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THREAD: It’s no surprise the UCP has dropped 15% since last year’s election. Look at the record.

#ableg #abpoli #Alberta #cdnpoli #yyc #yeg #yql #ymm #canmore #banff…
2. Kenney promised 50,000 new jobs, but lost 50,000 before the pandemic (and another 250,000 since).

#ableg #abpoli #Alberta #cdnpoli #yyc #yeg #yql #ymm #canmore #banff…
3. He promised no cuts to front line services, but he’s cut funding across the board. He's done real damage to education and health care.

#ableg #abpoli #Alberta #cdnpoli #yyc #yeg #yql #ymm #canmore #banff…
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I need to talk about #endometriosis care in #Alberta

If you don’t want to hear period talk, scroll.

I may mention transgender health, if you don’t like it, unfollow me.

This may or may not get political, if that bugs you... scroll.

#abpoli #AbLeg #AlbertaHealthCare
We need better gynaecological health care in Alberta. For both women AND men.

Here’s why.

I went 25 years undiagnosed and being told “it’s in my head.” In fact, I’ve been hospitalized for that, through so much psychotherapy and even been on drugs for that.
It didn’t help. I mean I learned to shut up about my symptoms. But they were still there. And I thought I was hysterical or something.

Meanwhile. It’s been affecting every facet of my life. Relationships, jobs, marriages. I’ve been homeless from this.
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The UCP needs to immediately stop any planned cuts to AISH following reports from Postmedia that they are considering further heartless cuts to the supports Albertans with disabilities rely on.

#ableg #cdnpoli #alberta
Postmedia revealed Friday that Jason Kenney and the UCP Government are considering further cuts to AISH as part of their review of the program. Senior Sources within the Department of Community and Social Services have told the media that the cuts planned will be significant.
It is easy to be generous and kind when times are good, but it is much more difficult when times are hard. While Albertans are pulling together in the face of COVID-19, Jason Kenney is cutting support from the most vulnerable.
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To give everyone an idea of just what we do here at Harvest Hills Cares Calgary......We would like to invite anyone and everyone to join us on a food hamper delivery.

We are always looking for volunteers!

So if you would like to join us, please head on over to our website and click on the contact us button.

However as of late we've seen an increase of requests for food hampers and individuals asking us for assistance with other things such as Utilities, Rent, and Medication.

We have done a little bit of everything to help the people who are struggling, the disadvantaged as well as single families and seniors too.

To give everyone an idea of our hamper program, here is the run down.
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The @Alberta_UCP ran on a promise to “affirm the primary role of parents in choosing how their children are taught”. It took a #pandemic for parents & caregivers to know that #CHOICE in #abed is only afforded to a privileged few, whether that means a #SafeSeptember or #charters
They promised that “A UCP government will defer to parents as the natural guardians of a child’s best interests and will trust teachers as professionals.” But they are ignoring calls from parents & teachers to establish a province-wide plan to protect students & staff. #AbLeg
Long-time #PublicEducation advocates @SOSAlberta wrote to @AdrianaLaGrange in May asking for improvements to school, classroom, and staffing conditions. Their letter has gone unanswered.…
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Im so 🤬😡🤬 pissed @RajanJSaw & her office. Im freaking 🤬🤬😡🤬😡 at the @Alberta_UCP & @YourAlberta for letting people......DISABLED ALBERTAN'S fall through the cracks & you then have them jump through hoops just to get much needed devices approved!! DEVICES THEY NEED TO LIVE!
Twitter Emergency Good & Bad News (Long Thread)

OK, I have Good News & Bad News

Bad News: The Alberta Government has Fucked up again and has further tried to ruin the life of a disabled individual

Good News: There is a way to fix the wrong that has been done to this person
I have to admit that late this evening I sat down and cried at all the atrocities that the Alberta Government has done to Albertans all over the province.

I also have to admit that every story that I hear, my heart breaks just a little bit more for the people that have no voice
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If any parent wants to home school their children but also has to work ETC, There is a group of parents in YYC who are willing and wanting to help other parents in YYC.
Ex: if you want to homeschool your child, but dont have the time, this group of parents will work out an “education schedule” in which your child would still be able to complete the necessary school work while still being able to socialize safely with other kids in the group.
If childcare is an issue this group of parents are willing to work out a childcare schedule as well.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to DM me and I will connect you to a group that is helping coordinate everything.
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#cdnpoli #COVID19 #COVID19AB

I have a medical condition that prevents me from wearing a mask.

Also, I am aware of the following PEER Reviewed information that has been kept hidden by our Officials & Media.

I'm making @jkenney & @Webber4Confed aware 2!…
Here's a Doctor from #Calgary, #Alberta, #Canada who is exploring #Hydroxychloroquine for treating MS.

Wow! Maybe #HCQ treats many things.

Why isn't Marcus Koch of the U of Calgary a part of our conversation?



READ THIS! What other diseases can be treated with #hydroxychloriquineworks?

We are locking down #Albertans and forcing #MaskUp while this info is being suppressed?

@jkenney @Webber4Confed @MichelleRempel?

Help me out here GUYs! #Canada #Canadians… Image
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In the late hours of the night, Jason Kenney and the UCP used the heavy handed #ableg measure known as time allocation to stifle debate and force through final passage of their Bill 30, which opens the door to privatized for-profit big corporate healthcare in #Alberta.
Now they have done the same thing to halt debate on #ableg Bill 32, their new labour law which attacks every worker in #Alberta on many fronts. The UCP's Bill 32 attacks workers in both unionized and non-union work environments.
For unionized shops, Bill 32 silences the union's voice by introducing new rules that will make it impossible for unions to properly collect and use dues. This change will have many terrible effects, including the removal of unions abilities to support charities and causes.
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Albertans are becoming increasingly aware that the objective of the UCP government is not to serve them but the corporate sector that keeps them in power.

The challenge for Albertans is to find a way to keep up with the barrage of UCP changes to legislation, regulations....
... and policy that, under the guise of progress are dragging us backwards.

One way to sort through the flak that pours into your media feed every day is to read it with two principles in mind: mutuality of interest and follow the money.
Mutuality of interest

The UCP and corporate Alberta share a mutuality of interest.

The UCP depends on corporations and their shareholders and executives for financial support to stay in power. Corporations support political parties that free them from regulatory oversight...
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The @UCPCaucus is not interested in finding a fair solution; they refuse to go to binding arbitration w/ @Albertadoctors.

They make unasked for unneeded changes to how physicians get support.

They violate charter rights by restricting ability to leave the province. /1 #ableg
Their changes are INCREASING the involvement of the govt in administrative duties for MDs. Isn’t that antithetical to a conservative philosophy?

#ableg #abhealth #ABdocs4patients

This was never about decreasing costs and everything about breaking the #CanadaHealthAct. /3
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Today I literally sat down and cried. I literally bawled my eyes out and cried until there were no more tears left to cry.

You see, I had just spent the entire morning and most of the afternoon helping Harvest Hills Cares Calgary talk to individuals and families who have been dealt the most terrible of blows. 2/?
The families and individuals that I talked to were begging and pleading for help. Begging and Pleading for help because they had no where else to turn and they were asking @HarvestHillsYYC to put them in touch with @Hell_Berta so they could ask @Hell_Berta for help.

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As physicians, we take the privilege of practicing medicine and our responsibility to our patients seriously. We also understand our ethical responsibility to speak up if situations arise that endanger quality care or access for our patients.… /1
We are not only stewards of #healthcare, but function as part of an early warning system to protect the public. This is our social contract. It exists with our patients, both individually and collectively. /2
The Canada Health Act clearly states provinces are required to support a health care system that meets principles of accessibility, comprehensiveness, universality & portability. It must provide reasonable compensation for insured health services rendered by med. practitioners./3
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Looks like @kinsellawarren doesn’t like getting called out for dirty deeds.

Thanks for the subtweet, I guess.

So here’s a thread about some of the actions of Kinsella and his “Daisy Group” over the past while.

For starters, here's the tweet that he blocked me over.

I referenced his company's meetings with Jody Wilson-Raybould prior to her turning on her own party.

Notice that in his tweet he didn't refute this?
He just attacked and blocked.

The link I'm referencing is an excellent bit of research by Amy MacPherson.

I've never met Ms. MacPherson, but Kinsella thinks we might be pals, so hi @MsAmyMacPherson! I'm a fan.

Everything I've ever seen by her has been top quality!…
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Dear diary,
I know no matter what, I must put my feelings aside and never be aggressive to a person. It's part of being a service dog.
But right now I wish I was allowed to take a big crap on the steps of the #AlbertaLegislature to show my disgust. The humans ... 1/9
that have the privilege to represent #Alberta citizens are preaching #inclusion and promising to tear down #barriers and tackle systemic #discrimination are the same people that let my mistress slip through the cracks and are why we live in nearly complete #segregation from...2/9
our community. They claim to promote #inclusion and #independence of the disabled with their tax payer funded program to provide essential #mobility equipment, like the power wheelchair my mistress needs so we can leave our home without human assistance. More than a year...3/9
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Wanted to take a moment to address something that came up on the show yesterday & it's about speech language pathologists (SLPs) in #Alberta. There has been some chatter on social media about what September is going to bring for kids who need 'em. So I dug a bit into it... #ABleg
I have seen a few posts about potential layoffs for SLPs within @yyCBEdu. So I went to them to get some clarity on whether the layoffs were happening & to what extent. Here's the statement I received from the #YYCBE about what's on the horizon. #ABleg
In an effort to further understand the move, I reached out to a few organizations & stumbled upon the Alberta Speech Language Association of Private Practitioners. So we had Simone Rambaransingh on & she had some very insightful comments about what this could mean. #ABleg
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1. Be VERY clear, Jason Kenney is lying through his teeth about this.

Withdrawing from the Canada Pension Plan would cost Alberta $133 Billion.…

#ableg #abpoli #alberta #calgary #edmonton #yyc #yeg #yql
2. That’s TRIPLE the current provincial debt. Alberta would go from having the lowest debt to among the highest.

Why so much? Because doing so requires approval of 2/3 of the provinces. #ableg #abpoli #alberta #calgary #edmonton #yyc #yeg #yql
3. The cost to those provinces of losing AB’s younger population to the remaining CPP fund is $133B.

Kenney hid this report. He didn’t want it out. He doesn’t like what it says because it shows how dangerous his plan is. #ableg #abpoli #alberta #calgary #edmonton #yyc #yeg #yql
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@CMOH_Alberta Can you please comment on this Undercover Nurse Video tomorrow at your press #COVID19AB conference...

I have transmitted this video very publicly, so no plausible deniability here.

Sincerely #AlbertansStandTogether #Alberta #Canada #Cdnpoli #coronavirus
@CMOH_Alberta Then I was also wondering why we are'nt exploring the mystery of the use of a completely remarkable off-the-shelf Therapeutic like #Hydroxychloroquine, especially when the FDA has retracted the false narrative that its a killer drug! And POTUS took it!…
@CMOH_Alberta Yes @Crackedlens and @CMOH_Alberta

CC: @jkenney MUST SEE Thread here!

You have not been forthright with this information and its implications.
Why do we need to lockdown with a powerful therapeutic readily available?

@POTUS took it! He has good Drs!…
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One of the most odious aspects of Mr @jkenney's draconian, authoritarian #Bill1 (Critical Infrastructure Defence Act) is it criminalizes peaceful public protests/marches down city streets–like the #BLM protests in #YYC yesterday
I explain how dangerous this is below– #THREAD 1/12
#Bill1 defines as "essential infrastructure" a highway as defined in the Traffic Safety Act––thoroughfare, street, road, trail, avenue, parkway, driveway, viaduct, lane, alley, square, bridge, causeway, trestleway [public or private, incl *SIDEWALKS*, ditches, ROWs]

#ableg 2/12
#Bill1 also defines as "essential infrastructure" a prov'l highway, transport. facility, transport. system or urban rail transit system as defined in the Hwys Devel'pmnt & Protection Act––which is also incredibly broad & includes *anything* Cabinet designates as such!
#ableg 3/12
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The #Alberta #UCP attack on supervised consumption services and #HarmReduction resumed yet again yesterday during the #ABLeg Question Period.

@jasonluan88 serves up another batch of canned messages and word salad.

Start video at 1:21:20 👇👇

The scripted lobbing of questions from #RedDeer MLA Jason Stephan (so many Jasons) serves to reintroduce the now-infamous #SCSReview panel report.

You know, that one that was based on zero scientific analysis?

From the panel with zero experience working in or using an SCS?
Here’s criminologist @dr_jdlivingston breaking down significant flaws in the so-called robust SCS Review Report.
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1/ A thread about postsecondary education and remote delivery in the time of COVID-19 restrictions, especially in #Alberta. No agenda here, just being infomative (I hope). This has political overtones because #abpse is shaped by provincial policy, but it applies across Canada.
2/ In March, the COVID-19 crisis meant postsecondary institutions were faced with moving most courses to remote delivery to finish the term.

"Remote delivery" didn't mean the course became an online course. It only meant the term would be finished using electronic means where
3/ possible. It made sense: converting a course to being an online course generally takes more than a year. The principles can be quite different, and the role of the instructor/tutor can be different too. If an instructor is in the middle of a term and teaching 4 courses, they
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