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LETTER: Rosin should be removed from committee position

Editor: I read with interest the article written by our Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin in Bragg Creek’s High Country News.

Editor:

I read with interest the article written by our Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin in Bragg Creek’s High Country News.

Without expressly saying so, she is criticizing the very restrictions that her government has asked the public to abide by. And she is essentially saying that the public are a bunch of sheep. 

She wrote: “What is scariest about the current state of our world is not that people have begrudgingly surrendered their personal freedoms to the government, but that they have begged and pleaded for the government to take them away even when it did not want to do so. People have been societally conditioned over the past year to view freedom as selfishness.” 

Really? People have not been out on the street demanding that personal freedoms be taken away; instead they have largely accepted the regulations as set down by her government.

I wonder: Does she stop at red lights? Does she wear a seat belt? Or does she consider those regulations to be infringing on her personal rights?

She went on: “Businesses shutter in while the masses call for stay-in-place lockdown orders." Really? The masses are calling to be locked down?

No, it’s hardworking Dr. Hinshaw and the COVID committee who set the regulations on restrictions. Ms Rosin should instead be praising the members of the public who respectfully pay heed to what the government is asking of them. 

And, “for the first time in our history… we are unable to go certain places in public without covering our face.” Really? Read the history of the 1918 pandemic. 

Finally this lament: "... sorting through the produce to find a pure, unblemished fruit has become a novelty of the past.” Oh, the horror.

I was astounded to read that Ms. Rosin is deputy chair of the Public Health Act review. I believe that she should step down immediately from any committee dealing with public health. Either that, or the Minister of Health should have her removed. 

Patrick McCloskey,

Canmore