As York Region in Ontario went into another round of lockdown starting Dec 14 2020, I cannot help but think about all the small businesses and families who have been struggling since March this year. The timing of this lockdown is just outright terrible.
Boxing Day is probably one of the most significant source of income for many businesses; yet their hope of recouping some of their earlier losses from previous restriction is now dashed. Many families would travel and gather to celebrate Christmas and New Year together; yet most individuals would have to spend this holiday season alone.
Why do churches have to be shut down and yet, beer stores can be opened? Faith to believers of any religions is ESSENTIAL. However, government officials think otherwise and I believe this is against our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms whereby we have God-given right in worshiping Him freely without government intervention.
One would argue that singing in churches could spread the virus; yet hundreds of people shopping in Costco and Walmart at the same time is not a problem? Most churches have been diligent in following the hygiene precautions outlined by health officials so I don’t see why churches have to be shut down and treated as second-class citizen at all.
Now we have almost 9 months of data regarding covid-19, does the data justify the strict measures that are imposed on us by the government? I came across this wonderful document “Flying Blind” by Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms:JCCF-Flying-Blind