In the lead up to the early election call in British Columbia, the NDP government there was lauded by those on the left — and the right — for taking a more hands-off approach to restricting people's freedoms during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, now that NDP Premier John Horgan has seized upon the moment to turn his cobbled-together coalition government with the Greens into an overwhelming NDP majority, the light-handed approach is gone along with the freedom of BCers to gather together.
BC Public Health officer Bonnie Henry's new provincial health order "restricts gatherings in private homes to no more than immediate household members and a 'safe six' additional people — a number she acknowledged may still be too many for some households, depending on space and number of people already living together.”
The BC election and the civil liberties crackdown that happened in its wake isn't the only anti-freedom thing happening in British Columbia. BC is struggling with Chinese Communist influence from Confucius Institute Communist Party of China front groups.
Joining me to talk about all these topics and the state of BC politics, plus the unholy marriage of BLM and Communist China that no one wants to talk about is my Rebel New colleague from British Columbia, Drea Humphrey.