Sunday, May 19, 2024
Letters to the Editor

Interesting times

Dear Editor,
The expression “May you live in interesting times” may or may not have originated in China. Regardless, we must by now appreciate the irony of those words. The COVID pandemic surely qualifies as ‘interesting’.
Looking at the latest news from Manitoba, for example, we see the aisles in Walmart with toys and Christmas decorations now closed off, out of bounds to shoppers. This is their government’s response to a sharply rising infection rate. It’s sort of like being adrift in a lifeboat on the ocean, with no drinking water. There it is, but we can’t use it. How did we arrive at this?
So who do we blame? The response of governments both federal and provincial has been . . .

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