Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios tests positive for COVID-19

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Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios said she has tested positive for COVID-19, which will keep her from attending Tuesday’s vote in the Ontario legislature on whether to extend the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

She made the announcement on Twitter, saying that she had tested positive for the virus on Friday.

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“I will not be able to enter Queens Park until November 30th,” Karahalios wrote.

“I was sick for a couple of days but am feeling much better.”

The Cambridge MP has not said whether she has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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On Tuesday, the provincial legislature will debate and vote on Motion 8, which is a motion to extend the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until March 28, 2022.

Karahalios was booted from the PC caucus in July, 2020 after voting against similar measures.

After the vote, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he was surprised by her choice, saying she had never expressed any issues with the measure.

Karahalios, and her husband Jim who attempted to run for leadership of the federal Conservative Party, have launched the New Blue Party.


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