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Jan 14, 16 tweets

#Ableg News 🧵

Happy Friday Alberta! Unfortunately, it wasn’t so happy for the @UCPCaucus

This week we saw:

🤷🏻‍♂️- 9,000,000 Missing Rapid Tests (Story #3)
📉- Horrible UCP Polls ( #9/10)
🧳- Record #YYC Vacancy (#15)

Pull out the Jamieson’s: here’s 16 Bad News UCP stories!

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1. This week started with @bedhuntersab) releasing a memo showing due to a critical staff shortage, Cold Lake’s 14,000 residents would largely have no ER doctors on site.

2. We also saw 550 times EMS services were delayed, dropped, or unavailable across Alberta!

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Something’s Fishy! 🐠

3. Despite receiving over 15,000,000 rapid tests from the Federal Gov’t, there’s ZERO rapid tests available at pharmacies

New supplies of rapid testing aren’t available until next week

Gov’t Data shows Alberta is missing 9,000,000 tests

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4. Alberta Teachers were secretly removed from the AHS "essential worker" list JUST before @CMOH_Alberta cancelled tests for "non-essential” workers (@GCarabine)

5. Despite the past ability to run 22,000 PCR tests/day, AHS was told to limit tests to 12,000/day

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6. During a press conference on Monday, Dr. Hinshaw said she DID NOT have the legal authority to introduce public health measures related to COVID-19.

Health law experts dispute this, suggesting that either Hinshaw doesn’t understand her role or she is lying 🤔

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7. During the same brutal press conference, Dr. Hinshaw took credit for AHS developing a new “rapid test reporting” template

She negated to mention it was ripped off from @popalberta, a group the UCP has attacked for 23 months

(Credit: @ElleBrandenburg)

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Yikes!!! 😷

8: Turns out the “medical grade masks” the UCP purchased and delayed schools a week for shipment are:

❌ NOT recommended for more than 4 hours of use
❌ NOT medical grade masks as promised, and
❌ NOT FDA approved


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🚨 Bad Polls Alert!! 🚨

9. Only 17% of Albertans support Kenney (73% think Alberta would be better off with a new leader)

10. Oooooof! Kenney’s pandemic response ranks the worst in Canada: Net -36% (MINUS 36%)

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11. So it begins!

Anti-Kenney UCP MLA Leela Aheer’s entire riding board was voted out this week.

This signals a Kenney-directed takeover of her board which may see Ms. Aheer NOT get the nomination to run as a candidate in the 2023 election.

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12. Aspiring UCP leader Brian Jean sounds alarms on Kenney’s attempt to switch the leadership review from in-person to digital

He referenced that during his election, 200 votes (10%) suddenly came from fake email accounts; similar to the 2017 UCP Leadership vote

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13. AHS laid off 334 laundry workers at hospitals across Alberta and replacing them with K-Bro, a privatized service, as per recommendations of Kenney’s Blue Ribbon Panel.

It is noted that Panel member and Kenney’s friend Mike Percy is a board member for K-Bro.

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14. Alberta's Child & Youth Advocate demanded the UCP to explain how they’re implementing the recommendations made by his office before a committee of MLAs. 

The UCP suddenly closed the panel and refused to answer his questions or respond to his recommendations

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15. Despite Kenney promising to revitalize Calgary’s downtown, the vacancy rate officially hit 33.2%z.

This is the first time in 30 years of reporting by CBRE that a major Canadian metropolitan centre has hit this troubling milestone!

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16. Alberta officially has the second worst pandemic response numbers in Canada, and significantly higher than the Canadian average (again).

If the malicious attacks on Alberta’s teachers disgust you, please contact @AdrianaLaGrange’s representative, @nicoledsparrow and DEMAND they stop their assault, back down from attacking the union, and work WITH teachers

Enough is Enough Adriana.

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