Category Archives: Alberta Health Care

Jason Kenney: A Failure to Communicate?

On Jan 1, 2021, Jason Kenney held a press conference to respond to the alarming news that some of his MLAs, political staff and senior government officials decided it was just fine to fly off to places like the UK, … Continue reading

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Kenney’s Restrictions: A Jekyll and Hyde Story

A couple of months after Mr Kenney lost control of Covid-19, he lost control of his party. Consequently on Dec 13 Albertans find themselves here: our covid testing system is overwhelmed, contact tracing has collapsed, hospitals are at 120% capacity, … Continue reading

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Kenney: Rights and Responsibilities During a Pandemic

Last week when Alberta’s covid infection rate spiked to record highs, the positive-test rate climbed to 10.5%, and doctors across the province begged for more restrictive public health measures to avoid the refrigerator trucks, Mr Kenney appeared on Facebook to … Continue reading

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Kenney’s ‘Data-Based’ Covid Restrictions

There are some leaders you’d follow to hell and back, and then there’s Jason Kenney. On Nov 24 Mr Kenney declared a second covid related public health emergency and outlined restrictions that would go into effect immediately because despite his … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and Jason Kenney is MIA

Remember Nov 13, 2020 when Jason Kenney said “Covid is starting to win and we cannot let that happen…This two-week push is, I believe our last chance to avoid more restrictive measures.”  Just for context that same day Dr Rosenblum, … Continue reading

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Premier Kenney Takes A Road Trip

On Nov 13, 2020 when: The number of confirmed covid cases in Alberta smashed through the 1000 cases a day threshold and covid threatens to swamp Alberta’s healthcare system, and   430 doctors and three healthcare unions are desperately calling … Continue reading

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A Halloween Tale: Jason and The Mirror

For obvious reasons the usual batch of Halloween witches and vampires, pirates and princesses did not ring our doorbell this year. So to mark a different kind of Halloween Ms Soapbox would like to tell you a story.    It’s … Continue reading

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UCP AGM 2020: Awards Night

The UCP AGM is such a bizarre event. Sure, there were the typical UCP policies to create an Alberta Pension Plan, collect Alberta taxes here in Alberta, replace the RCMP with a provincial police force, “so there” referendums to show … Continue reading

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Decision Day for Dr Day

Mr Justice Steeves’ decision in Cambie Surgeries Corporation v. British Columbia (Attorney General) reads like a Scott Turow novel, albeit at a slower pace. It includes all the major elements of a legal thriller: a law suit with white hats … Continue reading

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Alberta’s School Re-Entry Plan: It is what it is

These are unprecedented times, and they’re not being made any easier by Jason Kenney’s callous justification for his government’s half-baked School Re-Entry Plan, or Dr Hinshaw’s Order 33-2020 which was intended to clarify questions around masking and social distancing in … Continue reading

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