National Newswatch

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

Ontario MP David Sweet 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.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 3, 2021.

Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

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