Poilievre praised the former soldiers who would be willing to sacrifice themselves for the good of the country except for its public health system.
“These oppressive vaccine mandates hurt our fragile soldiers who serve one evening a week and on some weekends,” said Poilievre. “We need more men like these who know they’re fighting for themselves.”
Even though the willingness to be inoculated has been a requirement throughout the military’s history, the CPC leadership candidate says Canada has a proud tradition of compromising its combat readiness due to disease outbreaks.
“If they don’t want to wear a gas mask during a chemical attack, who are we to tell them otherwise?” rhetorically asked Poilievre.
Poilievre hopes that marching with angry former soldiers wearing military gear sends the right non-coup message of democracy and human rights.
If elected, Poilievre says that military members will have the choice of what uniforms they want to wear, weapons they want to fire, and countries they want to wage war with.