Government overreach on COVID measures has been about power — not the pandemic


For nearly six months, Dr. Bonnie Henry simply abolished religious liberty in British Columbia. Her edict permitted people to meet for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the church basement, but that same number of people could not meet in the much larger church to pray. It wasn't about regulating meetings, but banning worship. When the matter was brought before the courts, the judge shrugged his shoulders.

What if the point of Henry's order was not public health, but to expand the power of her office, exploiting the pandemic to give her office the ability to grant itself an auto-exemption to the Constitution? Even if that wasn't the point, it was the result.

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