Only One MP Votes Against Motion to Suspend Federal Election while “pandemic continues”

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on May 31, 2021

As if in an attempt to prove that COVID-19 is being used by politicians as a political tool, on May 25 the federal Canadian Parliament voted 327 to 1 in favour of a motion committing to not holding an election “as long as this pandemic continues”.

The motion proposed by Bloc Québécois MP Alain Therrien stated that:

(a) the House remind the government that a general election was held in October 2019 and sadly note that more than 1.3 million Canadians, including almost 360,000 Quebecers, have been infected with COVID-19 and that nearly 25,000 people have died as a result; and

(b) in the opinion of the House, holding an election during a pandemic would be irresponsible, and that it is the responsibility of the government to make every effort to ensure that voters are not called to the polls as long as this pandemic continues.

As an aside it is no shock that the Bloc MP needed to shamelessly add in a specific reference to Quebec as if COVID-19 infections were some sort of nationalistic competition, but what is more concerning is that only one MP could find something wrong with this motion considering how both draconian and hypocritical section (b) is.

MP Alain Therrien (Photo from CTV News)

MP Alain Therrien (Photo from CTV News)

Since March of 2020 Canada has had four separate provincial elections (British Columbia, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador) as well as federal by-elections, but all of a sudden when millions of Canadians are being vaccinated and presumably the risk of the virus is plummeting, now Parliament finds it “irresponsible” to hold a new federal election.

All those 327 Parliamentarians simply either want to avoid an election, knowing that many Canadians have grown tired of their tacit endorsement of the overbearing provincial lockdowns, federal border closures, and economically harmful practices through bloated programs like CERB, or they are scared of what party leadership will do if they vote against this motion, which likely describes the situation of several Conservative MPs. 

The only person who stood against this motion was Independent MP Derek Sloan who did not see the merits in agreeing to not hold elections during the spread of a virus that to the vast majority of people does not pose a great risk, especially when the most vulnerable have widely already been vaccinated.

There was understandably a backlash to the fact Sloan was the only “nay” vote on this motion since far more than 1 out of every 328 Canadians are against the perpetual lockdowns and disruption of normal life for no provable positive effect. 

Canadians are clearly being underserved by their elected officials, and this motion vote is one of the clearest examples of politicians voting in favour of their own interests over what their constituents want. 

All those MPs who lock-step voted for this motion fearing they may be unelected if a federal election should be fearful because this vote is yet another reason to remove them from office if they do not quickly turn their legislative approach around so as to serve those who do not agree with this last year’s overbearing government control. 

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

3 responses to “Only One MP Votes Against Motion to Suspend Federal Election while “pandemic continues””

  1. John Mclellan says:

    Derek Sloan needs a party to lead. He is a Leader of men.

  2. Repudiator says:

    Cockamamie system is all a fraud. The masses have been deceived into believing the system actually rules over them when it actually doesn’t. Being aware of Cestvi Que Vie Trust Act 1666,where and why it exists,who implemented it and who adopted it. This fraudulent scam is still active in the service corporation(s) aka the government through Maritime Admiraty Law "LEGAL" capacity. Wrong jurisdiction. We’re on the land,Common Law jurisdiction. Birth right or God given right rules.
    Cestvi Que Vie 1666 has created what’s referred to as ‘strawman’,an incorporated fiction identified by Dog Latin Glossa or name printed in "CAPITOL LETTERS". Cusip Numbers are assigned to the strawman,the first one being assigned while a newborn is still in the delivery room at the hospital by the newborns mother. The birth registration form. These parasites waste no time. Absolutely no disclosure as to what the mother is signing is provided or explained prior. More cusip numbers pile up as the strawman ages. The birth certificate usually follows next.
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    Tacit Agreement enables this. Not many understand that Tacit Agreement is given without them being aware. For instance, "all rise for the honourable what’s his face’ in a court room. People believe this is out of respect. Actually,it’s Tacit Agreement. One who stands just entrapped themselves in the service corporation(s) Maritime Admiralty Law "LEGAL" capacity as per Cestvi Que Vie 1666.
    One would think "LAWYERS" should advise people of this. In actuality, "LAWYERS" are complicit in the whole scam. "LAWYERS" pledge allegiance to this Cestvi Que Vie 1666 legislation. Can’t be member of "THE BAR" if you don’t. Can’t be "CALLED" to The Bar in a court room under Maritime Admiralty Law "LEGAL" capacity. How do you people sleep at night?

  3. NancyW says:

    Love Derek Sloan, the only man standing up for Canadians and Canada, we need this man and many more like him.
    Again, Quebec was a Province but now call themselves along with most all Politicians a Sovereign Nation within Canada. Quebec has its own Federal Party, that seems to be supported by all the the other Canadian political Parties even though a sovereign nation, but rule and make laws for the whole country they claim not to be part of, while Quebec leaders of Canadian Parties also just support Quebec, just getting paid for by the rest of Canada for their now foreign ruling leadership control of us while making sure their Quebec laws stay their own to protect Quebec from this ruination they are causing now in the rest of Canada.

    Unfortunately Canada has only one kind of political "Party" now and all of them are all bought out Globalists, and unless Derek Sloan can start a Party FOR our own foreign run country to try and save us all, there is no one to vote for. I thought strongly at one time that Pierre Poilievre was very Conservative but he is still in the now NOT Conservative Party with the leader who always goes back on his word just like Trudeau, no one to trust any longer.