Yes, #ableg, I’ve seen “the letter”.

It’s a Nothing Burger, and here’s a short thread on why:
Every MLA who signed this letter desperately needs their right-wing, pro-freedom base to support them in the next election, or they’re going to lose their jobs. The economy isn’t great, the pandemic response is unpopular, and they can’t afford to lose any more votes. #ableg
There are new threats on the right. If these MLAs lost even 10% of their staunch supporters for not speaking up publicly against the restrictions, the NDP could flip some seats, or someone else - like the Wildrose Independence Party - could elect a handful of MLAs. #ableg
Secondly, there is simply no way this letter gets released without the okay from the Premier’s Office. If you cross the boss, your nomination papers don’t get signed. No papers, you’re off the ballot - or at least, cut off from the fat UCP war chest. #ableg
Lastly: the Speaker of the Legislature is a signatory on this. It would be VERY unusual for a Speaker to take such a stance in opposition to a Government measure, without getting the okay first. And this Speaker is more careful and savvy than most. /fin #ableg

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