Last Thursday, a 20-year-old man on a skateboard ran a red light in downtown Barrie, Ontario. Sirens wailed, lights flashed and he was pulled over. Like many who have committed a road safety violation he received a ticket from a police officer. Then he got back on his skateboard and rode away.
Canada is already experiencing a deadly third wave of COVID-19. But the rise of the P1 variant threatens to make the pandemic worse. Governments and the public will have to act fast to prevent further spread of a scarier variant.