A lot of people are saying the #EmergencyAlert should be able to override a phone's silent mode. I somewhat disagree.
That way, if your phone is set to not make noise or vibrate because you really didn't want it to for some reason, you're not ruining something because of a province-wide air quality notice.
@levisan sounds like big brother to me
@TurdFerguson a little, yeah. I'm okay with it, assuming I'm understanding how it works correctly. It's just a bulk push notification to all devices that are connected to the cell network (and customized based on where, physically, they are connected), so it's no more big brother than everything they can already do if you're on the network.