Covid Journal, May 22, 2021
What Are We Doing About Canada’s Shadow Pandemic?
As Canadians ramp up their acceptance and intake of vaccines to reduce the incidence of Covid-19 and variants, a more disturbing and shocking increase in opioid deaths, suicides and general mental illness has become deeply entrenched.
The shoddy approach that all of our governments have had with keeping Covid under control have amplified so many issues, but I don’t think any will be as important as repairing the prospects and opportunities of the generations that will take over after the mess we’ve left for them.
Opioid deaths in Ontario climbed to 2,050 in 2020 and the numbers keep climbing as lockdown requirements continue.
Is there a vaccine against stupidity, negligence and greed when it comes to opioids?
What are we doing to stop this ‘shadow pandemic’?
The Liberals Need To Drop Bill C-10
I’m growing weary of seeing just how idiotic the Liberal vendetta is against ‘the digital giants’.
Bill C-10 is a disaster and Heritage Minister Stephen Guilbeault needs to resign.
If he doesn’t, he’s going to hand a majority to the Conservatives in the next election.
#MichaelGeist is the only person I trust with commentary on this Bill C-10 and he once again lifts the veil on Bill C-10 (https://www.michaelgeist.ca/2021/05/not-just-big-techbillc10), an effort to control pretty much everything that lives in binary code. I recommend you read his blog to understand it’s not a ‘left-right’ thing, as folks on all sides are opposed to what the federal Liberals want to implement.
Make it stop, please.
I also ask you to petition your local representative: https://action.openmedia.org/page/81460/action/1
Here’s a list of just SOME of the companies and services that will fall under the supervision and administration of Bill C-10:
- Amazon Prime
- Apple TV+
- Club Illico
- CBC Gem/ICI Tou.TV
- CBS All Access
- Facebook Watch
- Licensed/original content on Snapchat
- YouTube Originals
Online Video Service Bundled With Traditional Broadcasters
- Illico TV
- Bell Fibe TV App
- Shaw BlueCurve
- Rogers AnyplaceTV
- Cogeco TiVO
- Some broadcaster websites (Global, BBC, TVO, CPAC)
- Apple Music
- Amazon Music
- Google Play Music
- QUB Radio/Musique
- YouTube Music
- CBC/RAdio Canada Music and Podcasts
- Pocket Casts
Please, make it stop.
I like the Liberals (see below). I think they should stay in charge, but stupidity like this will test the patience of every single Canadian because we KNOW what it’s about: rewarding and protecting failed traditional media companies.