Conservatives say travel backlogs result of vaccine mandates, Liberals defends their necessity

During question period at the House of Commons on Thursday, Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie blamed the current summer travel backlog faced by Canadians on vaccine mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions, pointing to Air Canada cancelling 360 flights in one week as evidence while using the European Union and United States as examples to follow. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health Adam van Koeverden defended the health mandates by saying “just wishing [the pandemic] away is not going to make it happen.”