People's Party of Canada candidate in Vancouver calls for immediate arrest of Dr. Bonnie Henry

Renate Siekmann's campaign has distributed a pamphlet with the headline "LOCK HER UP"

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      Renate Siekmann has once again tried to stir up controversy in her effort to become the next member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra.

      The People's Party of Canada candidate revealed today that thousands of flyers that call for the arrest of the provincial health officer have been distributed in the riding.

      The flyers who a photo of Dr. Bonnie Henry over the headline "LOCK HER UP".

      "By ordering businesses to require proof of vaccination, she has forced businesses to violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms," Siekmann alleged over Twitter. "Coercing people to take an injection against their will is a violent act that cannot be tolerated in a democratic society."

      None of Siekmann's allegations have been proven in court.

      Her claims have come in the midst of a fourth wave of COVID-19 in Canada. For the most part, it's resulted in unvaccinated people winding up in intensive-care wards.

      In Alberta, the fourth wave threatens to overrun the capacity of the health-care system to deal with all of the cases.

      In the last B.C. update on September 17, there were 768 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new deaths. That lifted the total number of fatalities from the disease to 1,888 in B.C.

      There were 298 people in hospital and 135 of them were in intensive care, as of September 17.

      Siekmann has previously generated controversy by comparing vaccine passports to the Canada's residential school system, in which thousands of children died after being taken from their parents.

      That led other candidates in Vancouver Quadra to demand the immediate resignation of Seikmann as a candidate, a view echoed by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Assembly of First Nations B.C. regional chief Terry Teegee.

      The leader of the People's Party of Canada, Maxime Bernier, has previously announced that he will not be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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