People's Party of Canada (PPC) candidate Nadine Wellwood rejects mandatory vaccines and vaccine passports, called it an infringement upon the guaranteed rights of Canadians.

Nadine Wellwood says the Canadian Bill of Rights and our Charter of Rights and Freedoms were written for exactly moments like this.

"These laws were put there for times of crisis like this. We don't need laws for when everything goes well, we need laws for when people are being challenged and things go awry."

She's concerned with the growing number of government jurisdictions and now businesses requiring proof of vaccination.

She says she has spoken to many people who have been vaccinated out of the fear of losing their jobs.

"If we believe in freedom, we cannot coerce or manipulate people asking them to choose between their jobs, and putting food on the table, and taking some medical intervention. People's medical choice is their medical choice."

Today, Aug. 30, PPC leader Maxime Bernier is in Cochrane for a town hall from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Cochrane Lions Events Centre.