It’s amazing that the two most obnoxious conservative premiers in Canada could hide out so long. The news media probably know where they were but did not care. Jason Kenney has finally reappeared and is probably the most hated politician in Alberta. It’s the brief appearance and another disappearing act by Ontario’s Doug Ford that has people wondering. My guess is that he is hiding up at his cottage.
What is annoying is that after a brief appearance, he left things more muddied than before. It was to finally approve vaccination certificates. He doesn’t think they are a good idea. So why did the cabinet need his vote?
Anyway, we are going to get some sort of passport. It can start with the vaccine receipt we received from the local health board. It then morphs into a QR code. ‘QR’ is short for ‘quick response.’ The code was invented in Japan. It seems appropriate for a people who have turned Chinese Kangi writing into an art form over the past 1600 years.
The QR version of Ontario’s passport is for people with a telephone smarter than themselves. I am not sure whether people realize just how much additional information can be included in a QR code but I, for one, will be quite happy with the information on the local health board’s receipt. I have already reduced it to wallet size and had it laminated. What I am not doing is wasting money on a smart phone.
All my life I have been known as a first adopter. I had a phone in my car in Toronto back when the equipment for it filled the trunk and there were only eight frequencies for the entire city.
Yet, I must admit that I have never understood why they put cameras in cellphones. I have never taken a picture with a cell phone and have never bothered to figure out how. And don’t ask me for my cellphone number, when I am not making a call, I turn it off.
And before I use a QR code to verify that I have had two doses of vaccine, I want to see what other information is included in that code. Maybe I will ask Doug Ford why the QR code, after he comes out of hiding.
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