Doug Ford ..blames others (especially Ottawa) for testing delays, picks fights with teacher unions over class sizes during a pandemic, moves to ram through legislation to weaken environmental laws, fails to shut down efforts to open the Greenbelt to developers, tries to make it harder to sue nursing homes on behalf of seniors who died of COVID-19, plans to cut the number of statutory holidays for retail workers from nine to three, acts to scrap ranked ballots for all Ontario municipalities and dismantles key oversight boards such as the Human Rights Tribunal.
A study conducted in the United States in July found that when they compared 154 “case-patients,” who tested positive for COVID-19, to a control group of 160 participants from the same health care facility who were symptomatic but tested negative, over 70 percent of the case-patients were contaminated with the virus and fell ill despite “always” wearing a mask.
The CDC is saying: here is how you detect the virus in a human, here is the test on which we’re going to rely, here is the test on the basis of which we’re going to identify all case numbers and demand all lockdowns—except we don’t have the virus.
For this reason, both civil libertarians and unionists should be concerned. Bill 195 is power seeking, but it may be only the beginning. If these intrusions into our rights are not resisted, we may be at the beginning of a new policy cycle that seeks even longer term and larger changes that further limit our rights. Emergency powers should apply only during emergencies, and any attempt to extend them beyond must be described as nothing more than a power-grab.
Why is the province of Ontario making emergency powers permanent while simultaneously declaring the emergency over? This power-grab by the premier is an unjustified violation of Charter protected rights, and citizens should be concerned.
What is the REAL Mask Sickness afflicting society? This is a placeholder article we'll further develop for our iteration of the Real Mask Sickness exemption card.
This is a rough draft, subject to changes as we develop our zero-sum contingency plan.