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Dear Elected Politicians,

If politicians can freely decide to vacation in the tropics, shouldn’t small business owners be allowed to freely reopen and provide for their families?

If masks & distancing work for politicians on planes, why doesn't the same logic apply for small business owners trying to earn a living?

For nearly a year, Canadians have heard the phrase "we're all in this together".

While we might all be in the same storm, we certainly aren't all in the same boat (or airplane, whatever your preferred means of transportation is).

Over the course of the Christmas holidays, millions of small business owners were once again forced to shutter their livelihoods and their dreams.

Canadians across the country heeded orders from their elected officials and skipped Christmas traditions.

We were told that COVID-19 transmission rates were too high in our communities and there simply were no other options. It’s for the greater good we were told.

We have now learned that numerous politicians, the individuals imposing lockdown measures on Canadians, concluded that these lockdown measures didn’t apply to them.

Instead, as free citizens of a free country, these individuals decided based on their own risk tolerance, to travel to foreign countries in the middle of a pandemic. That is how a free society operates.

Small business owners should be afforded the same freedom.

We, the people of Canada, demand that all current lockdown restrictions imposed on small businesses across this country be immediately revoked.

Additionally, we demand that no further lockdown measures be brought against small businesses in the future.


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