Bell: Jason Kenney’s Flying Circus and the risky wreckage

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But this could be a case of talk is cheap.

Still, here’s a heck of a string of words from Ian Large of Leger.

“We’ve come a long way through the pandemic listening to government and following the rules. We’ve come a long way because we believe that was the right thing to do.

“Now maybe we’re not so sure. Now maybe we’re saying what’s good for the goose should be good for the gander.”

The nose counter points to “the potential for people to take their eye off the ball” and the impact of the behaviour of certain United Conservative politicians being “greater than we might otherwise have expected.”

Yes, if you don’t trust the coach as much you did, you just might think of calling your own plays.

That’s risky business.

Large adds the following.

“Imagine if it had been Dr. Deena Hinshaw who travelled overseas.”

Hinshaw is the province’s top doc on COVID and is not stupid.

“People are tired. How much more do we have to put up with?” asks Leger’s Large.

“This is just kind of adding insult to injury. If people think the people who should know better are not walking the walk then they themselves will be tempted to do the same thing, to believe that what we’ve been told to do is not the end of the world if we don’t do it.”

The silver lining in the dark clouds and turbulence caused by the flying circus?

The vaccine.

Right now, only about one in three are happy with the pace of the rollout of the vaccine, with the most gripes in Calgary.

But if the Kenney government steps up its game and that light at the end of the tunnel gets closer sooner rather than later, the Leger pollster sees the opportunity for the United Conservatives to put a big one in the win column.

To do that, they’d better show as much passion getting folks vaccinated as they’ve had in laying down the law.