Robert Wright, Toronto Historian
Fighting irrational hysteria with more irrational hysteria is patently a terrible idea in a secular liberal democracy like Canada. We hardly need parents’ already considerable anxiety about threats to their kids stoked by fear-mongering public-health officials.
There is a deep truth in the Globe’s recent editorial about the relative gravity of our most acrimonious public debates and their capacity to divert us from the "real challenges" that ought to animate our national political conversations.
It's not easy to know what to make of Western environmentalists' and politicians' current mania for plastic, except perhaps to say that it marks a welcome relief from their obsession with CO2.
© Robert Wright, 2018.