Hope on the horizon
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This article was published 15/12/2020 (905 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The holiday season marks a time of joy, festivities and being together with loved ones. As has been the case with many occasions this year, our holidays will look a bit different from what we are used to.
As we near the end of 2020, I know it can be hard to look back and reflect on a year that has been filled with challenges of every kind. Still, I hope that you are still able to embrace the spirit of the holidays and feel grateful for family, friends and the amazing community we live in. If there is a lesson we can take away from the past year, it is to be appreciative of those around us.
The weeks ahead will continue to be difficult, but I am confident that as we head into the new year, there are better and brighter days ahead. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved by Health Canada and is now being distributed to combat COVID-19. Our federal government has worked hard to secure millions of doses of this and other vaccines, so that we will be ready to distribute them once they are approved.
Despite hope on the horizon for an end to the pandemic, we must remember that now is not the time to be complacent about COVID-19. We still must do everything we can to stop the spread of this virus. Remember that the actions we take today will impact those around us. What you do right now could mean the difference between life or death for someone in your community. I know that it is not easy, but we must remain vigilant at this very critical time.
There is no doubt that the winter months ahead will be challenging. We Canadians are resilient people, and I am confident that with the new year will come a time of growth, recovery and better days ahead for our country.
I wish you and your loved ones a safe, joyous holiday season and a happy new year.
Winnipeg South constituency report
Terry Duguid is the Liberal MP for Winnipeg South.