- Premier Blaine Higgs says he’ll meet with public health officials and cabinet members this week to figure out when more COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted.
- According to the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force, the protest outside Higgs’ home drew over 100 people.
Premier Blaine Higgs says he’ll meet with public health officials and cabinet members this week in the hopes of establishing a timeline for loosening more COVID-19 limitations in the province.
He expects to have more information later this week, with meetings scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.
“I’m meeting with public health officials this week to go over their projections for the future, where we are centred on their passed projections,” he stated. “I’m optimistic that in the following weeks we will see more motion to move forward and open up further.” “I’d like to be capable to tell you about it later this week.”
He claims that hospitals have begun to stabilize, though he acknowledges that the healthcare system is still not functioning normally.
Anti-restriction and mandate protests took place in Moncton, Fredericton, and outside his home in Quispamsis over the last few weekends.
This weekend, there will be another protest in Fredericton. According to a Facebook event, a convoy will travel through downtown New Brunswick, ending at the New Brunswick legislature.
The protest outside Higgs’ home drew over 100 people, according to the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force.
“The demonstration was loud but peaceful,” police said in a statement.
Higgs claims that his or his family’s safety has never been in jeopardy. However, he is “disappointed” that protestors chose a private home rather than a public venue such as the legislature.
“Now is not the moment to give up hope in any form,” he said. “Because, as far as I understand it, we’re in a very good position to take the next steps, and I’ll have all the details in the next couple of days.”
For this weekend’s planned protest, Higgs said the Department of Public Safety works with Fredericton police and “coordinates any necessary efforts.”
The RCMP in New Brunswick said they are aware of the protest and will watch it. They also say they’re in “constant contact” with other law enforcement agencies, including Fredericton.
“I just believe that if we’re all centered on the same thing – life without mandates, life without all of these restrictions – then we must be able to find a path forward,” he stated.
Source: Global News
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