If giving up our Charter rights and freedoms in order to save lives is a good thing, then we really haven’t gone far enough. Consider the fact that over 280,000 Canadians die each year. If we want to give up our personal choices and human dignity in order to save lives, we must take a hard look at the biggest killers. COVID-19 is not one of them. Cancer kills almost 80,000 Canadians each year. Heart disease kills another 51,000, followed by 13,000 annual deaths from cerebrovascular disease (stroke). Bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma kill over 12,000 Canadians each year. Diabetes kills almost 7,000 Canadians each year, and liver diseases another 3,000.