PETERS – We don’t always agree with mom but we don’t doubt her motives

Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Image: Govt of B.C.)

THE METAPHOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AS A FAMILY is one that extends beyond the surface. And Dr. Bonnie Henry is clearly our mother in that metaphor.

Rather than responding to this crisis as a stern taskmaster or aloof and uncaring, she has responded with empathy and faithful consistency — stereotypically maternal instincts.

This week, as the province laid out its path to normalcy, Henry was reluctant to lay out hard and fast rules and schedules, saying everyone’s circumstances are unique and forcing the entire population into a rigid rubric wasn’t something she was willing to do.

Instead, she emphasized general principles such as cleanliness, physical distancing and compassion.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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