Hello Canadian friends!
As a Dutchie I had a question because i don't get allot of news about Canada and your president.
How are thing going in Canada with the quarantine, and how is Trudeau doing?
For starters, we have PRIME MINISTERS, not presidents. And things are going okay. I think we have reached the peak or will reach the peak and our state of emergency in various provinces has been extended until May 14. Trudeau is finally out of his voluntary home isolation--- his wife contracted covid-19 and he stayed home for a few weeks just in case.
I beleive the quarantine is going much better here in Canada than the US,we were a bit slow starting but catching up fast and hopefully doing the right things,personally i think the whole population should be using masks when out,, On a funny note when if first started reading your post and said Dutchie,I immediately thought of a particular type of pastry Donut Tim Hortons sells a large coffee chain here ,Where i live we have a very large dutch population,very nice hard working people,they had donated and helped the communities alot with there generosity and have lot of dutch friends,Thanks for taking the time to ask,,What about Holland?
Hi.. thanks for your interest. For my part.. I feel things are going as well as can be expected. I mean.. we are Canadians.. we are the polite ones.lol We are good at attempting to "get along" with each other.
I am incredibly impressed with the response of our Prime Minister Trudeau and the government in general. I can only imagine what a horror show we would be in if this had happened during the previous administration led by the Conservative's flaming sociopath Harper.
At times like this it's important to have a leader who actually "likes" people. And we have one !! Timing is everything.
We are doing our best to flatten the curve of infection rates so that our hospital system can keep up with the more severe cases as they present themselves. I've never voted for our Prime Minister Trudeau, or any other Liberal for that matter but I have to say that he is doing a pretty decent job of things. He is a minority leader and has to contend with the Canadian version of President Trump - Doug Ford as well as the Trump himself who really wants to be the King of the USA, a very tricky road to travel for our Prime Minister.
Until there is a vaccine in place that does a good job the best we can do is social distance because ultimately everyone of us will catch this virus, how severe the effects will be on each person will vary, so it is much like playing a game of Roulette. We all have to spin the wheel and hope for the best.
We have a lot of Dutch Canadians and they are hardy people, hope you come out of this crisis in good shape.
For the most part people are complying and the federal and provincial governments are doing a great job in very trying times.
Most of us are watching the circus south of the border and wondering how it all went go so wrong so fast. We wish them well and hope they come back to their senses soon,