May 29th, 2024

COVID regulations a provincial matter

By Letter to the Editor on November 20, 2020.

A roaster claims that “Trudeau and cohorts blindsided the country by ordering a shutdown of everything nationwide.” In fact, Trudeau and the government ordered the border closed and air traffic to cease.
Health and education are matters controlled by the provinces. It is Canadian premiers who issue regulations regarding business and school closures which is why these differ from province to province. Finally, it is important to recognize that regulations can be enforced while requests/exhortations/suggestions cannot. This is why many folks would prefer Kenney to legislate and regulate rather than simply request the population to behave responsibly.
Leslie Lavers

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