Remember that the current vaccine passport system is an alternative to another lockdown situation. It is the opposite of a lockdown - lockdowns shut down society, the vaccine passport is an attempt to reopen society and get back to normal. The tiny minority of anti-vaxxers are the ones keeping this pandemic going; it's time for them to get out of the way.
While confederate statues get bashed down in the south, Canada's own architects of genocide and apartheid have also come to a crumbling demise. Statues of John A MacDonald and Egerton Ryerson have been defaced and torn down across Canada. My opinion on this is very clear: this is a good thing.
Historically, vaccines have arguably been one of the biggest success stories of the human race - and the story of Covid-19 will be no different. Despite this, there is a relatively small (yet loud) class of people who would like to see us reach herd immunity through "natural infection" which would result in untold amounts of harm to Canadians. I'm looking at you, anti-vaxxers and supporters of the so-called Great Barrington Declaration.
Reconciliation with First Nations has been described as many things: complex, difficult, and multifaceted. I've even seen it described as a "shitshow." But is this really the case?
"The cure cannot be worse than the [virus] itself," said Donald Trump back in March. It seems like Jason Kenny and Tyler Shandro have taken Trump's words to heart. The dynamic between the two and Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's Chief Medical Health Officer, echos the uneasy tension between Trump and Anthony Fauci.
Protests have erupted throughout Canada and the USA in response to all-to-familiar accounts of police brutality. One would think that maybe the police might start paying attention? Wrong. They'll just punch you in the face.
The second wave of Covid-19 is here in Canada and many questions loom as to how the future of the pandemic will play out. One thing that is for certain, though, is that a new wave of hate has spread throughout Canada.
The American democratic experiment is stuck in gridlock. Donald Trump is a symptom of a much larger movement that has swept through Europe, Asia, South America, as well as Canada. We must safeguard our democracy.
Make no mistake, even in Trump loses the election, Fascism and hate will remain. Let's push it back into the shadows.
If we were to wonder about an alternate future in which the Conservative Party of Canada was in power during the current pandemic, we wouldn't need to use our imaginations to understand how they would govern. The track record of Conservatives currently in power speaks for itself.