WINNIPEG, MANITOBA ~~~~~ January 21, 2021 (LSN) At least he finally admitted what has been clear throughout: Those in power expect us to follow rules that don’t apply to them.
While Canadians can face arrest, fines, and social shaming for violating public health orders, politicians always get to apologize and then just move on without punishment. Thunder Bay, Terrace Bay Marathon, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, North Bay, Ontario
And now, we know that is entirely by design.
In a recent press conference, Manitoba’s top public health official Dr. Brent Roussin said it straight up:
“Our public health orders don’t apply to any levels of government. So they don’t apply to federal provincial, or municipal governments.”
The criticism here shouldn’t be with Roussin, it should be with the politicians who really put this stuff into place.
They exempted themselves, while threatening the rest of us.
It’s the ultimate in arrogant elitism, “rules for thee, but not for me.”
And it’s why politicians have no credibility and no right to call for restrictions on the rest of us. In a truly free country, government imposed lockdowns shouldn’t even be allowed, and those in power continue to show they cannot be trusted with authority.
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Spencer Fernando is based in Winnipeg
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