Can we talk about Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s announcement of new and stricter COVID-19 rules that took place last Friday, April 16?! I don’t like to get angry – especially during Ramadan when I remind myself constantly to practice patience – but what an absolute circus show this man has displayed in the last 48 hours!
He was under fire shortly after the announcement that stricter rules were coming for all Ontario and its residence.
Premier Ford started his address to the people of Ontario today by saying ” Well good afternoon. I’ve never shied away from telling you the brutal honest truth. I’ve never shied away from telling you tough decisions and today I’m here to do just that. My friends, we’re losing the battle against the variants and vaccines.”
Dr. Charles Hoffe is a small-town doctor who runs his own practice in the small town of Lytton in British Columbia called the “Lytton Medical Clinic”. Recently, the doctor has begun making waves for his open letter to doctor Bonnie Henry – British Columbia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Jay Cameron, the Litigation Director at the Justice Centre had the following to say about the situation:
“Quarantine, particularly of healthy or asymptomatic individuals, is the functional equivalent of house arrest and the Justice Centre will not allow it to continue unchallenged,” he stated. “The forced isolation of Canadians contravenes multiple Charter protections, are unnecessary and are not a minimal impairment of Canadians’ constitutional rights and freedoms. They are an oppressive overreach from a government that has lost sight of the restrictions on its power”.
As Ontarians are amid their 3rd lockdown, a group known as the Concerned Ontario Doctors hosted a summit on the harms of lockdowns that featured some very prominent medical professionals. The event took place on April 11th at 4 pm eastern time….
Pet retreats, they’re where you take your furry loved one when you have a hockey tournament, a vacation, a date with the slopes or for many other travel-related reasons – but what happens when the travel trickles to a halt? What happens when your business is deemed “essential” and you don’t qualify for any government handouts?
The bills remain the same – but the profits for many small businesses have dropped to mere fractions of what they were during “pre-pandemic” levels as a result of our Government’s Covid measures.