Dr. Leslyn Lewis takes aim at 'cancel culture' during St. John's campaign stop
State Media via Yahoo!: 'She painted a picture of a nation being torn apart at the seams due to "wokeism" and "cancel culture."
'"I've met families where parents aren't speaking to children. Neighbours aren't speaking to each other because of their vaccination status. And we had a prime minister that used — as a political strategy — COVID, to divide and to demonize." she said.
'Lewis said employment, the doctor shortage and the province's aging population are some of the main issues she's heard about during her four stops in Newfoundland. Lewis said Newfoundland and Labrador's oil and gas industry should be used to displace what she called "dictatorship oil" imported from other countries, and could also be used to fill the void left by Russia in the European oil market.
'"We should bring our supply chains home," she said. She voiced her support for the proposed Grassy Point liquefied natural gas project in Placentia Bay, which is currently under environmental review. Proponents say the project will bring tax revenue and hundreds of jobs to the province, while critics say the project isn't worth the fossil fuel emissions.'