax so I called Maxime Bernier and told him I would be running again.”
Highly critical of the Conservative Party, Boisson says he feels a shift after CPC incumbent Arnold Viersen received around 80 per cent of the votes in the 2019 federal election. He says the CPC’s change in policies have shifted more votes towards the PPC, leaving him optimistic for election day, Sept. 20.
“They’re not the Conservative Party anymore, they’re the trying to be more liberal than the Liberals party. I think people are fed up and there’s a huge groundswell happening. My phone is pretty much ringing off the wall and I’ve never seen this kind of support anymore. The people are fed up and I think the vaccine mandates and vaccine passports have pretty much pushed people over the edge.”