Fierce opposition to COVID-19 measures is reverberating through Manitoba’s upcoming municipal and school board elections.
It’s believed at least a dozen people on ballots in October are vocal critics of pandemic-era restrictions, some of whom gained widespread notoriety for their dissent.
Dick Eastland said running for a school board seat wasn’t something he seriously considered before the pandemic. He said discussions with others who rallied against the restrictions and vaccine mandates changed his mind.
“We have been talking about this a lot privately from person-to-person and trying to inspire each other, to show some strength,” he said.
“For a lot of people, they’re getting completely out of their comfort zone.”
Dick Eastland said
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