I know one successful person who had a standing desk at his office: Donald Rumsfeld, the former secretary of defence. But he also had a sitting desk. He was an extremely accomplished man. If he thought it gave him energy, or whatever, super.
So now look at this press release from the Trudeau Liberals:
"Canadian office workers are encouraged to ‘kick the sit’ and adopt a standing work environment to decrease health risks associated with sedentary behaviour.
“The Public Health Agency of Canada is providing $1,164,360 over two years in funding to Public Inc. to implement the Sit Kicker initiative in up to 1,500 workplaces across Canada.”
Why should my company pay taxes so that someone else’s company can make money giving a third company free stuff, like standing desks?
Jane Philpott is the federal health minister. Do you think Philpott is getting rid of her desk?
It’s just virtue signalling.
And I’m going to guess that a disproportionate number of people selling standing desks and yoga balls to the government are Liberal party donors…
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