Thursday, June 4, 2020

Big government failed in COVID-19 pandemic

Contrary to myth, Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been an argument in favour of big government but a savage indictment of it.(Toronto Sun)

Sources believe coronavirus outbreak originated in Wuhan lab as part of China’s plan to compete with the U.S.

There is increasing confidence that the COVID-19 outbreak likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory, though not as a bioweapon but as part of China's attempt to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States, multiple sources who have been briefed on the details of early actions by China's government and seen relevant materials. (Fox News)
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    Earlier this week, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced that all returning travellers to B.C. must demonstrate they can self-isolate or they’ll be escorted somewhere and forced into isolation. The Premier did not explain who or how exactly that will be achieved. (True North)

    The slanderous contempt for Donald Trump is unwarranted

    It has been disappointing to read of Canadian outrage at the treatment of 3M Corporation by the U.S. government, which interrupted its exports of respiratory masks. (National Post)

    U.S. Navy relieves aircraft carrier commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action

    The U.S. Navy relieved the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt's captain of his command on Thursday, punishing him for the leak of a scathing letter he sent to superiors that sought stronger measures for curbing a coronavirus outbreak aboard the ship. (CBC)

    The carbon tax is just another tax, nothing more

    As coronavirus news stories dominate the headlines, it’s fair to say that climate change seems to have been knocked off its perch. (True North)
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  • The world succumbed to a pandemic of hysteria, more than a virus

    The Canadian government’s management of the coronavirus crisis, if judged by what it does and its leaders say, is completely inadequate. Their relief bill is probably not sufficient in quantum or in efficiency for those unemployed or under-employed as a result of the public health crisis, and the relief for small businesses is also probably insufficiently liquid and too bureaucratic. The closing of the U.S. border is nonsensical. (National Post)

    New crime data contradicts government gun plans

    The latest crime data released by Statistics Canada make a mockery of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s posturing on gun violence. (Edmonton Sun)
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  • Two weeks too late, Ottawa finally orders travellers to isolate

    On Wednesday morning, a reporter asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his daily news conference why the government was not using the powers available to it to enforce the 14-day self-isolation of travelllers returning to Canada, and was instead merely asking people to adopt this critical measure? (Globe & Mail)

    MP’s pass emergency aid bill after overnight compromise

    OTTAWA - The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act passed third reading in the House just before 6 a.m. EDT Wednesday after significant delays caused by opposition to the Liberals' attempt to grant broad spending and taxing powers to cabinet without parliamentary oversight – something both the Conservatives and NDP described as an unexpected attempt to acquire a blank cheque.(CTV)
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