We need a better way. Here in Alberta – this is going to devastate so many people in my community – the mental health impact, continued unemployment….The uncertainty and roller coaster of restrictions can’t continue without a clear, safe, path forward.

Chris Selley in the National Post

On Monday, the Conservatives tabled an entirely reasonable motion in the House of Commons “call(ing) on the government to table within 20 calendar days a clear data-driven plan to support safely, gradually and permanently lifting COVID-19 restrictions.” (Note here the verb “to support.”) The motion cited the “serious economic and mental health impacts” that everyone agrees these restrictions have inflicted — whether or not they consider them to have been necessary — and the fact that other countries are well ahead of us on this front.