Authoritarianism, by definition, is the enforcement or advocacy of strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom. There are zero scenarios in society which accommodate a government stripping you of all of your rights and freedoms under the guise of public health and safety. The Canadians who demand you adhere to authoritarianism, else …
OTTAWA — The mild-mannered city council in Ottawa is not the sort of confrontational group to lead the resistance against heavy-handed provincial authority.
But after Premier Doug Ford shut down indoor restaurants, gyms, sports and theatre venues as coronavirus feeding centres in the red-zoned national capital region, Ottawa councillors retorted with a unanimous challenge on Wednesday: Prove it.
And the authorities can’t. Or won’t.