This (12 November) editorial in the Globe and Mail says what I think. As I have said before, I worry a lot about small, independent businesses, small stores and restaurants, going under, for good, but I also worry, even more, about my wife and my son and my friends and neighbours and about my own health, too.
I am somewhat dismayed that Premier Ford wants to balance his concern for those small businesses with the need to maintain good public health practices. I have no idea if he has gone too far in one direction, but I tend to trust officials more than I do politicians. But it seems sensible that if the top-level (provincial) standard is gong to be somewhat lax then local authorities can take more stringent measures. I just know that my wife and I will not go into any crowded place, private or public, and I am happy to wait in line, in the cold, to be allowed into my neighbourhood grocery store.
I am even more dismayed, disgusted in fact, that Prime Minister Trudeau, for whom, as many of my readers know, my contempt is already nearly boundless, is, as the Globe and Mail‘s editorialists say, “scoring political points from the safety of the peanut gallery.” That ridiculous excuse for a man can manage nothing but photo-ops and virtue-signalling. He has failed Canada, again and again, from the vey beginning of this pandemic. We need to see the last of him very soon.