Travelling by air is safer than going to the grocery store, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney explained to yesterday’s COVID-19 news conference.
But that doesn’t mean you should travel by air. Or shouldn’t go to the grocery store. Or something.
It’s always a little dispiriting when Kenney steps up to the microphone at one of these daily pandemic briefings and attempts to reconcile his previous statements with his latest position on the same thing. If clarification is the intention, confusion is often the effect.
Sometimes, you’d almost think they were making it up as they go along.
“The position of our government has been to facilitate safe travel because travel is happening and it’s best that when it happens, it be safe,” Kenney said yesterday. Or, as some media put it, as he clarified.
That makes sense in a tautological sort of way. Safety is good, so if you’re darned well going to…