Durham MPP Lindsey Park is no longer a parliamentary assistant to Ontario’s attorney general after the province says she misrepresented her COVID-19 vaccination status.
Officials confirmed the move on Friday night.
Despite this, they say Park has received a medical exemption from vaccination and will remain part of caucus.
In August, the Progressive Conservative party imposed a vaccine mandate among its MPPs, requiring them to show either a proof of vaccination or a medical exemption.
Chatham-Kent-Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls was removed from the party after refusing to get vaccinated.
In Friday’s statement, the party says all of its caucus members are fully vaccinated, except for two people with medical exemptions.
The statement is as follows:
“Ms. Lindsey Park will no longer serve as Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General as we recently learned she misrepresented her vaccination status. Ms. Park has, however, provided proof of medical exemption. We subsequently verified the vaccination status of caucus members, and as such, our caucus is fully vaccinated with the exception of two members who have received medical exemptions.”
Photo courtesy of Lindsey Park