Reopen Calgary

If Mayor Nenshi thinks it's fine for his Chief of Staff to shop at small businesses in Maui, maybe it's time to lift the restrictions on small businesses in Calgary. Sign the petition here:

Who's Signing?

Aaron Shimek
Jason Thiessen
David LePage
David Asselstine
Cyndi Smith
Kathy Marcinkovic
Don Mckillop
Andy K
Michelle M
Jordyn Slominsky
Robert Peterson
Trent Lacey
Todd McAleese
Nicole Plesa
Dave Blake
matt plesa
Stephanie Makrugin
John Plesa
Blaine Zubot
Anna Pentland
Judy Jepson
Troy Weber
Dagmar Fortmuller
David McCamis
Gayle Cruikshank
Shairole Henchall
michael cockton
Miles Williams
May Van De Wark
Wendy Wong

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  • Aaron Shimek
    signed via 2021-03-23 23:31:22 -0600
  • Jason Thiessen
    signed 2021-03-23 22:45:56 -0600
  • David LePage
    signed 2021-03-23 19:49:30 -0600
  • David Asselstine
    signed via 2021-03-23 13:38:55 -0600
    He’s a piece of shit!!
  • Cyndi Smith
    signed via 2021-03-23 13:34:12 -0600
  • Kathy Marcinkovic
    signed via 2021-03-23 12:02:50 -0600
  • Don Mckillop
    signed via 2021-03-23 11:40:39 -0600
  • Andy K
    signed via 2021-03-23 11:27:42 -0600
  • Michelle M
    signed via 2021-03-23 11:26:35 -0600
  • Jordyn Slominsky
    signed 2021-03-23 11:08:28 -0600
  • Robert Peterson
    signed 2021-03-23 10:30:23 -0600
  • Trent Lacey
    signed 2021-03-23 10:11:26 -0600
  • Todd McAleese
    signed 2021-03-23 09:50:41 -0600
    Small businesses need to be open and can be safely.
  • Nicole Plesa
    signed via 2021-03-23 09:07:58 -0600
  • Dave Blake
    signed via 2021-03-23 08:58:04 -0600
  • matt plesa
    signed via 2021-03-23 08:57:23 -0600
  • Stephanie Makrugin
    signed 2021-03-23 07:13:09 -0600
  • John Plesa
    signed 2021-03-22 20:48:53 -0600
  • Blaine Zubot
    signed 2021-03-22 19:46:22 -0600
  • Anna Pentland
    signed 2021-03-22 19:13:56 -0600
  • Judy Jepson
    signed 2021-03-22 19:06:21 -0600
  • Troy Weber
    signed 2021-03-22 18:53:19 -0600
    Here’s a stat to remember. The average age of death in Canada from all causes: 81. The average age of death from Covid-19: 81. We need a balanced approach to a virus that statistically speaking is no more dangerous than any other cause of death in Canada.

    All available scientific evidence, which is voluminous and incontrovertible, indicates that urban centers that DO NOT lock down and DO NOT have mask mandates FAIR NO WORSE than those that do. EG., compare Florida, Texas and South Dakota with California, New York, New Jersey, Maine, etc. Our public policy surrounding Covid-19 is getting ridiculous. The plain evidence of the matter, in light of the statistical data accorded by these massive population centers (which is valid scientific data, by the way, because it is statistical), is that current policy here in Calgary is predicated on a desire for authoritarian control – itself seemingly rooted in the fear of any negative political consequences that might ensue having accorded people the personal liberties guaranteed them by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Clause 1!) – rather than a rational, evidence-based approach to our civil management of a variant of the flu. This is not Ebola. Charter rights suspensions are supposed to be reasonable, and demonstrably so (Clause 1!). The current restrictions, however, are not predicated on anything rational.

    Please follow the science. All of it. If we restrict the making of public policy merely to medical science, which tells us a small percentage of the population can get very sick and die from Covid-19, then we’ve given into a willful myopia that ignores all of the rest of the relevant sciences and creates an unfair and unbalanced, destructive public policy.

    The unvarnished reality is that people are going to get sick from Covid-19. They always will because it is here to stay. The virus simply cannot be purged from the population any more than the common flu can. This is self-evident because every time we lock down guess what it does? It comes back. This is a surprise? Hardly. The plain evidence of the matter is that locking down therefore only delays Covid’s progression and when we re-open we get a surge! Has no one apprehended this negative aspect of lockdowns yet? Seriously? The unassailable conclusion of this fact, therefore, is that lockdowns create surges. Again, LOCKDOWNS CREATE SURGES. Surely this does not come as a surprise to those making public policy.

    Balanced, rational protocols, therefore, do not restrict themselves to the evidences accorded by the medical sciences alone. They take into account the social sciences as well, and the devastating effect lockdowns have on families and children; on increases in depression, suicide, obesity, domestic violence, divorce, mental health, missed treatments for other medical maladies and more. They take into account the economic sciences (yes, valid science too – remember John Nash won a Nobel Prize for his work in economics), which portend massive inflation, job losses, crushing debt, bankruptcies, foreclosures and higher taxes. All of which will eventually kill more people and destroy more lives in the long term than Covid-19 will in the short term.

    Accordingly, we need to stop locking down and take measures to protect the vulnerable while fully opening the economy. It is imperative that you get Calgary and the rest of the province open. The long term consequences of the current protocols are going to kill more people than Covid-19 itself, by a long shot. We know enough about it and who to protect that we can manage an open city and an open province. I encourage you to stop governing by fostering an irrational fear of something that is not worthy of the fear we have accorded it. Certainly, like any disease, it is worthy of our respect and diligent attention, but it is not worthy of the voluntary destruction of our civilization, especially when we have voluminous statistical data that large populations that open and prevail through the initial and often significant surge that comes from that opening fair far better than those that keep locking down or do not open at all.

    Once again, here’s that stat. The average age of death in Canada from all causes: 81. The average age of death from Covid-19: 81. There are authoritarians that do not want you to know this, and who will use fear to manipulate you to get what they want. Don’t let them. Wake up. It’s time to open up!
  • Dagmar Fortmuller
    signed 2021-03-22 18:30:10 -0600
  • David McCamis
    signed 2021-03-22 16:55:02 -0600
  • Gayle Cruikshank
    signed 2021-03-22 16:44:07 -0600
    Stop the insane lock down. They do not work as per World Health Organization as stated many times by them also our own experts not paid for by the governments. South Dakota are doing great no lockdowns and NO MASKS>
  • Shairole Henchall
    signed 2021-03-22 16:37:03 -0600
  • michael cockton
    signed 2021-03-22 16:25:40 -0600
  • Miles Williams
    signed 2021-03-22 16:17:08 -0600
  • May Van De Wark
    signed 2021-03-22 14:49:39 -0600
  • Wendy Wong
    signed via 2021-03-22 14:48:37 -0600