Trudeau trying to dodge blame

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The essence of good journalism is diversity of opinion. This was demonstrated by two columns in the last National Post after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that international air travellers arriving in Canada would be confined to a government-designated hotel room while awaiting COVID-19 test results.

John Ivison’s column, headlined “A good idea poorly carried out,” was fundamentally supportive, while Chris Selley concluded that mandatory hotel quarantine exists solely because it suddenly became a political necessity and a welcome distraction.”

Here’s a chronology of the federal government’s actions:

Dec. 22: News of the British coronavirus variant prompted Ontario Premier Doug Ford, under political pressure himself, to call for additional restrictions: “There’s just not enough being done to protect us from the threats coming in from the outside.”

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