Theresa Tam, Bonnie Henry and other provincial health authorities should effectively "cancel" Christmas and New Years Eve gatherings in Canada. Currently in BC there are restrictions stating non-essential travel is not permitted until December 7. These orders should be extended (and widely publicized) to a date after January 2 to curb the holiday travel period. I prefer not to break my Mother's heart and tell her I do not want to travel to visit her as a personal decision. I live alone but would be required to take public transit and a ferry to visit family from Downtown Vancouver to Nanaimo. What if I am an asymptomatic carrier and spread infection to my immediate family? Many Canadians want the government to objectively step in and make this decision for us. Even if I am supposedly healthy and safe (wearing a mask the entire time while travelling), this violates the spirit of our community effort to curb the spread of Covid-19. In fact, even without orders from the government, getting together for Christmas feels extremely selfish. Surely, we can skip ONE Christmas/New Years for our collective good. I think our family members who live alone may perceive to be sad, depressed etc. because we cannot meet up with family. I'd rather be alone than feel a sense of anxiety during the ENTIRE trip and family gathering. Even those of us who live in isolated family/roommate units who can drive directly to a family members house without a plane, bus or ferry to catch shouldn't get together either. Should they be allowed to get together simply because they live in the same community or have a vehicle? No.