We adamantly oppose Jason Kenney’s cowardly decision to flee the legislature while critical public health measures such as paid sick leave have not been enacted, and the government’s broader response flounders.

#ableg #abpoli #covid19ab #cdnpoli #alberta
The abrupt decision to close the legislature follows a week of falsehoods, misleading statements and reversals from Kenney.
On Wednesday, he claimed there is no relationship between public restrictions and viral spread, only to introduce modest new restrictions the following day.
Despite three days of record cases, unprecedented numbers of Albertans in the hospital and the ICU, and the highest rate of infection in Canada and the US, Kenney’s government MLAs continue to vocally undermine public health measures with impunity.
Alberta needs real leadership at this moment of crisis, but instead Jason Kenney is abandoning his post. There is critical work still to be done. Alberta’s NDP is ready to get the job done.

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5 May
Albertans, you’re frustrated, you’re confused, you’re angry and you’re scared.

Premier Kenney's announcement should have helped, but instead it’s created more questions.

#ableg 🧵
First and foremost, do the measures that apply today, apply across the province or are they are still on a regional basis as was put forward last week?

If it’s the latter, it’s a profound failure.
The Premier is continuing to make false promises and create false hope, setting up for further challenges and disappointment in the weeks to come.
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3 May
The vast majority of Albertans are doing their part each and every day and following the public health orders to keep themselves and others safe as we see record cases of COVID-19. 1/7 #ableg #abhealth
We owe it to them to do more to stop those who thumb their nose at the public health orders.
As such, Alberta’s NDP is calling for the following:

➡️ Triple the current fines for individuals to $3,600 per offence. These penalties would be the stiffest in Canada. 2/
7 #ableg
➡️ Create a specific fine for individuals that obstruct enforcement of public health orders. This fine will specifically include harassment of frontline workers when they are enforcing mask mandates, physical distancing and household rules for patio dining.
3/7 #AbLeg
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19 Apr
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.
Read 6 tweets
6 Apr
We have been overwhelmed with concerns from students, parents, teachers, subject matter experts and more about the curriculum put forward by Jason Kenney.

#abed #ableg
We’ve heard from Albertans that the curriculum being proposed will not prepare students for advanced education, for their careers and for their lives in general.
Premier Kenney's curriculum jeopardizes our economy by not providing children with the essential critical-thinking skills they need to succeed in a modern workplace and by implementing outdated educational practices that discourage more parents from choosing Alberta.
Read 10 tweets
5 Apr
Today, I am calling on Premier @jkenney to immediately re-introduce public health measures to protect Albertans from the rising danger of the COVID-19 pandemic’s third wave.

Albertans’ lives are at stake and there are proven measures that could be protecting them. 1/10 #ableg
The Premier laid out a compelling case to take action and then failed to act. Jason Kenney is a weak and ineffective premier. 2/10 #ableg #abhealth
In his remarks on April 1, just before the Easter long weekend, Kenney said, “we know with great certainty that we will have close to 500 COVID patients in hospital just two weeks from now. If growth continues on its current pace, that will turn into about 1,000..." 3/10 #ableg
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31 Mar
Have received a shocking electricity/utility bill of late?

We’ve heard from thousands of Albertans dealing with these massive bills at a time when they can least afford them.

In response, we’re calling for the following four actions:

1/5 #ableg
➡️ Provide direct consumer relief to two-thirds of Albertans (those earning up to $55,000 annually as an individual or $102,500 per couple). 2/5 #ableg
We want to model the relief program after the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program offered in Ontario, which provided customers $750 in support both their electricity and natural gas bills. Consumers can apply for relief on both bills separately 3/5 #ableg
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