School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Rookie Belleville, Ont., MP gets blowback for ‘racist’ comments against Canada’s top doctor

April 24, 2020

Global News - Kraig Kraus with comments from Kathy Brock, Professor, School of Policy Studies/Dept. of Political Studies, Queen's University

First-time member of Parliament and candidate for the Conservative leadership Derek Sloan is under fire after posting a video suggesting Canada’s top doctor, Dr. Theresa Tam, works for China and is putting Canadians’ lives at risk amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Does she work for Canada or for China?” Sloan, the MP for Hastings–Lennox and Addington, asks in a video posted to his social media accounts on Tuesday.

“Dr. Tam must go! Canada must remain sovereign over decisions,” the video caption read.

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