Skip to content

LETTER: Opening the province is a positive

Editor: After reading editorials, letters, and talking to people on the street, I cannot believe people are so upset at Premier Jason Kenney for opening up Alberta. Instead of crying over the loss of your civil rights, you now are crying over getting

Editor:

After reading editorials, letters, and talking to people on the street, I cannot believe people are so upset at Premier Jason Kenney for opening up Alberta. Instead of crying over the loss of your civil rights, you now are crying over getting them back.

For about 18 months, there has been nothing but crying from Albertans: "I don't want to wear a mask! I want to eat at a restaurant! I want to see my family!"

As of July 1, Kenney dropped all of the restrictions, and now you still aren't happy. Cries of "oh, it's too soon! Oh, we're all gonna die! We're opening up for a fourth wave!"

What will it take to make you happy?

I strongly support the decision made by Jason Kenney. Why? Because he did what every politician should be doing. He gave us the absolute, most basic of freedoms: Choice!

Nowhere does it say that you must remove your mask. Nor does it say you must go to a restaurant, or that you must see your family.

Personally, now that I am fully vaccinated, I can't wait to remove my mask and take my family out for dinner and get on with our lives. But, if you would rather hide out in your basement with a mask on and not go out anymore, I have good news for you: That is allowed, as well. You have been given a choice on how to live your life.

Thank you, Jason Kenney, for opening up our province, and giving us the choice to protect ourselves as we see fit.

Jason Wilkinson,

Canmore