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Kenney speaking now about Bill 30 and about how all the NDP does is try to scare people. I guess it’s not like everything they warned about has come true so far, right? #ableg
Kenney is shocked—shocked! that NDP would accuse UCP of seeking to introduce profit into the healthcare system. He takes a stab at the socialist NDP and the ‘angry specialist minority’. #ableg
Kenney says “I admit it with pride” that the pursuit of profit is an incentive that ‘leads to a more prosperous and generous society’. 🤢 🤮 #ableg
He doesn’t understand how David Shepherd could fail to grasp that physicians’ compensation is profit for their professional corporations (their practices). He’s trying to make it seem like that’s the same as for-profit corporations taking over our healthcare system. #ableg
He says physicians’ compensation has increased by 292% since 1992 (28 years!). Neglects to mention that a lot of this is making up for what happened during the Klein years. He also says ‘many’ physicians are his friends. #ableg
Kenney now talking about the 20% decline in Alberta’s economy (like he had nothing to do with it) and how NDP thinks economic statistics are some kind of weird voodoo or economic unicorns. Takes a side swipe at NDP’s plan for getting kids safely back to school. #ableg
He’s now riffing on the 20% decline he had nothing whatsoever to do with, although a lot of other people are to blame, especially the ‘socialists opposite”. But not Kenney! #ableg
He says the average family’s income has declined by 10% in the past 5 years. Neglects to mention that he’s been premier for 1.25 of those 5 years. Now saying that teachers, nurses, etc. have seen zero increases in that time. Calls the NDP ‘economic illiterates’. #ableg

Kenney: “Behold the class warriors opposite. The champions of the working people.” Now trying to pit teachers, nurses, and other public sector workers against doctors. Again neglecting to distinguish between doctors’ take billings vs. how much they actually get to keep. #ableg
Kenney really thinks he is funny and clever with his insults and jabs at the NDP. He’s making a big show about how he’s *actually* going to read the bill. Rebecca Shultz giggles in a sycophantic way sitting behind him. #ableg
“Oh, here’s the money quote. Brace yourself. Are you ready?” 🤢 🤮 The bill says a person cannot be a corporation. He says no one will read this in NDP’s daily fundraising e-mails or from that ‘anti-religious bigot Gil McGowan’. #ableg
Now he’s affectedly whispering ‘profit-making professional corporation’ when he talks about doctors’ private practices. Then he crosses his hands in front of his chest and says, “I know, I get ill just thinking about it.” #ableg
Kenney says, “This is the anti-privatization bill.” His logic is that it limits the profits for doctors, and doctors have professional corporations that make profit. #ableg
He says the official opposition is “well-ensconced in Fantasy Island”. He AGAIN mentions NDP fund-raising efforts (at least the third time—is this bothering him?) and NDP’s back to school plan (again, at least twice so far. Why is he dwelling on it in this debate?). #ableg
He calls NDP an “astro-turf organization for big union bosses.” He says they don’t care how long people have to wait or how much they have to suffer as long as their special interest friends maintain a strangle hold on the system. #ableg
Kenney quotes this twice, “Access to waiting lists is not access to health care.” Just recording this for posterity, when people who can’t afford to pay extra for queue-jumping end up waiting longer than ever. #ableg
He shares a story about a rich friend who needed knee surgery who flew down to Denver for surgery. The surgeon was from Edmonton. Is this supposed to make people feel better about what’s going to happen to Alberta’s system? #ableg
Kenney’s anecdote just proves that they want rich people to get faster healthcare. #ableg
Is Jason Kenney obsessed with Gil McGowan? He’s mentioned him at least 5-6 times while speaking on the health care bill. #ableg
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