REGINA, Saskatchewan (LifeSiteNews)— Saskatchewan has become the first province in Canada to announce plans to remove all COVID-19 measures and allow society to “return to normal.”
Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe announced on Monday evening that he plans to remove all so-called COVID-19 restrictions by February 28, including dropping the provincewide vaccine passport that has been in effect since October 2021.
“Our caucus MLAs (Members of the Legislative Body) are hearing this from the people that they are talking to across the province and the people that they ultimately represent, and people are asking their government for a return to normal – a removal of public health restrictions – and we most certainly are looking at how we can do that in the weeks ahead here in Saskatchewan,” Moe stated in a press conference.
After the conference, Moe took to Twitter to reiterate his plans, writing, “Our MLAs, including myself, have been hearing from residents about their desire for a return to normal. After more than 2 yrs of following the measures and doing your part by getting vaccinated, our gov’t is looking closely at how we can do that in the weeks ahead here in SK.”
Our MLAs, including myself, have been hearing from residents about their desire for a return to normal.
After more than 2 yrs of following the measures and doing your part by getting vaccinated, our gov’t is looking closely at how we can do that in the weeks ahead here in SK. pic.twitter.com/0jsObk9LNd
— Scott Moe (@PremierScottMoe) February 1, 2022
Moe mentioned the recent poll done by reputable pollster Angus Reid, which found that a whopping 54 percent of Canadians want all public health measures removed. According to the poll, Saskatchewan is the province with the most support for the axing of public health measures, with 62 percent of polled residents saying they would support the move.
While Moe has flip-flopped on issues regarding COVID in the past, he has remained consistent since October 2021, promising that he would never impose capacity limits on private gatherings or enact another lockdown despite many other provinces doing so during the so-called omicron wave.
Recently Moe has also been adamant that lockdowns cause more harm than good and has stood by his scientifically supported statement that there is no reliable evidence showing COVID-19 vaccines reduce the spread of the virus.
In line with Moe’s newfound skepticism regarding the need for public health measures, a growing body of data has indicated that vaccine mandates and passports have been a failed strategy for tackling COVID.
Many consider such mandates a gross assault on individual freedoms and unnecessary given COVID-19’s high survivability among most groups, its minimal risk of asymptomatic spread, and research indicating that post-infection natural immunity is far superior to vaccine-induced immunity.