By Letter to the Editor on December 10, 2020.
In a Dec. 4 column, Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder first complains that rapid tests and vaccines aren’t being approved fast enough, and then in the very next paragraph suggests that the solution to our problems is to shrink government. How does Ms. Harder imagine that approvals of medical tests, vaccines and drugs happen? You couldn’t shrink Health Canada and expect drug approvals to be faster. You need scientists to review data, and any given scientist can only work so fast.
In general, shrinking government means that the government will either do less, or work more slowly. It’s not clear in what areas Canadians would be willing to accept service reductions. Would Ms Harder care to indicate what she has in mind?