MPP resigns from Tory caucus, disputing that she misrepresented vaccination status


TORONTO — An Ontario legislator has resigned from the Progressive Conservative caucus following an accusation from party leadership that she had misrepresented her COVID-19 vaccination status.

The Tories announced earlier this month that Lindsey Park, who represents Durham, was being stripped of her role as parliamentary assistant to the attorney general.

Government house leader Paul Calandra had said Park would remain in caucus after providing a medical exemption.

He said he was under the impression in August that Park “was to be vaccinated,” but that she subsequently sought a medical exemption without properly communicating it to him.

Park says in a statement today resigning from the party that she actually hand-delivered a letter about her medical exemption to the premier’s office in August.

She says her doctor provided a medical exemption because she had a “severe allergic reaction” to a flu vaccine.