Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle city council has demanded the resignation of one of its elected officials who claims that the pandemic was invented from scratch.
Andre Lafrance has repeatedly questioned the health measures in videos and Facebook posts, backing up his claim with photos from a recent trip to Sweden.
The civil lawyer granted an interview, who has since disappeared from Facebook, to a leading figure in the anti-mask movement, Daniel Pilon, where he was presented as a city councilor.
Uncomfortably, Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle city council passed a motion demanding that he resign.
Mr. Lafrance’s words constitute “propaganda”, it is believed, even though he was elected to a public institution “which must ensure the health and the best interests of its population”.
Only one councilor voted against this resolution.
The city council excluded him from all the committees of which he was a member, including that of civil security.
It was also resolved “to require Mr. André Lafrance to immediately cease [sa] campaign of disinformation “and to warn citizens that his words only engaged him through a letter.
” I can not believe it. Certainly I no longer have the confidence to work with someone like him, who does not respect what we represent, “said Councilor Estelle Muzzi, during the special meeting held on November 23.
The councilor had still not resigned from his official duties, 10 days after the council vote.