The irony of this is so thick I could cut it with a knife.
Per the CBC:
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will reopen for fully immunized visitors on July 27, and "has chosen not to open until [then] in order to ensure readiness and to schedule shifts for visitor-facing staff," it said in a news release.
Manitoba residents are not allowed to go to a movie or a museum or a game unless they have been fully immunized AND are freaking masked AND if the venue is under half capacity. The public health order applies to anyone over the age of 12 and everyone under age 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult member of their immediate household.
Those who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and are masked can visit a museum, see a movie in a theatre or go to a concert, with capacity limited to 50 per cent or less, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced Wednesday.
That sounds like freedom to me! No human rights abuses in sight here!
Other businesses are happy at this removal of human dignity and civil liberties granted by God, thankful that the government can make the hard decisions of persecuting people for them so they don't have to.
Public health orders requiring patrons to have two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have taken pressure off the organization to decide what to do, said Robert Olson, CEO of the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation.
The Crown corporation oversees a wide range of arts venues, including the concert hall, Planetarium and Manitoba Museum.
"It takes the onus off the venue to enforce that, because essentially we can say to our patrons, look, we'll be coming back on such and such a date and you have to be fully vaccinated as per government orders," Olson said.
The Winnipeg Art Museum says they'll learn "some interesting things" as they figure out how to ask for people's papers:
"There may be some challenges, some interesting things that we learn along the way," but the gallery will do its best to follow public health orders, [Rachel Baerg] said.
"This idea of asking people for double-vaccinated proof may be challenging. It's going to be something new that we're working through with other museums and galleries."