Category Archives: Alberta Health Care

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

Posted in Alberta Health Care, Politics and Government, Science | Tagged , , , , | 67 Comments

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

Posted in Alberta Health Care, Disasters, General Health Care, Politics and Government | Tagged , , , , , , | 58 Comments

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

Posted in Alberta Health Care, General Health Care, Politics and Government | Tagged , , , , | 50 Comments

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

Posted in Alberta Health Care, Economy, Politics and Government | Tagged , , , , , , | 85 Comments

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

Posted in Alberta Health Care, Politics and Government | Tagged , , , , , | 48 Comments

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

Posted in Alberta Health Care, Celebrations, Economy, Energy & Natural Resources, Humour, Politics and Government | Tagged , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

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

Posted in Alberta Health Care, Politics and Government | Tagged , , , | 36 Comments

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

Posted in Alberta Health Care, Economics, General Health Care, Law | Tagged , , , , , , | 43 Comments

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

Posted in Alberta Health Care, General Health Care, Law, Politics and Government | Tagged , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

What Alberta’s School Re-entry Plan Teaches Us About Trust

On July 21, the UCP government announced 750,000 students will return to school in September under the government’s re-entry plan Scenario 1. Scenario 1 means in-class learning under near-normal daily operating conditions with health measures. These measures include two free … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta Health Care, Economy, Energy & Natural Resources, General Health Care, Politics and Government | Tagged , , , , | 57 Comments