Tag Archives: COVID-19

Still Troubling

More reflections from Freedom Convoy 2022, originally published shortly before the police finally moved in. You don’t expect to hear the words “secret court hearing” when it is the Canadian legal system being discussed. For those who believe in the fundamental principles of justice it is a little unnerving. Those behind the class action lawsuit […]

Insurrection – Canadian Style

The weekend in 2022 the truck rolled into downtown Ottawa. The Freedom Convoy would occupy the city core for three weeks, causing considerable disruption and a collective official shrug. There are anniversary demonstrations this weekend, but there will be no trucks parked in the Parliamentary precinct – the authorities have learned from last year’s protest. […]

This Time Last Year…

In 2022 at this time the trucks were on their way across Canada to Ottawa. Over the next little while I’m going to repost some of my thoughts on the Freedom Convoy. It is going to be very interesting to see what happens when the Rouleau Commission inquiry report is released next month. Was the […]

Back To Work

With the COVID-19 pandemic easing, federal civil servants working at home have been tod they must return to working in the office, at least a couple of days a week. Some are not enthused at the thought. I’m not convinced working at home is as productive for many people. Witness the problems the civil service […]


The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we do some things. This was brought home to me when I looked out my front door Saturday morning to check snowfall accumulation and saw a pizza box sitting on my front porch. Obviously the delivery person had knocked on the door, then placed the pizza, and a bag […]

Pandemic Aftermath

I did have a different post planned for today, but thought perhaps some humor might be appropriate for a Monday morning. Then I saw this online. 2020 seems so long ago. That panic buying and hoarding said a lot about our priorities, about us as a society, and about the fragility of the supply chain. […]

Deja Vu

The Public Health Agency of Canada announced it would not follow other countries’ lead to screen travelers from China for COVID-19. Just like in 2020. Then it reversed its decision. Just like in 2020. The Chinese government says such screening is racist and meant to punish the Chinese people. Just like in 2020. My suspicion […]

Another Year Ends…

I feel as if I should be marking the end of 2022 here somehow, but I am not sure exactly how. For many people it has been a year best forgotten quickly. The COVID -19 pandemic seems to drag on, though at least the panic part seems to have died down as we have come […]

So Much I Could Say…

This video has had millions of views in just a couple of days if I am reading the analytics right. Does that mean it has gone viral? . There is so much I could say about the messaging, about government ads targeting children (which may violate Canadian advertising guidelines), about feeble attempts at humor, about […]

Catching COVID

In early 2020, when news first came of a pandemic sweeping out of China, my wife’s first thought was to not worry about taking precautions and to get it over with. “Everyone is going to get it eventually” she said, “so we might as well do it soon.”  That was before the first wave hit Germany. […]