Alberta is in the grips of a third wave… and they need to be able to trust their Premier.

But let’s look back at the second wave. New documents show AHS developed “Early Warning Triggers” when cases started to rise in the fall.
These triggers were defined as the point at which even IF public health orders were introduced THAT DAY… the ICU would STILL be overwhelmed.
The worst-case scenario trigger was 500 cases a day… which Alberta reached on October 30. But the premier went missing… doing nothing for WEEKS.
These documents are very clear.

They say that once we hit a daily case count of more than 500… the health care system is overwhelmed.
We reached that on October 30th. Instead of taking action… the Premier sat on his hands, REFUSING to do what was necessary for another six weeks.
This decision to knowingly push the health system beyond capacity, hurt tens of thousands of Albertans, especially the AT LEAST 15,000 Albertans who had their surgeries cancelled.

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