Firstly, the answer is NO to the question being asked of every politician in Canada right now. I have barely left my house in Tsartlip during the holiday season never mind the city, province or country.
Former Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips said no one was more disappointed than he is about his shocking decision to fly to the Caribbean for a little COVID-19 vacation.  I hope he enjoyed it while it lasted, I was home dodging rain drops and celebrating the holiday season with my family via video chats.
stigmas and fallacies:
There is not a more poignant example of a bias we need to extinguish than the stigma of people who suffer from poor mental health and addictions. In the coming year we are going to have to get real and honest about the crisis of anxiety, fear and depression plaguing our society. It’s hard to imagine that in our world that offers anything you want for a price you can afford, that there is still so much sadness.
In the past few years too many of our friends, family members, neighbours, and co-workers have taken their own lives, or have died as a result of poisonous street drugs. Well-rooted biases against people who struggle with mental health and/or use illicit drugs have muted the response of government institutions and their political heads. We have failed to act with the urgency that is needed!
We must set aside this bias, stop treating people with health issues as criminals, and provide access to the treatment and medicine that they need. In the coming year I will have little patience for the political rhetoric that has excused our lack of desperation. This must be the year of action.
In 2021, decision-makers in British Columbia will be tested by the status quo and sunk costs biases in many ways.
This well explains forestry policy in British Columbia. Fibre has been the highest value our government has put on our forests since the first European ships arrived on the Pacific coast. We may eventually get to advancing a more holistic approach to landscape management in our province, but until then politicians continue to talk and log.
BC Hydro’s Site C Dam:
The sunk cost bias is when we “continue a behavior or endeavor as a result of previously invested resources (time, money or effort).”  Also known as the sunk cost fallacy, this will pose a significant challenge for Premier Horgan, and all the BC NDP Cabinet Ministers, as they face the hard truths about BC Hydro’s Site C dam project.
Adam Olsen (SȾHENEP) ... is the MLA-elect for Saanich North and the Islands and member of the B.C. Green Caucus. He was first elected to the British Columbia Legislative Assembly in May 2017 and re-elected in October 2020.
Born in Victoria, BC, Adam has lived, worked and played his entire life on the Saanich Peninsula. He is a member of Tsartlip First Nation (W̱JOȽEȽP), where he and his wife, Emily, are raising their two children, Silas and Ella.