Canadians now know how to get into the throne speech. All you have to do is annoy the prime minister. Yes, it’s that simple. One of the first acts of the new parliament will be to enable a pissed off PM to settle a score with some anti-vaxxers who were insulting his wife. While I am sure that more than a few Canadians would take umbrage at anyone insulting their wife or husband or child, or any other family member, there is no need to launch a law against such rude activity.
At the same time, I appreciate that the PM restrained himself from giving the malefactors a punch in the nose. It would never do for those receiving the punch to be suing the PM for personal injury.
Yet, since the troublemakers in this case were identified as anti-vaxxers, there would unlikely be many Canadians springing to their defence.
Besides, their being anti-vaxxers, my preference would be to banish them to some hot-bed of anti-vaxxing such as Miami, Florida. The few that return in a few years might be suitably chastened.
But what does our PM choose to do with them? He is going to deny them the fun they have picketing hospitals. That’s all folks! The liberals are going to bring out a bill making it illegal to promote anti-vaxxing where it might be seen by doctors, nurses and other health professionals. There will be no more of this picketing where it might be seen by people who are fighting this pandemic battle for us.
We hear there might be a few conservative supporters among those antivaxxers who tried to disrupt liberal events and threw pebbles at the PM. The liberals are certainly going to check out these conservatives MPs who are claiming they are allergic to vaccines.
But before the liberals can act on these claims, the conservative leader’s office wants to check out how the unvaccinated will vote in a leadership review. Mr. O’Toole needs all the conservative votes he can get.
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