Speaking with Mike Schreiner about outdoor access equity, borders, and vaccine rollout in Ontario

A photo of a pine tree, lake, and distant tree covered and landscape from Algonquin Park. A plaque in the foreground details how this is the spot where Tom Thompson took his inspiration for one of his paintings. There are white cumulous clouds blocking the sun and a light blue sky.
Schreiner argues Ontario's Parks and campgrounds need to be open. Image: WikiCommons- Public Domain
Dan Kellar - CKMS - KitchenerON | 09-06-2021

Host: Namish Modi

In this piece, we spoke to Ontario Green Party leader Mike Schreiner about the importance of outdoor spaces amid COVID-19. This piece is a follow-up to our outdoor play piece from last week, featuring the importance of minor sport and outdoor play.

Schreiner, an MPP in Guelph, argues that campsites should be open, and should have been open all the time. He says that if people are allowed to travel to cottages, families should be able to travel to campsites and pitch a tent. 

Schreiner says that the Ontario Government hasn’t listened to advice from the science table in terms of their restrictions. 

In addition, the piece involves topics such as the country’s borders, as well as the national and provincial vaccine rollout. 

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