The Canadian Government Should Impose Stricter Regulations for Coronavirus Control

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We need to do something before it’s too late.

 

Brief Summary: Sign this petition if you think the Canadian federal government, along with our provincial/territorial and municipal legislators, should impose updated swift and decisive regulations regarding the control and prevention of COVID-19 including:

  1. All schools should switch to online classes instead of having classes on campus, particularly post-spring break.
  2. Home or hospital quarantine (14 days) would be mandatory for all travellers returning from any international location.
  3. All employers would be encouraged to allow employees to work from home or work with staggered schedules if possible.

Please sign if you think the Canadian government should put these into action as soon as possible! 

 

 

Expanded Explanation:

The COVID-19 virus, more commonly known as the coronavirus, is an constantly growing threat to our world.

When this petition was first launched on March 10th, 2020, global cases of coronavirus stood at over 110,000 and deaths had reached over 4,000. In Canada alone, there were nearly 100 cases and one death had already occurred. Unfortunately, whenever it may be that you see this, those numbers probably have risen.

I believe that the Canadian government needs to do more in terms of preparing for the potential—potential, but very real—threat before the issue develops further and consequences overwhelm the healthcare system, as seen in Italy.  By no means am I trying to say the steps that have already been taken towards control and prevention are bad—they’re wonderful, and the doctors, nurses, and medical professionals working with patients and towards cures should absolutely be commended.

But there is so much more that could be done! Decisive or even draconian control and prevention measures could save lives—as seen in instances like Singapore—or a lack of sufficient foresighted preparation and intervention on the part of the government could result in the loss of many—like in Italy.

This country is my treasured home, and I know it is for many of you as well. Together, I hope we can encourage our leaders and legislators to impose some updated regulations before it’s too late.

Like William James once said, “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” If you do, it will.