Canada is the embarrassing outlier, it remains stuck in a time warp, unable to move forward, cannot think clearly on the pandemic and thinks it is still February 2020; why? why suffer the population?
by Paul Alexander
The pandemic is over, omicron is the way out, why is Canada stuck in full on pandemic mode? On May 2, Switzerland and Greece are set to remove all Covid-related travel restrictions.
Most European countries have either removed, or are in the final stages of removing, pandemic restrictions. In the United States, most of President Joe Biden’s federal vaccine mandates have been gutted by the courts and lay in tatters.
“The truth is that, unlike most places in the world, many Canadians, both policy-makers and the public, seem unwilling to move on from the pandemic and return to life as usual. In a country known for a culture of compliance, there’s been a serious lack of leadership, especially at the level of the federal government, in signaling in no uncertain terms that we are now in the last lap of the pandemic. Instead, ambiguous messaging and keeping federal vaccine mandates in force for the indefinite future only serve to keep the populace in a state of fear and anxiety. Beyond providing a rationale for unending government control by rule and mandate, what other purpose is served? Countries spanning the political spectrum from left to right are now firmly in the endgame, while here in Canada, we’re still fussing about the sixth wave, reading the waste-water signals like tea leaves, and wondering whether life will ever return to normal. Our friends around the world are scratching their heads and asking, what is so special about Canada?”