Yesterday in the Ontario legislature, NDP deputy leader of Ontario, Sara Singh brought forward a motion to “allow outdoor amenities and activities to immediately reopen safely, in keeping with the recommendations of the Ontario science table and other public health experts.” The motion was voted down 63 to 21…
During the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development that took place today, May 17th, 2021, Liberal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson said he was “very pleased a few weeks ago to see the Conservative Party actually endorse a carbon tax and a clean fuel standard. So I welcome the Conservative Party actually coming to the party.”
6,000 to 8,000 people marched the streets of Toronto, Ont., on Saturday, May 15, 2021, demanding an end to lockdowns and other COVID restrictions.
Mr. Kelly warned that the government’s actions are leading to a “growing sense of anger” and that the government has to watch that. The President of the CFIB said “we’re really close to a societal breakdown here where people are going to take action into their own hands.
Todd Loewen announced yesterday, May 13th, 2021 that he would be stepping down from his position as the United Conservative Parties Caucus Chair. He did this so he could “speak freely” about Premier Kenney and ask that the Premier “resign” so that “we can begin to put the province back together again.”
On Thursday, Federal MP Derek Sloan (Hastings-Lennox & Addington) and Ontario MP Randy Hillier have, in collaboration, each demanded: “that their respective levels of government convene a ‘Royal Commission of Inquiry’ into the decision-making process surrounding vaccines, lockdowns and all other COVID-related restrictions.”
Despite what Mr. Kenney would have us believe, many of the states that have opened are doing just as well as the states who have remained more cautious and kept their restrictions in place. The Case fatality rate from Covid-19 is higher in the United States in general so lets not use that as our justification to stay closed Premier. In fact, Utah is open and has a 0.52% CFR – so clearly you hand selected the data you referenced.
A survey from ADP Canada and Angus Reid has revealed that many Canadian workers — including those working remotely — are paying a “COVID Tax” — the number of additional hours they are working since the start of the pandemic.
Do you have hope that as we approach summer with the vaccination rollout ramping up that lockdowns will end? Well, don’t because the Prime Minister of Canada says that if we meet all of his demands in the fight against Covid-19 we can only expect a “slightly better summer.”
According to a Rhodium Group report released on May 6th, 2021 China polluted more in 2019 than all developing nations combined. The report says that “China’s emissions were less than a quarter of developed country emissions in 1990, but over the past three decades have more than tripled, reaching over 14 gigatons of CO2-equivalent in 2019.”