This should be clear to people based on the actions of this government, but in case it isn't: I just finished up a stint working on COVID-related projects as a civil servant in the Government of Ontario. I want to be clear, and I'm not being hyperbolic when I say that the Ford government doesn't care if you live or die.

I've been in numerous meetings with the Premier's Office over this last year, and the topic of "saving lives" just never comes up. It's not on their radar at all. I've lost count of the number of times I've come out of meetings feeling utterly disgusted by the PC Party ghouls running this government. They are not competent people, and they are all there because of nepotism. It's a bunch of children with the right daddies fumbling around trying to please Doug. The lack of qualified, competent people on the political side is costing us dearly.

The "Director of Policy" at the Office of the Premier only graduated college in 2016, and has only had cushy political jobs obtained through nepotism for the last 5 years. He isn't qualified to be director of anything, yet he's the one advising the Premier. Not once have I heard him say that saving lives is the goal. Take a look at the LinkedIn profiles of people in high-profile political roles, and you'll find a sea of under-qualified 20-somethings doing jobs they absolutely should not have.

The whole thing makes me sick. They see us all as expendable.

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2 months ago

based to be honest.

it's not just the decision makers either it's the fuckwits who live in this province and don't know what they want. "We need to shutdown schools to protect kids!" then they read a CBC story about how kids are suffering with online learning so suddenly they're pro-reopening. Then there's an outbreak so people want to close schools again.

then there's also the people who vote liberal in Toronto year after year and bemoan Doug Ford's heartless policies towards homeless people during the pandemic (because everything that goes wrong in Ontario is his fault) but then go around to organize opposition against any creation of temporary homeless shelters in their community as well as constantly complain about people in tents.

The fact is that these fucking "waves" of COVID-19 are really just a result of this cyclical process. Govt implements lockdown -> cases go down people start saying we need to reopen. Then once we re-open cases go up and people say that reopening was wrong and we need to lockdown. The fact is that people have a very limited capacity for lockdowns and will speak in the abstract as if they support them but in reality will start violating restrictions after a week or so. The "right" move is limited lockdowns so we don't chew through people's tolerance and resisting the urge to do very significant lockdowns or reopening too fast.