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  1. At some point in time there will have to be an honest discussion about how the government has handled this, but im not sure that will ever happen. Every issue turns into a right vs left fight and nothing will ever get resolved. There can be a good debate last year as to whether the government acted too slow to close our borders and that is a hindsight argument but I wouldnt agree with you if we are talking about the new variants. As soon as word got out that there were new variants then our borders should have been closed again. There were no surprises at how dangerous this was. No flights in
  2. and how many of them decided to travel over the Christmas holidays to places like Mexico , Hawaii, etc . . . Hard to take the government serious when there seems to be more restrictions on its own citizens yet have allowed international flights to continue to pour in during this pandemic. We would have never had these new variants if our borders were closed and remained closed during this
  3. The majority of social media posts ive seen show people in Alberta are pissed off and are calling for her resignation. Regardless of what political party you follow, there needs to be accountability. As long as governments are in charge of self discipline, there never will be any true punishment. I havent seen any blackface comparisons but i have seen plenty of people pointing out that Trudeau did break his own health recommendations last Thanksgiving when he traveled across province to his cottage to go visit his family. At the time there was no traveling permitted into other provinces and he
  4. With a financial crisis looming, there is no reason for Canada to stop exporting raw materials. If it was a case that we were running short of those materials because we needed them for our own supplies then yes, we should. Its great to be helpful but at the end of the day, this government has to be mindful of its citizens/ tax payers and must do everything it can to keep us safe. On a side note, Alberta is stepping up to help other provinces with PPE https://nationalpost.com/news/alberta-to-donate-ppe-ventilators-to-other-provinces-amid-hopeful-covid-19-trends/wcm/b4d5
  5. I dont know enough about American Law but when he invoked the DPA, Ive heard that gives him the right to keep medical equipment . Maybe someone with a bit more legal expertise would know..... however at the time, America was the hardest hit country with cases and they had there own shortages of medical equipment so even though im an essential worker and my company didnt have masks for us, I understood why a country would want to make sure they had enough. Ive also heard of other rumors with the 3M/Trump feud , ( 3M not fulfilling there orders to the US but basically selling to the highest bidd
  6. Not that I support Trump and there is certainly enough things to trash him on but there are 68 countries who have heavily restricted there exports and mainly medical equipment yet we only hear about how Trump was doing it. Even a couple days ago Karina Gould told the media that Canada wont be sending medical supplies out to other countries until we know we have enough. Isnt that what every leader should be doing ? Making sure there own country is looked after first ? Looks a bit more of a deflection from the Canadian government to get people angry at Trump instead of admitting that the mist
  7. Nothing surprises me anymore especially considering Teresa Tam just announced a couple days ago that you dont need to wear a mask if you arent infected. "Putting a mask on an asymptomatic person is not beneficial, obviously, if you're not infected," Tam said Monday. This has been refuted by almost every other expert on the subject and the few countries who have the better success have all said that wearing masks are a key factor
  8. I guess the first question would have to be if we knew people were sick do we allow them back and if we do, could we have set up self quarantine areas for people ? Then could it have been feasible to have people return scattered out instead of all at once ? And for me its not even about shutting the borders completely, its about not just allowing everyone in/back without a proper system in place to not spread this virus around. Canada's approach, according to Teresa Tam, was to allow our health systems to deal with it once they got here. I dont believe its hindsight to say this was a terrib
  9. We could be alot worse off for sure, especially considering we still have access to food, medicine, water, etc ( except toilet paper ) and we will have to wait and see what the final numbers are before we set judgement however I still have concerns that we arent taking it serious enough. 3 days ago my parents flew in from Australia after being on a cruise ship ( left in december before the virus was known ) They landed in vancouver and had a touch screen to answer to then transferred to calgary where they were asked where they came from and if they had a fever and told they should go home to
  10. read this as well, it shows that even Liberal MP's were questioning things that were going on..... people can make all the excuses they want, but Canada was very slow to act and political correctness was a key factor in the decision making
  11. you dont happen to be in Calgary are you ? I found a full package from costco in my garage so there is plenty to share if you are close by....
  12. So in the last few days Trudeau has closed the doors for non Canadian citizens , he created a bail out package that will help all Canadians, and stopped allowing illegal asylum seekers from crossing our borders..... Welcome to becoming a Conservative Justin !
  13. On scotia bank's web site, they say that people can make deferred payments but the interest over those payments will still be added up and will be on the payments that are made in the future
  14. same thing in calgary yesterday..... wed and thursday was cold and snowy and the streets were empty. Yesterday was sunny and warm and everyone was out shopping, playing in the park, having picnics. It was a bit frustrating to see.... still a bit of the " it wont happen to me " mentality
  15. I'll double your rant... a close friend here in Calgary works at the childrens hospital. A co -worker came back to work 2 days ago after a 6 WEEK VACATION in China and wasnt even so much as asked a question when she got off the plane. No quarantine , no testing, nothing .... and now she is back to work. My friend and co workers complained to there boss and they were told there was nothing they can do because she has the legal right to work and there are no mandatory quarantine periods. That is absolutely ridiculous and while i dont want to turn this into a political rant or a right vs left, Tr
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