2. Mr. Kenney has been waging an all-out rhetorical assault on carbon pricing, claiming they're ineffective and costly. The vast majority of economists of all stripes disagree: they are the lowest-cost, most efficient policy for addressing climate change. ecofiscal.ca/carbon-pricing/
3. Mr. Kenney apparently also disagrees now, realizing that as a free-market conservative who professes to believe in climate change, he HAS to support carbon pricing. #ableg#abpoli
[Graphic Language] Jason Kenney disgustingly equated LGBTQ2+ rights to polygamy and incest. Sadly, he’s not the only Conservative who has attacked the LGBTQ2+ community. Here is a list of offensive remarks that have been made by other Conservatives… (1/6) #hoc#ableg#lgbt
Harold Albrecht (@Albrecht4KitCon), the #CPC MP for Kitchener Conestoga, warned same-sex marriage “would succeed in wiping out an entire society in just one generation…” (2/6) #hoc#ableg#lgbt
Tom Lukiwski (@TomLukiwski), the #CPC MP for Moose Jaw Lake Centre Lanigan, proclaimed "There's A's and there's B's. The A's are guys like me. The B's are homosexual faggots with dirt on their fingernails that transmit diseases." (3/6) #hoc#ableg#lgbt
Alberta wasn't debt free. Alberta was good at hiding its debt acorns in the wilderness. It was hidden in an infrastructure deficit the Heavy Construction Assocation estimated as high as $16 billion. In the fewest staffed hospital beds per capita in the country... #ableg
..hidden in closed hospital wings, and outside the province with the doctors and nurses who left. In the red on the financial statements of non-profits who were slammed with demand following Ralph's social service cuts... #ableg
... it's in waitlists that hold the names of thousands of people waiting for access to affordable and social housing. In the waitlists for disability services, seniors housing, supported living... #ableg
Thread: Kenney's take on safe injection sites is horribly misguided, even in a vacuum, as @DShepYEG points out. But, in a larger context, it also suggests something more concerning. When you're Premier, you're in charge of a great many things. #ableg
Whether it be healthcare, education, infrastructure, the environment, or harm reduction strategies for the opioid crisis, the Premier is the person at the head of the table. It's too many things for one person to know intimately enough such that he/she can make decisions alone.
I'm of the belief that the most successful politicians are the ones who will listen to the experts in whatever the respective field may be. Want to craft the best policy to deal with the opioid epidemic? Talk to the experts in that field. Don't shut them down.
As noted in the article, Kenney's comments run counter to #yql law enforcement, front line workers & local gov't, all of whom support the innovative, life-saving initiative. cbc.ca/news/canada/ca…#ableg
Before moving forward, the City of Lethbridge conducted research, visiting SCS sites in Europe. Sites in #yql will include addictions counselling, harm reduction supply distribution, nursing services. #ableg