Durham police were called to a Tim Hortons on Thornton Road on Wednesday morning for a disturbance.
Police were told a man refused to wear a mask inside the restaurant and would not provide the required proof of COVID-19 vaccination for eating indoors.
Darryl Mackie, 44, of Oshawa was charged with trespassing and for failing to leave a premises.
Mackie was the PPC candidate for Oshawa in the recent federal election.
Mackie issued the following statement to Durham Radio News about the incident on Wednesday:
I stand against the vaccine passport that was introduced today because it segregates our society into two classes of people. I went to my local Tim Hortons, like I do almost every day, to enjoy a coffee and read my bible. I was asked for my vaccination status and I did not comply stating that it was personal and private medical information. Nothing further was said to me. I sat at my table and was enjoying my book. No one asked me to leave or told me I was trespassing.