2021 – A Year of Highs and Lows Says MP Bergen

“2021 has been a year of highs and lows, and ups and downs,” said Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen as she reflected on the past year. “And so, when I look back and I look at some of the things that I’m proud of, they also can have a few lows intertwined with those moments of pride.”

“I’m really proud of the fact that we were a strong opposition,” said Bergen, who was once again named Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada following the September federal election. “We obviously want to be in government, but being in Opposition is an important job, and so there were some things that we were able to accomplish that I’m proud of. One is ensuring and pushing the government to get vaccines to Canadians. It’s funny — it was just a year ago that we had no vaccines or very few vaccines, and everybody else around the world was getting their vaccine doses and Canada was behind. So, it was because Conservatives pushed.”