This weekend, as we have for the past five going on six Saturdays, we will once again take to the streets in defiance of Doug Ford's lockdown of the provincial economy.
While we understand the seriousness of any infectious disease when it's exposed to the vulnerable, the socioeconomic consequences of the Regressive Conservative shutdown have brought massive unemployment to our province, cost people their businesses and homes, caused supply shortages and price inflation. Time will only tell what damage will be done to the mental health of Ontarians when the stats come in on suicide and overdose rates.
The Ontario Libertarian Party is the party of choice. We believe in the power of Ontarians to make responsible decisions. We believe in the ability of small business owners to mitigate risk while still providing services and goods in a safe and efficient manner. We believe in protecting the rights of each and every individual in this province and know that only each individual knows what course of action is best for them.
We OPPOSE the government picking winners and losers in the economy. We oppose politicians deciding who will work and who will starve, who will pay their rent or mortgage and who will lose their home. And we are outraged and disgusted that ANY member of government, from the Premier to the dog catcher, dare call any hard working Ontarian nonessential. The wage of every barber, every waitress, every dentist, every doctor is essential to their life and the lives of their families.
Every week this devastating gong show carries on, our outrage grows and our numbers with it. And just as our protests have grown in size as the weeks progress, the number of protests has grown with it, as we will be in 3 locations now.
12pm this Saturday, we rally at the following locations:
Toronto - Queen's Park, south end of the park at top of University Avenue in front of the Ontario Legislature.
Ottawa - Parliament Hill, Wellington St
Kitchener-Waterloo - Waterloo Public Sq., 75 King St S. Waterloo.
If your health, and the health of those close to you permits, we hope to see you there. If it doesn't, we believe in you to make the responsible choice and support us in spirit.
Be well, and remember. Nothing is more essential than freedom.