Give Canadians some credit, they can handle a 'yellow light' reopening


What would happen if Canadians were given the green light in the next week or two for the reopening of society and told they could go back to life as usual without any restrictions? They probably wouldn't. At least, not most of them. Sure, we'd all be relieved to return to some sense of normalcy as the summer weather nears but, for the most part, we'd proceed with caution.

Now, obviously, whatever is decided by Canadian officials in the coming weeks is not going to be a full green light. Nobody is asking for that. But as officials mull next steps, they should keep in mind that Canadians, who have been largely responsive to social distancing rules, can be trusted to responsibly reopen in small increments. We can handle a yellow-light approach.

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