In a nutshell, says Peter Taras, he is running for the People’s Party of Canada to restore the rights and freedoms that have been taken away by government lockouts and restrictions during the pandemic, “which have been utterly disastrous.”
This federal election campaign is the first time the Ridgeway greenhouse owner has ever been a political candidate. He made the decision, he says, because he wants to stand up against global Big Pharma, which he blames for being behind this pandemic.
He has a bachelor of science from the University of Toronto, and a master’s degree in chemistry from York University.
He says in March 2020, when we were first learning about COVID-19, he went along with government restrictions and protocols. But by February 2021, he stopped wearing a mask and following protocols that were contributing to “mass hysteria.”
That’s when he decided he would run in the next election, he says.
“I needed to do something to restore freedom for our country and for Niagara,” says the candidate for the riding of Niagara Falls, which includes Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Despite contrary evidence from scientific and medical experts, he believes people should be allowed to live as dangerously as they want to, to do nothing in this pandemic if that is their choice.
He says he doesn’t have a problem with vaccinations, but “even if the vaccine is the best thing ever, people should still have the right to refuse it.”
“I’m committed to restoring people’s freedoms, 100 per cent,” he adds, so they can return to a functioning society “that makes people joyful.”
Now that he knows the “disastrous effects of lockdowns and separating family members,” he wants life to return not to a new normal, but the “old normal,” where people are not treated like sources of contagion spreading disease, but are treated with dignity.
He refutes the advice of top doctors, which has kept changing, and says there is actually an increased number of deaths as a result of lockdowns, rather than them saving lives.
He would also like to see the defunding of the CBC and the end of any hand-outs for media organizations, which makes them a “mouthpiece for government.”
As a husband and father of six, Taras says he believes in returning to traditional family values, including “the protection of human life from conception to natural death.”
He would say no to vaccine passports and open borders immediately, would improve the treatment of elderly in long-term care homes, and encourage immigration for those who will work hard and won’t expect government handouts.
The PPC, he says, will remove Canada from UN treaties that infringe on sovereignty.
For more information, visit www.peoplespartyofcanada.ca, or email Taras at firstname.lastname@example.org.